Clinical Director in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 2/23/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate program planning, delivery of treatment services and other related activities based on philosophy, goals and objectives of the program.
  • Convene and lead treatment team meetings.
  • Provide supervision to the all therapist (s)
  • Attend daily staff meetings and inform staff of any important resident data.
  • Implement recovery process for residents as defined by Interim House West program goals and philosophy.
  • Insure that the resident assistants receive up-to-date written information in the log book concerning the physical and emotional status of each resident, as needed.
  • Provide continuity of care as defined by treatment plan for each resident.
  • Lead group therapy sessions and participate in double group sessions in the absence of the therapist.  Lead special topic groups such as relapse prevention, re-entry, addictions curriculum and/or conflict resolution.
  • In the absence of a therapist, Conduct weekly individual therapy sessions with each resident on caseload and conduct continued stay reviews with funder as needed.
  • Oversee admissions in the absence of Admission Coordinator.
  • Conduct individual therapy sessions when requested by clients or as indicated by observations.
  • Maintain authority for  residents’ requests to leave premises.
  • Assert veto power when necessary to refuse pass- privileges as decided by treatment team when stability of resident is in question or indication of inappropriate plans are present.
  • Provide resident assistants and facility manager with accurate, detailed list of weekend passes, meeting passes and visitor list.
  • Establish and maintain schedules for all daily therapeutic activities.
  • Coordinate/collaborate with off-site, community-based mental health treatment providers.
  • Alert Program Director to any current or potential staffing and clinical issues including  behavioral problems of residents.
  • Provide 24-hour on-call supervision of treatment program as needed.

Treatment Plan:

  • Oversee Therapist completing, with resident, within 15 days, a Comprehensive Treatment Plan based on Psychiatric Evaluation and other psychological assessments.
  • Oversee the updating of treatment plans every 30 days.
  • Collaborate with Psychiatrist on behalf of resident’s treatment planning.

Progress Report: 

  • Maintain continuous record of all treatment team meetings, events, and resident’s progress toward  accomplishment of  treatment  goals as stated in Treatment Plan.
  • Oversee and review weekly submitted treatment documentation from all staff.
  • Audit and Maintain charts to meet all standards of funder.

Continuing Care Plan:

  • Assist treatment team and residents with the information of continuing care plans 2 months prior to discharge.
  • Ensure therapist Complete Discharge Summary within 7 days of a resident’s discharge from treatment.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience:

  • Master’s degree and 3-5 years related experience or bachelor’s degree and four years’ experience specifically related to the position.
  • Competence in individual, group therapy and family intervention.
  • Thorough knowledge of polydrug use and treatment modalities, especially crack cocaine, mental health issues and the recovery process.
  • Ability to use therapeutic skills essential to assisting residents in process of recovery.
  • Ability to serve as a role model to residents.
  • Supervisory experience

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree and 3-5 years related experience or bachelor’s degree and four years experience specifically related to the position.
  • Completion of DDAP Supervision training.
  • Competence in individual, group therapy and family intervention.
  • Thorough knowledge of polysubstance use and treatment modalities, including, mental health issues and the recovery process.
  • Ability to use therapeutic skills essential to assisting residents in process of recovery.
  • Ability to serve as a role model to residents.
  • Supervisory experience required.

Salary:

  • Commensurate with education and experience.