Clinical Lead - Youth Crisis Unit (Rockport)
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Rockport, ME 04856
The Clinical Team Lead for Residential Youth Services plays a dual role within the assigned residential program; working within the framework of recovery and resiliency providing client centered short term therapy to individuals experiencing behavioral health crisis. The incumbent of this position maintains ongoing residential effectiveness by assuring the administrative coordination of a variety of safety, therapeutic, and operational issues within the program by providing supervision and clinical oversight to the Assistant Supervisor and the program’s Youth and Family Counselors; and providing individual and family therapy to the youth residing within the program.
Program Supervisory Expectations:
• Achieves organization financial objectives by providing input into the budget, overseeing program spending, monitoring staffing hours, and maintaining accurate and timely submission of all receipts/expenses.
• Responsible for administrative activities and oversight of crisis residential (CSU) program.
• Adheres to professional code of ethics.
• Maintains partnership with interdisciplinary team to support treatment plan and act as the contact person for the treatment team, providers, and natural supports.
• Support and articulate the program and organization mission to staff, clients, providers and others.
• Oversee and coordinate day-to-day work of program staff to ensure responsiveness to client need.
• Ensure proper staffing levels by coordinating with Human Resources regarding hiring, recruitment, and retention of employees.
• Development of staff through on the job coaching, supervisory debriefings, and monitoring job performance by facilitating weekly staff meeting which includes clinical group supervision component as well as one hour a month of individual supervision.
• Collaboration with the training team to meet staff training requirements to meet program licensing expectations.
• Provide a safe, structured therapeutic group living milieu by ensuring the physical safety and welfare for residents, including hygiene, clothing, food and medical care.
• Maintain upkeep of physical plant by assuring the maintenance of a safe, clean, and developmentally appropriate group living environment.
• Participates in the development and implementation of the CARE model using the 6 CARE principles.
• Monitors and assists in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) procedures, including preventative behavior supports and physical interventions.
• Provides coverage to the milieu as needed.
• Works with nursing staff to maintain accurate and timely medical documentation.
• CRMA certified, responsible for passing medicines and ensuring appropriate documentation is completed by all staff.
• Direct, support, and participate in identifying, removing or reducing common safety concerns.
• Serve as Supervisor on Duty when assigned by assuming responsibility for phone coverage, crisis intervention, ensuring adequate staffing, and good communication with appropriate on call administrator.
• Maintain clear understanding and oversee compliance with licensing regulations and COA standards.
• Transports clients, when needed.
Clinical Oversight Responsibilities:
• Uses the organization’s established tools and procedures to formulate assessment including diagnoses of the child/adolescent and his/her family. This includes level of care and risk assessments as needed.
• Collaboratively develops treatment plans and monitors progress of goals.
• Offer treatment to the child/adolescent and his/her family by using trauma informed and family-centered clinical techniques and therapies (including individual, group and family therapy as indicated.)
• Maintain historical records by documenting service delivery and ensuring the timely completion of all programmatic paperwork documentation and electronic record; including but not limited to ensuring proper releases and service agreements are acquired.
• With the child/adolescent and his/her family, develop an Individualized Service Plan (ISP), Individual Crisis Management Plan (ICMP), and a Discharge and Aftercare Plan and other documents associated with the Record such as the Initial Assessment (IA) or Service Update (SUD).
• Assist in developing and monitoring specialized behavioral programs, as indicated.
• Creates and implements in collaboration with family/guardians and providers to develop discharge plan and transition to lower level of care or aftercare plan for each client.
• Provides necessary information/communication to meet all requirements needed for managed care authorization of services and 3rd party insurance reimbursement.
• Attend and participate in individual and group supervision.
• Achieve program-specific productivity expectations.
• Provide a clinical experience for assigned student interns.
• Master’s degree in either social work, psychology, clinical counseling or other comparable mental health program.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED:
• Fully licensed as an LCSW, LCPC, LMSW
• LMFT is acceptable in the Crisis Unit and acceptable in other units with individual OCFS approval.
• CRMA Certification
• Maintain a valid state driver’s license.
• Experience in a residential-based service system preferred.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, treatment plans and memos.
• Ability to write correspondence.
• Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to clients and other employees of the organization.
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
• Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
• Above average computer skills a must; power, keyboard and mouse functions.
• Ability to work with difficult-to-manage youth.
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with other professionals on behalf of youth and their families.
• Able to develop a positive therapeutic relationship with clients and their families.
• Ability to transport clients.
• Demonstrated competence in discipline.
• Maintain independent license