Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.
  • 05-Feb-2021 to 07-Mar-2021 (EST)
  • Gotham
  • NY, USA
  • $85,678-$91,974 + $3,026 Location Pay
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package based on percentage of full time effort


The Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc. is seeking one (1) qualified candidate to fill the full-time position of Crisis Program Director in the Bureau of Children, Youth and Families at The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene/ Division of Mental Hygiene.

The Bureau of Children, Youth & Families (CYF) is responsible for planning and monitoring much of NYC's comprehensive network of child and adolescent community mental health services. CYF relies on research and surveillance to guide its decisions around service planning, implementation and evaluation. CYF oversees a portfolio of over 100 programs and supports a family-driven, individualized and strength-based approach to care. The portfolio also contains crisis intervention programs that serve children experiencing behavioral health crises that need immediate intervention and short-term community- based crisis stabilization services. Inclusive in this effort is the oversight of NYC's Children's Mobile Crisis Team (CMCT) services. CMCT services aim to reduce unnecessary emergency room visits and inpatient hospitalizations, maintain children, youth and families safely in the community, reduce risk of future crises, and coordinate information sharing among clinicians, youth recipients, and involved family members. Services are delivered in a trauma-informed manner that improves mental health and wellbeing, through a health equity lens.

Responsibilities:

The Crisis Program Director will:

  • Supervise all staff responsible for overseeing crisis programs and manage a team that includes a Crisis Services Data Analyst in the Office of Research and Evaluation;
  • Supervise the implementation of the crisis expansion plan to increase service capacity within the children's mobile crisis service network;
  • Work closely with the Policy and Planning and Research and Evaluation offices to develop and implement a plan to monitor and evaluate the services, conduct quality improvement, and identify gaps in the crisis service system;
  • Play an active role in supporting the development of a crisis data base for CYF contracted crisis providers;
  • Participate in regular policy planning meetings with state and city partners to support statewide crisis planning;
  • Lead and monitor ongoing projects related to crisis planning;
  • Liaise across Bureaus to ensure coordination between adult and child-focused crisis teams;
  • Respond to requests from city and state partners for program data;
  • Apply a Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion "DEAI" equity lens to all aspects of crisis planning and service implementation;
  • Incorporate racial equity and social justice principles in all data and evaluation activities;
  • Manage collection, analysis, and reporting of program data and provide technical assistance to contracted providers around data collection with the aim of informing programming and policy efforts related to the NYC crisis program;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills:

  1. A Master's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university in the school of social work, or 60 graduate semester credits from an accredited university in social work, psychology, health, rehabilitation, public health, psychiatric nursing or special education plus one year of fullĀ­time, satisfactory experience providing direct care in a social, psychiatric, health, mental retardation/developmental disabilities or substance abuse/chemical dependency/alcoholism agency or in the administration of a program providing direct care as described above, or as a consultant on program planning or evaluation for such services; OR
  2. A Master's degree of at least 30 graduate semester credits from an accredited university in psychology, sociology, anthropology, public health, special education, psychiatric nursing, counseling, human services, health, rehabilitation, public administration, or business administration plus two years of experience as described in "1" above; OR
  3. A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience. Candidates without either a Master's degree as described in "1" or "2" above or at least 60 graduate semester credits in the areas listed in "1" above, must have at least:
    • a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and one year of actual experience as described in "1" above plus
    • a satisfactory combination of: (i) graduate semester credits in the areas listed in "1" and "2" above and/or (ii) additional experience as described in "1" above, to equal 60graduate semester credits or 2 years of experience. Graduate semester credits from an accredited university may be substituted for the experience in qualification "3b)" only, on the basis of 30 graduate semester credits for each year of experience. Experience may be substituted for graduate semester credits in qualification "3 b)" only, on the basis of one year of experience for each 30 graduate semester credits.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of and experience supervising crisis services;
  • Knowledge of and experience supervising aspects of the children's public mental health service system;
  • Experience supervising staff that managing human service contracts and providing program supervision;
  • Relevant work experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity, consisting of experience clearly demonstrating the ability to perform difficult tasks, requiring independent decision-making concerning program and project management, planning, allocation of resources, and the scheduling and assignment of work;
  • Master's degree in social work, Ph.D. in psychology or social work, or related human services fields;
  • Experience with supervising staff that conduct program development and performance evaluation activities;
  • Knowledge of or experience working with other child- serving systems such as child welfare, education, juvenile justice;
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills, strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills;
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other commonly used Office applications.

Location: 42-09 28th Street, Long Island City, NY 11101

Salary: Commensurate with experience

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter no later than March 7th, 2021 on our website at https://rfmh.applicantpro.com/jobs/ . Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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