Definition of Position:
Under the general direction of the Program Director, provide a wide range of complex administrative duties related to planning, developing and implementing a variety of programs thru a variety of funding sources. The Clinical Director is responsible for department-wide contract compliance, budget management and staff development. Additional tasks may include a variety of direct services, when necessary and/or appropriate.The Clinical Director is responsible for the appropriateness and effectiveness of services provided and for providing clinical and administrative leadership, guidance and supervision to Department staff. The unlicensed Clinical Director will work in partnership with CAPC Head of Service to ensure that all Mental Health services are delivered in accordance with state and federal regulations.As a member of the CAPC’s Senior Management Team, the CD will demonstrate leadership, accountability, integrity, credibility, and an uncompromising commitment to the vision and mission of the agency.
Description of Duties:
Promote and maintain a sense of teamwork between all CAPC staff, volunteers, Board members, and other individuals relevant to the successful operation of each program.
Represent the agency in a consistently professional manner, always modeling a commitment to the agency’s Mission, Vision and Values.
Be responsible for all aspects of CAPC Clinical Department program oversight and operation, ensuring program continuity and quality. Coordinate and assure that all Clinical programs and employees are working in accordance with policies, procedures and appropriate State and Federal guidelines.
In partnership with the Program Director, identify, develop and implement strategies that will maximize the synergies among program areas.
Provide ultimate oversight for implementation of all clinical programs and their relative budgets. Develop and maintain program policies and procedures for clinical programs. Support Program Managers in developing & upholding agency & department expectations.
Ensure all clinical programs are implemented according to contracts and regulations, ensuring compliance on all implementation and reporting levels.
Support Program Managers in the Hiring, training, supervising, & evaluating department staff. Ensure Program Managers are holding staff accountable to the delivery of appropriate and timely services in accordance with agency and funding requirements.
Work closely with CAPC Head of Service to ensure that all pre-licensed/licensed staff are providing competent, ethical services within their scope of work; address needs accordingly.
Work with Program Managers to address any identified growth needs of staff – implementing staff evaluations, performance improvement plans and other related documents as appropriate and necessary.
Oversee and direct documentation (hard copy and database) required for Medi-Cal billing, Victims Witness, and other funding sources. Provide direct services to clients when necessary/appropriate.
Meet regularly with Program Managers to develop their leadership abilities, ensure the Department is working cohesively and that programs consistently achieve goals, develop staff and ensure positive outcomes for clients.
Develop and maintain mutually beneficial working relationships with other stakeholders to ensure support of the agency’s vision, mission and values.
Develop/enhance tools for data collection, reporting, and other contractual requirements as necessary. Ensure program manuals are consistently updated to reflect current practices and expectations.
Actively participate in contract negotiations, grant writing and other activities that relate to program acquisition and/or improvement. Ensure the Clinical Department’s contracts align with the agency mission, values and are achievable.
Consistently monitor department & mitigate the likelihood of risk in services provided by ensuring strong policy & procedure development, coaching/training of staff, etc.
Report to the Board of Directors program achievements and pitfalls and execute their policy at the direction of the Executive Director.
Assist in designing the agency’s budgetary process and support the planning function. Ensure budget compliance across all Clinical programs and Clinical Program Managers.
Assist in carrying out public relations activities as requested.
At the direction of the Executive Director, Program Director and/or Board, aggressively seek out funding for, and work with other CAPC staff and community partners to develop programs consistent with the goals and objectives of the Council.
Provide agency oversight in the absence of, and assistance to, the Executive and/or Program Director as requested.
Provide program oversight in the absence of a Program Manager.
Education: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course in social services or a closely related field. Masters degree in related field and ASCW/MFTI required, LCSW/MFT preferred.Experience: Five years of relevant experience including direct clinical service to clients, and supervision of professional clinical staff; Demonstrated experience working with children, adolescents, and their families.
Knowledge of: The child welfare system, knowledge and principles of grant research, contract administration and negotiation, fiscal and organizational management; Understanding of and versatility with a range of theoretical perspectives.
Ability to: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; plan, direct and coordinate activities; monitor performance; collaborate with other community organizations; communicate effectively (both written and verbal); empower and motivate staff to perform with excellence; exhibit sound independent judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of performance, compliance, and oversight; present oneself professionally.
Technical Skills: Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Publisher) and other software and databases as requested.
Condition of Employment: Employee shall be required to provide a T.B. clearance (checked every two years), submit fingerprints for Department of Justice Clearance, and provide annually, a DMV record report compliant with the Agency’s liability insurance requirements. Employee must have a car, a valid driver’s license, and proof of automobile insurance. Employee must demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with clients and co-workers in a compassionate, non-discriminatory, non-judgmental manner. Position is dependent on continued funding and is an at-will position. Available to work on evenings and weekends as required by agency activities and/or programs.
Physical Demands: In order to perform the job duties associated with this position, the employee is regularly required to use his/her hands to finger, handle, grasp objects, tools and/or controls. The ability to talk, sit, stand, walk, and hear well is necessary. The employee may also be required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crawl, or crouch. On occasion, the employee may be required to lift and/or move 25 pounds. Visual ability to judge distance, color, focus, and see peripheral objects is also necessary.
Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by every CAPC employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.