Clinical Director

through their most difficult times. Our school-based services are highly individualized for each student, and parents and other family members are enlisted as partners in designing and implementing the education and treatment plans for their child.

Seneca is currently seeking a Clinical Director to advance the clinical standards of our classroom and outpatient school programs. The Clinical Director evaluates the effectiveness of staff interventions and treatment strategies in order to address a wide range of student needs. Our goal is to improve the lives of our clients and families, shorten their length of service, and ultimately arrive at a successful, long-term transition. Our innovative programs work closely with the school districts to support students who are receiving special education services, and also to provide individualized support to preempt the need for placement in a special education classroom.

Responsibilities:

  • Meet weekly for individual and group supervision of therapists in counseling enriched classrooms and public school settings.
  • Help therapists and classroom teams evaluate the progress with the treatment of each individual student and family.
  • Help staff understand the needs of the school community and determine how the clinical staff can be a resource to meet these needs.
  • Develop staff through ongoing trainings and professional development.
  • Work with team members on the Clinical Counseling Associate (CCA) track to develop their clinical skills.
  • Evaluate the quality of mental health services provided at each site and adapt services to better serve the needs of clients and families.
  • Ensure the highest quality of clinical standards and the Seneca Model are implemented effectively and judiciously by staff.
  • Meet or talk with school partners as needed to strengthen the relationships with families, principals, teachers, school staff, and district staff.
  • Provide guidance for clinical supervisors and program administrators.
  • Be available for observation of individual, family, or group therapy, or crisis consultation as needed.
  • Evaluate and work with therapists on the team, including hiring, developing and counseling out as appropriate.
  • Ensure that all documentation is in line with each client’s treatment goals and includes language in line with the Seneca Model.
  • Review and approve therapist paperwork.
  • Inform clinical practice among the multi-disciplinary team in the context of team meetings, debriefing, Treatment Reviews, and as otherwise needed.
  • Meet with Program Director bi-monthly or as otherwise scheduled.
  • Prepare for and attend monthly URC meeting.
  • Supervise the Case Assistant.
  • Perform as a Licensed Independent Practitioner (LIP). Duties may include authorizing time-limited orders for restraints and seclusions, consulting with staff regarding incidents and evaluating clients in person.
  • Approve Incident Reports and provide feedback to individuals, teams, and Program Director as appropriate.
  • Perform all other duties as necessary for the good of the agency as instructed by Program Director.

Qualifications:

  • LCSW, MFT or licensed Clinical Psychologist for two years or more
  • At least five years experience in working with severely emotionally disturbed children and their families
  • Prior experience as a Clinical Supervisor
  • Ability to train clinicians in assessment, hypothesis building, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Familiarity with milieu work, including behavior modification techniques
  • A developed theoretical orientation toward treating SED children and dysfunctional families
  • Knowledge of the provider system, including school districts, Mental Health and Social Services
  • Experience working in a school based program

Compensation:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive employee benefits plan, including medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
  • Five weeks of flexible paid time off
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
  • Excellent clinical training

How to apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume (in Word or PDF format) to HR@senecacenter.org.

Hayward, California
2013-10-31
Seneca Family of Agencies
n/a
HR@senecacenter.org.


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