Director of Sensorimotor and Communications Therapies

Cortica - San Rafael, CA4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $99,000 - $140,000 a year
Cortica is looking for an Director of Sensorimotor and Communications Therapies to join our growing multi-disciplinary team!

We are a rapidly growing healthcare company pioneering a unique, multi-specialty approach to the treatment of autism. Our clinical model, driven by insights and technologies from emerging neuroscience, brings together clinicians from a range of disciplines to design and deliver comprehensive care to children with autism and their families. At the heart of Cortica's mission is direct patient care, and so the skill and compassion of our staff are the crucial components to extraordinary experiences and outcomes for the families we serve. Cortica values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

You will inspire, coach and lead a large team of therapists at our growing practice. This role presents a distinctive opportunity for leadership in an innovative, high-growth company still in its early stages of development. You will lead a team of speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and music therapists serving the children and families at the integrated center for autism. The challenges--and Cortica's aspirations--are bold and exciting.

What will you do?

  • You will help build the Sensorimotor and Communications team and equip them for success. We are looking for someone who can translate the Cortica mission to team members.
Serve as a leader for Sensorimotor and Communications, overseeing the program's clinical services and personnel.
  • Directly supervise the team across all clinical and operational matters.
  • Ensure metric performance goals are met as guided by site budget, target productivity goals, target growth goals, compliance management goals, and community outreach goals.
Recruit, interview, train and grow the team, in alignment with Cortica's mission, clinical model, policies and procedures.
  • Develop agendas and facilitate weekly staff meetings.
  • Facilitate supervisor response to any audits including corrections and the development of action plans.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with existing and new referral sources within service area using Cortica business development methods and resources.
  • Facilitate Clinical Integration Meetings (CIMs) and collaborate with other department heads to ensure synthesis and integration of Cortica Care Model principles.
  • Provide support, intervention and management of all parent related grievances or issues that arise in the Sensorimotor and Communications program for the site.
  • Provide direct clinical services to clients, including individual therapy sessions, as you're hiring and building the team.
  • Fulfill all documentation, case management and billing functions for providing direct service as outlined in the Cortica's Policy and Procedures.
  • Serve as an integral leader of an interdisciplinary team working with children with developmental disabilities and their families/caregivers
  • Collaborate more deeply than you ever have before, working closely with clinicians and therapists from a broad range of disciplines
  • Work alongside an incredible team that's revolutionizing the standard of care for children and families dealing with autism
  • Participate in compliance and quality assurance activities monthly which include meetings, document control, audits, audit readiness activities, and client interviews
  • Assist with development, management, and execution of all training programs for SMC staff
  • Actively engage in organizational and community relationships to bring new programs and knowledge to Cortica by seeking out and becoming educated in other curricula, programs, methods, and philosophies within the field
  • Assist with individual and group supervision duties as they relate to the sensorimotor and communications departments
  • Participate in leadership team meetings to optimize client care, improve operations, and problem solve as part of Cortica's management efforts
  • Adherence to all AMA, ASHA, OTA, AMTA, BACB, HIPAA, and Human Rights regulations regarding confidentiality and ethical practice as it relates to clients of Cortica.
What's required?

  • Master's degree
  • Licensed to practice as a Speech and Language Pathologist, Occupational Therapist, Music Therapist or Physical Therapist
  • At least 10 years of experience as a clinician leader
  • Experience with autism, ideally in a clinic-setting
  • Demonstrated ability to grow and manage a team while focusing on process improvement, patient-impact, and customer service
  • Strong leadership and management skills, especially around internal communication, team collaboration, and goal-setting
  • Knowledge of HIPAA regulations to safeguard patient information
  • Team members are occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, kneel, crouch, or crawl; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Team members must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
What qualifications are preferred?

  • PhD in related field
Early Intervention Experience
Experience leading team in a high-growth organization