The Director of School-based Clinical Services is responsible for the oversight and development of clinical services provided in Wheeler Clinic's special education programs, as well as the agency's in-district therapeutic-education programs. As a leader within the agency's special education programs, the Director of School-based Clinical Services serves as a member of the schools' leadership team, models and helps to develop a positive culture within the school that promotes respect and support between staff and students, as well as provides expertise with regard to therapeutic-education model programming, both within the school programs and within the larger agency
Wheeler Clinic fosters positive change in the lives of individuals and families, as well as in communities. We provide cutting-edge human services that address a diverse range of needs and backgrounds, enhance strengths and provide the supports that encourage recovery from challenges for a satisfying life in the community.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides clinical oversight and leadership to the agency's therapeutic-education programs.
Interfaces and collaborates with educational administrators to develop programs, assess areas of program strength and deficit, and troubleshoot crisis situations, as well as helps to develop a positive culture within the school that promotes respect and support between staff and students.
Assists in the development of in-district programs and other therapeutic-education initiatives.
Coordinates and provides supervision to clinical staff and service delivery of all clinical services, including psychotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and psychological testing.
Serves as role model for staff to promote strong work ethic and the use of evidence-based trauma-informed relational approaches/models of intervention with youth and families, as well as other staff members.
Assists with budget development and manages expenses associated with clinical service delivery.
Recruits clinical staff, and addresses retention and disciplinary issues as needed.
Monitors level of family involvement and works with clinicians to increase level of family involvement with regard to treatment planning and participation in treatment.
Works with department Vice President to develop, monitor, and analyze clinical outcomes.
Orders and participates in emergency safety interventions (i.e., restraint and/or seclusion) when needed.
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.
Demonstrates leadership by reinforcing positive behavior and promoting recognition through the use of effective employee evaluations, employee appreciation, effective hiring practices, and accountability.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS:
Psy.D. or Ph.D. in Psychology preferred, but requires a minimum of an MA/MS degree in Psychology, Social Work, or related clinical field, plus a minimum of 5 years post-licensure experience working in clinical settings with children and experience working in school settings.
Licensure Requirements for Clinical Positions:
Credential(s) Required: License in clinical field of expertise.