Northwest Indian Treatment Center Director 

Job Title:
Northwest Indian Treatment Center Director

Department:
NWITC

Reports To:
Director of Operations

TS Range:
12/13 DOQ

Time Status:
Full Time

FLSA Status:
Exempt

Opening Date:
June 4, 2021

Closing Date:
June 18, 2021(application review) Open until filled

SUMMARY:
As NWITC Director, this position reports to the Squaxin Island Tribe Director of Operations. This position plans, directs, and administrates all the activities of the Northwest Indian Treatment Center Residential program. The position manages staff, develops and oversees budgets, program plans, goals, objectives and implementation of NWITC and Squaxin Island Tribal policies.

Included in the expectations of the NWITC Director are activities that enhance relationships with referents; ensures excellence in treatment and aftercare planning, that the medical needs of patients are met and that case management and treatment meets appropriate WAC and CARF standards and NWITC policies; and incorporates feedback from referents, collateral providers, consultants and clinical supervision. Helps integrate cultural values and activities of South Puget Sound Tribes into treatment strategies. The position Interacts with other external providers and internal providers as necessary, and coordinates crises management. This position is responsible for treatment planning, staffing and consultation in the residential program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Other duties may be assigned)

  • Establishes policies and procedures and integrates core values and the mission of Squaxin Island Tribe Northwest Indian Treatment Center; into daily operations;
  • Is accessible to persons served and personnel.
  • Is responsible for gathering input needed for decision making from persons served, families, personnel, other tribes and balancing the needs of persons reviewed and other stakeholders, is also responsible for managing program outcomes.
  • Is responsible for maintaining a focus on persons served; and families;
  • Is responsible for an organized system of information management that is analyzed and used for program maintenance and development, meets the needs of persons served, ensures information flows to appropriate parties;
  • Ensures the administration and operation of Northwest Indian Treatment Center Program are in compliance with the laws, licenses, permits, regulation and standards as applicable to the Northwest Indian Treatment Center program and the Squaxin Island Tribe;
  • Establishes a strategic plan with mission philosophy, goals and objectives for Northwest Indian Treatment Center program and assumes responsibility for the accomplishment of the strategic plan; and the annual reports;
  • Assure conditions that ensure the health and safety of patients and staff;
  • Provide staff, management and supervisions of personnel and resources sufficient for operation and maintenance;
  • Provide an annual report for Northwest Indian Treatment Center Residential Program;
  • Develop an annual budget for Northwest Indian Treatment Center Residential Program and ensures that operations are within the parameters of the approved budget;
  • Has a working knowledge of programs and collaborates with the Squaxin Island Tribal Council and Executive Director and other administrative personnel, relevant to program operations;
  • Ensures the organization is in compliance with insurance and risks management requirements and recommendations;
  • Develop an accessible policy;
  • Develop a policy of corporate compliance to meet the standards of regulatory organizations;
  • Develops goals and objectives for the department.
  • Manages staff and resources of the Tribe, develops policy and implements procedures to carry out treatment programs and services.
  • Evaluates, trains, coaches and directs subordinate managers, supervisors and staff. Disciplines staff, reviews grievances and takes appropriate corrective action.
  • Responsible for the assignment and organization of work within the department.
  • Develops projects and programs that meet the needs of the Tribe and referents.
  • Ensures appropriate case management for patients and meet NWITC policies and procedures, DOH, DASA and CARF standards.
  • Teaches new staff to function in the program to meet WAC and CARF requirements, meet NWITC policies and interact constructively with peers, other employees, patients, and other organizations. Incorporates quality assurance feedback into corrective action plans and employee feedback.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding patient/client information.
  • Responsibilities include implementation of health and safety policies and procedures.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position requires supervisory responsibility of all Northwest Indian Treatment Center staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The successful applicant must have:

  • Valid driver’s license and be able to transport patients. Must be insured by the Tribe’s insurance carrier.
  • This position requires compliance with Squaxin Island Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy and falls within the higher level of random testing as defined by the policy.
  • Experience working in an area of human services with Native American patients preferred.
  • This position is the safety officer coordinating with the maintenance person and EOC manager.

EDUCATIONS and/or EXPERIENCE:
Master’s Degree and four year’s management experience and four years experience managing behavior health programs including residential programs in an organization that is a certified by JCHO or CARF. Experience providing services to patients with co-occurring disorders required. Experience with adult patients required. OR Bachelor’s in human service area and six years experience managing behavior health programs including residential programs in an organization that is a certified by JCHO or CARF. Experience providing services to patients with co-occurring disorders required. Experience with adult patients required. OR Associates of Arts Degree in human service area and eight years experience managing behavioral health programs including programs in an organization that is a certified by JCHO or CARF. Experience providing services to patients with co-occurring disorders required. Experience with adult patients required.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries and complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publications which conform to a prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups and/or boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry or trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must meet the Washington State Department of Health requirements for a certified chemical dependency professional or be eligible for certification. Certification must be current and in good standing without limits placed by the Department of Health; must not be under current investigation by the Department of Health. TB test, CPR and First Aid course required. Must have a valid Washington State Drivers License and be insurable under the Tribe’s plan. Must successfully pass a background check.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; the employee is frequently required to stand, walk sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); works in high precarious places; exposed to fumes or airborne particles or toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE:
The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

INDIAN PREFERENCE:
Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies. 

CONTACT:
Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781