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Director of FIT Team
Title:Director of FIT Team
Department:Adult Outpatient Services
Location:330 Kay Larkin Dr., Palatka, FL 32177
Salary Range: DOE
Working Hours: 40 hrs week; Mon-Fri; 8am-5pm

A currently competent Director of Child Welfare Team supervises assigned clinical staff with responsibilities to include: conducting reviews for chart compliance, coordinating and facilitating client staffings, providing direct outpatient services to assigned clients, providing weekly individual supervision and any other clinical responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Director of Substance Abuse Services or Vice President of Outpatient Services. Participates on those agency committees as assigned. The Director of Child Welfare Team is responsible to know, understand and clinically guide assigned staff to perform duties according to all governing standards, including contractual, 65D-30, FS Chapter 397, 42 CFR Part II, CARF Standards and Medicaid guidelines.


Graduation from an accredited school with a Masters Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or some other relevant Human Services discipline. Current Florida licensure as a LMFT, LMHC, or LCSW required. Qualified Supervisor for 491 Licensure preferred. No less than two years experience providing treatment services to individuals experiencing substance use disorders and/or mental health problems. Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Knowledgeable of individual, group and phone counseling with clients with substance abuse, mental health or co-occuring disorders.
  • Develop and implement agreed upon plans and interventions. Demonstrates effective communication skills (both verbally and in writing) when dealing with clients, third party payers, other professionals within and outside of SMA, etc. Demonstrates effective negotiation skills. Demonstrates effective crisis intervention and conflict resolution techniques. Demonstrates effective cost management strategies. Coordinates resources.
  • Demonstrates familiarity with software programs used at SMA, or the ability to learn them in a reasonable period of time. Demonstrates safe operation of computers and associated hardware.
  • Must be familiar with and demonstrate competence in various treatment modalities and therapy models useful in the clinical and behavioral management of adults.
  • Must be knowledgeable and demonstrate competence in current principals and practices including all aspects of providing treatment services to adults and families experiencing substance abuse / dependency and mental health problems.
  • Must be knowledgeable and demonstrate competence in various aspects of clinical management and supervision.

  • Duties include but are not limited to: screening, assessment, intake, program orientation, treatment planning, progress notes, individual counseling, case management, phone counseling, group counseling, facilitation of education / life skills training classes, obtaining urine samples for drug screens, in home services and providing monitoring and linking of clients to services within SMA as well as external programs / agencies and aftercare and discharge planning and facilitating aftercare services for clients. May supervise clinical staff for state licensure if qualified.

  • Duties also include the clinical and administrative supervision of FIT Program. This includes completing any required management reports for both Putnam and St. Johns’ Counties, supervisory response forms for occurrences, completions of CAPs in a complete and timely manner, conducting any required Medicaid Face-to-Face assessments to justify level of care, becoming a Medicaid Provider for authorizing Master Treatment Plans, and representing and participating in any important outside community meetings as necessary, regular evaluation of staff to include annual evaluations and disciplinary action if needed.

  • States objectives of and demonstrates appropriate techniques in monitoring and evaluation of services and outcomes. Identifies proper forms for monitoring and evaluating services and outcomes and their correct placement in the client record. Represents client as an advocate as required in situations involving client or family dissatisfaction with services. Locates policy manuals relative to these purposes.

  • Produces documentation meeting the requirements of Medicaid, HMOs, other insurance carriers, DCF, etc. Is able to locate and understand policies and manuals governing requirements of funding sources.

  • Understand the role of the multidisciplinary treatment team. Maintains close, effective communication with other team members. Contributes effectively and meaningfully to staff meeting / treatment team meeting process.

  • Identifies proper forms for documentation and correct placement in the client record. Demonstrates effective documentation of activities including outcomes and plans using DAP format. Locates applicable related polices.

  • Identifies the commonly used resources for referral of clients. Understands referral process for each. Demonstrates effective discharge planning. Locates and understands policies relative to referral.

  • Abides by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.

  • Works cooperatively in a group/team setting.

  • Shows respect to others.

  • Takes guidance and direction from supervisors.

Arrives/Reports to work on time and ready to work.
SMA Behavioral Health Services, Inc. is a tobacco and drug-free workplace.
EEO Employer     W / M / Vet / Disabled
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