Behavioral Health Clinical Director

Location: Ventura, CA
Behavioral Health Clinical Director
The Assist Program is a new assisted outpatient treatment program, which will use an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model to engage and support persons with SMI who might otherwise not have the opportunity to engage in services that promote health, wellness, and recovery in support of each person living a self-directed life while striving towards their full potential.
Employment Status:  Full-Time
Shift:  AM, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Days:  Monday - Friday
In this mid-level management position and under direct supervision of the Administrator, the Clinical Director provides leadership, coordination and clinical supervision to multidisciplinary team(s) and/or program(s). Assists Administrator with quality improvement duties.
  • Masters or higher degree in Social Services
  • Two (2) years post-graduate direct clinical experience in a mental health setting
  • One (1) year in leadership role in relevant setting (inpatient or outpatient setting, as appropriate)
  • Current licensure/registration as MFT/MFTi, MSW, RN, Ph.D./Psy.D.
  • Must have experience working with mental health consumers, families and advisory boards
  • Sensitivity to multi-cultural populations and issues
  • If employed at Outpatient Program:
  • Ability to evade clients in the event of assaultive behavior
  • Ability to pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
  • Must be CPR, ProAct or CPI and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
  • All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. If the position requires driving, valid driver license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual or local requirements may apply
  • Demonstrate the company mission, purpose, values and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders
  • In conjunction with the Administrator, acts as the clinical authority of the program and establishes clinical systems and standards of care.
  • Provides safe, effective and efficient implementation of direct care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of care.
  • Plans, organizes, directs and controls clinical services and responsible for administrative functioning of clinical services departments.
  • Continually communicates with community partners and customers to ensure the continuity of care for persons served.
  • Ensures program functions smoothly within the larger behavioral health system by building and maintaining relationships with community partners.
  • Oversees documentation by clinical staff and performs audits of Clinical Charts to ensure adherence to State and County Requirements.
  • Establishes and maintains a recovery culture and philosophy within the program.
  • Promotes and maintains good relationships and communication between departments.
  • Aids in creating policies and procedures that address clinical quality and risk.
  • Completes incident investigations and summaries for regulatory agencies, as necessary.
  • Responsible for regular supervision and evaluations of assigned staff.
  • Ensures high quality services are being provided to all persons served.
  • Assures facility/program honors the rights of persons served.
  • Collaborates with other staff in implementation of corporate initiatives, and other services, as needed.
  • Available to assist at other Telecare facilities (consult) as needed.
  • Ensures treatment adheres to established policies, procedures and standards of care.
  • Ensures complete and accurate records on interventions and consumer behaviors.
  • Provides individual/group education and training.
  • Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.
  • Ability to contribute to policy and procedure development in a matter that addresses clinical quality and risk.
  • Understanding of local system of care and how the program fits within it.
  • Ability to maintain customer and community partner relations.
  • Familiarity with a variety of evidence based practices appropriate to population served.
April A. Estes
Senior Recruiter
720-439-2609 Direct
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