The Associate Director of Adult Outpatient Services provides clinical and administrative oversight of the Outpatient program(s), in collaboration with the Assistant VP of Outpatient Services. The AD develops and oversees systems that support and advance innovated clinical practice. The AD ensures the delivery of high quality services to adults and provides supervision with the focus on use of evidenced based practices and strength based, solution focused model of care. The AD will establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external key stakeholders and supports positive staff development and adherence to agency and other regulatory policies and protocols.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s or Doctoral degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Counseling plus at least 5 years experience with behavioral health service delivery to children, adolescents, and families is required. Supervisory and program management experience is also required.
Licensure Requirements for Clinical Positions
Credential(s) Required: Connecticut LCSW, LPC, LMFT or Psychologist license required. In addition, LADC licensure is preferred.
Wheeler provides equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.
Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:
For Good Health
- Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance
- Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution of $500 per year
- Wellness Programs
- Free annual flu shots
For a Secure Future
- Company paid Life and AD&D insurance
- Company paid long-term disability insurance
- 403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees
For Career Advancement
- Education Reimbursement Program
- Training and development opportunities
For Work Life Balance
- Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling
- Employee discounts at local spa and on cell phone services
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides clinical oversight and leadership to programs serving adults in outpatient treatment.
Provides consistent supervision and crisis support to outpatient supervisors and staff.
Works with the Director of Adult Outpatient Services, supervisors, and clinicians to ensure active strategizing to meet contractual requirements regarding access to care, utilization, and positive outcomes.
Assists with budget development and manages program expenses to budget.
Recruits program staff, and addresses retention and disciplinary issues as needed.
Ensures program compliance with accurate and timely weekly, monthly and/or quarterly data collection and submission requirements.
Submits all required documentation and reports in a timely manner, and participates in and promotes quality improvement and outcome measurement activities.
Serves as role model for managers and staff to promote strong work ethic and adherence to model specific approaches.
Works with managers to ensure staff provides culturally competent care and maintains sensitivity to and respect for clients’ cultural traditions, values, and beliefs.
Provides coverage for managers’ responsibilities and 24 hour clinical and program on-call coverage in accordance with departmental program practices.
Works with the Director of Adult Outpatient Services and managers to develop, monitor, and analyze clinical and program performance outcomes and develop and monitor quality improvement program goals.
Assists in the development and implementation of new programs/services to enhance the continuum of care.
Interfaces and collaborates with funders, and other community stakeholders to support positive system development and to promote Wheeler Clinic’s reputation as an innovative quality service provider.
Maintains required Connecticut state licenses, certifications, attends required clinical training seminars, and assists with arranging and monitoring the staff training schedule to ensure that training needs are being met.
Effectively implements and ensures staff and program adherence to organizational policy and procedure, regulatory, accreditation, contractual and licensing requirements.
Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.
Wheeler Clinic is an EO Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class. Affirmative-Action Equal Opportunity Employer.
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