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Psychiatric Services Director

Date Posted:  Feb 8, 2024
Requisition ID:  438193

Richmond, IN, US, 47374


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At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion - Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to complete the application and interview process, as well as perform the essential functions of a role.


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About the Richmond State Hospital:

Richmond State Hospital is about the people we serve and the community relationships we have developed dating back to 1890. Richmond State Hospital is a public behavioral health facility operated by the state of Indiana and one of six state psychiatric hospitals within the Family and Social Services Administration Division of Mental Health and Addiction. As part of a newly integrated system of state psychiatric hospitals, we serve consumers across the state as the Eastern Center of Excellence in Mental Health and Addiction Services.


Nestled in northwestern Richmond, our beautiful campus provides a quiet and peaceful environment. We provide psychiatric and co-occurring treatment to all adults regardless of race, religion, sex, gender identification, age, handicap, national origin and ability to pay for services. We are proud of our heritage and committed to continuing our tradition of service.


Richmond State Hospital offers individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, chaplain services, family therapy and education, group psycho-education, rehabilitation therapies, and patient employment opportunities. Unit-based programming is augmented with campus-wide specialty groups. RSH has been a state leader in evidenced-based medication prescribing to both reduce the risks associated with polypharmacy and optimize clinical outcomes. The hospital clinical and medical leadership collaborate with the unit treatment teams to provide the most contemporary and comprehensive care possible.


Salary Information:

This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $47,320.00. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.

About the Job:

As the Psychiatric Services Director, you will be responsible for developing, directing, and supervising the social services department at a state operated facility.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Meet with subordinates to discuss and improve treatment problems associated with individual cases, program or service line policy or standards of professional disciplines.
  • Assume responsibility over the social services discipline for all service lines.
  • Review work of subordinates and students to ensure quality and accomplishment of goals.
  • Coordinate and provide clinical training programs for students enrolled in field experiences.
  • Participate in individual and or group counseling or psychotherapeutic programs for inpatients and families.
  • Participate in hospital wide committees, integrated assessments, patient care monitors and case conferences.
  • Conduct professional development activities for staff and students.
  • Prepare and supervise subordinates and students’ preparation of social histories, individual treatment planning conferences, discharge records and other materials related to treatment and transition.
  • Familiarize family and patients with hospitalization and social service programs.
  • Register families for insurance and other related treatment and hospitalization requirements.
  • Recruit, select, onboard, and train employees to ensure role responsibilities and expectations are clearly understood while providing opportunities to continue professional development.
  • Set expectations, measure progress, provide ongoing feedback, and evaluate the performance of employees. Ensure work adheres to quality standards, deadlines, and proper procedures.  

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Maintain certification as established by professional practice board.
  • Thorough knowledge of community social service agencies and ability to supervise and plan the coordination of social service programs with other related agencies.
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of principles and practices of psychiatric social work including social adjustment and rehabilitation, mental illness, personality development, casework, group counseling work and community placement.
  • Working knowledge of the role of other treatment disciplines and ability to effectively coordinate interdisciplinary approach to treatment.
  • Working knowledge of administrative and personnel techniques as related to the supervision and direction of programs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to train, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinates.
  • Ability to analyze program needs and effectiveness and to formulate plans for change to more adequately carry out the mission of the service lines.
  • Demonstrate the ability to formulate and implement individual treatment plans and to insure the effective execution of such by treatment staff.
  • Ability to counsel and communicate effectively with patients, their families, other treatment staff and representatives from the community.
  • Ability to assess patients’ needs, assess and document their progress, and change or amend treatment plans to effectively meet patients’ needs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to train professional and paraprofessional staff regarding effective social work methods and standards.
  • Effective communication skills. 
  • Ability to delegate work, set clear direction, and manage workflow.
  • Ability to effectively give feedback, provide guidance or corrective action, coach, and develop employee skillsets.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may provide direct supervision for one or more staff members.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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