Nonprofit

Clinical Director - Therapeutic Community

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Monterey, MA
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Published 10 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
August 31, 2024
Application Deadline
July 15, 2024
Education
Master's Degree Required
Experience Level
Director
Salary
USD $85,000 - $95,000 / year

Description


Job Description

Gould Farm

Clinical Director 


We are looking for a dynamic practitioner with a passion for recovery and an unwavering belief in people’s ability to heal to join our dedicated team as Gould Farm’s Clinical Director. As the Clinical Director, you will play a pivotal role in providing comprehensive care to our guests and ensuring the delivery of high-quality therapeutic services. You will be responsible for managing a team of dedicated professionals, overseeing the implementation of evidence-based treatment modalities, and fostering a trauma-informed, supportive, and healing community environment.


The Clinical Director works closely with the Executive Director and leadership staff in support of the day-to-day operation and strategic direction of the Gould Farm program. The Clinical Director provides thought leadership and guidance to the clinical and treatment philosophy of the program.  The Clinical Director supervises clinical staff and clinical care of guests, oversees crisis response, and supports family relations. The Clinical Director works in a multidisciplinary team environment and demonstrates a commitment to anti-oppression work and sensitivity to differences including LGBTQIA+, race, ethnicity, socio-economic, and neurodivergence.


The Clinical Director exemplifies the values and spirit of Gould Farm by encompassing a strengths-based perspective toward recovery and actively participates in the ongoing nurturing of a Gould Farm community in the Berkshires and Boston areas.


RESPONSIBILITIES


Clinical Leadership:

  • Serves as a member of the senior leadership team and works collaboratively to ensure all agency operations are integrated and functioning well.
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for the clinical program, ensuring alignment with the organization's mission, values, and strategic plans.
  • Develop and implement clinical policies, procedures, and guidelines to promote best practices and ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to design and implement individualized treatment plans based on guests' unique needs.
  • Stay updated on current research and advancements in the field of mental health and substance use treatment, integrating relevant findings into clinical practices.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all clinical treatment services are provided ethically and professionally.
  • Available for crisis consultation and management as needed. Capable of appropriate independent judgment to determine the appropriate course of action in resolving problems and in emergencies.
  • Facilitates critical incident reviews and staff debriefings in the event of a clinical crisis or emergency.


Team Management and Development:

  • Recruit, train, and supervise the Assistant Clinical Director, a team of clinicians, and a transition counselor.
  • Work collaboratively with consulting psychiatrists.
  • Foster a positive and collaborative work environment, promoting teamwork, open communication, and professional growth.
  • Provide regular supervision, feedback, and performance evaluations to staff members, promoting their continued development and success.
  • Facilitate weekly Clinical Team and Doctors meetings.
  • Plan, facilitate and/or lead, trainings, and professional development activities to enhance the clinical expertise and skills of the team and staff.


Clinical Program Oversight:

  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to develop and facilitate clinical and wellness groups, tailored to meet the needs of our guests.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of clinical interventions, making necessary adjustments to optimize outcomes.
  • Oversee the documentation and record-keeping processes to ensure accuracy, confidentiality, and compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Provide leadership and coordination for the outcomes study and support the quality assurance and evaluation activities of the organization.
  • Collaborate with the Admissions Director around admissions decisions, including reviewing records, interviewing applicants, and conferring with other professionals to evaluate an individual’s suitability for participation in the program.
  • Liaison with Family Partners from admission through discharge, including facilitating and participating in family meetings with doctors, clinicians, and guests.
  • Ability to work/be on-call evenings, weekends, and holidays as scheduled/necessary.


Community, Collaboration, and External Relations:

  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings and case conferences to ensure a coordinated approach to guest care.
  • Participate as a member of the community through participation in meals, activities, and holiday celebrations.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with external stakeholders, including referring agencies, community organizations, and healthcare providers.
  • Represent the organization at professional conferences, workshops, and community events, promoting the program and sharing clinical expertise.
  • Other duties as requested or required.


QUALIFICATIONS


  • Master's degree or higher in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or a related field. 
  • Current licensure as a mental health professional (e.g., Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor). CADC or LADC is a plus!
  • Minimum of 7 years of clinical experience in mental health or co-occurring substance use treatment, with a strong background in residential settings.
  • Prior experience in a leadership or managerial role, demonstrating the ability to effectively supervise and mentor staff.
  • Extensive knowledge of evidence-based treatment modalities and therapeutic approaches, including CBT, DBT, IFS, MBT, and psychodynamic interventions.
  • Familiarity with group therapy dynamics and experience facilitating clinical and wellness groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish collaborative relationships with guests, staff, family partners, and external stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail and a commitment to quality improvement.
  • Knowledge of regulatory standards and best practices in mental health and co-occurring substance use treatment.
  • Commitment to participate in and foster the therapeutic community milieu.
  • Proficiency with Electronic Health Records.


Gould Farm is an equal opportunity employer; the organization offers employment, advancement opportunities, and benefits without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, marital status, parental status, physical or mental ability, mental health, age, veteran status, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, genetics, political beliefs, and any other basis prohibited by applicable state, federal, or local laws. Candidates who can contribute to Gould Farm's commitment to diversity are encouraged to apply.


Compensation: Salary range $85,000 to $95,000 with a great benefits package including medical insurance (employer pays 85% of premiums and up to 100% of deductible), dental/vision/life insurance (employer pays 100%), generous Paid Time Off (PTO includes 5 weeks of vacation and holidays the first two years and 6 weeks thereafter), generous sick time accrual, 401K.


Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources at:  hr@gouldfarm.org.



 




Job Description

Gould Farm

Clinical Director 


We are looking for a dynamic practitioner with a passion for recovery and an unwavering belief in people’s ability to heal to join our dedicated team as Gould Farm’s Clinical Director. As the…

Benefits

Salary range $85,000 to $95,000 with a great benefits package including medical insurance (employer pays 85% of premiums and up to 100% of deductible), dental/vision/life insurance (employer pays 100%), generous Paid Time Off (PTO includes 5 weeks of vacation and holidays the first two years and 6 weeks thereafter), generous sick time accrual, 401K.

Salary range $85,000 to $95,000 with a great benefits package including medical insurance (employer pays 85% of premiums and up to 100% of deductible), dental/vision/life insurance…

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Master's degree or higher in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or a related field. 
  • Current licensure as a mental health professional (e.g., Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor). CADC or LADC is a plus!
  • Minimum of 7 years of clinical experience in mental health or co-occurring substance use treatment, with a strong background in residential settings.
  • Prior experience in a leadership or managerial role, demonstrating the ability to effectively supervise and mentor staff.
  • Extensive knowledge of evidence-based treatment modalities and therapeutic approaches, including CBT, DBT, IFS, MBT, and psychodynamic interventions.
  • Familiarity with group therapy dynamics and experience facilitating clinical and wellness groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and establish collaborative relationships with guests, staff, family partners, and external stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail and a commitment to quality improvement.
  • Knowledge of regulatory standards and best practices in mental health and co-occurring substance use treatment.
  • Commitment to participate in and foster the therapeutic community milieu.
  • Proficiency with Electronic Health Records.


  • Master's degree or higher in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or a related field. 
  • Current licensure as a mental health professional (e.g., Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed…

Location

On-site
Monterey, MA, USA

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Director of Human Resources.

Please send resume and cover letter to Director of Human Resources.

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