Director of Behavioral Health Services

Brenham State Supported Living Center
Job Description
Salary Range: $4,917.00 - $8,060.00

Excellent benefits:
Free Health Insurance for employee
Dental/Life Insurance
Vacation, Sick leave

State Holidays
State Retirement Benefits

Individualized orientation


Job Description:
The Director of Behavioral Health Services is hired by and directly accountable to the Assistant Director for Programs. He/she is required to complete complex tasks and make varied decisions within broad parameters and with minimal supervision. The Director of Behavioral Health Services provides professional supervision and consultation for all staff psychologists, behavior analysts, counselors, and other staff in the Behavioral Health Services Department. The Director of Behavioral Health Services is responsible for ongoing performance evaluation of staff psychologists, behavior analysts, counselors and other staff in the Behavioral Health Services Department. The Director of Behavioral Health Services reviews and coordinates the approval process for services provided by the Behavioral Health Services Department, including positive behavior support plans, psychiatric support plans, counseling plans, and restraint plans. The Director of Behavioral Health Services systematically evaluates the consistent implementation of plans provided by the Department, through personal observation, staff interviews, and review of documentation. He/she works with unit directors, behavioral health services staff, and other disciplines to facilitate effective program implementation. The Director of Behavioral Health Services provides for professional development of behavioral health staff, including applied behavior analysis, learning principles, behavior change techniques, positive behavior support, treatment and data integrity measures, behavior assessment, skill acquisition planning, the interaction effects of psychotropic medication and behavior, evidenced-based counseling, and contemporary psychological issues to positively impact service delivery. The Director of Behavioral Health Services is responsible for maintaining knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, and departmental and agency policy and for developing systems and procedures to meet the standards and requirements therein. The Director of Behavioral Health Services chairs the Behavior Support Committee and coordinates activities with other discipline heads and administrative staff to facilitate service delivery and evaluation. The Director of Behavioral Health Services directly supervises assigned clerical support staff and develops and maintains assigned budgetary responsibilities relevant to behavioral health services. Some travel is required and work schedule varies upon request or as needed.

Initial Selection Criteria:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or a related field, with at least five years postgraduate experience in service provision to individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Knowledge and skills in applied behavior analysis and behavior support plan development, implementation, and evaluation. Certification as a Behavior Analyst by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board is preferred. If not Board Certified at the time of employment, must be eligible to pursue board certification upon hire and must attain certification within three years of hire date.