Executive Director

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The Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors (BOV) is an independent board of inquiry and review that is responsible for ensuring that the treatment of all persons either voluntarily or involuntarily admitted to a mental facility in Montana is humane, is consistent with established clinical and other professional standards.  The Executive Director is responsible for supervising 2.5 full-time positions which provides legal representation for patients who are civilly committed.

Director of ADR Services
Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors
Warm Springs, MT

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Reviewing all plans for experimental research or hazardous treatment procedures;
  • Inspecting all mental health and residential facilities;
  • Reviewing cases of alleged mistreatment, abuse, and/or neglect;
  • Ensuring that treatment / habilitation plans exist and are being implemented;
  • Assisting people in resolving grievances;
  • Reporting facility non-compliance;

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, policies, mandates, and standards relative to the clinical treatment of persons with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses;
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws; mandates for protection of and advocacy for persons with developmental disabilities and mental illnesses; professional clinical standards of developmental disability and mental health treatment.
  • Knowledge of public administration, public relations, and government organization; Governor’s office policies, and the state’s budgeting and legislative processes.
  • Substantial experience in personnel management and supervisory practices, program development, and management of organizations with specific knowledge in strategic planning and quality assurance processes.
  • Excellent oral and writing skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently; organize and prioritize responsibilities and maintain organization in a stressful, unpredictable, sometimes hostile environment;
  • Proven ability to advocate effectively on behalf of clients and family members with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities; and work collaboratively to resolve issues among differing interests and stakeholders, including the ability to establish rapport and maintain effective communication with a variety of people with differing abilities in an emotionally charged atmosphere;
  • Working knowledge of the basic principles of conflict resolution, collaborative approaches to problem solving and consensus building, and mediation.

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