For more than 130 years, some of society’s most challenged citizens have benefitted from the programs and services we provide. Our work is organized along three areas of practice:
- Social Justice Services transitions ex offenders back into mainstream society and diverts at-risk youth away from crime and toward a productive and fulfilling life;
- Community Strategies provides adults with intellectual disabilities a chance to grow and flourish in the community by offering residence in small group home settings;
Guided by excellence, creativity, and compassion, we support individual transitions, strengthen families and improve community safety.
- The Crime and Justice Institute provides research and consulting services which advance evidence-based practices that inform systems-level change. Around the nation, we are making neighborhoods safer and improving the quality of life for all through strong public policy development and legislation.
The Clinical Director oversees the clinical department of Somerville Transition Shelter. Somerville Transition Shelter is a residential program, contracted by the Department of Youth Services, to house adolescent males, ages 13-20, all court-involved. The Clinical Director is responsible for management and provision of clinical services; support, training and supervision of the Clinician, Case Manager and Clinical Intern(s); contract compliance for treatment services for the program; continued development of services; provision of training opportunities for staff development; community resource development; and evaluation efforts.
In addition, the Clinical Director may carry a caseload and be responsible for the direct provision of individual, group and family therapy as appropriate.
- Overall coordination of clinical services and programming; establishment and implementation of standards related to these services and programming; and continued monitoring and evaluation of these areas.
- Provide supervision to Program Clinician, Case Manager, and Clinical Intern(s), involving both clinical supervision and administrative tasks such as performance evaluations.
- Provide direct provision of individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy and crisis intervention services for clients of the program as needed.
- Oversee and ensure necessary documentation of clinical services and ensure that case files are up-to-date overall. Compile and create monthly reports for agency and funding source.
- Act as a member of the program’s administrative team, including: involvement in development, evaluation and revision of program services and procedures; coordination of staff trainings; and involvement in overall program management.
- Facilitate weekly treatment team meetings with administrative, educational and direct care staff, with a focus on reviewing progress, service plans and other issues related to each client.
- Attend and participate in all staff meetings and required trainings.
- Attend weekly population meetings, monthly Clinical Director meetings, and all other required trainings and meetings with funding agency and/or other collaterals, and act as a representative of the program/agency.
- Coordinate and utilize existing agency resources and identify existing, but under-utilized community resources to enhance program’s existing service delivery.
- Coordinate and oversee psychiatric consultation for clients with existing provider/resources, including some oversight of medication administration, ensuring client safety and coordination of services.
- Collaborates with program director around contractual issues and negotiation/renegotiation, if necessary.
- Participate in the hiring of staff as appropriate (e.g. reviewing resumes for appropriate candidates, take part in interviewing process, etc.).
- Participate in the program administration’s on-call rotation
- Prior supervisory experience.
- Experience working with an adolescent population.
- Experience in a residential setting.
- Experience with court-involved or court-referred youth a plus, but not required.
- Knowledge of DBT helpful.
- Must be comfortable working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
- Must have working knowledge of common word-processing and computer programs.
- Spanish-speaking preferred.
- BA/BS degree plus a Masters Degree in Social Work or related field.
- Independent licensure in Social Work (LICSW), Mental Health Counseling (LMHC) or Psychology is required. LICSW preferred.