UnityPoint Health

Project Director - Children's Mental Health Grant

Requisition ID
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
221 NE Glen Oak Ave
5020 UnityPoint Health Methodist Medical Center
Mental Health Clinic- MMCI
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Monday-Friday, 1st shift
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


Project Director-Children's Mental Healh Grant-UnityPlace

Methodist, Mental Health Clinic

Full-Time 40 hours/week, Benefitted

Monday-Friday, 1st shift


Leads, directs and coordinates Children’s Mental Health Initiative 3.0 Grant.  Completes operational management and implementation of grant requirements, oversees program staff, and oversees and administers the grant budget funds.  


About UnityPoint Health - UnityPlace:

UnityPoint Health - UnityPlace is proud to offer the most comprehensive addiction and mental health services in the Peoria, Illinois region to you and your family. UnityPlace was formed by the joining of UnityPoint Health®, Human Service Center and Tazwood Center for Wellness in April of 2019. UnityPlace is a new non-profit organization dedicated to meeting the growing behavioral health care needs of the community. Our compassionate and committed treatment team is comprised of many experts from psychiatry and addiction medicine. 

Our goal is to deliver comprehensive behavioral healthcare to optimize the patient's well-being. It is our privilege to partner with our patients on their journey of healing. 

As a member of the UnityPlace Team, our team members are eligible for a benefits package including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Retirement
  • Paid Time Off

Additional benefits are available, apply today to discuss our full benefits package!

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you matter. Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what’s right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Essential functions are the duties and responsibilities that are essential to the position (not a task list).  Do not include if less than 5% of work time is spent on this duty.  Be specific without giving explicit instructions on how to perform the task.  Do not include duties that are to be performed in the future.  Duties should be action oriented and avoid vague or general statements. 

% of Time



·         Primary liaison with the funder - Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation.

·         Manage the Maintains staffing patterns and day to day operations of CMHI 3.0 grant.

·         Ensures compliance with all policies and contractual agreements.    

·         Ensures compliance with grant training requirements.

·         Hires for grant positions.

·         Manages cost, schedule, performance and customer satisfaction.   

·         Provides supervision for program staff.

·         Oversees CMHI 3.0 activities completed by administrative staff.

·         Develops a “no wrong door” system of care with community partners.

·         Develops a centralized data system and standardized intake forms across organizations.

·         Responsible for submitting all required reports for CMHI 3.0 grant.

·         Develops and maintains a program manual in compliance with ICHF requirements.



·         Develops, maintains, and supports a Consumer Advisory Committee.

·         Develops, maintains, and facilitates a Planning and Implementation Team.

·         Develops, maintains, and facilitates Executive Leadership Team.

·         Actively participate in communication, attendance in required meetings, and learning collaborative sessions related to CMHI 3.0 grant.

·         Actively maintain professional relationship with open communication with providers, clinics, units, and community partners. 

·         Actively maintains open communication & demonstrates a cooperative, teamwork style with patients, families, other staff members, other healthcare workers, medical staff and community.

·         Demonstrates organizational abilities through correct prioritization of duties, efficient and appropriate usage of time, and effective utilization of support personnel.

















Required Documentation for CMHI 3.0 Grant

·         Ability to understand data and provide analysis of the data.

·         Collect and report data.

·         Utilizes data to inform executive leadership of process evaluation and improvement in the program.

·         Maintain computer proficiency

·         Assist with audits

·         Oversees and ensures that data is entered timely and correctly in the identified data base.


Basic UPH Performance Criteria         

·         Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·         Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·         Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·         Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·         Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·         Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.






Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.


Master’s Degree in a related field.






5 years working in a youth and/or behavioral health related field.






Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

Must have a valid Illinois Driver's license and acceptable motor vehicle record. An unacceptable driving record is defined as: More than 3 moving violations and/or accidents in the most recent 3 years, more than 2 moving violations and/or accidents in the most recent year, and drivers with a "major conviction" within the last 5 years (DWI OR DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, careless or reckless driving violations, making a false accident report, reckless homicide, manslaughter or assault arising out of the use of a vehicle, driving while license is suspended/revoked, and attempting to elude an police officer)







·         Advanced reading, Writing and Oral skills


·         Ability to respond appropriately to customer/co-worker. Interaction with a wide variety of people.


·         Maintain confidential information. Ability to communicate only the facts to recipients or to decline to reveal information.


·         Ability to project a professional, friendly, helpful demeanor.


·         Basic computer knowledge: Uses word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail application, and web browser. Comfortable within Windows OS and learning new applications.







·         Must have control over personal use of all mood-altering chemicals and behaviors.

·         If recovering from an addiction, must currently have a minimum of 2 years of uninterrupted recovery and must actively treat this addiction by appropriate recovery practices including.

·         Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.




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