Assistant Director of Behavioral Health Programs - Clark University
Location: Worcester, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 151891
Location: Worcester, MA Category: Staff and Administrators Posted On: Fri Aug 12 2022 Job Description:
The mission of Clark University's Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise (MIPE) is to innovate in the creation and delivery of behavioral health services responsive to the needs of adolescents, young adults and their families.
MIPE is re-imagining an integrated behavioral health system for all adolescents and young adults that will: provide adolescents and young adults with high quality, evidence based culturally relevant behavioral health services; equip youth, families and educators with accurate information on mental health diagnoses and the behavioral health services and resources available in their region; support behavioral health practitioners by developing and delivering digital Social-Emotional Learning and behavioral health interventions that foster resiliency in youth; build capacity of educators and practitioners by offering online certification programs so they can provide state-of-the-art Social-Emotional Learning interventions; collaborate with others to maximize the reach and impact of our behavioral health care model for adolescents and young adults; and conduct cutting edge research to advance new evidence and learning about meeting the behavioral health needs of adolescents and young adults, particularly young men of color.
MIPE seeks to fill the position of Assistant Director of Behavioral Health Programs for the Mosakowski Institute. The position reports to the Executive Director and works closely with Director of Behavioral Health Initiatives. The successful candidate willensure that MIPE achieves its mission of maximizing the reach and impact of an integrated and effective behavioral health care model for adolescents and young adults by being accountable for best-in-class preventative and clinical services, quality outcomes, customer service, user experience, community engagement, staff development, strategic initiatives and special projects
Duties and Responsibilities:
Supports the Director in the development of programs to achieve and improve behavioral health (BH) interventions and service delivery.
Helps the Institute to evolve and grow its portfolio of behavioral health programs to support and meet the evolving behavioral health needs of adolescents and young adults, particularly young men of color.
Collaborates with the MIPE Director of Behavioral Health Initiatives to develop, implement and evaluate behavioral health programs and interventions for use in K12 and higher education settings.
Enables MIPE to fill gaps in behavioral health including SEL training for students, educators, parents and professionals.
Supports the development and piloting of behavioral health, SEL, and mentoring programs and interventions for adolescents and young adults in K12 and higher ed settings.
Engages community partners to create opportunities to pilot MIPE products and services.
Engages the Clark campus community to create opportunities for MIPE collaboration among departments, particularly for BIPOC students.
Helps MIPE to increase the comprehensive implementation of its behavioral health programs by showing results in ways that engage providers to use lessons.
Supports the development of community awareness campaigns to reduce the stigma of mental health, spurs online social media presence that offers short videos, blogs, podcasts, and a newsletter to forward the mission of MIPE.
Other duties as assigned; depending on needs of the office.
At least 5 years of experience. Master's degree in relevant field required in counseling, clinical or community psychology preferred.
Applicants with a Master's degree must be licensed in their discipline must be license eligible in Massachusetts.
Proven understanding of evidence-based practices, service delivery frameworks, program development and implementation.
Experience collaborating with community-based organizations; federal, state and municipal entities to provide integrated, community-based behavioral health services, including the use of technical solutions.
Experience supporting the development of integrated whole-person care models including collaborative care models, remote services, on-site groups and related services.
Experience in developing Social-Emotional learning (SEL) programs and behavioral health interventions.
Experience in training others in the use of SEL programs and other evidence-based training models.
Ability to collaborate and think creatively to drive innovation.
Experience managing the implementation of large, integration initiatives requiring the coordination of multiple resources is a plus.
Experience with program and product management, continuous improvement methods, and experience with training authoring tools is preferred.
Demonstrated enthusiasm about how the convergence of technologies can drive better care.
Proficient Microsoft Office skills.
Clark University currently requires all employees and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions will be made for medical or disability reasons or religious beliefs, and could be made, at the sole discretion of the University, for other well-documented reasons.
Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.
Clark University offers a generous benefit package for full and, if applicable, part-time employees that include; paid time off, generous retirement plan, group health and dental insurance, life insurance, and tuition, along with use of many campus amenities. For a complete list of benefits for eligible employees visit here.
Founded in 1887, Clark University is a liberal arts-based research university committed toscholarship and inquiry that addresses social and human imperatives on a global basis. It is the place where Robert Goddard invented the modern rocket, where Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures in the United States, and where current students stake their claim to the Clark motto, “Challenge Convention, Change Our World,” which is the rallying cry that inspires our community every day. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark University educates its undergraduate and graduate students to be imaginative and contributing citizens of the world, and to advance the frontiers of knowledge and understanding through rigorous scholarship and creative effort. The University’s engages students in such areas as biology, chemistry, economics, geography, psychology, urban education, management, environmental science and policy, Holocaust and genocide studies, and international development and social change. Clark University’s pioneering model of higher education, LEEP (Liberation Education and Effective Practice) compels undergraduate students to thrive in authentic world and workplace settings, and prepares them for lives and careers of consequence.