BAMSI Program Director - Parent Information Network in Middleboro, Massachusetts

Req No.18-0707

TitleProgram Director - Parent Information Network

LocationParent Info Network

CityMiddleboro

Scheduled Hours40

Company Info

Join BAMSI's workforce of dedicated professionals!

The Program Director at the Parent Information Network program is aparent professionalwho will work in close collaboration/partnership with families, the Department of Mental Health (DMH), and community partners to provide education, parent support, information and resources to families involved with DMH as well as other agencies, schools,

and community organizations while also providing supervision of all staff and oversight of the program.

The Parent Information Network (PIN) is a parent support program designed by parents and providers to help families with children who struggle with behavioral, emotional and/or mental health difficulties. The goal of PIN is to educate and empower families

and to assist them in navigating the system on available services for their children and young adults.

BAMSI is a 1900+ employee health and human services organization with locations across Eastern Massachusetts. We offer generous paid time off (up to 6 weeks combined Vacation, Sick and Personal time off paid), paid holidays, paid trainings in a supportive

environment that offers growth opportunities! Health, Dental, Short Term, Long Term and Vision Insurance is also available.

Must have a Bachelor's Degree with at least 5 years experience in education/management or other human services field and has accomplished at least 3 to 5 years of supervisory experience in an advocacy position dealing with special needs, particularly in

mental health related field. Substantial personal and professional experience in working with children with serious emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges and their families is required. Must have a valid driver's license in state of residence,

own means of transportation and a satisfactory driving record.

Description

General Statement of Duties: The Parent Information Network (PIN) is a parent support program designed by parents and providers to help families with children who struggle with behavioral, emotional and/or

mental health difficulties. The goal of PIN is to educate and empower families and to assist them in navigating the system on available services for their children and young adults.

A PARENT PROFESSIONALwho will work in close collaboration/partnership with families, the Department of Mental Health, and community partners to provide education, parent support, information and resources to families involved with the Department

of Mental Health as well as other agencies, schools, and community organizations. Interested qualities: Leadership, program development/oversight, fiscal management, and supervisory.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervision of all program staff, including administrative support staff.

  • Maintain and oversee program budget and authorize all requests for payment.

  • Submit required data to the Department of Mental Health on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

  • Ensure staff time cards, mileage and program credit card reconciliation is completed in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Facilitate individual and group supervision, monthly staff meetings, and staff/parent trainings as required by funder and BAMSI.

  • Support Wraparound Intake Process and ensure attendance at all meetings.

  • Assist staff with boundaries and understanding of funder/agency compliance standards as well as agency policy and procedures.

  • Facilitate and assist designated staff with the collection and analysis of pertinent program data.

  • Facilitate a comprehensive utilization management and quality assurance system.

  • Facilitate Mental Health month activities and conferences as requested and/ or required by funder.

  • Work with all staff to ensure appropriate training and quality of services within the program.

  • Assist staff/persons served with identifying and assessing community resources.

  • Facilitate and ensure the marketing and awareness of the program in the community.

  • Develop and coordinate program sponsored trainings and events.

  • Responsible for the development, maintenance and management of a Parent Resource Library.

  • Participate in projects as assigned by the Department of Mental Health and BAMSI Leadership.

  • Ensure the completion of all formal employee evaluations as required.

  • Ensure program compliance (where applicable) with QA standards and contract regulations.

  • Make recommendations for staff hires, terminations, transfers, and promotions.

  • Participate in interagency monthly/quarterly meetings with the Department of Mental Health, the Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PAL), the Parent Advisory Council (PAC), and other relevant community organizations.

  • Collaborate and partner with PAL, SE area Family Resource Centers to improve PIN awareness and ensure increase access of information and referral to parents and caregivers.

  • Perform duties and responsibilities in accordance with agency/program policies and procedures.

  • Execute duties to reflect reasonable safety standards. Universal/standard precautions must be utilized and training obtained in areas that constitute risk.

  • Perform other related work duties as needed or as assigned by supervisor or designee.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with at least five (5) years experience in education/management or other human service fieldrequired.

  • Has accomplished at least three (3) to five (5) years supervisory experience in advocacy position dealing with special needs, particularly in mental health related field.

  • Substantial personal and professional experience in working with children with serious emotional, behavioral or mental health challenges and their families.

  • Ability to partner with families in the navigation and delivery of services for children and for young adults with SED.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the children’s mental health and family support and empowerment systems.

  • Knowledge/ experience with the Department of Mental Health (child/adult services) and other state agencies (DCF, DOE, DPH, DPPC, and DDS).

  • Must be a self-starter who can motivate staff and facilitate team building.

  • Proven ability in the area of advocacy and legislative action.

  • Ability to work with parent and peer professionals in a non-traditional setting(s).

  • Must have strong conflict management/resolution skills.

  • Must be comfortable facilitating presentations in a variety of forums.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license in state of residence and have own means of transportation as frequent travel is required for this role.