Position: Behavioral Health Department Head

Program: Wind River Family and Community Health Care

Salary: Negotiable

Opening Date: March 13, 2019                  Closing Date: Open until filled

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m. (unless otherwise advised) Reports to: C.O.O. and C.E.O., Wind River Family & Community Health System


Provide administrative assistance and utilize skills to organize planning, implementation and provide education within the Behavioral Health Department, Wind River Family and Community Health Care systems.

The applicant must be well versed in epidemiology, and with program evaluation, which includes statistical analysis and above average computer skills. The successful applicant must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills. They must be able to manage clinic projects and personnel. Supervising functions of mental health services, professional counseling, evaluation, prevention and substance abuse programs.

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

Developes a strategic plan/framework for comprehensive behavioral health services. Establishes, implements and communicates goals, objectives, policies and procedures in accordance with strategic plan/framework Evaluates programs to determine effectiveness in meeting identified community needs and programmatic scopes of work

Coordinates, collaborates and developes joint plans with other programs to create holistic service delivery models for care management. Develops, monitors and updates program policies and procedures.

Monitors and evaluates overall client treatment plans

Establishes safety and security protocols for on call personnel and for daily office operations

Ensures establishment and follow through of programmatic parameters for ethics,standard operating procedures and overall clinical measures Ensure confidential maintenance of case files

Manages contractual agreements and requirements between the program and federal, state and local agencies.

Generates program reports as required by funding agencies or tribal government Facilitates and supervises education classes in conjunction with tribal programs and local agencies

Develops and maintains affiliation service agreements with facilities and programs to ensure patient access to resources

Assists in preparing the annual budget and proposal, including operational plans and objectives: recommends staffing and expenditures

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION The successful applicant must be knowledgeable of the people, traditions, programs and governments of the Wind River Indian Reservation. Good executive function organizational skills and use of Microsoft Office products. Knowledge of tribal legal systems, social services systems, and governmental procedures of the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone Tribes. Willingness to learn and to be challenged. Outgoing personality. Combination of post-secondary academics and responsible professional work experience. Ability to work in a high stress environment with seemingly impossible yet achievable deadlines. Must have good stamina, and be able to think out of the box. Mature and responsible with work assigned completed as requested. Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION Requires a minimum Masters level education in psychology, behavioral health, social work or closely related field, and a minimum of 5 wo years experience in the above noted areas.

GUIDELINES Guidelines include WRFCHC policies, procedures, and manuals, as well as federal and state regulations. Judgment is required in applying the guidelines and making minor deviations to adapt the guidelines to specific cases.

How to Apply: Complete a Northern Arapaho Tribal application form and submit it to the Northern Arapaho Human Resources program located at 533 Ethete Road, Ethete, WY., or at the WRFCHC Human Resources Department 12th Street Medical Building, located at 511 N.12th E., Riverton, WY.

Application forms and the full job description can be obtained on the Tribe’s website at www.northernarapaho.com, or www.windrivercares.com. Indian preference applies.

For more information please call 307-856-9281 Ext 105, or 307-463-4473.