LICSW-LMHC CLINICAL DIRECTOR

INDEPENDENCE HOUSE, INC.
JOB DESCRIPTION

LICSW/LMHC CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Hours: 35 Hours/Week
Salary: To be negotiated, but highly competitive
Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, 403(b)
Supervision Received: Executive Director
Staff Supervision Provided:     Supervises direct service staff; provides case supervision and clinical oversight

Independence House, Inc. (IH) is a comprehensive domestic & sexual violence community based agency and shelter program in Barnstable County that focuses on meeting the unique and cultural needs of survivors and their children. We provide safety, food, shelter, advocacy, counseling and other resources to assist survivors in rebuilding violence-free lives for themselves and their children. IH is committed to the values of inclusivity, equality, anti-oppression, non-hierarchical structure, and a non-judgmental and empowerment framework. IH works closely with other agencies in the community, to provide a comprehensive network of resources for survivors and their children. IH works with these agencies and other community groups to provide education, prevention and training about domestic & sexual violence toward community transformation and change. Please see our website at www.independencehouse.org for more information.

The Clinical Director provides supervision, leadership and direction to community based and shelter staff and supervisors to ensure high quality, trauma informed evidence informed activities for adult, children and teen survivors of domestic and sexual violence including children who witness violence and child sexual assault victims. The Clinical Director collaborates with the internal IH team and external community partners to ensure safe and informed responses for survivors. The Clinical Director must be familiar with safety planning and advocacy and understand intersection of oppressions (or be committed to learning). The Clinical Director is responsible for overseeing sensitive and trauma informed delivery of client centered quality intervention and prevention services. Responsibilities include supervision of counseling staff, responsibility for clinical components of program development and implementation, quality assurance, attendance at meetings within and outside the agency, help managing day to day site functions, active collaboration with other community agencies, and other duties as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES / SPECIFIC JOB DUTIES

  • Provide active support and leadership to team members (includes the counseling and advocacy team, staff, volunteers and interns through clinical supervision and reviews, consultation, training and support in accordance with agency values and funding guidelines and requirements
  • Provides clinical supervision for appropriate staff and volunteers
  • Proactively strengthen programs and services assuring culturally and community appropriate services
  • Provide regular high quality supervision which incorporates trauma informed and a rigorous understanding of empowerment for survivors
  • Promote, practice and provide effective leadership in the delivery of survivor centered services
  • Proactively evaluate individual and overall team performance on a regular and ongoing basis; use collected data and information to make needed improvements, including caseload adjustments and work assignments as needed
  • Actively review record keeping to assure adherence to IH record keeping standards
  • Practice, lead, promote and model ethical communication and foster positive staff morale
  • Ensure high quality delivery of services which embody empowerment and inclusivity through regular team meeting and staff support
  • Coordinate internship program and provide clinical and programmatic supervision to interns as needed
  • Research, recommend and oversee implementation of trauma informed, evidence informed service
  • Supports that participant and program goals (clinical, financial, personnel, professional development, and trainings) are met in accordance with established program policies and procedures, agency expectations, funding rules, and state law
  • Collaborate with other staff in the development and implementation of training plans for staff and volunteers
  • Actively promote the training, support, and use of evidence informed practices in the delivery of services
  • Actively monitor compliance in accordance with funding contract requirements and agency procedures
  • Participate in professional development networks and associations to keep staff abreast of emerging trends and new practices
  • Act as a liaison and expert to the service provider community as appropriate
  • Represent IH in the community and demonstrate domestic and sexual violence expertise
  • Lead clinical conversations and discussion with staff as needed
  • Provide team leadership
  • Participate in staff and team meetings
  • Participate in director’s meetings
  • Assist in other ways as needed to benefit IH, survivors and the community
  • Other duties as needed

Direct Services:

  • Carry a variable caseload, dependent on Clinical Supervision caseload
  • Deliver comprehensive and culturally competent, evidence based therapeutic services to improve the overall level of functioning and resilience of survivors as appropriate
  • Respond to participants in crisis, to meet safety and support needs of survivor appropriately
  • Develop and implement collaborative comprehensive services in partnership with survivors

Other Responsibilities:

  • Support and comply with the values, policies, and practices of IH
  • Work as part of the Leadership Team
  • Abide by and assure that the agency’s confidentiality policies, especially as related to protections for victims of domestic and sexual violence
  • Support program quality; implement best practices and consistently meet with external contact
  • Actively participate in agency life and program activities. This includes agency meetings, events, supervision and consultation
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned by the Executive Director
  • Strong knowledge of community resources and referral sources
  • Experience providing supervision for a diverse staff who may experience secondary traumatic stress
  • Excellent self-awareness and awareness and boundaries of staff needs
  • Strong knowledge of individual and group counseling skills techniques
  • Ability to coordinate effectively with others
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective and positive working relationships with staff and community
  • Ability to function independently and as a team member
  • Knowledge of domestic and sexual violence or willingness to embrace ongoing learning
  • Ability to maintain ethical standards
  • Ability to work with diverse populations including racial diversity, gender identity, sexual orientation and abilities
  • Demonstrated commitment to work with issues of domestic and sexual violence
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills and conflict resolution skills

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed in our community based office and a secured residential facility setting with communal areas, as well as in an office setting
  • Work requires the ability to ascend or descend stairs, as well as the agility to move about and position self efficiently to perform physical tasks and address emergency situations
  • Position requires the ability to observe the activities of survivors, and children within the residential facility
  • Regularly exposed to cleaning products, chemicals and solvent. Occasionally work in outdoor weather conditions
  • Routinely requires the ability to move or transport supplies or equipment weighing up to 15 pounds unassisted, while ascending or descending stairs
  • May require sitting for long periods of time
  • Some exposure to pets/therapy animals (small dogs, cats, fish, hamsters)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • LICSW or LMHC with 4 or more years’ experience
  • Experience with staff supervision and understanding of supervision, methods and approaches
  • Interest and experience working with adults and children who have experienced trauma.
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence training provided by IH
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to address conflict and contribute alternative solutions in a direct, constructive and positive manner
  • Ability to participate in collective, non-hierarchical decision making within a team and all staff environments
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Ability to work well with a variety of people — including staff, interns, language advocates and volunteers, both at IH and in other organizations (social service, government, legal, etc.)
  • Computer proficiency

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Completion of the IH Domestic & Sexual Violence training
  • Satisfactory Criminal Background Check
  • Must possess a valid MA driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance, and have access to a vehicle during work hours
  • Bilingual/bicultural and/or persons of color encouraged to apply
  • Must obtain or maintain account with a financial institution for direct deposit of paychecks
  • Travel as needed for local and statewide meetings and attendance at conferences, etc.

To Be Considered: Please send a resume and a cover letter to: Joaniew@indhouse.net

Please write “IH Application- [Your Last Name]” in the subject line.

No phone calls, please.

Independence House, Inc.is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, or disability and denial of family medical leave and pregnancy leave.

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