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Ad Title: Community Special Services Director
City: Delaware
State: OH
Zip: 43015
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Monitors programs and services provided for individuals with severe mental health conditions and/or addiction, including those involved with the criminal justice system. Serves as community liaison to assure quality, cost effectiveness, and continuity of care for behavioral health services. Provides system and community training regarding mental health and addiction and available programs and services.
Serves in the unclassified civil service at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.

Each employee is expected to perform each essential duty and responsibility and other assigned duties to job performance standards. Reasonable accommodations are made as needed to enable an otherwise qualified employee with an ADA disability to perform job duties, but in so far as the accommodation does not create an undue hardship on the Delaware-Morrow Mental Health & Recovery Services Board.

Programs and Services
Plans, coordinates and/or provides trainings to agencies, partners and community residents pertaining to mental health and substance abuse issues, services and recovery. Provides leadership, coordination and training for the Crisis Intervention Team.

Provides guidance to contract agencies, as needed, for linking individuals to appropriate treatment based on level of need.

Monitors and approves specialized services funding used for adults with inadequate resources and in need of placement at a higher level of care, such as residential facilities, ACFs and group homes. Makes reports regarding such utilization to the Board.

Monitors utilization of state hospital bed days and Board-funded private psychiatric hospitalizations. Assists with resolving disputes involving psychiatric hospital admissions or discharges.

Develops and maintains timely agreements with State and private hospitals and other organizations as necessary to assure continuity of care.

Works with Courts, State and private hospitals, and community agencies related to involuntary commitments.
Maintains current working knowledge of local community-based services, including out-of-county services and alternatives to hospitalization.

Oversees agencies who provide forensic monitoring of individuals on conditional release. Provides guidance to courts and providers regarding forensic status of clients.

Board Liaison and Representative
Serves as Board liaison with the Emergency Services Program for training and consultation, and to assure quality and appropriateness of services by Health Officers.

Serves as Board representative on various local and State organizations related to addressing mental health and addiction issues and its provision of services. Participates on various State, local and Board committees. Assists the Associate Director in Disaster Behavioral Health Coordination for Delaware and Morrow Counties. Participates in County Committees and activities related to emergency preparedness.

Provides guidance and support as Board liaison to Safe Harbor Peer Support agencies and their consumers.

Records Reports and Documentation
Maintains documentation of authorizations for expenditures and other relevant information.
Duties Required of All Board Employees

Maintains confidentiality of HIPAA and other confidential and sensitive information. Ensures compliance with public records law and process.

Performs job responsibilities in accordance with the agency's policy, procedure and protocol, and applicable laws and regulations.

Maintains the highest level of integrity and professionalism in all aspects of job performance.

Displays teamwork and cooperation when working with management and other coworkers.

Works effectively and courteously with contract agency representatives, Board visitors, general public and other job contacts.

Displays appropriate social and ethical behavior as representative of the agency.

Attends trainings and professional development activities to remain up-to-date on issues relative to job duties and responsibilities.

Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance, and works overtime as necessary to meet workload demands.

Serves as a backup to the Client Rights Officer for ensuring the rights of clients in accordance with Client Rights requirements. Assists Client Rights Officer in resolving client complaints and problem-solving client issues.
Performs all other duties as assigned by supervisor or Executive Director.


Private protected health information of persons served by contract agencies in accordance with HIPAA requirements. Employee is authorized to access and use protected health information only for the purpose of proper program operation and administration. Any other use of protected health information is prohibited. The employee assigned to this position is also prohibited from disclosing any protected health information to any outside party without the written authorization of the privacy official and is required to participate in HIPAA training and to review and acknowledge understanding of the HIPAA law.

Normal office working conditions when working in the Board office. Exposure to conditions within contract agencies and to traffic and weather conditions when traveling and working on-site.

The following physical demands are typically exhibited by employees performing this job's essential duties and responsibilities. These physical demands are not mandated job qualification standards but are illustrated to provide guidance for identifying a reasonable accommodation that may be needed by an otherwise qualified employee or job applicant with an ADA disability to perform this job's essential job duties.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee commonly talks, hears and sits for extended periods of time when meeting with contract representatives, employees and others, and when performing other responsibilities. Vision demands include close, relatively detailed vision, with the ability to adjust focus to computer screens and written material for various periods of time. Regularly exhibits manual dexterity when entering data into the computer and preparing reports.

Knowledge of: community mental health and addiction recovery services; public behavioral health system and regulatory requirements; program evaluation processes; Ohio mental health and substance abuse laws and regulations; HIPAA law and regulations, including security rules and standards; client rights and complaint resolution processes; forensic population and commitment processes.

Ability to: organize work projects and manage multiple projects and programs; establish work priorities; develop and maintain effective working relationships with job contacts; exhibit sensitivity and understanding to mental health and addiction issues; maintain confidentiality of confidential and sensitive subject matter; exhibit flexibility in work schedule and job assignments; maintain current working knowledge of changing mental health field; interpret and apply HIPAA standards to practical situations; demonstrate regular and predictable attendance and punctuality.

Skill in: verbal and written communications; operation of computer; application of Microsoft Office software programs; word processing; preparing reports; operation of general office equipment.

The following illustrates an example of the level of education, training and/or experience that a job applicant may have to be qualified for this job. This is a general benchmark and is not considered an absolute required qualification. Rather, any combination and level education, training or experience may qualify an applicant, provided the applicant successively demonstrates the ability to proficiently perform job duties and knowledge, skills and abilities.

Master's Degree in clinical mental health or addiction counseling or closely related field and five years professional counseling experience with an alcohol, mental health, or drug addiction services agency. Leadership and administrative work experience a plus.

As a condition of initial employment, a conditionally hired employee:
must pass a post-offer drug test and is required to remain substance abuse free, including submitting to alcohol and drug testing as specified by Board policy throughout the course of employment. must submit to and receive an acceptable criminal background check as a condition of initial and required to document his or her identity and employment eligibility within 3 days of original appointment in compliance with Immigration Reform & Control Act requirements.Willingness and ability to work in a non-smoking office environment.


Independent License (LPCC or LISW) preferred. Possession of a valid State Motor Vehicle Operator's License.

Ad Title: Cross Sytem Coordinator
Contact: Patrice McKinney
City: Lorain
State: OH
Zip: 44055
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Cross Systems Coordinator

The Lorain County Board of Mental Health (LCBMH) is seeking a Cross Systems Coordinator to facilitate Board initiatives involving a wide range of community partners including but not limited to criminal justice, medical providers, partner Boards, housing providers, colleges/universities, and the state psychiatric hospital. The successful candidate for this position will have clinical experience with adults who have serious mental illness, experience with community mental health, and will have a track record of working collaboratively to implement and evaluate programs in a multidisciplinary setting.

Qualified applicants must have:

A Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or a related field.

A minimum of two years clinical experience working with adults who have serious mental illness.

A license in Social Work, Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy. Independent licensure preferred.

Experience with forensic clients is not required but preferred.

To view the position description and to download an application, visit our website at:

Send completed applications and resumes to Patrice McKinney at or at 1173 North Ridge Road East, Suite 101, Lorain, Ohio 44055. The deadline to apply is noon, March 8, 2019.

LCBMH reserves the right to limit or extend the timeframe for the search if a desirable candidate is/not found, or for any other reason.

Ad Title: Director of Adult Behavioral Programs
City: Cleveland
State: OH
Zip: 44114
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The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County is seeking qualified candidates to become the next Director of Adult Behavioral Health Programs.

We are looking for a talented and result oriented supervisor to manage programs. Must be creative, possess strong communication and leadership skills as well as the ability to effectively manage a diverse workforce.

Under the direction of the Assistant Chief Clinical Officer, the Director of Adult Behavioral Health Programs is responsible for program development, implementation, monitoring and coordination of all behavioral health services for adults. This includes Board funded mental health and alcohol & drug addiction treatment and recovery support services, forensic and reentry services, permanent housing and residential programs, client operated programs and employment services. This position is also responsible for direct supervision of Adult Behavioral Health Programs Planning/System Development staff.

Find out more about us and view the Director of Adult Behavioral Health Programs job description, minimum qualifications and specific instructions on how to apply for this position by visiting and clicking on Job Opportunities.

Deadline for applying for this position is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, February 28, 2019.

Contact: Todd Hollett
City: Bowling Green
State: OH
Zip: 43402
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The Wood County ADAMHS (Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health) Board of Wood County, Ohio is seeking applications for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director will be in charge of carrying out the mandates of the ADAMHS Board. The Board is authorized by the state to plan, fund and monitor mental health, drug and alcohol services in Wood County. The ADAMHS headquarters is in Bowling Green, Ohio.

The Executive Director serves under the direction of the ADAMHS Board, and the Executive Director is expected to advance the goals and purposes of the Board for the overall growth of the mission of the ADAMHS Board. In addition, responsibilities include but are not limited to: 1) participating in ADAMHS Board meetings, 2) providing financial and operational reports to the Board, 3) ensuring the Board and funded agencies are in compliance with regulatory and compliance issues, 4) consulting and working with all the agencies and contractors associated with the ADAMHS Board, 5) managing the Board budget, maintaining responsibility for fiscal reporting and preparation of the annual budget for Board approval, 6) actively promoting public relations, levy efforts, and community awareness about the ADAMHS Board.

The position requires, at minimum, a Master’s Degree with a minimum of 5 years experience in program management and administration. Computer literacy is essential. The candidate must have demonstrable experience in developing sound analytical approaches to resource allocation, program planning, budgeting, and public health sector evaluation. The selected individual must be a qualified mental health or alcohol or drug addiction services professional. Benefits offered are competitive.

The selection process includes job interviews, reference and background checks as well as other appropriate job screening methods. Please refer to our website for information on applying for the position of Executive Director.

All resumes, references and salary requirements should be submitted by February 19, 2019 to Todd Hollett, Administrator of Operations, OACBHA at


Contact: ED Search
City: St. Clairsville
State: OH
Zip: 43950
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The Mental Health and Recovery Board serving Belmont, Harrison, and Monroe Counties is seeking an ED to lead the organization responsible for planning, funding, monitoring, and evaluating mental health and addiction treatment, prevention, and recovery support services for the residents of the three counties. Qualifications: A mental health or addiction services professional with experience in administration or a professional administrator with experience in mental health and addiction services. Salary commensurate with experience.

Applicants can apply on line by submitting a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to

Please include ED Search in the subject line.

In person or mail resumes and cover letters should be directed to:

ED Search
99 N. Sugar Street
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

All responses must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. February 28, 2019.

Ad Title: Executive Director
Contact: Brenda Cornett
City: Columbus
State: OH
Zip: 43215
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The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers is a trade and advocacy organization representing nearly 150 addiction treatment and prevention, mental health, and family services providers in state and federal policy advocacy. We are seeking a CEO to lead our organization and exercise executive authority over the resources and personnel of the Council.

This position will be responsible for:
• Assisting the Board of Trustees to examine, deliberate and develop policies that address the vision, values, operations, and goals of the Council.
• Represent the organization to governmental bodies, human service agencies, health care providers, managed care organizations, state and national associations, and individuals.
• Direct activities related to member meetings, conferences and committees; publications and communications; technical assistance to members; products and services; and analysis and advocacy of state and federal policy and its impact on members.
• Oversee the budget, accounts receivable and payable.
• Manage Member and Affiliate retention and recruitment.
• Lead a collaborative team focused on the best interest of members and the clients that they serve and maintaining the credibility of the Ohio Council.

The ideal candidate will have:
• Master's degree in public policy or a related field.
• Experience in healthcare integration, financing, and managed care with a working knowledge of behavioral healthcare.
• Experience in operations, business management and human resources is necessary.
• Demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to work with the Board, members, other advocacy groups, legislators, and the state administration.

This position is in Columbus and requires travel within Ohio and occasional travel nationally.

We offer competitive salary and benefits in a collaborative work environment.

Send resume and cover letter to OC-CEO at by April 2, 2019.

Ad Title: State and Community Planning Administrator
City: Columbus
State: OH
Zip: 43215
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The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is seeking to fill two Mental Health Administrator 3, State and Community Planning Administrator positions.

Responsibilities of the State and Community Planning Administrator include, but are not limited to:

Serves as lead writer & project manager for specialized agency program of statewide Ohio Community Block Grant Plan & related reports: primary Block Grant liaison to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); describes Ohio’s plans to implement a community mental health system in compliance with complex federal reporting requirements (e.g., needs assessment, state & community clinical & recovery programs, budgets, state implementation of federal policies [e.g., health care reform] & outcome measures); provides project management for Block Grant state plan activities throughout department; coordinates activities of agency fiscal services to assure grant compliance & fiscal accountability with the Family & Children’s Office (e.g., report and interpret performance on National Outcome Measures), & with Legal Services to assure contract compliance; interprets federal Block Grant state plan regulations and OhioMHAS grant management policy for agency staff as requested by management; facilitates consumer, family, board, provider & other state agency participation in the statewide Block Grant planning process through the Planning Council; serves as lead staff to the Planning Council & their evaluation of Block Grant projects; collaborates with office staff on special data requests/requirements coming from SAMSHA that reflect changes in Block Grant reporting requirements; manages independent peer review process (e.g., random site selection, grant/contract management of peer reviewer, etc.); ensures federal block grant documentation required of ADAMHS boards is submitted/tracked; leads preparation of mental health program section of Ohio’s statewide social services (Title XX) Block Grant plan which is submitted by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (ODJFS); collaborates with ODJFS & agency fiscal services to assure compliance; develops & implements emerging statewide initiatives in collaboration with other OhioMHAS staff, consumer and family advocates, professional organizations, other state agencies, & local entities; serves as agency lead for Olmstead activities (e.g., oversees work by NAMI and federal reporting); assists with other statewide initiatives (e.g., trauma) as requested.

Provides assistance and support to Community Plan lead (e.g., development of community plan guidelines, review of board community plans, and provision of technical assistance to local systems regarding plan implementation and behavioral health service system development).

Provides technical assistance to ADAMHS/boards and their local systems regarding planning and capacity issues, and aids in implementation of agency-funded special projects (e.g., development of discretionary grants; gather relevant data to contribute to associated grant application narrative).

Completion of undergraduate core program in mental health & developmental disabilities technology, social work or comparable field (e.g., child & family community services), special education, psychology or rehabilitation; 12 mos. exp. as lead worker providing work direction & training for other employees; 12 mos. trg. or 12 mos. exp. in state &/or federal regulations & standards governing care, custody & programming of consumers/residents in mental health or developmental centers; 6 mos. exp. in writing &/or assisting in development of policies, procedures, goals & objectives of operational unit or program of agency or firm; 1 course in manpower planning or 3 mos. exp. scheduling staff to ensure adequate coverage or projecting adequate staff levels; 3 mos. trg. in budgeting or 3 mos. exp. preparing or assisting in preparation of budget for operational unit or program of agency or firm.

-Or 24 mos. exp. in development & implementation of treatment/habilitation plans for individuals who are mentally ill or developmentally disabled & working as part of inter-disciplinary team to assess individual’s needs & abilities; 12 mos. exp. as lead worker providing work direction & training for other employees; 12 mos. trg. or 12 mos. exp. in state &/or federal regulations & standards governing care, custody & programming of consumers/residents in mental health or developmental centers; 6 mos. exp. in writing or assisting in development of policies, procedures, goals & objectives of operational unit or program of agency or firm; 1 course in manpower planning or 3 mos. exp. scheduling staff to ensure adequate coverage or projecting adequate staff levels; 3 mos. trg. in budgeting or 3 mos. exp. preparing or assisting in preparation of budget for operational unit or program of agency or firm.

-Or 6 mos. exp. as Mental Health Administrator 2, 65222.

Interested applicants must apply through the State of Ohio website under the agency Mental Health & Addiction Services to be considered.

Deadline to apply: February 18, 2019 at 11:59 pm