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Service Director, Mental Health Programs

LifeWorks NW, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 07/30/2019

LifeWorks NW provides compassionate care across the lifespan from the youngest children to older adults, to help strengthen well-being for all.

The Service Director, Mental Health Programs position will oversee Crisis and Residential service programs and will serve as the program expert for Adult Rehabilitation (SPMI) services. Programs and services are in the Portland Metropolitan area. Some of the programs focus on specific populations and cultures such as transitional aged youth and adults with severe and persistent mental illness as well as individuals in crises in Washington County.

Purpose: Responsible for the successful daily operations and future development for both clinical and operations in the service area. Work with other Service Directors and management to ensure LifeWorks NW's quality care and success in the community.

Pay/Benefits: $78,508 to $113,837 per year. Full benefits.


- Graduate degree (Masters or Doctoral) in a recognized mental health discipline required.
- Five years past the Masters level, progressively responsible clinical and administrative experience.
- Five years clinical experience with service area population.
- Previous successful experience in community mental health, addiction or prevention services, staff training and supervision, with broad theoretical perspective to allow work with a multi-disciplinary staff.
- Demonstrated organizational, administrative, program development, grant writing, interest and skill.
- Good computer skills including a functional knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel. Ability to master use of proprietary software including electronic health record system.
- Demonstrated effective communication skills and ability to provide and maintain a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
- Requires access to a car and valid driver's license.
- Ensures staff meets standards for direct staff performance management including direct service/productivity, documentation/accuracy of work and staff supervision as defined in the Performance Evaluation.
- Ensures programs meet standards for implementation and utilization of the clinical model.
- Ensures that collectively staff meets standards for quality of clinical practice.
- Meets standards for budgetary targets managing costs effectively.
-- Meets expectations for being an effective supervisor and team member.
- If recovering from a substance abuse related disorder, must be able to demonstrate continuous sobriety under nonresidential, independent living conditions for the immediate past two years.

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 law.

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