Job Description

Job Title: Program Director, Early Childhood and School-Based Behavioral Health Program
Job ID: 729405
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: WPIC-Theiss Program
Location: 373 Burrows Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


Are you a leader that wants to take your career in behavioral health to the next level? Do you have a passion for helping young children with behavioral health needs? If so, the Program Director opening at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic has just the challenge for you! Apply to the Program Director of Early Childhood and School-Based Behavioral Health Program today!

For more than 60 years, UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital has been a national leader in providing best practice, research-based care and a broad array of innovative psychiatric and addiction services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors at every stage of their recovery.

With nearly 400 inpatient psychiatric beds and more than 50 ambulatory programs, we are one of the largest behavioral health care providers affiliated with an academic medical center in the country.

As the Program Director you would be responsible for overseeing and directing program services. Responsibilities include planning, developing and evaluating the program or programs in the department. The Program Director will work to provide clinical and administrative leadership for the Early Childhood and School-Based Behavioral Health Program.


• Assess, evaluate, and identify program strength and opportunities for improvement through PDSA process.
• Assists Clinical Administrator in annual strategic goals which coincide with the mission of the service line.
• Assists in preparing for and maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements.
• Attends and participates in all relevant WPIC/provider/ and stakeholder meetings or committees to ensure positive working relationships and increase knowledge of systems.
• Conducts individual evaluations of staff performance within the set time period.
• Coordinate, consult and collaborate with inpatient, ambulatory, and research programs.
• Coordinates staff development within the program to meet program needs, including annual review of position specific competencies.
• Demonstrate the ability to effectively respond to emergent situations, including appropriate notifications.
• Develop, implement, and ensure compliance of all program and institute policies and procedures.
• Develop, monitor and maintain program within the proposed budget, including monitoring and maintaining productivity standards.
• Ensures all new staff are oriented and trained appropriately. Provides/coordinates effective training and individual supervision for all program staff.
• Implements new developments or program expansion representing current behavioral health trends.
• Maintains established Department procedures and objectives of quality assurance, safety, infection control and regulatory agencies.
• Oversees recruitment, retention and employee relations and/or corrective action in coordination with the Clinical Administrator and Human Resources.


• Masters Degree in a human services field required.
• Certifications/professional licensure required by licensing agency (if applicable)
• Five years demonstrated competence in program administration required.
• Proven leadership skills required and an ability to work with consumers and their families and to work collaboratively with other staff members specifically demonstrating communication, coordination and organizational skills.
• Knowledge of community and outpatient programs to provide continuing behavioral treatment to the patient and family.
• Must be able to work independently, set priorities and meet deadlines.
• Serves as a resource/consultant for consumers, clinicians, nursing, and all staff

Salary Range: $0 / hour

Union Position: No

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