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Clinical Director

Rewarding In So Many Ways.

At Cardinal Cushing Centers, Inc. we change lives—providing opportunity and hope to children, adults, and seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

If helping others is your passion, we’d love to talk with you. Our nonprofit organization offers competitive compensation and a full benefits package including medical and dental.

 

 

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Clinical Director: Administers, supervises and coordinates staff and programs of the Clinical Department. Implements clinical best practices for setting and participates in ongoing professional development.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

Administrative:

• Responsible for general coordination and supervision of the work of the Clinical Services Department, including social workers, mental health counselors, BCBAs, and support team

• Works with the assistant clinical director to ensure continuity of care

• Responsible for hiring, orienting and supervising all clinical staff

• Conducts weekly clinical meetings and works closely with the consulting psychiatrist

• Attends Board of Admissions and Department Health meetings

• Provides in-service training on behavioral/psychiatric topics as necessary or requested

• Develops and implements clinical curriculum for classrooms and residences

• Attends IEP’s, progress reviews and staffing when clinically important and necessary

• Upholds the mission and corporate values of St. Coletta and Cardinal Cushing Schools of Massachusetts

• Regular attendance and promptly reporting to work at the beginning of the scheduled shift are essential functions of this position

Clinical:

• Provides family therapy/consultation when indicated

• Coordinates prescription and monitoring of psychoactive medication with consulting psychiatrist, Health Center and also involved staff and parents

• Provides clinical supervision of clinical staff

• Ensures case coordination across disciplines

• Prioritizes ongoing learning and professional development; introduces best practices in working with designated populations

• Adheres to NASW Code of Ethics

• Able to build intentional culture in the department, reflecting the profession’s core values

• Provides consultation to academic and residential staff as requested

• Assists families in the guardianship process

• Intervenes physically in behaviorally aggressive situations using Safety Care techniques

• Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES  

Assistant Clinical Director, Mental Health Clinicians, BCBA, RBT, support team,

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE  

Related Work Experience

A minimum of two years’ experience in developmental disabilities

A minimum of two years‘ experience in clinical management

A minimum of five years’ experience in clinically based settings

Formal Education

Doctorate in psychology or related clinical discipline; licensed at independent practice level

Completion of orientation and required training

Certifications:  Receive initial certification and re-certification as appropriate in the following:

• First Aid/CPR

• Safety Care

Skills/Abilities/Competencies

Familiarity with various clinical disciplines including psychiatry, social work, counseling and residential treatment

Familiarity with psychoactive medication

Good interpersonal skills

Good organizational skills

Good leadership skills

Current Massachusetts licensure

Highest level of licensure in discipline