Clinical Director Adolescent Behavioral Health
Shingle Springs, CA 
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Clinical Director Adolescent Behavioral Health
Category Clinical
Job Locations US-CA-Shingle Springs
Type Full-Time
About Us

Newport Healthcare is a nationwide behavioral healthcare organization dedicated to transforming young lives through evidence-based care. To that end, we have assembled the best teen and young adult mental health treatment staff in the country, and we want you to join us. While our experts guide our clients to sustainable healing, our job is to support our valued staff members, and we do that through offering industry-competitive salaries, career growth and skills expansion, student loan repayment and tuition reimbursement, and a company commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, among other advantages. Be part of a team that's dedicated to providing compassionate care based in authentic connection, mutual respect, and unconditional love-and experience the rewards of making a difference in the lives of young people and their families each and every day.

Empowering Lives. Restoring Families.

Responsibilities

$10k Sign On Bonus

The Clinical Director reports directly to the Executive Director and works in collaboration with the Chief Clinical Officer. The Clinical Director supervises therapists, counselors, and ancillary clinical team including outside consultants. The Clinical Director provides oversight for the Residential Clinical Program at Newport Academy. Duties include clinical supervision and support, peer reviews as part of the utilization review process, assignment of caseloads and groups, and implementation of clinical programming and protocols as developed in collaboration with the on-site Executive Director, Chief Clinical Officer, and/or Director of Program Development. The Clinical Director provides crisis intervention and is on call 24/7 for support to the On-Call Clinician and Executive Director/Residential Coordinators. The Clinical Director may carry a caseload to fill a vacancy or as needed to assist with challenging residents or families and support the Saturday Family Program as needed.

POSITION SUMMARY:

    Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Clinical Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the clinical program for the residential facilities. The Clinical Director provides clinical supervision to therapists and counselors and is responsible for interviewing, selecting, and training of clinical staff, to fill a vacancy or fill a newly created position, in collaboration with and approved by the Executive Director. The Clinical Director conducts 90-day and annual performance evaluations in accordance with Newport Academy's policies and procedures.
  • The Clinical Director may carry a caseload, in which they fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a Family Therapist, which includes facilitating Parent Orientation and Saturday Family Program, along with weekly individual family therapy. The Clinical Director provides training to all newly hired clinicians, as well as ongoing trainings to all clinical staff, in the established training schedule to ensure implementation of established treatment model. The Clinical Director facilitates weekly treatment team meetings and oversees the clinical aspect of discharge and continuing care planning. The Clinical Director assigns and manages caseloads and conducts peer reviews as required by the utilization review department.
  • The Clinical Director is responsible for clinical compliance of medical records by completing weekly audits to ensure quality of clinical documentation and timely submission of documentation, in collaboration with the Director of Compliance. Deficits are discussed with the clinician, with additional training and support provided when necessary.
  • The Clinical Director may be required to manage crisis situations in the milieu with residents and/or families, as well as provide support to staff for crisis intervention or management and is available 24/7 as back-up for the on-call clinician.
  • The Clinical Director manages the program schedule, in collaboration with the Executive Director, to ensure that the quality of therapeutic programming meets the expectations and standard of the Newport Academy clinical model.
  • The Clinical Director may be asked to conduct tours for professionals and prospective parents of the residential properties or represent Newport Academy at company-sponsored or community events.
  • The Clinical Director will have a Master's Degree in social work; marriage and family therapy; counseling psychology; or clinical psychology; preferred doctorate in Clinical Psychology or a related field, and be licensed as a Clinical Psychologist, Marriage Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker, or Professional Counselor with at least five years of experience in providing therapeutic services to adolescents and families in a mental health setting, preferably in a residential setting, with specific experience with family therapy.

ESSENTIAL CLINICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • May carry a caseload, whether to fill a vacancy, manage challenging residents or families or support the clinical team.
  • Assign caseloads and implements program schedule to coordinate activities of staff in providing therapeutic services.
  • Conducts peer reviews as required for utilization review.
  • Intervenes, and assists as needed, clinically with clients and/or families (crises intervention, AWOL risk, special needs, etc.).
  • On-call 24-hrs. for clinical emergency and consultation as support to on-call clinicians.
  • Responsible for clinical compliance and chart audits to ensure timely completion of all clinical documentation including biopsychosocial assessments and treatment plans.
  • Provides support with discharge planning and continuing care.
  • Attendance at meetings and participation as an interdisciplinary team member.
  • Conducts tours with professionals and parents.
  • Represents Newport Academy at company-sponsored or community events.
  • Documentation of services as required by applicable law and regulation, and other duties as assigned to facilitate program success.

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participates in implementing policies and procedures in compliance with the State and Joint Commission and monitors program to ensure compliance with licensing and accreditation regulations.
  • Phone and in person contact with professionals and parents as needed.
  • Responds to parents and professional's requests in a timely manner.
  • Facilities weekly treatment team meetings.
  • Facilitates development of communication/organizational systems to ensure efficient inter-departmental communication.
  • Facilitates weekly group clinical supervision meeting.
  • Audit client records to ensure compliance with quality and timelines.
  • Review staff communication and shift report for treatment implications.
  • Provide quality assessment and improvement staff training to ensure the Newport Academy philosophy and clinical model are being upheld and assist in maintaining staff competencies.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directly supervises all clinical staff (individual and family therapists, and counselors) with supervision oversight of all experiential outside consultants
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities with minimal supervision and in accordance with licensing and regulatory standards

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Licensed LCSW, LMFT, LPC or Clinical Psychologist with five years or more of relevant clinical experience with adolescents and families, with mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disordered populations. Must have one-year supervisory experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

* Must be licensed as a clinician in the State.

* Must have received criminal clearance from the State, current TB test, health screen, first aid and CPR certification.

Newport Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Newport Healthcare provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Newport Healthcare is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process please email accommodations@newportacademy.com for assistance.

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Newport Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Newport Healthcare provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
Newport Healthcare is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.  Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process please email accommodations@newportacademy.com for assistance.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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