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Director of Clinical Services
Title:Director of Clinical Services
Department:Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village
Location:Lignum, VA

Job/Position Overview:

Monitors and supervises the primary therapists in the execution of their assigned job responsibilities and the adherence to administrative and programmatic policies and procedures.  Ensures appropriate application of all clinical interventions, treatment programming and clinical care for all residents at the Village. Conducts the clinical screening of potential patients/families to determine appropriateness for admission.  Provides appropriate and ongoing training of clinical and direct care staff.  Facilitates multi-disciplinary case conference meetings and coordinates ongoing treatment across disciplines.  Ensures that therapy is designed, integrated and coordinated for maximum effectiveness of a treatment plan. Assists the Executive Director in the development, implementation and monitoring of the Alice C. Tyler Village Treatment Program.
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field.
  • Must be licensed by the State of Virginia as an LCSW, LMFT or LPC.
Training and Experience:
  • A minimum of two (2) years experience as a Licensed Independent Practitioner in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy; or Professional Counseling working with children and adolescents with psychiatric disorders.
  • At least three (3) years of experience in the administration and supervision of clinical services, departments, programs, personnel, and/or other treatment services in a psychiatric treatment setting.
  • At least one (1) year experience in providing clinical supervision for therapists seeking licensure as a Licensed Independent Practitioner.
  • Must have a working knowledge of treatment plan development and implementation including charting and progress notes and related documentation skills.
  • Must be current on all mandatory annual retraining and in-services.
  • Must participate in a minimum of 15 hours annually of in-service training applicable to specific job duties and responsibilities.
  • Possess a current certificate for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.
Must have ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift and grasp.  Should be able to run a distance of 400 meters in 2 minutes or less.  Must be able to perceive the attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature and/or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of the fingertips.  Possesses the ability to express and exchange ideas via spoken word during activities in which they must convey detail or important spoken instructions to others accurately, sometimes quickly and loudly.  Hearing to perceive the nature of sounds with no less than 40 db loss @ Hz, 1000 Hz, and 2000 Hz with or without correction; ability to perceive detailed information through oral communication and to make fine discriminations in sound.  Perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands and fingers.  Be able to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and to be able to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Work requires a minimum standard of visual acuity with or without correction that will enable people in the role to complete administrative and clerical tasks and visually observe residents on the unit and in therapeutic activities.
  1. Supervises all primary therapists in the execution of their duties and responsibilities including but not limited to the following:
    1. Treatment assessment and formulation (assessments, histories, PTP, ITP, etc.).
    2. Therapy delivery (individual, family and group therapy).
    3. Case Management (treatment interventions, therapeutic visits, case coordination with other disciplines, etc.).
    4. Communication with clients (Referral sources, parents/guardians, school officials, etc.).
    5.  Timeliness of all necessary documentation (session progress notes, contact calls, monthly summaries, discharge summaries, special notes, orders, etc.).
    6. Participation in the implementation of all clinical aspects of the Alice C. Tyler Village Adolescent and Children Treatment Program.
    7. Responsible for the clinical supervision and development for all therapists.  Provides clinical supervision and has clinical oversight on all therapy services provided by the primary therapists. 
    8. Oversees all facets of the treatment process for the facility including but not limited to assessments, treatment plans, updates/reviews, monthly summary reports, discharge summaries and other documentation or reports necessitated by the treatment process. 
    9. Facilitates multi-disciplinary case conference meetings to review team dynamics and milieu planning, review coordination of treatment interventions for team/individuals, review and approve therapeutic visits and conduct scheduled master treatment plan reviews and updates.
    10. Responsible for the recruitment, interviewing, hiring, training, payroll, performance appraisals, and disciplinary actions for all direct reports and ensures that the same are carried out accurately and in a timely manner.
    11. Ensures efficacy and implementation of all clinical interventions utilized with residents through monitoring and oversight.
    12. Reviews and approves all residents/families referred for admission to ensure clinical appropriateness.  This includes but not limited to reviewing files, interviewing parents or referral sources, and/or coordination of supporting information and documentation from clinicians, agencies or treatment facilities.
    13. Assists the Executive Director in the development and implementation of facility policies and procedures, ongoing development of the Alice C. Tyler Village Children and Adolescent Treatment Programming, and clinical practices and protocols in the area of psychotherapeutic services.
    14. Provide administrative supervision, leadership, guidance, and feedback to subordinate staff to facilitate smooth operations including on-call duties.
    15. Will provide therapy coverage for primary therapists during work absences due to vacations, illness, family leave, open positions, etc.
    16. Respond in a timely and appropriate manner to family/guardian and residents concerns.
    17. Assures consistency in dealing in a tactful and harmonious fashion with staff, residents, and the public and to adhere to and follow all policies and procedures as designated and defined by the Executive Director of the Village.
    18. Carries out other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the program.
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