Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Medical Director - Children's Behavioral Health in Kennesaw, Georgia

Are you a confident visionary leader who is passionate about residential care and family engagement? Are you looking to lead a dynamic multi-disciplinary team? Then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Team!

Being a Medical Director at Devereux has its Advantages

You will work with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. What will this opportunity offer you?

  • The support of a national organization in implementing evidence-based treatment programs, and the support of campus leadership in creating a vision to improve the quality of care for our youth.

  • Oversee the conversion of our girls program into a full DBT program, which will involve 18 months of training and consultation.

  • As a participant in the SAMHSA grant to address polypharmacy in the residential setting, this role will monitor and reduce polypharmacy whenever possible, by ensuring that staff members have the skills they need to understand and manage problem behaviors.

  • Continue implementing Devereux positive behavior Interventions and Supports throughout our campus and continue to use it as our foundation for shaping and rewarding positive behaviors.

  • Access to Devereux’s Institute of Clinical Practice, Training and Research, and memberships to professional organizations and conferences. Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Georgia is a 100-bed residential facility located on a 40-acre campus in Kennesaw, Georgia, providing services to youth ages 10-21 years. We offer a broad range of educational and evidence-based treatments in a nurturing environment using positive behavior interventions and support. Our current treatment tracks include; Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical behavioral Therapy (DBT), Matrix Model for substance abuse, Boys Town Social Skills Training Model, and Aggression Replacement Therapy. We have a specialized program for victims of commercial sexual exploitation and a neurofeedback therapy program for those youth who do not benefit from traditional treatments. This role will report to the Executive Director and serves as the leader in ensuring the highest quality of clinical, nursing and medical services. This role supervises the Director of Nursing and Clinical Director, and administers psychiatric/clinical/medical services and provides appropriate treatment.

A successful candidate for this role is one who loves working with children and their families, is a visionary, and is confident in their leadership abilities. The ability to direct a multi-disciplinary team and constantly seek ways to improve efficiency and communication is an asset. Understanding the role of each person and department, and building relationships that foster support for key initiatives is critical. An individual who is passionate about residential care and family engagement would be ideal for this role.

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Our Mission : Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.**

We employ more than 7,000 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and wellness program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our health and wellness programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer generous time-off policies and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.

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Our Ideal Candidate :

  • Board Certified or Board-Eligible Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist with current Georgia license. Completion of an approved psychiatric residency program.

  • Three (3) years experience in child and adolescent psychiatry with one (1) year experience in an administrative role preferred. Must demonstrate relevant treatment competency through clinical experience, continuing education units and referral letters to support these specific skills.

  • Ability to collaborate, lead teams, provide direction and integrate inter-disciplinary treatment approach.

  • Ability to balance leadership/administrative and direct client care (50%).

About the Organization: The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.

EOE Statement: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug testing required. EOE