LifeWorks NW Program Director for Outpatient Addictions Program, CCBHC - 796179 in Gresham, Oregon

Program Director for Outpatient Addictions Program, CCBHC - 796179

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  • Gresham, OR, USA

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TheProgram Director position will work at LifeWorks NW's Certified Community Behavioral Healthcare Clinics (CCBHC) in Gresham, OR.

In 2017, LifeWorks NW was selected to represent Oregon in the federal demonstration project to implement CCBHCs to advance delivery of behavioral health care. LifeWorks NW's CCBHC sites provide comprehensive client care through a team-based approach with services that include mental health and substance use counseling, peer-delivered health and wellness services, primary care services and psychiatric rehabilitation. Staff that work at our CCBHC sites collaborate with others to care for individuals through daily interactions and support, counseling, skills training, care coordination, health promotion and education, medication management services and supportive services with preventive approach.

PURPOSE: Responsible for managing the daily clinical aspects of an integrated team of clinical staff including service quality, staff deployment and integration within the site. This position supervises the addictions staff.

HOURS: This is a full time position working day shift but occasional evenings and Saturdays may be needed.

RATE OF PAY: $63,075 to $69,382 per year. Full benefits.


  • Oversees a multi-disciplinary team for 6 plus staff including Peers, QMHAs, QMHPs and medical staff.

  • With oversite from the site Clinical and Practice Manager supports staff with quality management compliance and performs day to day quality management tasks (e.g. chart audits, utilization management)

  • Provide training and clinical expertise in area of specialization to site staff and others.

  • Provides assistance to direct reports with work issues including establishing clear expectations regarding performance and training.

  • With support and guidance from the site Clinical and Practice Manager provides support and attention to employee successes and addresses performance issues promptly and effectively.

  • Participates with Clinical and Practice Manager in hiring process including orientation and training.

  • Meets with staff individually and as a group for regular supervision (meeting with staff a minimum of 2 times per month). Maintains accurate documentation of supervisory meetings.

  • May provide direct service. May provide direct crisis assessment and consultative crisis support for clinic and programs.

  • Meets standards for documentation and work accuracy as defined in the Performance Evaluation for self and supervisees including timely completion of progress notes, assessments, treatment plans and authorization requests.

  • Meets standards as defined in the Performance Evaluation for direct service including accountability for supervisees, implements and ensures adherence of the clinical model and/or evidence based practices and quality of clinical practice for self and supervisees.

  • Meets expectations for being an effective supervisor and team member.

  • Check e-mail/voice mail daily when working.

  • Attends informational, clinical and management meetings which may include all-agency, team and consultation meetings, staffings, intra-agency trainings, etc. May represent LifeWorks NW at community meetings.

  • Continually increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.


  • Requires a CADC II, CADC III, or the equivalent as defined by ACCBO as meeting the criteria for addictions supervision (other credentials that meet the criteria MAC, NCAC II, CDS III. Or a licensed MH professional who meets ACCBO's criteria for addictions supervision).

  • Must haveoneof the following: Five years of paid full-time experience in the field of substance use disorders counseling;ora Bachelor's degree and four years of paid full-time experience in the social services field with a minimum of two years of direct substance use disorders counseling experience;ora Masters degree and three years of paid full-time experience in the social services field with a minimum of two years of direct substance use disorders counseling experience.

  • If recovering from a substance abuse related disorder, must be able to demonstrate continuous sobriety under nonresidential, independent living conditions for the immediate past three years.

  • Must demonstrate competence in leadership, program planning and budgeting, fiscal management, supervision of program staff, personnel management, program staff performance assessment, use of data, reporting, program evaluation, quality assurance, and developing and coordinating community resources.

  • Demonstrated experience (3 plus years) as a clinician including two years of progressively responsible clinical and administrative experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of outreach, engagement, and/or treatment strategies for the program population.

  • Must be able to demonstrate competence in leadership, wellness, oversight and evaluation of services, staff development, service planning, case management and coordination, utilization of community resources, group, family and individual therapy or counseling, documentation and rationale for service to promote intended outcomes and implementation of LWNW policies.

  • Strong computer skills including a functional knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel. Ability to master use of proprietary software including electronic health record system.

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills and ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations.

LifeWorks NW believes that diversity strengthens our workforce and empowers our community.LifeWorks NW is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status in accordance with Drug Free/Tobacco Free Site 01/09