Under the direction of the Vice President of Residential & Community-Based Services, the Senior Director of Residential Clinical Services is responsible for the planning, implementation and control of the Maryvale’s Residential Mental Treatment Program in accordance with the Agency’s philosophy, policies, procedures, and applicable statutory regulations.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
- Demonstrate a passion and commitment for the Mission and Vincentian Core Values of Maryvale and the Daughters of Charity.
- Create an atmosphere of enthusiasm and energetic commitment and serve as a role model in carrying out the Mission.
- Promote and support the attitudes, behaviors, knowledge and skills necessary to work respectfully and effectively with each other as well as demonstrate the ability to address the needs of the children and families Maryvale serves.
- Follow the Trauma Informed Care philosophy when supporting and addressing the needs of the children and families Maryvale serves.
- Utilize Trauma Informed Care approach in recognizing the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledge the role that trauma has played in the lives of the clients/residents.
- Assist in the healing process by developing appropriate RICH® (Respect, Information, Connection and Hope) relationships with those served.
- Follow Universal Precautions when exposed to blood and body fluids.
- Follow Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) regulations pertaining to safety and the use of equipment/machinery.
- Support Maryvale’s Performance and Quality Improvement Plan and participate in discussion regarding department or program goals, data collection and/or analysis.
- Under the direction of the Vice President of Residential & Community-Based Services, the Senior Director of Residential Clinical Services is responsible for implementing the Agency’s philosophy, policies, and procedures within the mental health guidelines.
- Overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Residential Mental Health Program.
- In conjunction with the Vice President of Residential & Community-Based Services serves as an administrative liaison with outside agencies.
- In conjunction with the Vice President of Residential & Community-Based Services manages the budget for the Mental Health Program.
- Responsible for preparing and submitting quarterly reports to the Executive Vice President of Programs.
- In conjunction with the Clinical Supervisor of Residential Clinical Services and Director of Quality Assurance/Improvement, provides all departmental staff with trainings in accordance with current Department of Mental Health standards and requirements.
- Responsible for monitoring and tracking productivity standards for service delivery staff and providing monthly reports to the Vice President of Residential & Community-Based Services.
- Attends administrative/management meetings.
- In conjunction with the Vice President of Residential & Community-Based Services, attends the following meetings: ACHSA, SAAC, Quality Assurance/Quality Improvement, Countywide QIC, Service Provider Area 3, and Department of Mental Health.
- In conjunction with the Clinical Supervisor of Residential Clinical Services and Director of Quality Assurance/Improvement, responsible for ongoing tracking and review of all documentation required under the DMH Contract. This entails coordination of ongoing chart reviews, participation in various clinical meetings, paperwork tracking, and audit preparation.
- Serves as weekend on-call administrative staff person once each month.
- Serves as late night administrative staff approximately once per week.
- In conjunction with the Clinical Supervisor of Residential Clinical Services, coordinates psychiatric, psychological, and Mental Health services provided to the children.
- Collaborates with Senior Director of Residential Services and Clinical Supervisor of Residential Clinical Services to develop quality mental health treatment programs for children at Maryvale’s Residential Treatment Program.
- Regularly meets with administrative and service delivery staff to evaluate the effectiveness of clinical treatment provided to clients and families.
- Attends mental health assessment meetings, case conferences, ADT’s, unit meetings, and weekend planning meetings when feasible to evaluate the clinical effectiveness of the mental health services and treatment concerns.
- In conjunction with the Clinical Supervisor of Residential Clinical Services and Director of Quality Assurance/Improvement, develops and updates the Mental Health Department’s Manuals.
- Responsible for ensuring the timely preparation and submission of reports related to the Residential Treatment Program.
- Participates in the development and implementation of the individualized service plans for the children.
- Monitor and observe the outpatient therapeutic interventions provided to the children within the field setting.
- Performs other duties as needed.
- Oversees the implementation and use of evidence-based practices in the Residential Treatment Program.
- Participates in the recruitment, hiring, and disciplinary process for Residential Mental Health Program staff.
- Completes associate evaluations of Associates directly supervised.
- Responsible for providing effective in-service training to staff as needed.
- Doctoral or Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or related field; from an approved graduate school.
- Licensed in California as a Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Marriage and Family Therapist.
- Pre-employment physical exam and criminal and Office of Inspector General’s background clearance;
- Possession of a valid California driver’s license;
- Experience working with 6-18;
- A thorough understanding of the clinical needs of disturbed and traumatized children and their families;
- Strong knowledge base in Evidence Based Practices including TFCBT, MAP, and Seeking Safety;
- Track record of providing high quality mental health services, preferably in the areas of child, adolescent, group, and family therapy;
- Experience in a similar setting or with a similar resident population;
- Experience and commitment to a community mental health model;
- Experience with L.A. County Department of Mental Health documentation standards;
- Working knowledge of program development;
- Understanding of group dynamics and conflict-resolution skills; Good management and organizational skills;
- Ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary treatment team;
- Excellent communication and written skills.
Job Type: Full-time