General Description: The Clinical Director is a full-time leadership/behavioral health position that leads specialized and empirically based trauma healing services for adolescent residents with histories or at high-risk for sexual exploitation/trafficking. This position includes collaboration with internal and external integrative service providers to grow specialized care to this population.
Education/Certification: Minimum Master’s Level Degree in Behavioral Health; Active license to practice independently in the state of AZ; Certification to provide Clinical Supervision preferred.
- Independently licensed as a Behavioral Health Professional in the state of AZ (LPC, LCSW, LMFT).
• Non-Profit operations and faith-based service experience preferable
• Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
• Adult and Pediatric CPR/First Aid preferred
• Crisis Prevention and Intervention certification or equivalent preferred
• Valid driver’s license and clean driving history preferred
• Documentation of freedom from communicable disease (TB)
• Willingness to promote StreetLightUSA’s mission to the community
- Background cleared of any criminal offenses disqualifying employment (i.e.: Sexual abuse of a minor, first or second-degree murder, sexual assault, sexual exploitation of a minor, felony drug offenses, robbery, dangerous crime against children, etc.)
Leadership Style: Strength-based, Servant Leadership, Situational Leadership, Trauma-Informed
Experience: 3-5 years training and clinical experience working with adolescent population, complex/ developmental trauma healing, residential treatment, and/or integrative services. Experience working with survivors of sex trafficking ideal but otherwise, specialty training will be provided.
Language Skills: Strong clinical writing skills, as well as verbal and written strength-based communication style.
Reasoning Ability: Able to comfortably and professionally make clinically sound decisions in crisis situations.
Physical Demands/Work Environment: The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this assignment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The employee may be required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and must state on application if there is a weight lift restriction. Specific vision abilities required by this job include near vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
- Be able and willing to engage in Emergency Safety Response intervention as a last resort to keep a resident and/or others from imminent danger.
The environmental characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This assignment requires professional dress when representing the program within the community and/or with external entities in/outside of the program. Casual, more relatable, clothing for our resident population can (and is encouraged) to be worn when working directly with the residents as long as it falls within the company’s dress code policy. For confidentially reasons, any company logo t- shirts/attire may not be worn in the community if a resident is with you.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Works in collaboration with Residential Services Director (RSD) to ensure cohesive programming and delivery of services to level 2 residential program.
- Collaborates with RSD on new referrals, to include completing referral assessments, interim treatment plans, and clinician assignments.
- Carries caseload of 2-3 clients.
- Co-facilitates weekly case review meetings with RSD
- Oversees clinical and academic services/staff
- Provides clinical supervision of associate level clinical providers, to include reviewing of clinical documentation
- Supports clinical service providers with case staffing, treatment review/update meetings, UM reviews, urgent clinical needs/assessments.
- Attends case review meetings with guardians or CFTs for clients under child welfare system for caseload and for clinician’s that may need additional support.
- Ensures adherence to SLUSA’s trauma healing model for CSEC and Behavioral Support Incentive Program
- Ensures that baseline and outcome measures are consistently utilized and reported to Director of Programs (DP).
- Collaborates with DP on Curriculum/P&P Updates and Community Trainings/Projects
- Collaborates with integrative service partners (medical, specialty clinical, psychiatric, and complimentary/alternative support services) to ensure high standard of integrative care for ongoing census.
- Supports billing department with any clinical documentation, coding, etc needed to ensure compliance with payor contracts.
- Ensures compliance with clinical and academic service delivery and documentation.
- Ensures coverage for clinical services to sustain stable healing environment.
- Collaborate with academic team to assess for readiness-to-learn and help to inform academic support plans
- Provide crisis intervention support as necessary, to include Emergency Safety Response intervention if necessary to keep the resident and/or others safe from imminent danger.
- Participates in bi-weekly SLUSA’s Clinical and Residential Services meetings (all programs).
- Attends all mandatory meetings and trainings.
- On-call for clinical urgent needs after hours and weekends.
- Ensures that the Director of Programs is kept informed of all high-acuity cases, high-risk cases, and medical/psychiatric emergencies, etc.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Lcsw)