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Mental Health Program Director
Residential & Non-Residential Programs
New Hope, MN
Full Time
Bachelor's Degree
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$48, 303.00
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Mental Health Program Director
Pay: $48,303.00
Location: New Hope

Exciting, fast-growing new services with growth opportunities!!

There is an exciting opportunity at Dungarvin for a Mental Health Program Director in Minnesota! Dungarvin has over 40 years of experience in social services, and we are seeking a results-oriented professional committed to delivering quality services for people of varying abilities and needs. This position will support homes in the Twin Cities area. Join a great team with a drive to make a difference; apply today!

Job Responsibilities:
The Mental Health Program Director is responsible for coordination and management of 1-2 programs that specialize in supporting people with challenging behavioral and mental health needs, either in a residential or non-residential setting. Programs in these services only support 1-2 people because of those challenging needs. The two priority areas of responsibility include hiring and ensuring orientation and ongoing training of high-quality staff and ensuring all aspects of the program are developed, implemented, coordinated and monitored to the highest degree possible. The Mental Health Program Director should have direct communication and access to the director and all supervisors within the organization.


  • Health
  • Dental
  • 401K
  • Paid time off


  • 4-year degree is required, preferably in a behavioral science field and 3 years of supervising programs that oversee services for people with behavioral and serious persistent mental health needs or related conditions.
  • Must have experience in developing person-centered plans and individualized behavior support plans that identify specific proactive and, if necessary, reactive intervention strategies.
  • Ability to train subordinate staff members on all aspects of a person served, including behavioral, annual, functional analysis and other plans either developed by Mental Health Program Director or by outside supports.
  • Mental Health Program Director must also posses competency related to behavioral health services in areas related to:
    • Effective crisis intervention and treatment plans
    • Reduction/elimination strategies that promote least restrictive approved techniques.
    • Data collection, tracking and reporting; demonstrated expertise with populations of mental health and cognitive impairments.
    • Selecting intervention strategies to achieve desired outcomes.
    • Ethical considerations related to mental health services.

The program director must meet the requirements of a qualified mental retardation professional, based on four-year degree in a related field, experience and abilities. Experience in developing and implementing individual programs, budget implementation and supervising others is desired. Must have good decision-making, time management and communication skills, and be responsible, mature and flexible.

Dungarvin is an equal opportunity employer who provides a work environment that is filled with opportunities for personal challenges and rewards. In addition to competitive compensation, benefits and opportunities for growth, we also provide you the chance to make a daily difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

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