Assistant Director of Clincial Services
JOB OBJECTIVES: Under the Supervision of the Vice President of Clinical Services, this staff member will coordinate treatment planning and delivery for all youth and families served by the Treatment Family Foster Care program. As the TFFC model is a treatment-driven program, this individual must possess the expertise to integrate treatment into every aspect of the youths stay and interpret that to the team for planning. This staff member will ensure that youth, foster families, and discharge resources build a partnership through clinical interventions provided by the team. The Assistant Director will also provide individual and family therapy to assigned youth and their families in addition to providing weekly clinical supervision to assigned program clinicians. HOURS PER WEEK: Exempt 40 hours per week Expertise to flex schedule to meet program needs, including expertise to work afternoons, evenings, and weekends Participate in 24/7 on-call rotation and be available to respond in person, as needed FUNCTIONS: Oversee youth orientation process and ensure a safe transition into the foster home Advise and support supervisees during crisis situations and create necessary safety plans in conjunction with other program staff Respond to youth and families in crisis, utilize de-escalation strategies, and provide home-based stabilization Oversee all treatment planning and delivery of services within the TFFC program, including review of case files, treatment documentation, and recommendations Consult with each Treatment Team and participate in supervision with the Vice President of Clinical Services Participate in incident review meetings and respond appropriately to early signs of disruption Attend and facilitate treatment related meetings such as school meetings, Service Plan Reviews, Clinical Team meetings, etc. Plan and co-facilitate Treatment Foster Parent Support Group bi-weekly Provide weekly supervision and development opportunities to the program clinicians Responsible for ensuring assigned clinicians are completing all required clinical sessions as well as documentation (case notes, treatment plans, mental health assessments, etc.) on time Shadow and/or observe clinical sessions and provide feedback Facilitate weekly clinical team meetings Oversee the completion of all diagnostic assessments for youth in the CNY TFFC Provide and coordinate eligibility recommendations for foster care rates in conjunction with the Lead Homefinder Provide oversight of the TFFC intake process in conjunction with the Lead Homefinder and the Vice President of Out of Home Clinical Services Provide training to foster parents as needed Work in close collaboration with the psychiatric nurse practitioner Coordinate Treatment based services/supports including school, case workers, probation departments, family court, substance abuse providers, home visits, medical care, and other ancillary services Provide weekly individual therapy to program youth and bi-weekly family therapy to program youths family using TFFC treatment model which includes Trauma Systems Therapy Complete biopsychosocial assessments, mental health assessments, Trauma Systems Therapy treatment plans, and participates in completion of FASPs for program youth through the State Connections System Adhere to professional code of ethics (example: NASW Code of Ethics) Respond in a positive and respectful manner to diversity, among the agencys service population and staff Responsible for maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of Protected Health Details of service recipients in any form (e.g., computer access, conversation, document) during and surviving the termination, expiration or cancellation of employment/association with Cayuga Centers Responsible for complying with rules and regulations governing access to Protected Health Info under HIPAA. Access to Protected Health Info is limited to the extent required to perform responsibilities effectively and efficiently. No access will be permitted unnecessarily. These essential job functions dictate the level of access, use, and disclosure of confidential info Perform other duties as requested by program supervisors and agency leadership Masters Degree in social work or related position. LCSW, LMHC, LMSW - Licensure required and two years of experience working with youth and families in out-of-home care Prior supervisory experience wanted Possesses the knowledge, attitude, and skills needed to appreciate and encourage diversity Adheres to agency competencies. Has experience using a trauma informed treatment model, DBT and TST preferred Understands and practices Therapeutic Crisis Intervention skills Has experience providing home-based services Has clinical experience providing MH treatment to families, children, and adolescents Able to support and provide feedback to foster parents as they implement recommended individualized interventions Able to advise supervisees during crisis situations and create necessary safety plans Able to work efficiently and patiently with others in difficult and/or stressful situations Expertise to oversee clinical case documentation and treatment planning Has experience completing comprehensive mental health assessments and treatment plans Holds a valid NYS Drivers License A vehicle is required: Must be safe and dependable. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Expertise to drive and operate a motor vehicle with passengers for at least 4 consecutive hours Expertise to participate in physical activities with program youth, including running, jumping, bending, and twisting Expertise to sit or stand for prolonged periods of time Expertise to walk up and down stairs repeatedly Benefits: As a benefits-eligible position, available benefits include medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short term disability, and pension benefits. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment drug testing.
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