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Program Manager

Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
Job Description

Posted 02/03/19 

Program Manager - OP / DBT

Why work at Bert Nash Center:

Caring. Hope. Giving back. Do these words resonate with you? If so, please keep reading.

Our goal at the Bert Nash Center is to build a healthier community by responding to needs and working to restore lives. We accomplish this by believing in our team. Each person that works for the Bert Nash Center contributes directly to the success of our clients, organization, and community.

Our values of compassion, integrity, and equity reflect in everything we do.

We want our team members to excel at work and thrive away from work. Because of this belief and our value for each of our team members, the Center offers the best benefits package possible at a very reasonable price.

Our benefits program's flexibility recognizes diversity as it encourages each employee to design their own benefits plan based on their individual needs. The following information describes the fringe benefits available to full-time and part-time (working 20 hours or more) employees.

Your Benefit Choices include:

  • Medical/Dental/Basic Vision Coverage
  • Prescription Coverage
  • Voluntary Vision Coverage
  • Voluntary Accident Insurance
  • Voluntary Cancer Policy
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, Bereavement, Holiday, Personal) 
  • Retirement (KPERS)
  • 401k
  • Direct Deposit
  • Fitness Club Membership discounts

What to expect:

The primary responsibility of DBT/OP Program Manager will be to lead and direct the members of the team in designing and implementing programs as well as providing direct services designed to prevent more restrictive placement for adults and adolescents with acute crisis symptoms and/or complex clinical presentation through intensive community-based and office-based services.  Services provided by this team will include community psychiatric supportive treatment, targeted case management, individual therapy, family therapy and group therapy.

Some responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining accountability for the coordination of the treatment planning process designed for each case the teams manage, (OP team and DBT cases).

  • Providing clinical supervision and leadership to the team members in the OP and Core DBT team, the DBT consultation teams, meeting individually as is needed to assure quality treatment; As needed provide consultation to outside professional who then become members of internal consultation team groups.

  • Providing over sight and supervision to assure that all services provided are on the treatment plan and that the consumer was an active member of the treatment planning process.

  • Working closely with all teams and team leaders to assure smooth follow through and rapid response to client needs.

  • Managing the OP and DBT programs to ensure adherence to protocol.

  • Providing fiscal and quality management of the DBT team and the OP team to ensure clinicians are complying with agency standards regarding reimbursement and documentation standards.

  • Providing effective leadership to the team including directing, training, service coordination, and service delivery.

  • Providing feedback and consultation to team regarding service provision, resource acquisition, coordination of services, assessment, goal setting, and engagement of client.

  • Assisting in the hiring, training, and evaluation of team staff.

  • Providing leadership for the DBT Core team and coordination of the training teams; as well as delivering clinical with consideration for supervision duties.

  • Provide expert clinical supervision in high risk cases by increasing and maintaining clinical skill level for DBT protocol and crisis management by maintaining clinical caseload and through ongoing clinical training.


We want you: 

To be successful in the job, we are looking for a person with the following:

  • A master's degree in social work at the LSCSW level, minimum LCP in psychology, or psychiatric nursing at the ARNP, CNS level as evidenced by the discipline's State of Kansas Licensing Authority; and a minimum of two years' experience in mental health crisis service delivery and mental health service delivery to adults with recurrent mental disorders.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in consumer skill building and fostering independence

  • Comfort and efficiency with various assessment and intervention modalities, such as DBT, strengths-based approaches, recovery model, social skills training, and empirically based treatment protocols, a knowledge of community resources and belief that consumers with recurrent mental health disorders can live, work and be contributing members of the community

  • Proficiency in team leadership, training and a capability for mature, creative and independent judgment and action

  • Reliable transportation with capability of transporting consumers and a valid, unrestricted driver's license

Position Details:


Minimum starting salary $50,000.00 annually

Contact Person: Stephen O'Neill

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