Community Healthlink

Program Director-BUDD

# Positions


The BUDD Psychiatric Day Treatment Program provides a coordinated set of individualized, integrated, therapeutic support services to individuals with psychiatric disorders, who need more active or inclusive treatment than is typically available through traditional outpatient mental health services. While less intensive than partial hospitalization, BUDD is an intensive, clinical program that includes diagnostic, medical, psychiatric, psychosocial, and adjunctive treatment modalities in a structured setting. The BUDD Program offers specialized services for individuals with co-occurring developmental disabilities and behavioral health conditions



  •  Responsible for the day to day operation of the BUDD Psychiatric Day Treatment Program consistent with regulations, contractual expectations, and best clinical practices.
  • Maintain standards of service consistent with Department of Public Health, Health Care Quality Administration regulations, state and federal regulations, contractual obligations, payer requirements, and Council on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities standards
  • Work closely with a multidisciplinary staff to provide psychiatric day treatment to adults with acute and chronic behavioral health conditions and co-occurring developmental disabilities
  • Work closely with administrative staff to provide excellent customer service
  • Provide direct supervision to staff and interns
  • Participate on the agency Management Team and the Adult Outpatient Services Managers Team
  • Work with the Department of Developmental Services area offices regarding referrals, treatment planning, crisis planning, and discharge planning, and provide all required documentation and reports as requested
  • Be a leader in diversity and inclusion, primary and behavioral healthcare integration, and continuous quality improvement
  • Lead and facilitate staff meetings
  • Participate in staff training, hiring, and discipline
  • Work collaboratively with leadership and staff of Community Healthlink programs and services and with state and other provider agencies
  • Provide direct clinical service through diagnostic evaluations; crisis/emergency assessment and intervention; treatment planning; individual, group, and couples therapy; participation in interdisciplinary treatment planning conferences
  • Consult with doctors, state agencies, family members, and other providers
  • Maintain client records consistent with agency policy and applicable laws and regulations


  • Knowledge of regulations pertinent to the provision of psychiatric day treatment services in Massachusetts. Experience supervising behavioral health clinicians and staff. Ability to collaborate and work with a team. 
  • Ability to perform diagnostic and risk assessments using current accepted tools and practices to determine appropriate level of care. Ability to develop and implement treatment plans which are behaviorally oriented, measurable, and appropriate for the identified level of care. 
  • Clinical expertise specific to adults with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use conditions and/or co-occurring developmental disabilities with an ability to engage clients effectively and work with other professionals and organizations. 


Education and/or Experience


  •  Master’s degree in clinical social work, mental health counseling, or marriage and family therapy or a doctoral degree in psychology.
  • Five years’ post-graduate degree experience providing direct clinical services, supervision, and management. 
  • Independent licensure in behavioral health in Massachusetts: Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Work, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. 
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to organize complex tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to pass a CORI background check

Community Healthlink is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, age, ancestry, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual preference, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items.
If applicable, Community Healthlink shall also abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified protected veterans and qualified individuals on the basis of disability. These regulations require affirmative action by Community Healthlink to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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