Sault Tribe
  • - Behavioral Health
  • Sault Ste. Marie, MI, USA
  • Depending upon experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Yes

POSITION SUMMARY: The Behavioral Health Manager, under the direction of the Health Director, will be the primary administrator of the Behavioral Health Program to include planning, development and implementation of the Behavioral Health Program and Substance Abuse Program. The Behavioral Health Manager is responsible for the management of the Behavioral Health Program and Substance Abuse Program and to ensure that the programs are in compliance with the applicable licensing rules, accreditation standards and federal, state or tribal laws. The position will ensure the program meets its programmatic, contractual and fiduciary commitments; The Manager will be responsible to develop or assist in the development of program procedures and service policies.         


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

  • Administrative management of the behavioral health program
  • JDE/Kronos Time/Employees' PTO requests/Employees' schedule etc.
  • Ensure the program is in compliance with applicable licensing rules, accreditation standards and federal state or tribal laws.
  • Manage and develop contractual commitments (fiscal management) with referral source and stake holder agencies
  • Complete and manage budgets
  • Grants writing and grants management
  • Ensure adequate programmatic data is collected, analyzed, and presented as necessary.
  • Responsible to develop or assist in the development and distribution of Behavioral Health Program and Substance Abuse Program procedures and service policies
  • Provision of (data based) needs identification of the service population, staff development needs and assisting in determining the direction to be taken for improved service and professional staff development and delivery
  • Space planning for program facilities.
  • Involvement program planning, developing and implementation of the Mental Health Program or Substance Abuse Program.
  • Any Special projects or new initiatives promotion and integration of the Anishnaabe traditional health in the Behavioral Health program.
  • Develop and implement mechanisms to solicit significant and meaningful commitment and consumer input to the program policy, procedure and services.
  • Attend variety of meetings with staff, administration, management, Board of Directors  and other tribal programs and outside agencies
  • Develop, maintain and participate in quality improvement activities and ensure that staff is likewise participating.




ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)

  • Development of measurable annual goals
  • Public speaking at events
  • Education to community groups and committees
  • All other job related duties as assigned.



Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, Directors, Executives, Board of Directors, customers and outside vendors/service providers.



Position includes lifting a maximum of 20 pounds. Physical factors include must being able to frequently remain in a stationary position and type; occasionally being able to move inside various facilities and office settings, being able to distinguish verbal communications and exchange information, being able to distinguish, perceive, judge, and inspect, or observe details at close and far range, being able lift, push, pull and carry items up to 20 pounds. Working conditions include occasional exposure to extreme heat/cold, wet/humidity, noise, and air quality. Working conditions include contact with the general public and as such could be exposed to, etc. Potential hazards include constant computer use.  





Education: Master's Degree in Human Services field (psychology, sociology, human services), Health related field, Business Management degree or Public Health Management required.


Experience: Five years of experience in the management of Behavioral Health program(s) required, eight years preferred. Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience required.


Certification/License:  State of Michigan license in Social Work (LBSW or LMSW), Professional Counseling (LPC) or Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP)  preferred. Certification as an addiction counselor (CAAC, CAC-R, CAC-M) preferred. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing.  Must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Must comply with annual driver's license review and insurability standards with the Sault Tribe Insurance Department. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Must have an interest and commitment to healthcare for underserved groups. Must have working knowledge and ability to use word processing and spreadsheet and data base software. Must have working knowledge and be able to use office machines, such as calculator, copier, fax, and printer and computer. Must have working knowledge of typical office operations. Must be able to write reports, proposals, budgets and related correspondence in a clear and concise manner. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Must have strong data analytical skills. Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisory personnel, coworkers and the general public. Must have excellent organization skills; organizing work, prioritizing tasks and managing time. Must be able to prepare and present information to a variety of audiences. Must be able to work with minimal to no supervision. . Knowledge of HIPAA and confidentiality standards and regulations required. Must be able to work flexible schedule. Native American preferred.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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