Clinical Director
Sequel Youth and Family Services - New Mexico

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Located in Albuquerque, NM, Bernalillo Academy is a sub-acute residential treatment center that serves youth between the ages of 5 and 17 with a diagnosis of Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, and other Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and Developmental Delays.

Position Overview

We have an immediate opening for a full-time Clinical Director. The Clinical Director will manage and direct the Clinical Department within facility practices and guidelines and governing body regulations and requirements. Directly supervise clinicians and oversee the development of all treatment planning. Oversee and evaluate clinicians in their performance of job duties. Support clinicians and other supervisors in their duty to address and solve problems with consumers and referral sources. Support Utilization Coordinator and ensure clinical compliance with facility practice and contract requirements. Works as integral part of facility's Management Team to meet or exceed industry standards of residential treatment.

Job Duties
  • Participate in the planning and approval of budgetary expenses for the department.
  • Direct, supervise and evaluate work activities of clinicians.
  • Maintain communication between other department heads by attending Administration Team meetings and coordinating interdepartmental functioning.
  • Analyze counseling and guidance procedures and techniques to improve quality of service provided to consumers.
  • Plan and implement counseling service programs to including supervision and training of personnel, and the quality of the delivering of services to consumers.
  • Participate in the recruitment, appraising qualifications, hiring and training of clinical personnel.
  • Monitor work schedules and assignments for clinicians according to caseload and employment agreement.
  • Review, analyze and maintain an awareness of changes in the mental health field, diagnostic and treatment techniques, governing body requirements and regulations, NM CYFD licensing board requirements, legislation, laws and public policy.
  • Establish objectives and evaluation criteria for clinical employees.
  • Direct the design and preparation of quality assessment surveys for consumers and stakeholders.
  • Work with Administration Team to develop and implement organizational policies and procedures for facility to remain in compliance with corporate expectations and guidelines and governing body regulations and requirements.
  • Manage and train clinicians, usually by in-service training in a group setting or on a one-on-one basis as needed, in the delivery of mental health and substance abuse services to consumers.
  • Problem solve with administrative directors, clinicians, consumers and referral sources to discuss service problems, respond to consumer needs, address barriers to accessibility, enhance public relations, coordinate services and promote exceptional programing.
  • Identify and develop innovative therapeutic materials to continually improve program offerings.
  • Conduct weekly Clinical Department meetings in group setting, and on an individual basis as needed.
  • Advise clinicians to effectively manage time and case loads.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of the clinician/consumer relationship, making changes when necessary.
  • Establish regular communication with ancillary providers and update the Administration Team on consumer progress and make recommendations for the utilization of these services.
  • Represent department Administration Team meetings as well as leading departmental and treatment meeting with multi-departmental staff.
  • Monitor the utilization review and assist the Admissions Director and others as needed, with communications and interactions.
  • Address community groups and agency staff to interpret counseling services.
  • Direct activities to ensure readiness of facilities, clinical records and other required resources for governing body audits.
  • Direct activities of staff related to reviewing medical case histories, diagnosis and treatment procedures, maintaining case files, and interpreting and editing consumer forms.
  • Coordinate facility with school and community services.
  • Address community groups and agency staff to interpret counseling services.

Job Requirements
  • Master's degree in Behavioral Science or related discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • 5-7 years of related experience in direct clinical services to a similar population of youth.
  • Appropriate clinical licensure (LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LPCC) in the state of New Mexico.
  • Familiarity with and current knowledge of CYFD and Joint Commission regulations and other governing body requirements and regulations.
  • Experience with audits and surveys preferred.

Benefits Package
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance after sixty days.
  • Company provided Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Company provided AD&D insurance
  • Flexible Spending program
  • 401K after sixty days.
  • Paid Time Off

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