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Lutheran Social Services Program Director, Behavioral Health Services in Watertown, South Dakota

HOURS: Full time, exempt.RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide leadership to LSS Behavioral Health Services statewide. Develop and maintain a statewide strategy for the growth and development of Behavioral Health Services. Develop and monitor the programmatic budget to ensure a strong operating position. Provide supervision to local office supervisors. Ensure the program meets national benchmarks for quality clinical practices. Oversee compliance with accreditation standards, regulatory requirements, and third party payer expectations. Establish and monitor performance metrics and client outcomes measurement. Maintain strong relationships with referral sources. Serve as a member of the LSS Leadership Team. LSS Behavioral Health Services is an expanding statewide service with a $3.5 million annual budget. In addition to providing outpatient counseling services on a sliding fee scale, the program delivers evidence-based services for the Criminal Justice Initiative and Juvenile Justice Reinvestment Initiative and has recently expanded services provided by telehealth. LSS maintains offices in Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, Rapid City, or Watertown. This position may be located in any of those offices. LSS is a private non-profit social service agency. Core services offered include adoption, pregnancy counseling, foster care, kinship services, childcare and education, disaster response, behavioral health, re-entry services, Center for Financial Resources, residential services for children and youth, alternatives to detention, independent living services for young adults, mentoring, Better Together and Center for New Americans. LSS serves people of all ages, races, faiths and economic levels with professional, confidential and affordable services. QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in counseling, social work or related field along with current licensure. LPC-MH or CSW-PIP preferred. Five years experience with supervision, management, and budgeting. Strong communication skills. Experience with technology, electronic health records, and telehealth services. Willingness to travel in-state. Must successfully complete all agency background checks. Requires valid driveris license and ability to obtain approved driver status.SALARY: Dependent on experience and qualifications. iRESPOND BY: open until fillediiAn Equal Opportunity Employeri