The North Carolina Community Health Center Association is a membership association of community health centers (federally qualified health centers and federally qualified health center look-alikes). NCCHCA’s mission is to promote and support patient-governed community health care organizations and the populations they serve. The Director of Behavioral Health will support NCCHCA member community health centers to build and sustain integrated behavioral health services. Integrated behavioral health care blends care in one setting for medical conditions and related behavioral health factors that affect health and well-being. Integrated behavioral health care, a part of “whole-person care,” is a rapidly emerging shift in the practice of high-quality health care. The Director of Behavioral Health will work with a wide variety of stakeholders: community health centers, payers, physicians, nurses, social workers, administrative staff, and partnered social services. We are looking for an individual with the ability to develop and provide training and technical assistance to health center providers and staff, analyze, and interpret complex information, and pay attention to details.
This position leads a team of professionals whose function is to support health centers in building comprehensive services to meet the needs of their patients and communities, with a focus on supporting health centers to:
- Build and sustain quality integrated behavioral health care services
- Engage with local, state, and national partners to promote behavioral health access
This position will also:
- Lead training and technical assistance to NC health centers related to behavioral health, including organizing and delivering trainings, providing individual consultation to health centers, and supporting peer to peer learning
- Lead the NCCHCA Behavioral Health Workgroup, a peer learning group made up of behavioral health providers and program administrators at NC FQHCs
- Support health centers in exploring addition of behavioral health services
- Lead the community-based behavioral health, IDD, TBI, and substance use intervention, prevention, and treatment strategies and policies for the Association
- Provide support to the Carolina Medical Home Network team on initiatives related to behavioral health
- Help lead and shape policy directions for the Association’s members related to behavioral health
- Represent NCCHCA in meetings with various governmental agencies, statewide advocacy groups and the public
- Maintain expertise in policies affecting provision of behavioral health services at FQHCs
- Current licensure as a LCSW, LCMHC or LCAS, dual licensure preferred
- Minimum of 5+ years of manager or director level experience in a behavioral health is required
- Bachelor’s degree in health-related field
- Experience working in or supporting integrated primary care/behavioral health setting is required
- Master’s degree in public health, health administration, social work, public policy, or related field preferred
- Experience serving Community Health Centers, safety-net primary care providers, and non-profit boards is preferred
- Driver’s License (Required)
- LSCW or LCMHC (Required)
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrated ability to lead teams in complex organizations through exceptional leadership.
- Ability to facilitate board committees and workgroups.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
- Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and work effectively with diverse populations.
- Proven ability to think strategically and plan effectively; detailed and results-oriented while managing multiple tasks against deadlines.
- Innovative, forward thinker with a demonstrated competency in strategic thinking and leadership, as well as strong abilities in relationship management.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. All employees may have other duties assigned at any time.