Position Summary: The position is responsible for administration, management, and clinical oversight of the Central Region NC START program.
Essential Job Functions:
- Responsible for the implementation of START Crisis services for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental illness or behavioral health needs.
- Provides clinical and administrative supervision of START Clinical Team Leader, Clinical Director, and Respite Director.
- Coordinates regular team meetings with START staff and respite staff.
- Collaborates with appropriate LME/MCO and community stakeholder to plan START advisory council meetings.
- Assures fidelity to the START model as described in literature published by the National Center for START Services at the University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability.
- Responsible for reviewing staff service documentation for clinical appropriateness and accuracy.
- Responsible for coordinating claims submittal and revenue collection from primary payer sources (e.g. third party payments).
- Responsible for retrospective service review to ensure services provided were in accordance with local, state and federal requirements and with fidelity to the START model.
- Responsible for ensuring Regional START resource center maintains appropriate state DHSR licensing approval.
- Establishes and maintains community linkages to improve crisis prevention and intervention in the communities with in the region.
- Serves as a liaison to community partners, including LME/MCO’s, state operated facilities, hospitals, and other providers.
- Identifies and coordinates training and support needs of the community partners to increase the community’s ability to support individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental illness and behavioral health needs.
- Effectively utilizes expertise of clinical directors, medical directors, team leaders, and other specialists within the community to increase effectiveness of community system.
- Ensures collection of data and completion of documentation required by local, state, and federal regulations.
- Works collaboratively with other Regional NC START Directors and teams and with the Division of Behavioral Health and Disability Services to assure consistent implementation and efficacy of the START model across the state.
- Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and/or Qualified Developmental Disability professional (QDDP) – Minimum of a Master’s degree in human services or related field and no less than three year of relevant experience.
- Graduation from an accredited college/university with a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or closely related field
- Current NC license as an LPC, LCSW, or LMFT
- Experience in intellectual/developmental disabilities, including programming for individuals with significant behavioral needs
- Two or more year’s supervisory experience in a mental health/developmental disabilities setting.
- Knowledge of the MH and I/DD systems of care
- Within one year of providing services in this capacity, the director must be approved for certification as a START Coordinator by the University of New Hampshire, IOD Center for REACH Services.
- Must have a valid, unrestricted, state appropriate driver’s license
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