Director of Behavioral Health, Outpatient Services

Requisition Number: 2023-4966

Type of Position: Full-Time

Location: Oneida, NY


Signet Health is seeking a strong leader/manager with a Master’s in Social Work and licensed in New York as a LCSW or LCSW-R for the position of Director of Behavioral Health, Outpatient Services. Become a part of the Collaborative Care Team, where Behavioral Health Services are integrated into the Primary Care and Women's Services.

This position will provide operational and strategic leadership for a program that is a combination of administrative and clinical responsibilities for the behavioral health program at Oneida Health Hospital located in Oneida, NY.  

This is a great opportunity to serve the community while working collaboratively with Signet Health and hospital leadership.  Reporting directly to hospital administration, this is a highly visible position with strategic responsibility.  Seeking qualified candidate who is dedicated to exceptional patient care, cutting edge services, and is an executive level professional.

Good opportunity for company career advancement.  Solid benefits and a starting salary of $125k+.  

Areas of experience:

  • Knowledge of and ability to provide brief behavioral interventions using evidence-based techniques such as behavioral activation, problem-solving treatment, motivational interviewing, and collaborative care.  

  • Knowledge of and ability to effectively collaborate and communicate with a team that includes medical and psychiatric professionals and support psychotropic medication management as prescribed by medical providers, focusing on treatment adherence monitoring, side effects, and effectiveness of treatment.  

  • Knowledge of and ability to administer and score screening instruments and provide assessments for mental health and substance use disorders and to provide patient education regarding those disorders. 

  •  Knowledge of and ability to systematically track treatment response and monitor patients (in person, by telephone or telehealth) for changes in clinical symptoms and treatment side effects or complications.

  • Knowledge of area service providers and ability to facilitate referrals for individuals in need of more intensive or more specialized mental health/substance use services.

  • Budgeting and financial management.

  • Referral development.

  • Enforcing compliance measures.

  • Establishing resources to achieve program goals and effectiveness.

  • Personnel management.



  The ideal candidate will be a compliance driven leader with a strong focus on safety, quality, and integrity. 

  • Master's Degree in Social Work and licensed as a LCSW or LCSW-R required.
  • Related experience leading a successful and profitable behavioral health program.
  • Experience working with adult/geriatric patients and providing group therapy.
  • Working knowledge of State, CMS, and TJC accreditation standards.
  • Understanding of / ability to operate under a contract management arrangement.

Hospital/Program Description

Oneida Health serves approximately 29 communities with an estimated population of 100,000.  Oneida Health Systems is a NY not-for-profit corporation with a wide range of services.