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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Class Code:Y6289



This is highly responsible administrative, supervisory and coordinative work in addictive disorders treatment and rehabilitation which includes behavioral/mental health disorders in a County human services program.

Responsible for planning, assigning, and reviewing the clinical services for large scale addictive disorder treatment unit/units and for the training of counseling personnel. Plans, directs, and evaluates various treatment and rehabilitation programs as well as reviews and evaluates clinical supervisory personnel. Exercises thorough knowledge of administrative principles and techniques as well as behavioral/mental health and addictive disorder treatment techniques and procedures of a recovering and rehabilitative nature. General supervision is received from an administrative superior.



This class is distinguished from Treatment Director I by the responsibility for directing and supervising treatment services provided by the Substance Abuse and Health Care Services Division and by the greater educational attainment requirement.



Develops programs of a therapeutic, rehabilitative, recreational, and educational nature to assist clients in overcoming addictive, social, psychological or emotional problems;


Directs the treatment program staff at various units in developing means of involving clients in planning and assuming responsibility for their rehabilitation.


Consults with physicians, nurses, administrative and counseling staff relative to client problems, program policies and other functions to improve the quality of services; analyzes counseling procedures and techniques to improve treatment; responsible for overseeing peer review and other quality assurance reviews.


Attends regularly scheduled staff conferences, meetings and seminars related to services to contribute to the professional growth of program personnel. Assists in developing and may present in-service training for agency staff.


Maintains a liaison between related community programs, city, state and national agencies and organizations.


Oversees record keeping systems for effective program evaluation; consults with unit supervisors to periodically evaluate the treatment program counseling staff.


Maintains oversight responsibility for clinical supervision of staff and programs.


Receives reports and maintains records of the activities of various units as required; compiles narrative and statistical information as needed.  


Prepares narrative, program, technical, and statistical reports using computer-based applications.


Promotes and organizes community support for the County's alcohol treatment, drug abuse treatment and behavioral/mental health program units through lectures, meetings and other means as requested.


Performs related work as required.



Thorough knowledge of methods, procedures and practices of behavioral/mental health and addictive disorders treatment modalities.


Thorough knowledge of the general and specialized areas of addictive disorders and behavioral/mental health, as well as current practices of rehabilitation.


Thorough knowledge of various county treatment programs and their modalities.


Knowledge of public health laws, JCAHO standards, federal confidentiality laws (42CFR, 45CFR, HIPAA), current laws developments and literature in addictive disorders and behavioral/mental health and state regulations (65D-30).


Knowledge of State ethical regulations and State legal regulations as they relate to addictive disorders and/or behavioral/mental health.


Knowledge of computers and basic computer software applications.


Considerable knowledge of administrative and supervisory principles, practices and techniques.


Ability to initiate policies and procedures which will improve quality of services for client rehabilitation.


Ability to initiate involuntary hospitalization proceedings (Baker Act) for clients who are a danger to self or others. Ability to plan, supervise and coordinate the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.


Ability to prepare narrative and statistical reports.


Ability to use basic office computer-based applications.


Ability to relate goals and methods of treatment to community groups and agencies.


Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.


Ability to demonstrate considerable knowledge of legal and ethical regulations of the State of Florida Board of Professional Regulation and applicable professional associations.


Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.


Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or political affiliation.



Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or Master's Degree in clinical social work from an accredited college or university, supplemented by continuing education and/or post graduate course work; six (6) years of experience in the treatment of addictive disorders and/or behavioral/mental health, including direct service, program planning and administration and which includes two (2) years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.



Licensed in clinical psychology or clinical social work by the Florida Department of Professional Regulation at the time of appointment.



Bargaining Unit:                                    Unrepresented

FLSA Status:                                        Exempt

Code of Ethics Certification:                  No

Work Locations:                                   Substance Abuse and Health Care Services, Human Services

Class Spec Established:                         10/1982

Revised:                       10/2004

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