Deputy Executive Director, Addiction Services - The Guidance Center of Westchester

Position: Deputy Executive Director, Addiction Services


Program/Department: Addiction Services


Reports To: Chief Strategy & Program Officer


Location: Mt. Vernon


Hours: 35 hours / Full-time


Salary: Commensurate with experience.


Position Summary: The Deputy Executive Director for Addiction Services will be responsible for The Guidance Center of Westchester (TGCW) OASAS treatment and recovery services including METRO (Opioid Treatment Program), Sunrise (Outpatient SUD Clinic), VAP (Vocational Assistance Project), and CASAC (Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor) Program. They directly supervise each of the program directors for addiction services, providing thought and process leadership as well as coaching to ensure quality integrated addiction services are being provided, while also strengthening the financial performance of TGCW’s addiction services.


The position is also responsible for ensuring that the addiction services programs meet all requirements to maintain OASAS licensure and funding, Integrated OASAS/OMH licensure, Joint Commission Accreditation, and SAMHSA certification. Therefore, the Deputy Executive Director will remain aware of and versed in relevant regulations, protocols, quality assurance, clinical practices, and fidelity to any evidence-based practices and interventions utilized in addiction services programs. The Deputy Executive Director will serve as an agency representative at meetings with external stakeholders and enhance relationships with organizations and community partners throughout Westchester County, collaborating to identify and support those who may benefit from addiction services.


The Deputy Executive Director will champion efforts to strengthen the clinical skill and expertise of team members within the addiction services programs and to cultivate a pipeline of CASAC interns who can become fully credentialed CASAC professionals. They will serve as the coordinator for the CASAC Program, ensuring supervision of CASAC interns and potentially teaching one or more of the CASAC curriculum courses.


Responsibilities: Support a high-performing culture aligned with TGCW core values and B.A.S.I.C Tenets: Balance, Accountability, Satisfaction, Inclusion, and Communication. Provides thought leadership in the field of addiction treatment and services, including the development of presentations, trainings, and written/video content under the supervision of the Chief Strategy & Program Officer. Directly supervises program directors for METRO (Opioid Treatment Program), Sunrise (Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Clinic), and VAP (Vocational Assistance Project). Provides strategic planning, coordination of coverage, and development of workflows and protocols to maximize efficiencies, quality care, and technology utilization. Monitors and sets key performance indicators related to the quality of care and program success, including financial targets. Develops program budgets in collaboration with Chief Strategy & Program Officer, Controller, and program directors. Identifies needs and opportunities to enhance service provision and processes, as well as implements solutions. Reviews and approves all new hires within the addiction services team. Serves as an agency representative in the community and with key stakeholders related to addiction treatment – is the primary contact for OASAS and the Department of Community Mental Health; attends provider meetings. Ensures intra-site and inter-agency collaboration to meet the needs of program participants. Provides staff training, approves off-site trainings, and schedules on-site trainers. Provides annual evaluations of direct reports and reviews evaluations completed by program directors. Serves as coordinator for the TGCW CASAC program.


Qualifications: New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW or LCSW-R) or equivalent licensure, with CASAC preferred. A minimum of 2 years of direct experience working with the full range of substance use and addiction, including opioid use, assessment, and treatment options. A minimum of 2 years’ direct experience working with adolescents, adults, and families to support recovery from alcoholism and other addictions, co-occurring disorders, complex trauma and psychosocial stressors of poverty, abuse, abandonment, grief/loss, low/no literacy and criminal justice involvement. At least 2 years’ clinical supervision experience of interns, CASAC-T, and/or other clinicians/counselors Demonstrated passion and commitment to supporting the well-being and recovery process of individuals and families struggling with complex challenges related to alcohol and/or substance use. Excellent program management and supervisory/coaching skills, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience managing an OASAS licensed Article 32 program (Opioid Treatment, Medication Assisted Treatment, and/or Outpatient SUD Clinic.) Familiarity with 822 OASAS documentation requirements, including Opioid Treatment Program-specific regulations, from assessment through termination. Familiarity with Westchester County System of Care and resources for the full range of behavioral health and medical needs. Ability to conceptualize and implement whole-person care throughout addiction services, integrating medical, mental health, addiction, and other social determinants of health needs. Organized, solution-focused team player, with excellent leadership qualities that support a collaborative interdisciplinary team approach in programs and service delivery. Entrepreneurial spirit and abilities to problem-solve, and quickly cultivate and implement solutions. Positive attitude and demeanor with an ability to engage individuals of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and needs. Experience with electronic medical records and budget development/management is required.


Travel Requirements: ~10%


Physical Requirements: These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to perform the job's essential functions successfully. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position, which are reviewed in each case.


While performing the responsibilities of the role, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use his or her hands and fingers to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.


EEO Statement: The Guidance Center of Westchester (TGCW) is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. TGCW encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status. TGCW undertakes affirmative action strategies in its recruitment and employment efforts to assure that persons with disabilities have full opportunities for employment in all positions.


We encourage applicants with disabilities who may need accommodations in the application process to contact: droyal at theguidancecenter.org. Correspondence sent to this email address that is not related to requests for accommodations will not be reviewed. Applicants should follow the instructions above regarding how to apply.


About Us: The Guidance Center of Westchester's mission is to improve the well-being of people of all ages through innovative and effective programs that enable everyone to learn, work, and thrive.


TGCW offers essential and lasting support to those in our communities challenged by mental illness, substance use, poverty, and homelessness. We empower our participants to become active members of their community through education, treatment, housing, rehabilitative and vocational services. Founded in 1942, TGCW is a community-based nonprofit organization helping over 5,000 people each year. TGCW has an annual operating budget of ~$22 million and employs 250 people. We provide services to communities throughout Westchester County, with service sites in Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Yonkers, and Peekskill.


Send Resumes To: Please apply via our website at www.theguidancecenter.org/employment. All communications can be addressed to Latoya Bailey, Chief of Staff


The Guidance Center of Westchester

256 Washington Street

Mount Vernon, NY 10553

TheGuidanceCenter.org

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