Sr. Director of Behavioral Health Programs

Ymca of Greater Seattle is hiringaSr. Director of Behavioral Health Programs to join the Accelerator team (Social Services- Ymca Branch).


YMCA of Greater Seattle


Seattle, WA 98104-1108

Job Description

TheSr. Director of Behavioral Health Programs is responsible for the leadership of the YMCA of Greater Seattle Behavioral Health programing. This position will report to Accelerator Executive Director and work in collaboration with Senior Leadership of YGS and Accelerator. The role is responsible for leading and ensuring the Accelerator Y’s programmatic vision, philosophy, and approach are carried out by staff and volunteers. In partnership with the other Accelerator Directors, theSr. Director of Behavioral Health Programs will be a leader in the integration and continuous improvement of service delivery to our young adult and family participants across the Accelerator Y, as well as across the Y of Greater Seattle and among our partner agencies and funders in King County.

This position is at Accelerator Y, the social services branch of YGS. The mission of Accelerator Y is to accelerate young people’s ability to build safe, successful and happy lives. Every year, we serve 5,000 children, youth, young adults, and families across King County with programs that aim to strengthen young people’s ability to develop to their fullest potential through four strategies: reducing risk factors; navigating systems towards successful life transition; ensuring stability, safety and wellness in times of crisis; and building competencies and social capital. Accelerator Y’s programs include housing, behavioral health, foster care licensing, violence prevention, education, and employment. Many of the young people we serve have had involvement in the foster care, criminal justice system, and/or homelessness systems


1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university (required).

2.Minimum of five years’ experience as a successful leader of a behavioral health or social services organization.

3. Minimum five years’ progressively responsible management experience in behavioral health or social services.

4. Understands and adheres to state and federal confidentiality regulations. Knowledgeable about relevant Washington Administrative Codes and RCW’s.
5. Experience and understanding of complex budgets with blended government funding sources, including third party billing and private funding.
6. Proven track record of raising and managing private funds for diverse funding sources.
7. Experience and knowledge of cultural competencies and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
8. Exceptional interpersonal skills, adept at successfully building internal and external relationships.
9. Innovative thinker and creative problem solver with a willingness and proven ability to challenge the status quo.
10. Ability to be flexible, self-motivated and positive, and to respond to the dynamics of a changing environment.
11. Ability to lead change management and build, inspire, motivate, and a team toward success.
12. Strong decision making and communication skills. Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team.
13. Knowledge and experience with evidence-based treatment models and other assessment tools.
14. Intermediate proficiency with computers, competent with Microsoft Office software and case management/client tracking software and Electronical Health Records databases, and previous experience tracking and summarizing data into reports in a timely manner.

Essential Functions

1. Lead the day to day operations of the behavioral health division, including the suite of programs in Central Seattle and South King County.
2. Responsible for fiscal management of the behavioral health division.
3. Works with operational leaders from the YGS and the organization to ensure all program and financial areas are performing and meeting expectations.
4. Provides continuous management of the organizational culture and mission.
5. Recruits, hires, trains, coaches and evaluates assigned staff and volunteers.
6. Provides administrative supervision directly to clinical supervisors and indirectly to clinical staff.
7. Leads and cultivates a team of high performing supervisors and direct service staff with a strategic focus on recruitment, training, and retention strategies.
8. Ensures all services are delivered equitably, within a trauma-informed framework and with the belief that mental illness is a treatable condition and recovery is possible.
9. Provides or ensures regular individual supervision, weekly team Triage meetings and staff meetings for behavioral health staff to discuss matters pertaining to treatment issues, policies and procedures, case management, and staff relations.
10. Evaluates and enhances operations and capacity of service provision of the agency by ensuring a sufficient and effective organizational staffing structure, equitable and available access to services for clients, and productive and positive work environment.
11. Ensures all services provided are in accordance to local, state and federal laws.
12. Ensures compliance, accuracy, and quality of clinical documentation.
13. Promotes regular and ongoing opportunities for staff and young people to give feedback on program and services.
14. Conducts self ethically and professionally at all times.
15. Other duties as assigned

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