Clinical Director, Youth Services

$62,000 - $72,000 yearly
  • NOVA Treatment Community
  • 8502 Mormon Bridge Road, Omaha, NE, USA
  • Sep 22, 2022
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Job Description

The Clinical Director for Youth Services is responsible for the programmatic and clinical supervision of the adolescent Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility.  These duties include clinical supervision, supervising PRTF program employees, and performing as a part of the treatment team.


Major Responsibilities


  • Supervise, evaluate and manage employees in the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF). 
  • Plan and ensure consistent implementation of the Therapeutic Community model.
  • Assist the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operations Officer with the planning and implementation of improvements in the treatment community, and provide continuous evaluation of program needs in order to make recommendations in program design, development and implementation. 
  • Make immediate therapeutic interventions in crisis situations using effective professional judgement and clinical skills. 
  • Facilitate therapy groups, family therapy, lectures and other activities as needed.  
  • Supervise/conduct case reviews with Supervising Practitioner and other clinical employees, and make recommendations regarding admission, status changes, discharge planning and adverse incidents.
  • Work with community resources to develop referrals for the program.  
  • Provide clinical supervision for employees seeking licensure and/ certification.  This will include supervision of interns/ practicum students. 
  • Supervise the maintenance of clinical records that document program members service needs, treatment plans, and progress, utilizing agency format and standards for clinical recording and insure proper supervisory sign off.  
  • Complete required supervisory reports in a timely manner, including Time Sheets, Performance Evaluations, Disciplinary reports, etc.
  • Develop and present on clinical training for employees.
  • Conduct/attend employee meetings to provide a flow of information between all levels of supervision and program activities.  
  • Provide consultation and education on NOVA TC's PRTF to community agencies.  
  • Coordinate interactions of medical professionals (psychiatrist/psychologist), vocational/educational organizations, the criminal justice system and other organizations in order to maintain continuity of care for program members.  
  • Participate in review of NOVA TC Policy and Procedures to ensure accuracy of information.  

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or a related field and Nebraska stated Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) preferred.  Nebraska state Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) required.
  • Minimum of four years clinical experience.
  • Minimum of two years supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office computer software and Electronic Health Record (EHR) system.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to complete and maintain accurate records. 
  • Ability to prioritize work, multitask and utilize individual and team-oriented problem-solving skills
  • Ability to organize and supervise the on-going performance of Therapists, Case Manager, PRTF Shift Supervisor and Behavioral Health Technicians within the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility program.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, program members and appropriate community agencies and to function in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to provide on-call crisis coverage and deal with crisis situations. 
  • Ability to effectively use individual and group counseling skills.
  • Ability to identify and effectively resolve individual treatment issues with program members.
  • General knowledge of treatment techniques associated with therapeutic intervention including the Therapeutic Community model and its application to the treatment of co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. 
  • Knowledge of the formal psychological testing instruments and their application to clinical practice. 
  • Acquire and maintain on the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Service’s Preferred Provider listing. 
  • Valid driver’s license that meets agency standards, and ability to meet transportation needs of agency.
  • Acquire knowledge of agency policies and procedures, Medicaid Chapter 32 Regulations, Magellan Behavioral Health regulations, CARF standards and other licensing and funding requirements to be obtained during the probationary period.


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