Assistant Director for Clinical Services

Job Type

Full Time




New York
New York
United States


Overview: The Door is an unparalleled model for youth development, offering a comprehensive range of integrated services within a single site for nearly 10,000 New York City youth each year. Our mission is to empower young adults to reach their full potential by providing comprehensive youth development services in a diverse and caring environment. At The Door, youth can access health care and education, mental health counseling and crisis assistance, legal assistance, college preparation services, career development, housing supports, arts, sports and recreational activities, and nutritious meals – all for free and under one roof. By providing participants with our suite of integrated services, we seek to provide any motivated young person with the tools, resources, and opportunities needed to successfully transition to adulthood.


The Assistant Director for Clinical Services will provide clinical leadership to the agency’s mental health program by giving ongoing training, clinical supervision, and task management to the mental health team, and by reporting to the Director of Mental Health Services on quality assurance and clinical compliance with regulatory and quality assurance standards. The Assistant Director for Clinical Services will also provide clinical consultation to other programs and units within The Door, and will work with the Director of Mental Health and other management staff across the agency to ensure integration and accessibility of mental health services among all Door programming.



·        Maintain an agency-wide youth development focused framework (including methods, modalities and strategies) for the provision of mental health services

·        Oversee and continue to improve implementation of a clinical framework for screening, engaging and supporting youth and young adults (up to age 25), including those with severe and persistent mental illnesses and/or who have histories or risk of homelessness

·        Provide daily oversight of Article 28 mental health services, including clinical supervision of an interdisciplinary team of psychotherapists and interns; oversight of crisis, short-term and long-term services that address needs of young people; assurance of documentation compliance; implementation and ongoing development of policies and protocols; participation (with Director of Mental Health Services and other stakeholders) in program planning and evaluation; and adherence to contractual requirements as managed by Director of Mental Health Services

·        Provide field placement supervision for Master's Level students

·        Work collaboratively with University Settlement's Article 31 staff to promote satellite services

·        Provide support to onsite Article 31 therapists

·        Work with other supervisors to ensure appropriate integration of departmental programming

·        Participate on agency-wide task forces or teams including Behavior Management Team

·        Ensure compliance with funding sources and contracts, including timely submission of reports and data collection.

·        Ensure tracking of behavioral health outcomes and goals for the department and integrate a system of data collection and outcome measurement (tools, tracking systems, etc.)

·                 In collaboration with leadership, develop and direct mental health services consistent with NYS Healthcare and Medicaid Reform

·        Work in an ongoing way to ensure deeper integration of behavioral health and primary care at The Door

·        Ensure ongoing quality assurance and clinical compliance with regulatory and quality assurance standards (DOH, HRSA, PCMH, etc.)

·        Oversee and promote clinician productivity

 ·       Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor



  • Masters degree in Social Work
  • LCSW required
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in adolescent development, assessment, and psychotherapy
  • Minimum three years experience supervising staff
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
  • Experience with program planning and evaluation and contract management
  • Proven track record of effective staff support and supervision as well as the ability to build and maintain collaborative partnerships
  • Knowledge of government contracts related to the mental health field
  • Demonstrate an understanding of and practice the principals of positive youth development
  • Experience working with LGBT-identified, runaway and homeless, foster care, and immigrant youth populations
  • Excellent written, oral communication and analytic skills
  • Certification in Seminar in Field Instruction preferred
  • Proficiency in Spanish, French, Mandarin preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Hours: Full time

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree