Clinical Director - AS Residential - Women's Residence at Bay Cove Human Services, Inc.

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Mission Statement:
Bay Cove Human Services partners with people to overcome challenges and realize personal potential.

Job Summary:
The mission of the CASPAR Women's residential programs is to provide a safe environment and comprehensive clinical program to women in early recovery. This is to be provided in a respectful and compassionate manner, through the development of individualized treatment and aftercare planning.
Your position as Clinical Director supports this mission in your job to regularly assist in the day-to-day administration, program development and clinical operations for the CASPAR Women's Programs. This is an exempt position.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Recruits, interviews and arranges the hiring of new clinical / case management staff

  • Plans work schedule for clinical staff

  • Organizes or coordinates with other managers all in-service programs for staff

  • Provides individual and group supervision to Counselors, Case Managers, Recovery Specialists

  • Supports these staff in developing skill in responding to complex issues such as co-occurring disorders and trauma

Essential Functions of Position:


  • Plan, organize and carry out general clinical management duties on the unit

  • Orient, instruct and supervise clinical staff

  • Perform duties of direct clinical staff as required

  • Review and interpret work performance of clinical staff against accepted standards and job descriptions

  • Review and evaluate patients' clinical records including treatment plans, counseling and case management progress notes, psychosocial assessments and signed consent forms

  • Assure that patients have a clean, comfortable and safe environment

  • Evaluate and assess social, psychological and motivational needs of the patient

  • Make independent decisions regarding counseling and case management practice

  • Evaluate emergencies to determine emergency measures necessary, keep program director notified and complete incident reports

  • Perform duties of clinical line staff as needed.

  • Supervisors may conduct assessments and provide individual and group services to residents requiring additional support as a result of co-occurring disorders and/or trauma

Program Management and Operations:

  • Mediate staff differences, handles personnel grievances or refers them to the program director

  • Maintain statistics as directed and prepare reports as required

  • Maintain compliance with federal, state and accreditation codes for acute treatment services

  • Attend multidisciplinary case conference daily

  • Coordinate in-service education and training

  • Act as an administrative resource in absence of program director

  • Organize and monitor in-service and orientation program for all staff

  • Represent the program director in his/her absence

  • Develop and implement policies and procedures as part of management team

  • Work with program director to analyze and evaluate all staff needs

  • Perform other duties as assigned by program director

Requirements for the position:

Professional Qualifications:

  • Must have completed a master's degree in Social Work or one of the following disciplines: clinical psychology, education-counseling, social work; OR possess a LADC1

  • Should have at least two years supervisory experience and two year's experience in direct clinical supervision of staff is preferred

  • Certificate in substance abuse treatment preferred

  • At least two year's experience in substance abuse or mental health setting

  • Thorough knowledge of dual diagnosis and treatment resources available in the substance abuse and mental health fields

  • Demonstrated documentation and communication skills

Personal Qualifications:

  • Ability to think creatively/brainstorm

  • Ability to work as a management and treatment team member as well as independently

  • Ability to interpret principals of good management and implement application of these principals in daily work

  • Demonstrated organizational skills

  • Ability to function under pressure in a fast-paced human services environment

  • Ability to negotiate and resolve differences

  • Ability to be flexible, open and responsive to ongoing industry changes

  • Ability to articulate and communicate Bay Cove's mission and strategic direction in a consistent and enthusiastic manner to departmental staff

  • A COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of the position. One COVID-19 shot is acceptable, contingent on the individual receiving the second shot within the allotted time frame.

Physical Qualifications: N/A
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