City of Boston

Behavioral Health Manager

Posted Date 7 months ago(7/6/2021 11:54 AM)
Req ID
Age Strong
Regular Full-Time
Comm Elderly Affairs
Salary Min
Salary Max
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Brief Job Description (essential functions of the jo):


The Behavioral Health Manager is responsible for planning and managing the Age Strong Commission’s mental and behavioral health work.  This includes implementation, coordination and training of Age Strong staff and service providers as well as consultation, assessment, and evaluations of older adults. This position will work collaboratively with Age Strong Commission units and aging service providers to identify education opportunities and other community/population based services that meet the mental health needs of older Bostonians.  


  • Develops and implements a strategic plan to support the Commission’s mental and behavioral health work.
  • Works through brief interventions and makes clinical assessments of mental and behavioral health conditions and needs.
  • Provides bio-psychosocial assessment and short-term evidence-based behavioral interventions. Identifies and arranges services for participants with PCP, hospitals or within the community behavioral health system.
  • Provides behavioral health consultation and support to Age Strong staff and aging service partners regarding older adults seeking services.
  • Provides trainings and workshops to Age Strong staff and aging service providers on behavioral health topics such as social aggression, depression management, etc.
  • Plans and coordinates workshops and support groups for older adults and care partners on topics such as hoarding, grief and bereavement, etc.
  • Serves as the lead for the City’s hoarding program including partner coordination, liaison to the clinical provider, and program reporting.
  • Supervises clinical students.
  • Prepares, compiles and maintains all documentation and records in compliance with department policy and procedures.
  • Maintains professional knowledge through participation in professional organizations, conferences, and continuing education programs.
  • Serves as liaison between the Commission and providers.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with four (4) years experience in mental health counseling, social work, etc. may be substituted for the Master’s degree.  
  • Master's degree in mental health counseling, social work.
  • Current, valid, unrestricted licensure or certification to practice in Massachusetts (LMHC, LSW, LCSW, LICSW, Psychologist)
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and analytical skills required.
  • Experience in diverse culture preferred as well as experience working with older adult populations.
  • Ability to think strategically and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Experience handling crisis or emergency situations.
  • Experience working with older adults and families around mental health, behavioral health, and substance abuse is highly preferred.
  • Ability to prepare clear, concise and comprehensive reports.
  • Travel within Boston may be required in support of the position’s responsibilities.
  • Complete necessary documentation and maintain records for clients as required by policy and procedures.  
  • Experience in typical office software systems (Microsoft Office or equivalent) preferred.
  • Bilingual candidate preferred.
  • Must have and maintain a current valid MA driver’s license.
  • Subject to CORI check.


Boston Residency Required. 



Union/SalaryPlan/Gade: MM2-6

Hours per week: 35


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