Harbor Regional Center is a not-for profit corporation which provides coordination of services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
The Manager of Psychological and Behavioral Services, under the direction of the Director of Community Services, is responsible for managing the successful delivery of community-based services for people with developmental disabilities and their families, through oversight of the Center’s psychological and behavioral services as well as resource development, quality improvement, training or other psychological and behavioral service provider relations activities pursuant to the Lanterman Act and applicable state regulations as well as the policies established by the Harbor Regional Center
Board of Trustees.
Examples of responsibilities and functions include the following;
Provides leadership and management for a team of psychologists and behaviorists who provide training to families and clients and support for service coordination staff and service provider relations specialists who provide support for direct service providers.
Participates in the recruitment, interviewing and hiring process for direct reports; assigns work and reviews progress; evaluates performance.
Develops expertise among team members through coaching and modeling and by providing and promoting continuous learning opportunities.
Builds relationships and partnerships with community-based mental health resources serving people with developmental disabilities and their families including service providers of regional center mental health services as well as publicly funded organizations providing mental health services.
Maintains current knowledge of health care plans and any pending legislation while participating in health care plan/regional center coordination activities.
Oversees the quality of assessments of the vendored psychologists.
Develops curriculum and/or coordinates with others to develop and implement training and/or consultation as needed for families, clients and service providers
Facilitates problem-solving in complex circumstances involving psychological and behavioral service providers and other community-based organizations; meets with families, clients and service providers to resolve conflicts.
Maintains current knowledge of best practices for psychologists and behaviorists and other direct service providers as set forth in the laws and regulations applicable to their field of practice or the services they provide.
Maintains confidentiality regarding clients and families in compliance with HIPAA regulations and Regional Center policies
Knowledge and skills:
Experience working with others from diverse cultural, linguistic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Familiarity with the laws and regulations governing services and supports for people with developmental disabilities; especially including the Lanterman Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and related regulations.
An understanding of family systems and human dynamics, and knowledge of developmental disabilities.Working knowledge of community-based resources to address special needs of clients.
Effective oral and written communication skills, including the ability to read and understand statutory language and other legal documents, and write reports that may be interpreted within the legal system.
Demonstrated managerial skills; strong problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to apply independent judgment in critical situations; conflict resolution skills.
Training skills including curriculum development and implementation
Strong problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to apply independent judgment in critical situations; conflict resolution skills
Ability to be flexible and work in a changing environment.
Computer skills sufficient to meet production demands of the job including Microsoft Office, Excel, Laserfishe and VirtualCHART software for client notes and reports.
Ability to work varied hours including occasional evenings, nights and weekends.
Education and experience:
California Licensure in social work, psychology or related clinical/human services discipline is preferred, (Experience with supervising clinicians may be substituted for Licensure). Several years of experience in programs providing direct services to individuals with developmental disabilities. A valid California driver’s license, current automobile insurance, adequate transportation and a driving record acceptable to the organization and/or its insurance carrier.
Please submit cover letter and resume to HR@harborrc.org.
Internal Number: 2018
About Harbor Regional Center
Harbor Regional Center is a not-for-profit corporation which provides coordination of services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.