Director of Behavioral Health

  • AIDS Foundation of Chicago
  • Chicago
  • Dec 07, 2022
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

The Director, Behavioral Health Programs is responsible for leading the behavioral health components of the Housing Team’s programs. The Director is responsible for implementation of Medicaid billable services at AFC and CHH and will expand the behavioral health services across both agencies. The Director will provide expertise and training on behavioral health topics and programs as they relate to the housing team’s projects. The Director will oversee the SAMHSA Road to Health and Housing (R2H), Connection to Harm Reduction (C2HR), in-home Behavioral Health, a research project implementing behavioral health screening across the Ryan White case management system and ensure all project outcomes are achieved. The Director will represent AFC and the Center for Housing and Health as a liaison to stakeholders in the behavioral health care sector.

The salary range for this role is $71,000 to $84,000.


Behavioral Health and Clinical Leadership

• Provide clinical behavioral health-related expertise for the ongoing coordination of systems-level initiatives

• Serve as a subject matter expert and share expertise on mental health and substance use Contribute to designing partnership models and inform grant proposals and other funding opportunities

• Provide education and support to housing partners to assist their clients in engaging in appropriate behavioral health care services and engage partners at agency-wide meetings

• Provide ongoing clinical support to Housing programs

• Lead AFC Housing team Strategic Plan goals around behavioral health integration and participant behavioral health outcomes

• Assess the integrated in-home behavioral health services for the housing department and expand the capacity of those services

Program Direction and Management

• Implement Medicaid billing for all relevant behavioral health services

• Manage relationships and Medicaid contract with Managed Care Organizations

• Collaborate with Director of Data Services and Sr. Manager of Quality Management and Compliance to improve case management systems and data systems (i.e., CaseWorthy) to capture behavioral health data in order to submit accurate bills

• Oversee AFC Housing’s in-home behavioral health programming and provide clinical supervision to project staff

• Direct SAMHSAs Road to Health and Housing (R2H) Program to ensure scopes and outcomes are achieved and project budget is appropriately expended

• Direct SUPRs Connection to Harm Reduction (C2HR) Program to ensure scopes and outcomes are achieved and the project budget is appropriately expended

• Hire, train, mentor, and supervise assigned staff; assist in the recruitment and selection of team staff; create scheduling and job assignments; manage performance and, complete and communicate performance evaluations; and recommend salary, disciplinary, and other personnel actions in accordance with personnel policies and procedures

• Provide professional development opportunities and guidance to assigned staff

• Serve as project lead for the ORCHID Research Study; develop and conduct training; write and disseminate best practices locally, statewide, and nationally

• Work with external health and behavioral health care delivery systems to develop partnerships that meet health and behavioral health care needs of program participants


• Participate in applicable partner meetings and AFC housing team meetings

• Represent CHH and AFC by leading or participating in committees such as the Medicaid Advisory Committee (MAC)


• Assist with agency-wide activities as directed, including Annual Meeting, AIDS Run & Walk, and others

• Maintain and update job knowledge by participating in training and educational opportunities, reading professional publications, and participating in professional organizations

• Protect the organization's value and manage risk by keeping information confidential

• Perform other duties as assigned

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in this class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assignment of duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.


Program Managers (2)


Minimum Qualifications

• Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or equivalent license.

• Master’s degree in Human Services field

• 5 or more years’ experience in healthcare and/or homelessness sectors

• 3 or more years of supervisory experience

• Established networks and contacts in the field

Preferred Qualifications

• Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) license

• 7 or more years’ experience in healthcare and/or homelessness sectors

• 5 or more years of supervisory experience


• People Leadership

• Coaching and Developing Staff

• Budgeting

• Exceptional time management skills

• Strong attention to detail

• Harm Reduction

• Motivational Interviewing

• Trauma Informed Care

• Mental illness treatment

• substance use treatment

• Crisis de-escalation and conflict resolution

• Medicaid billing


• LCSW or LCPC or equivalent


The work environment is representative of that found in a general office environment. Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 10 pounds.) Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation and on the telephone.


Social Service



$71,000 to $84,000.