Director of Community Mental Hygiene Services

Job Description

Duties involve:

  • Serving as chief executive officer of the local governmental agency responsible for the community mental hygiene program,
  • Exercising general direction in the planning, coordination, and operation of the mental health, mental retardation, alcoholism, and substance abuse services provided within the County.
  • Recommending actions and policies to the Community Mental Health Board for the purpose of establishing and maintaining effective programs for meeting client needs in these areas.
  • Supervision over professional, para-professional, administrative and clerical staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Graduation from high school or possession of an appropriate equivalency diploma recognized by the NYS Department of Education,

AND EITHER:

  1. Possession of a current valid license to practice medicine in New York State and board qualification or board eligibility as a psychiatrist or neurologist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, or as a pediatrician by the American Board of Pediatrics, or as a specialist in Public Health Administration by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. In addition, five years of full-time, paid experience working in programs for the mentally ill, mentally retarded developmental disabilities; alcoholism and substance abuse are required, two years of which must have been in an administrative capacity;
    OR:
  2. Certification as a psychologist in accordance with Article 153 of the Education Law, possession of a Doctorate in Psychology conferred by a university regionally accredited or registered by the New York State Education Department and five years of full-time, paid experience working in programs for the mentally ill, mentally retarded developmental disabilities; alcoholism and substance abuse, two years of which must have been in an administrative capacity;
    OR:
  3. Certification as a Social Worker in accordance with Article 154 of the Education Law, or possession of a Master's Degree in Social Work, Rehabilitation Counseling, Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, Psychology, Public Health Administration, Hospital Administration, Human Services Administration, Business Administration, or other equivalent Degrees conferred by a university regionally accredited or registered by the New York State Education Department and five (5) years of full-time, paid experience working in programs for the mentally ill, mentally retarded developmental disabilities; alcoholism and substance abuse, two years of which must have been in an administrative capacity