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Division Director​/Adult Outpatient Division

Job in Culver City - Los Angeles County - CA California - USA , 90231
Company: Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-24
Job specializations:
  • Management
    Program Manager
  • Non-Profit
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Position:  Division Director (Adult Outpatient Division)
Division Director, Adult Outpatient Division

Make a Difference in People's Lives While Expanding Your Knowledge and Skills

Diverse Role ● Excellent Training ● Career Options ● Great Culture

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services has been a leading provider of community mental health and substance use services since 1942. With a history stretching back to the Great Depression, Didi Hirsch has established a strong reputation in the communities we serve. We help more than 90,000 children and adults each year from 10 locations and 100 schools throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. We are committed to excellence, diversity and opportunity. We are dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who make a difference in the lives of the clients we serve. We offer a competitive salary along with a full benefits package.

Top Three Reasons to bring your career to Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services:

* This is a diverse role, allowing you to expand your skills.
* This is a great opportunity to start building a rewarding career with a leader in community mental health services.
* You will find a strong family-like culture here; people enjoy working together to help some of the most vulnerable members of our communities improve the quality of their lives.


Responsible for the leadership, direction and management of one or more mental health or substance use service programs, ensuring compliance with program philosophies and standards, contracts, and the policies, procedures and guidelines established by Didi Hirsch.

Primary Duties


* Oversees the hiring, orientation, evaluation, training and supervision of all staff, volunteers, and interns assigned to the division.
* Supervises staff; develops program policy and procedure; negotiates with funding agencies; participates in relevant committees; coordinates and acts as liaison with other agencies; establishes and maintains on on-going evaluation of program effectiveness and clinical intervention as needed.
* Forms a highly effective team to accomplish the division's short and long term goals.
* Delegates decision-making and responsibility to the appropriate level, provides the necessary information and direction.
* Ensures resources and systems are in place to support the training and continuous learning of staff.
* Represents the Agency on matters relating to the division at meetings with other private and public agencies.
* Interfaces with related community agencies, attends meetings as scheduled and/ or needed to include: the Department of Mental Health and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act related issues

Program Quality, Compliance and Reporting

* Measures progress against plans and stated goals as it applies to adult, family, substance use or residential program outcomes.
* Develops, implements, reporting methods consistent with the Agency's procedures to ensure that data and other information gathered is accurate and reported in a timely manner.
* Collaborates with Division Director of Quality Improvement to develop program protocol and ensures that program elements are in compliance with Agency, County, State and other regulatory agencies.
* Implements and enforces appropriate disciplinary mechanisms when violations are detected; establishes reasonable steps to respond appropriately to the violation and to prevent similar violations in the future.
* Evaluates the results of overall program operations regularly and systematically, and reports results to the Senior VP, Clinical Operations and others as appropriate.
* Captures, reviews, and analyzes program service statistical and outcome data to provide useful information for assessing performance.
* Uses performance and statistical service data to engage program management staff in strategic thinking and decision making.
* Attends, participates, leads and/or facilitates routinely scheduled meetings as requested or required on the division, senior and executive level.


* Collaborates with finance department staff to prepare annual budgets and contract agreements
* Monitors contract performance; reviews monthly and annual financial statements making plans of correction as needed keeping supervisor apprised of progress and challenges.
* Efficiently utilizes financial resources while maintaining commitment to quality service when requesting and purchasing program equipment and supplies.

Supervisory Responsibility

The employee in this position has managerial responsibility for multiple staff, some directly and some through other managers and supervisors.

Position Requirements

These specifications are general guidelines based upon the minimum, ordinarily considered essential, to satisfactory performance in this position. Individual skills and abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.

To perform effectively in this position, the employee in this position is required to:

* Demonstrate a working knowledge of directing and managing multiple programs in adult and family mental health and/or substance use services in a non-profit social service/mental health/substance use
* Support the values and mission of Didi Hirsch as related to employment.
* Know and comply with Agency policies and procedures, HIPAA, DMH policies and documentation guidelines, and other state, federal regulations relating to adult and family service programs for individuals with a history of mental illness and/or substance use.
* Demonstrate full working knowledge and experience in program development and clinical supervision.
* Have working experience in budget preparation and fiscal management, and contract negotiations for adult mental health and/or substance use services.
* Present ideas, information, and viewpoints clearly, both verbally and in writing.
* Efficiently use the personal computer to include: word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, database, paperless charting system, and project management.
* Manage employee performance consistent with defined Didi Hirsch processes.
* Utilize analysis, experience, and judgment to make management decisions.
* Demonstrate commitment to team objectives and Didi Hirsch philosophies.
* Adapt to changing needs by acquiring new skills and knowledge.
* Current California driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the Agency's insurance carrier.

These requirements are typically met by a combination of education and experience that typically includes a PhD, LCSW, or MFT (all licensed) and a minimum of three plus years senior management experience in a mental health and/or substance use setting providing clinical service and supervision.

The employee in this position must be able to perform this job safely, without endangering the health or safety of him/herself or others.

HIPPA Privacy Standards Compliance

(All items listed below are a condition of continued employment):

The employee in this position will:

* Not use or disclose protected health information about any member or other party in compliance with Didi Hirsch's policies related to state or federal laws such as HIPPA.
* Use appropriate safeguards to protect the confidentiality of such information.
* Report to Didi Hirsch management any use or disclosure of protected health information not permitted by Didi Hirsch policies related to state or federal laws such as HIPAA.
* Participate in Didi Hirsch's training or briefings on HIPAA information as scheduled.
* Consult with supervisor on any issues or questions about compliance under Didi Hirsch's policies related to state or federal laws such as HIPAA.
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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