Clinical Director-Motivent

Thresholds - Chicago, IL3.7

Full-timeEstimated: $54,000 - $79,000 a year
Thresholds, a national leader in mental health services, is a recipient of the Chicago Tribune “Top Workplaces" for five consecutive years and a 10-time winner of Chicago’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For". Through our more than 100 Chicagoland locations and 30 innovative programs, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing, and hope for over 15,000 adults and youth.

Motivent Clinic Director

Motivent Total Health is seeking an energetic, entrepreneurial Clinical Director. This program leader oversees clinical services at our Westmont therapy clinic including hiring and supervising contract therapists. Responsibilities also entail working with marketing staff to support business objectives aligned with longer-term growth, including adding new clinic locations. Licensed candidates with a Masters of Counseling Psychology, Masters in Social Work, PhD in Clinical Psychology or Psychology Doctorate with five to eight years’ experience working in a program or clinic setting supervising staff are being considered for this position.

The Program Leader will be expected to think globally, solve problems and demonstrate strong decision‐making skills including recommendations for how to best coordinate resources and infrastructure from within an umbrella behavioral health organization with over $90 million in annual revenue. The ability to effectively partner with market development staff and strengthen partnerships with external stakeholders will be an additional leadership expectation (e.g. medical providers, Employee Assistance Programs, complimentary specialty clinics, etc).


Supervise and oversee all aspects of clinical services including contracting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervision, evaluation and staff development.
In the near-mid term assume an appropriate case load (estimated as five to eight clients) and lead evolution of the staffing model, including partner contract therapists.
Plan and lead clinical training and staff development events with partner contract therapists.
Gradually assume accountability for program objectives including client satisfaction, operational efficiency and financial performance.
Evaluate, monitor, and optimize clinical services work flow, policies, and protocols.
Work collaboratively with market development staff to develop, plan and implement strategies that accelerate program growth in prioritized areas and client populations.
Regularly review and recommend changes in program services to meet client needs.
Understand and follow all relevant Motivent policies and procedures.
Oversee treatment planning, program evaluation and quality assurance.
Consistently demonstrate an attitude of client focus, customer service and a relentless pursuit of quality client engagement.
Ability to periodically work evening and weekend hours for clinical support and events commensurate with the needs of the practice

Masters of Counseling Psychology, MSW, PhD in Clinical Psychology or PsyD

Five to eight (5-8) years experience working in a program or clinic setting supervising staff and implementing various aspects of treatment programming including clinical staff training.
Breadth of clinical experience across a variety of DSM-V diagnoses
Experience and confidence implementing evidence‐based practices. (e.g. motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, harm reduction, trauma informed therapy)
At least three (3) years managerial (Supervisory) experience required.

At least five (5) years individual and/or group therapy private practice experience
Program experience across all levels of care, diagnosis, and complexity.
Experience working in crisis setting with individuals and families.


LCSW, LCPC or licensed clinical psychologist required.
Program development, evaluation, solid organizational skills and public speaking.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Proficient computer skills (e.g. email, Word, Excel, EMR Systems, and customized databases).
Ability to work in and adapt to a multi‐cultural, community based organization.
Commitment to maintain confidentiality, including all relevant HIPAA regulations, and ability to maintain appropriate boundaries.