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Job Posting

ASAP Director *Updated*
POSITION: Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) Director
REPORTS TO: Principal Chief

JOB PURPOSE: Achieve the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) objectives by planning, directing, monitoring and evaluating the daily operation of all departmental functions and staff. Ensures the efficient and effective provision of substance abuse and mental health related services to meet the needs of the community.

This position description may not include all of the listed duties, nor do all of the listed examples include all tasks which may be found or assigned to this position.

• Assesses mental health and substance abuse service needs of the community and proposes approaches to address those needs.
• Works with other health providers, community and tribal agencies to manage and coordinate client care.
• Assures compliance with court-ordered treatment and provides liaison activities with the courts.
• Act as liaison between patient, family, physician, clinician, and staff.
• Provides direct services to individuals and families within field of licensed practice.
• Assists in crisis intervention and resolutions of client's concerns as needed.
• Monitor medical record system and ensure compliance with regulations and patient confidentiality.
• Collects, reports and analyzes data to meet reporting requirements and assures the availability of reliable and useful program information.
• Works with other health providers, community and tribal agencies to manage and coordinate client care.
• Develop budget for the program and allocate funds within budget limits to accomplish objectives; monitor variance against budget on an ongoing basis.
• Monitor formulation/utilization of clinical records to assist in resolving patient problems; provide continuity of care and discharge planning; ensure clinician orders are transcribed and carried out.
• Plans, directs, and monitors department productivity and quality goals.
• Hosts regular staff meetings to ensure communication among staff regarding program-related activities.
• Manages department budget; coordinates financial and budget activities for maximum operational efficiency.
• Writes proposals and grants to secure additional funding and grant monies for continuation and expansion of program services.
• Maintains current working knowledge of trends in behavioral health and management.
• Prepares and presents reports on the status, activities and plans for current and future operations; keeps leadership and other departments informed of status of department activities by attending meetings and submitting reports.
• Enhances professional growth and development through participation in seminars, educational workshops, classes and conferences.
• Maintains standards and practice in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and requirements, as well as professional standards.
• Maintains appropriate documentation on incidents as required by policies and procedures.
• Maintains confidential information.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Manages Prevention Specialists and Administrative staff; provides coaching, counseling, training and feedback to employees; assigns, reviews, and delegates work and job responsibilities to designated staff.
• Creates policies and procedures for staff, to ensure consistency and adherence to department goals.
• Coordinates training, orientations and continuing education of staff.

• Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
• Knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of clinical, developmental and counseling psychology.
• Knowledge of developmentally appropriate activities.
• Knowledge of the theory, principles, practices and treatment of alcohol and drug abuse.
• Knowledge of patient outreach services and activities, funding agencies, and community health care and vocational services.
• Knowledge and understanding of the Seminole Nation's culture, tradition and values.
• Skill in supervising, training, and evaluating assigned staff.
• Skill in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing operational and financial reports.
• Skill in budget preparation and administration.
• Skill in operating various word-processing, spreadsheets, and database software programs.
• Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate individual patient care programs.
• Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
• Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with the individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds.

• Talk, hear sit, stand; use hands to handle objects, equipment, controls and reach with arms and hands.
• Position requires frequent lifting of up to 25 lbs.

• Work is performed in an office environment.
• Exposure to individuals with behavioral problems and potentially harmful situations that may require crisis management and other techniques to protect self and client.
• Noise level is usually moderate.

• Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Clinical Counseling, Family Therapy or closely related field.
• Five years progressive experience in mental health administration, program planning and design; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Master's degree preferred.
• State of Oklahoma Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor {LADC); or
• State of Oklahoma Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with Mental Health designation {LADC/MH); or
• State of Oklahoma Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor {CADC) preferred.
• CPR Certification.
• Valid Oklahoma driver's license with ability to meet Seminole Nation liability insurance requirements and maintain eligibility for insurance.
• Must be able to pass the Seminole Nation required background check.
• Must be able to comply with the Seminole Nation Drug Free Workplace policies.

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