Assistant Clinic Director
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Our client, a NYS addiction center, is looking for an Assistant Clinic Director who reports to the Clinic Director and is a member of the administrative staff. Provides support to the Clinic Director by providing clinic oversight assistance, supervision of counselors, ensuring quality of patient engagement and care.
• Provides administrative back-up for Clinic Director as needed.
• Expected to provide clinic oversight in the event staff are on leave or vacant.
• Supervision of CASAC Counselors and ensure delivery of behavioral health services, oversees case notes and individual case records.
• Provides clinical supervision to the counselors by holding supervisory meetings at least once weekly with a focus on case analysis, person-centered treatment planning, case management and issues related to the supervisory process.
• Participates in clinical supervision with the Clinic Director once per week.
• Ensures that vocational rehabilitation (when indicated) and resolution of concurrent medical disorders are integrated within each treatment plan.
• Concurrently monitors the quality of patient treatment and reporting documentation in all systems and initiates prompt corrective actions if required.
• Coordinates the release of patient treatment summaries to requesting agencies.
• Attends staff meetings and serves annually on at least one of the agency’s standing committees (Health & Safety, Continuous Quality Insurance, Compliance, or Continuing Education.
• Participates and assists in the generation, planning, and implementation of research and demonstration proposals and provide feedback on identified corporate priorities.
• Provides staff training to treatment personnel and ensures the implementation of evidence-based practices.
• Provides patient, staffing, financial, and other reports as required
• Document incidents through the incident reporting application (My Insight)
o Create corrective action plans (CAPs) as needed
o If applicable, follow up with Justice Center on Justice Center reportable incidents
• Understands the flow of processes for isolation room, inventory, (PPE distribution, ordering supplies, calculating needs), telehealth (scheduling, productivity, activity logs)
• Participate in case conferences
• Ensures staff maintains all patient confidentiality and privacy guidelines.
• Expected to work on a rotation basis on Saturdays (quarterly) and select holidays. Assigned shifts may change according to the needs of the Program.
Serves as a member or chairperson of the Interdisciplinary Team in the development of the patient's treatment plan.
• Ensures the thorough and timely completion of patient treatment and reporting documentation in all systems including HRA-STARS, OASAS-CDS, agency electronic health records system, and manual records as appropriate.
• Studies medical and behavioral histories and provides guidance on bio-psycho-social assessment to the Counselors.
• Provides initial mental health screenings for all patients prior to admission.
• Provides initial, annual and crisis mental health evaluations for identified patients.
• Effects improved patient care by selecting the appropriate therapeutic approach and providing individual and group sessions (when necessary), crisis therapy, and marital/family therapy (when indicated), on an on-going, time-limited, or crisis intervention level.
• Provides a network of referrals for those patients needing out-patient, in-patient, residential, or emergency psychiatric services, ensures patient coordination and follow-up, and monitors progress monthly with external providers.
• Coordinates referrals and follow-up for those patients who require concurrent chemical dependency services.
• Qualified Healthcare Professional required.
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) required
• LMSW with LCSW-eligible and willing to commit to obtaining it within one year of employment.
• CASAC Certified License (Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor) required
• No CASAC but willing to commit to obtaining one in a 12 months period
• Masters in HealthCare, Public Health or Business Administration preferred.
• Two (2) years of post-Masters Degree experience in the emotional/behavioral assessment and treatment of individuals in a mental health setting, including experience with substance users.
• Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a counseling supervisor.
• Must complete Clinical Supervision Foundations Training I and II within six months of hire
• Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills; effective communication skills (written and oral); ability to problem solve; ability to motivate, develop, and coach individuals and groups; ability to appropriately confront issues; and ability to think creatively.
• A strong commitment to furthering institutional performance measures through interdisciplinary teamwork is essential.
• Experience in providing and documenting psychological Mental Health Assessments and Screenings including diagnosis as described in the DSM-V; establishing therapeutic relationships with individuals; providing direct treatment services and referrals for patients; and providing consultation to the treatment staff.
• Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft applications.
• Bilingual in any language a plus.
• Expected travel is up to 20% of time to participate in staff training and management development programs.
• Union Benefits.
Salary up to $105,000