Clinical Director of Adult Services

  • St. Monica's
  • Nov 22, 2021
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional

Job Description

Job Summary: Responsible for the development, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of clinical services for St. Monica’s adult treatment programs and staff assigned to them. Participates in overall agency administration; and establishes and maintains constructive working relations with referral sources and collateral agencies. Responsible for representing St. Monica’s in the community at relevant meetings. Responsible for modeling application of trauma informed principles & approaches in both clinical & management duties.


1. Oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of general clinical and health services, to include counseling, educational programming, family therapy, medical services, and discharge planning. Serves as a resource for the agency’s case management, admissions, and community support services.

2. Assists the Executive Leadership Team in ensuring that the agency’s policies and procedures are developed and implemented to: (a) meet the standards of regulatory bodies; (b) meet expectations of the Management Team and Board of Directors; and (c) ensure the safety and well-being of persons served and agency personnel.

3. Participates as an active member of the Leadership Team to assist in overall agency administration, including serving as staff liaison/participating in agency committees; identifying and representing staff issues and concerns; developing and implementing policies and procedures; reviewing agency activity for performance improvement; assisting in the development of the agency’s strategic plan to include the future direction for service provision and service marketing; and representing the agency as requested or approved by the Executive Leadership Team

4. Assists the Executive Leadership Team in budget and grant preparation and administration, including developing and monitoring completion of program goals/objectives and tracking program expenditures.

5. Ensures, with assistance of the Executive Leadership Team, that cultural competency and diversity is addressed in program development, implementation, and evaluations.

6. Supervises, directs, and evaluates the activities of services, including: Adult treatment program Counselors, Admissions/Client Engagement Coordinator, Case Manager-STR, Clinical Records Technician, Community Support Coordinator.

7. In collaboration with Executive Leadership Team, oversees the coordination, placement and training, supervision of counselors and students/interns/volunteers to ensure consistency with the delivery of services by these individuals as well as compliance with regulatory requirements.

8. Works with Finance Department regarding units of service & project types of services needed and other financial significant items. This includes monitoring programming for individual clients to ensure service requirements are met regarding provision of hours programming.

9. In conjunction with Executive Leadership Team, assesses staff training and development needs and coordinates clinical training sessions.

10. Consistently maintains agency referral network

11. Responsible for oversight of clinical case-management, provided by staff, which includes ongoing contact and coordination with probation, drug court, family drug court, parole, diversion officers, case workers, therapists, family members, and/or any outside source involved with the individual, in a manner affecting treatment focus and process.

12. Completes all required reports and paperwork in a timely manner including documentation/reports required for managed care and state and local funding entities, ensuring program staff to do likewise.

13. Oversees and is responsible for quality assurance of clinical files and clinical record keeping for all primary treatment programs, which includes assessments, individual treatment plans, admissions, progress notes, discharge summaries, and discharge recommendations, to meet regulation requirements.

14. Develops, and prepares materials, for facilitation of educational presentations for psycho-educational groups focusing on substance abuse, women’s issues, life skills, parenting, spirituality, including evidence-based practices (EBP’s) and treatments (e.g., Seeking Safety, DBT, CBT- Relapse Prevention, Co-Occurring disorders) and life skills, as assigned. Ensures curriculum for groups are in good order and updated, and EBP’s are administered to fidelity.

15. Reviews significant clinical incidents and makes recommendations for resolving clinical risks. Develops and maintains organizational policies and procedures directed at reducing and managing clinical risk in collaboration with the clinical and medical team.

16. Ensures facilitators are on time and prepared for psycho-educational groups, individual sessions, and group therapy.

17. Oversees use of standard assessment tools by clinicians to assess each women’s current treatment needs including: medical, employment/support, drug and alcohol use /history, legal, family history, family/social relationships, trauma and PTSD, depression and anxiety symptoms and other psychiatric issues and ensures assessment results are utilized to inform client care and for development of Case conceptualizations/Interpretive summary, guiding the Individual Treatment Plan.

18. Facilitates mechanisms for referral & involvement of client families, and other supportive individuals that client identifies as being important in their life, in family education and family therapy.

19. Attends ongoing training and staff development opportunities to keep abreast of current clinical issues and best practices.

20. Arranges for and/or facilitates training of staff when necessary and on an ongoing basis on appropriate parenting skills, trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, professional boundaries, EBP’s etc., to Counselors and other appropriate staff to include overall clinical training, staff development, supervision, and evaluation.

21. Facilitates and coordinates Clinical Staffing, weekly, reviewing Individualized Service Plan goals and objectives and progress made by the individual in treatment. Document staffing decisions and ensures implementation of the appropriate changes regarding individual’s treatment plan.

22. Facilitates and coordinates weekly individual Clinical supervision sessions and Clinical Supervision group. Ensures that all counselors holding a provisional license attend and participate in Clinical Supervision group.

23. Provides after hours On-Call Clinical Services as needed/as back-up or in emergency situations. Provides or requires Counselors to meet with the client face to face if mental health symptoms intensify to high risk levels to include suicidal ideation or threat to others. Ensures the counselors meet the client and staff at the hospital in cases where an individual needs triage for crises intervention services.

24. Follows necessary requirements as determined by the State in relation to licensure and/or certification.

25. Ensures that clients’ rights are upheld and that their needs are addressed to the extent possible through clinical management of regular individual and group supervision, staff meetings, and case management.

26. Attends a minimum of two training sessions on cultural competency and two training sessions focusing on Trauma Informed Care (TIC) and interventions per year.

27. Completes all monthly and Annual Relias online e-learning courses on time, in compliance with state and accrediting organizations training requirements.
28. Performs other duties as assigned by management.

29. Abides by HIPAA and 42 CFR confidentiality requirements in all interactions with businesses, family members, friends of clients, and other agencies and the general public. Ensures all program staff are in compliance as well as serving as a role model for clinical staff and is knowledgeable to answer questions.

Qualifications: Certification as a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP); certification as a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) or APRN, maintain appropriate licensure for LMHP and LADC or APRN; five years work experience as a counselor /therapist providing individual, group, and family counseling; three years supervisory experience; working knowledge of systemic and mental health counseling, addiction counseling, gender specific service delivery including trauma informed responsive and specific treatment approaches, cultural competency and treatment of co-occurring disorders and multicultural issues; management skills, including group process and team building skills; program development, implementation, and evaluation skills; public speaking and group training skills; interpersonal skills must reflect an understanding of people with varied backgrounds and an ability to work with difficult clientele; knowledge of community and regional resources necessary; possess a valid driver’s license; strong organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented work environment; ability to successfully execute many complex tasks simultaneously; and ability to work as a team member, as well as independently. Training experience in delivering Evidence Based Practices for addiction and trauma related disorders. Ph.D. in counseling or related field preferred.

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