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Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Serv Behavioral Health Coordinator (Supervisor for Substance Use Disorder Therapy and Peer Support Coaches) in Dearborn, Michigan

Behavioral Health Coordinator (Supervisor for Substance Use Disorder Therapy and Peer Support Coaches)

Department: Community Health & Research Center

Location: Dearborn, MI


Job Title: Coordinator, Behavioral Health

Job Status: Full-Time

Job Summary: Under limited supervision, the Coordinator of Behavioral Health uses specialized knowledge and skills in the coordination, development, planning, implementation and evaluation of a Behavioral Health program. Work is characterized by independent judgment and discretion in meeting program objectives. Assigns cases to professionals and serves as a technical support to the teams.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, cultivate and maintain relationship with various funding sources

  • Advocate for behavioral health, disease prevention and behavioral health promotion

  • Prepare and administer program evaluations and audits, work directly with program auditors when necessary

  • Provide technical and administrative support to staff; ensure that staff has documentation of outreach activities, data entry and analysis

  • Develop, plan and execute needs assessment activities

  • Ensure that information is collected for accurate and timely reporting as required by funding sources

  • Meet all reporting requirements for all funding sources

  • In conjunction with the Fiscal department, create, manage and operate within a specified budget

  • Prepare and deliver written and oral presentations to health care professionals, schools, parents and community members as well as organizations and professionals working with the Arab American population and/or the area of behavioral health/disease prevention

  • Prepare and deliver written and oral presentations to behavioral health care professionals, schools, parents and community members as well as organizations and professionals working with the Arab American population and/or the area of behavioral health prevention

  • Engage in research initiatives as directed by the Manager of Behavioral Health Programs

  • In partnership with the Communications department, direct all communications and publicity efforts for the program

  • Follow the funding sources- requirements and CARF standards applicable to the services provided

  • Keep abreast of new developments in the field and shares information with program staff and community

  • Responsible for monthly monitoring of billing activities, ensure units are met and monitor completion of source documentation

  • Train staff on new curricula that is required by the funders for requirements in the work plan or annual plans

  • Attend trainings and represent ACCESS at meetings and conferences as needed to fulfill funding requirements or expand current programming

  • May oversee the daily operation of the Behavioral Health School Based Initiatives and ensure all requirements are met

  • May provide clinical support for the Victim of Crime Act Program

  • May assist Manager of Behavioral Health Programs with assigned tasks relevant to the program-s scope of work

  • May assist in the preparation and organization of community health events, fundraising and training

  • May assist in the development of a parenting and staff curriculum

  • May provide onsite behavioral health assessment and treatment

  • May work and assist in conjunction with the Quality Assurance Manager to ensure compliance with agencies quality assurance plan

  • May provide clinical trainings for staff, new hires and interns

  • May provide presentations and trainings to community partners

  • May plan, assign, monitor and manage the work of others

  • May assist with performance plans

  • May review performance and evaluate results achieved by subordinates

  • May coach and mentor subordinates

  • May interpret, apply and recommend changes to the program

  • May balance conflicting resource and priority demands

  • Operate standard office equipment and use required software applications

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Advanced concepts, principles and practices in community health

  • Grant and other funding sources related to the assigned functional area

  • Advanced concepts, principles and practices in behavioral health

Skill in:

  • Operating standard office equipment and using required software applications for program area and other applications, including Microsoft Office

Ability to:

  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form

  • Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations

  • Read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents

  • Speak English and Arabic fluently preferred

  • Partner with other functional areas to accomplish objectives

  • Incite enthusiasm and influence, motivate and persuade others to achieve desired outcomes

  • Interpret and apply policies and identify and recommend changes as appropriate

  • Organize, manage and track multiple detailed tasks and assignments with frequently changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment

  • Respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community

  • Write speeches and articles of publication that conforms to prescribed style and format

  • Effectively present information to managers, clients, customers, top management, public groups and board of directors

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

  • Work independently as well as collaboratively within a team environment

  • Handle stressful situations and provide a high level of customer service in a calm and professional manner.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships

Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum Degree Required:

  • Bachelor-s degree

  • Master-s degree or PhD preferred

  • Required Disciplines:

  • Behavioral Health, Social Work, Psychology or related field


  • At least 3 years of experience in a behavioral health environment or any equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training approved by Human Resources


  • Licenses/Certifications Required at Date of Hire:

  • Limited Licensed Master Social Worker (LLMSW) or Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) preferred

  • Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) required

  • Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) required

Working Conditions:

Hours: Normal business hours, some additional hours may be required

Travel Required: Local travel may be required

Working Environment: Climate controlled office