Position Summary: The Clinical Director reports to the CEO and provides clinical direction to all of the Janus SUD and Behavioral Health programs. As a member of the Executive Team and Managing Committee, the Clinical Director represents and is responsible for the clinical functions in all Janus programs, and works collaboratively with senior managers and staff in the planning, implementation, and management of new and improved programs. The Clinical Director insures that the clinical programs are effective, and clinical staff are carefully selected and highly trained in the most effective practices.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in the assessment of potential patients with SUD and co-occurring disorders for eligibility and appropriateness for admission.
Perform diagnostic assessments and evaluations based on the DSM-V as needed for acute/high risk clients.
Provide clinical advice on treatment planning and treatment plan development.
Perform Utilization Review as needed to insure continued insurance coverage for patients with SUD.
Provide clinical supervision to managers, staff and interns.
Ensure program compliance with all county, state, federal and CARF requirements respecting the special needs of SUD and dual diagnosed patients.
Assist in coordinating and promoting family services.
Assist in the development of outcome measurements and the implementation of outcome tracking and evaluation.
Work with Compliance Officer as needed to insure that Janus clinical practices and documentation meet or exceed all licensing and certification standards, regulations, and applicable laws.
Provide leadership in internal quality improvement efforts as it relates to clinical quality.
Responsible for implementing effective EBP’s in relevant programs along with the necessary fidelity monitoring tools as appropriate
Observe all EBP groups and provide coaching, supervision and documentation as needed and in alignment with any given EBP standard
Assess and manage potential and current patient risks; initiate 5150s as needed, including timely assessment of clients at intake.
Provide both crisis and structured clinical supervision to clinical staff, working with program managers based on need.
Strong ethical standards in line with professional association. Provide ongoing supervision and guidance to managers and staff to support sound ethical decisions and practices.
II. Program Management
Lead responsibility in keeping clinical practices and outcomes at a superior level.
Coordinates & facilitates clinical trainings across assigned department (ie., in practices such as Motivational Interviewing, ASAM, Seeking Safety, Screening, Referral, etc.)
Identify service gaps and areas of improvement, and participate in the planning and development of responsive solutions.
Represent Janus on select agency and community committees.
Assist in developing, monitoring, and supporting the clinical aspects of workflows in all departments
Provide clinical input on Research and Evaluation projects.
Maintain contracts and MOUs for those agencies and programs that provide collaborative programming.
III. Personnel Management
In collaboration with each program manager, responsible for the performance management of clinical staff.
Available for after-hours crisis and decision making regarding acutely symptomatic/high risk clients on occasional basis.
Participate actively in the hiring of all clinical staff, including establishing qualifications in keeping with Janus goals.
Maintain an active clinical intern program including recruitment, training, placement and supervision
Provide leadership in the continual improvement in staff clinical skills and development, including the implementation and training on selected EBPs to include but not limited to Trauma-Informed care, Seeking Safety, Co-Occurring Disorders in SUD Treatment, and Clinical Documentation.
Coordinate clinical supervision or provide supervision as needed.
LCSW, or LMFT currently licensed to practice in California. LCSW preferred.
Preferred BBS approved to provide clinical supervision to ASW & MFTi staff.
Current or recent professional experience of no less than 2 years working in a substance use disorder program.
Familiarity with ASI and ASAM assessment tools.
Familiarity with EMR.
Ability to diagnose substance use disorders and mental health disorders using the DSM V.
Proven ability to implement successful clinical programs and practices.
Proven ability to provide clinical training and supervision to staff.
Proven ability to manage a team or department.
Proven ability to work collaboratively with other agencies and programs.
Janus of Santa Cruz has provided the highest level of care for the past thirty-five years to individuals and families seeking treatment for alcohol and/or drug dependencies. Located a block and a half from the beach, Janus is a state-licensed and CARF certified non-profit offering residential detoxification, residential stays, day treatment, outpatient counseling, perinatal services, and medicatio...n-assisted treatment. Janus is a field leader in utilizing the very best treatment practices and sharing our knowledge through conferences and training. Join our energetic, engaged, and highly respected team in making a difference in people's lives!