Behavioral Health Director

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe   Albany, NY   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on September 20, 2022

Job Code: 11-9111 Salary: $67,204.80-110,510.40

Exempt: Yes Location: Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services

Department: Administration Reports To: Health Director, SRMHS

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under the direct supervision of the Health Director of the Saint Regis Mohawk Health Services Division, the Director will direct, supervise and coordinate all aspects of the program – philosophy, therapeutic treatment, education and prevention activities within the Behavioral Health Program. The Director is tasked with unifying and managing sub-programs at all facilities. This requires a blend of both managerial and clinical understanding, as well as the ability to collaborate across departments and facilities.


Management Responsibilities:

• Insure that program Policies and Procedures and OASAS/OMH Regulations are being followed in each treatment modality;

• Monitor the billing process to ensure that Medicaid and Private Insurance is being billed properly;

• Insure that the programs are meeting the requirements for re-licensing and that there is a corrective action plan submitted if cited;

• Supervise the maintenance and up keep of the Behavioral Health offices and buildings;

• Coordinate program data collection and statistics gathering with Mental Health and AC/DP Program Managers

• Aid in coordination of staff in regards to professional development, job performance, personal issues and motivation.

• Work with a wide variety of stakeholders: physicians, nurses, social workers, administrative staff, patients, families, and partnered social services

• Work with budget analysis to develop, implement and reconcile all funding

Clinical Responsibilities:

• Coordinate and supervise all documentation of services provided, case record keeping, reporting, referrals, follow-up and aftercare;

• Supervise the counselor case work;

• Provide client case consultation as necessary;

• Attend weekly Treatment Team, Case Consultation and Utilization Review meetings.


General Responsibilities:

• Insure credentialing and recredentialling of staff is completed on time;

• Provide educational in-services for program staff as necessary for efficient operation of program functions;

• Liaise with referral agencies and service agencies as required;

• Attend Administrative meetings as required;

• Coordinate regular staff meetings;

• Ensure the requirements of IHS, OASAS, OMH, and other funding source contracts as pertaining to alcohol and chemical dependency and mental health are addressed as required.

• Align budgets facility’s public and private income streams

• Ensuring compliance with federal, state, and local regulations

• Designing and implementing programs of development and marketing

• Working with senior leadership to determine strategic goals

• Developing systems to hire, train, and manage staff

• Coordinating with other behavioral health services in the surrounding community

• Overseeing the transition to new IT systems


• Supervise the Clinical Directors with their budgets and work scopes/work plans,

• Coordinate the staffing process (hiring, terminations, disciplinary actions) with Administration and Clinical Directors.


EDUCATION: Undergraduate degree in psychology, mental health, social work or substance abuse fields. Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Care Administration or Social Work preferred.

WORK EXPERIENCE: 5 years’ work experience in related educational field. 3 years of managerial experience in Behavioral Health, Public Health or Health Care Administration preferred.


• Knowledge of special treatment needs of Native Americans;

• Strong oral and written communication skills required.

• Must have good computer skills including, Word, and ability to navigate various scheduling and electronic health record programs.

• Openness in working with traditional/spiritual approaches regarding behavioral health issues.


REASONING ABILITY: Maturity and ability to handle delicate role issues and to respond to crisis.

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job-related factor.

Subject to criminal background and child abuse/neglect checks through the New York State Justice Center and State Central Registry, respectively.

The successful candidate must pass a test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses) and proof of native preference eligibility (Tribal Identification Card or Status Card or letter) by email to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


The successful applicant for employment must submit to and pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used to appoint individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe has adopted a “Tribal Employee Vaccination Policy” that requires all employees to be “Fully Vaccinated” against the Coronavirus. Applicants are not required to disclose their vaccination status at the time of application; however, they must do so upon becoming the successful candidate. The successful applicant must submit their proof of vaccination status or they may submit a Medical Exemption form upon being notified that they are the successful candidate. At that point, the policy will apply to them as though they were already employed.