Director of Clinical Services - 2019-100

7025 W Emerald St, Boise

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Position Description

The Idaho Youth Ranch has been helping youth and families since 1953. Today, we use therapeutic models such as Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CPT) in individual, family, and group therapy settings. We begin by identifying the best treatment path based on the child's need and the family situation and use a unique combination of methods to help each child address their challenges. While we are treating the youth, we work directly with the family so that when they are reunited, the family is better able to communicate and avoid future issues. We finish the job, by assigning each child with a reintegration specialist to help him or her maintain their progress and help families work through their challenges together. Our experienced counselors provide best-in-class trauma-informed care so that we can meet each individual where they're at and provide a personally tailored plan to meet each young person's specific needs.

As the Director of Clinical Services you will be responsible for the overall leadership, management, vision, design, and implementation of all clinical programs including counseling and therapeutic components of all programs. In this position you will directly supervise Out-Patient Program Managers and specialized Clinical Leads.

• Builds, maintains, and updates constantly, a network of contacts and database of information on the US mental health industry. Uses the information to anticipate and understand changes to the structure of the industry and develops appropriate responses
• Provides clinical direction and sets expectations for the creation of new clinical business opportunities which support IYR vision and strategy. Designs and implements programs to maximize the position of the Company in providing quality and cost-effective treatment services.
• Ensures that care delivered is efficient and appropriate for the unique circumstances of patients
• Works to develop new business opportunities in both existing contracts and potential new business contracts. Responds to contract solicitations and negotiates contracts
• Collaborates with community leaders, educational professionals, donors and public officials to further develop IYRs clinical and social services
• Designs and implements programs to maximize the position of the Company in providing quality and cost-effective treatment services that are responsive to client and community needs
• Leads, directs, and mentors the clinical team responsible for management and execution of all clinical programs
• Monitors spending and expenses for each site as well as the department and is actively involved in the development of the department budget for each fiscal cycle
• Serves as Program Manager at programs in assigned area when position is vacant or incumbent is on extended leave
• Ensures training regularly occurs at each program site and that all staff is current with their certification requirements. Ensures that training is delivered in conjunction with the established IYR Employee Training process/plans
• Ensures that all Standards and Procedures (SAP’s) are current, match the needs of programs and services and that they are followed. Assists with updating/revising procedures as needed
• Develops and maintains a “team” dynamic amongst Managers/Supervisors and staff in assigned area, creating an extensive support system

Must Haves
• Master’s degree (or higher) in a direct clinical practice human services field (e.g., MSW, Ph.D. degree in social work, psychology, or marriage and family therapy)
• Professional license in conjunction with degree (e.g., LCSW, LCPC)
• Minimum of six years working with at-risk children and families.
• Minimum of five years’ experience in a supervisory capacity
• Experience working in a residential setting preferred
• Knowledge of management practices that include multiple sites preferred
• Knowledge of child welfare, children’s mental health and juvenile justice systems and issues
• Ability to develop good working relationships and maintain contacts with community and contract agencies
• Knowledge of and ability to use computers
• Must possess strong leadership and organizational skills
• Must hold current certifications in first aid, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), physical/non-physical crisis intervention or complete the requirements for certification within ninety (90) days of hire date.
• Must have a valid Idaho’s driver’s license, or obtain one within 15 days of hire, as a condition of continued employment
• Must be at least 25 years of age

Physical Requirements
• Work schedule is primarily built around the needs of the direct reports and the department treatment programs. Will need to spend some time at work during other shifts or times of the day/week to reinforce program-wide treatment standards
• May be required to attend an organizational meeting or training sessions that requires overnight travel and that may last for several days
• May be required to provide clinical assessments and develop crisis management plans
• Actively participates in the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) core team
• Will create, organize and implement trainings as needed at the agency and program levels
• Must be available at all times and assist with emergency & crisis events as needed
• Incumbent may sit for long periods of time in a temperature controlled environment, some work will be at program sites

The Idaho Youth Ranch is one of the oldest non-profit agencies in the state of Idaho. We save, empower and prepare kids for promising futures.

The Idaho Youth Ranch has a competitive Total Compensation Package including: medical plan, dental, vision, retirement plan and other optional benefits. If you want to make a difference in a child’s life, apply today.

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Type: Full-time