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Clinical Program Director

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
The Clinical Program Director is responsible for the overall clinical development of all residential programs and staff, through implementing expansion and enhancement initiatives in the Fargo and Bismarck residential programs. The Director is responsible to ensure individual youth treatment plans and overarching residential programs are specific to the needs of youth and families. The Clinical Program Director will also recommend policies, priorities, and procedures consistent with best practice models for effective service delivery.

Program Development and Management
*Plans, organizes, implements, and evaluates clinical programs (case management, nursing, therapy, wellness, spiritual life and direct care) related to specified clinical services per Agency Clinical Plan to ensure youth and family needs and treatment goals are met in accordance with professional standards, agency administrative procedures and applicable laws, rules and licensing guidelines.
*Implements, evaluates, and improves trauma-focused services and trauma-informed culture.
*Oversee and evaluate youth treatment plans and residential programs ensure effective service delivery in accordance with the clinical plan.
*Direct therapeutic activities and assessment processes for care/cottage units, medical and case management.
*Direct youth admission and discharge planning.
*Work cooperatively with Education providers to ensure continuity in child’s treatment goals and objectives.
*Assist in all areas of program development and evaluation to ensure that programs are effective, efficient, and consistent with the organization’s mission and goals.

Clinical Services Supervision/Management Duties
*Supervise, train and oversee staff development of all clinical staff and unlicensed employees while working in conjunction with Human Resources Plans.
*Assist in interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning and scheduling/assigning on-going workload assignments, setting and adjusting work to be accomplished by staff; adjusting program and project priorities in consultation with the Vice President of Clinical Services and agency program leaders; and preparing schedules for work completion.
*Responsible for appraising performance; conducting weekly supervision meetings with staff; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
*Define work-flow and account-abilities in assigned areas of responsibility. Identify and develop job requirements and reporting structures.
*Monitors and controls department costs to maintain expenditures within allocations.
*Provide input for operating budgets.

Quality Assurance and Compliance
*Responsible to develop and maintain current policy and procedures with emphasis on quality standards, documents and communication/accountability systems for assigned areas of responsibility.
*Responsible to create, implement and evaluate quality and outcome measurements. Utilize process improvement methodology to assess progress and identify opportunities for improvement and resulting action(s).
*Ensure appropriate data collection and reporting as required by funders, government entities, and agency management.
*Develop, implement, and evaluate methods to ensure effective and efficient use of staff, facilities, equipment, and other resources while maintaining youth care and treatment standards.
*Responsible to facilitate in the organization planning, and coordination of an organization-wide approach to improving and maintaining standards in residential care, patient safety, and health outcomes.
*Prepare progress and performance reports for internal and external communication.

Other Duties
*Maintain effective relations with partners and help in the development and management of key strategic partnerships.
*Foster relationships with the community and a variety of stakeholders including but not limited to service providers, governmental entities such as the Veterans Administration, Department of Mental Health, Department of Health Services, etc.
*Participate in regional, area or other planning meetings. Serve as a spokesperson for agency when called upon.
*Provide administration and clinical on call responsibilities to residential program teams.
*Position requires schedule flexibility and ability to be responsive to youth and employee needs outside of regular workday hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Job Specification:
The Clinical Program Director must meet at least one of the following standards: A licensed, certified master’s level social worker with at least five years of clinical experience; a doctor of philosophy, with at least three years of clinical experience; A licensed addiction counselor who has a master of arts degree in a social or behavioral science with at least five years of clinical experience; an individual possessing a master’s degree in clinical discipline, such as a behavioral science with a clinical focus, with at least two years of supervised clinical experience; or an individual possessing a bachelor’s degree in social work with at least three year’s clinical experience in a licensed facility.

Preference given for candidates with a Master’s degree or higher, or equivalent and five to ten years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference to candidates with or ability to obtain Clinical Supervisor certification. A PhD level Psychologist or Master’s level clinician with license of LICSW/LPCC; and five to ten years of experience.

The Clinical Program Director should be capable of providing clinical supervision to Master’s level clinicians.

Call 701-551-6810 or email p.readel@dakotaranch.org.