Clinical Director | Residental Treatment Facility Job – Des Moines, IA 3747

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Estherville, Iowa Job Opportunity
Clinical Services Director

Our Program: Forest Ridge Youth Services is a Residential Treatment Facility located in Estherville, Iowa. Set amidst the rural landscape, Forest Ridge Youth Services facilitates an environment that supports a young woman’s journey to learn more about who she is, the reasons for some of the decisions she has made, and how she can increase the respect she demonstrates for herself and others. In order to make this journey, her environment must be emotionally and physically safe and removed from the distraction and demands of social settings that may have contributed to her participation in unhealthy decisions and relationships.

At Forest Ridge, young women are offered immediate feedback from both staff and peers, allowing them to practice the interpersonal relationship skills of giving and receiving help. This supportive setting encourages the resolution of past trauma, seeks solutions for current challenges, and celebrates each success. The development of positive thinking patterns and a healthy value system provides each young woman with the internal guidance she is able to use when she leaves Forest Ridge.

Clinical Director: We are currently searching for a Clinical Director to join our team of dedicated professionals.

Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling. Must be approved to provide clinical supervision within the state of Iowa. One-year previous supervisory experience is preferred.

Licensure: LMHC, LISW, OR LPC

Benefits: Forest Ridge offers Medical Insurance, Vision, Dental, Life, and Long & Short-term Disability. Generous PTO, Paid Holidays, and 401K.

Job Description:
Department: Clinical Job Status: Full-time
Reports to: Assistant Executive Director FLSA Status: Exempt
Positions Supervised: Therapists, Substance Abuse Counselors, BHIS Practitioners, Caseworkers
Amount of Travel: 10%
Work Schedule: Typically M-F (Business Hours); evenings & weekends as needed
Position Summary: The primary function of the Clinical Director is to oversee the Clinical Department and provide services as needed.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions:
• Provide on-call support for clinical/mental health assessment
• Provide initial and on-going consultation to clients referred for services
• Assist in implementing Sanctuary Model of Care within Forest Ridge
• Supervise Caseworkers and their caseloads
• Identify areas of need for training for BHIS practitioners through supervision
• Provide in-person case supervision to BHIS practitioners and Caseworkers, as required for licensing and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) and be available in case of emergency
• Set schedules, supervise staff development and training, and provide assistance to all Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) staff, Caseworkers, and Clinical Services Therapist to assure client treatment delivery
• Responsible for (BHIS) implementation in treatment services to clients in our program
• Complete projected/actual revenue BHIS/Therapy will generate on a monthly basis
• Fill in as needed to complete LPHA and or other diagnostic assessments
• Fill in as needed to provide individual, family, and group therapy
• Develop and implement individual and family therapy plans
• Ensure all therapy documentation meets all standards in the validation of the billing process
• Report to the Executive Director on the program's operation and fiscal outcomes
• Meet regularly with the Director of Group Living to ensure and maintain open communication interdepartmentally for effective on-going treatment planning
• Provide clinical training as appropriate
• Provide on-going training to staff on mental health issues
• Provide consultation with the admissions department for client referrals
• Ensure appropriate programs that have been developed are implemented and service delivery protocols are followed to meet the needs of Forest Ridge students
• Serve in the Management On-Call rotation
• Serve in the Licensed Practitioner On-Call rotation to order restraints for Joint Commission
• Exercise vigilance to maintain client privacy in accordance with HIPAA and 42 CFR
• All other duties as assigned
Position Qualifications:
• Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions
• Accuracy - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
• Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word
• Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely
• Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task
• Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures
• Initiative - Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal
• Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task
• Tactful - Ability to show consideration for and maintain good relations with others
• Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines
Experience: One year of supervisory experience preferred.

Other Skills: Must maintain flexibility in a fast-paced changing environment.


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