Clinical Program Manager
Reports to Director of Children’s Services
Gads Hill Center, a social service organization established in 1898, creates opportunities for children and their families to build a better life through education, access to resources and community engagement.
The Clinical Coordinator is responsible for agency oversight, implementation and compliance of the Clinical Services, Family Support, Case management, Family and Community Partnerships components for the Strengthening Latino Families imitative. In this role, the Clinical Program Manager under the direction and supervision of the Director of Children’s Services ensures quality and compliance with the Strengthening Latino Families initiative requirements and expectations of the grantee. The manager is clinically supervised and supported by the Director of Mental Health Services and Youth Programs in clinical services. In addition, the manager provides supervision to the Family Support Worker as well as a team of mental health interns while simultaneously managing their own caseload of families. The Clinician Coordinator plans and implements a cycle of continuous professional development for their staff and team of mental health inters based on identified needs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Monitoring and Program Management
- Supervises the Family Support Worker and a team of mental health interns. Provides coaching and professional development opportunities according to staff needs and evaluates performance to ensure growth and accountability.
- Works alongside the Assistant Director of Programs to market our services to the community and maintain good public relations.
- Provides leadership in the areas of clinical and educational services, program development, design, evaluation and professional development.
- Monitors delivery of services through on going monitoring of program components.
- Supports and monitors the referral process to ensure families advocate for services for their children, youth and families.
- Collaborates with other the and the Director of Children’s Services and Assistant Director of Programs to plan and coordinate professional development in-service trainings for program staff.
- Under the direction of the Director of Children’s Services and Assistant Director of Programs and Director of Mental Health Services and Youth Programs represents programs at appropriate monitoring visits and program audits. Assures compliance with grantee.
- Actively participates in meetings with Director of Children’s Services, Assistant Director of Programs and the Director of Mental Health Services and Youth Programs to resolve problems and assist in determining the strategic direction of program.
- Creates and implements an Ongoing Monitoring Plan to ensure compliance with program requirements.
- Provides regular written and oral reports on program as assigned.
- Supports the development and maintenance of a system whereby necessary records pertaining to services and program participants served are created and preserved.
- Monitors the collection and entry of required data into appropriate database(s) and monitors to ensure data accuracy and provides guidance and support to the Family Support Worker and Mental Health interns.
- Performs other data entry as needed.
Clinical Service Delivery
- Demonstrates awareness of, sensitivity to, and competence in dealing with cultural and socioeconomic diversity of client population.
- Translates the latest evidence-based models into practical counseling and therapy skills
- Carries a case load, rendering direct services to individual clients and families.
- Develops and implements cohorts of 10-15 expecting parents, founded on principles of group psychotherapy. Groups will be designed to stimulate discussions about child rearing, brain development and discipline and will encourage mothers and fathers to identify the legacy of their own upbringings to build on the positive and overcome the negative in the rearing of their own children.
- Leads twice weekly wellness support and education groups for program families to facilitate multi-disciplinary cross training, support, and full continuum of care.
- Plans, coordinates, and implements treatment services and other clinical activities for identified clients, while cognizant of cultural, ethnic, and environmental differences, to achieve highly effective, efficient, and culturally competent service delivery to children and families.
- Engages in crisis intervention with clients/family members, including the development and implementation of safety plans.
- Is available “on-call” for crisis intervention consultation for all programs at Gads Hill Center.
In addition to the responsibilities listed above, all Gads Hill Center employees are responsible for the following:
- Participates in agency outreach and recruitment events, including evenings and weekends.
- Participates in supervision meetings and workshops within the agency and outside (if applicable).
- Participates in civic engagement activities that advance the mission of Gads Hill Center.
- Advances parent leadership development.
- Performers other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or related field required.
- Must also be (or on track to become) LCSW, LCPC or LMFT, licensed in Illinois, plus have four years of clinical experience.
- Experience and ability to work with high-risk children and adolescents required.
- Bilingual (Spanish/English) required.
- Minimum one year of previous managerial and clinical experience working with low-income families required.
- Must have a valid Driver’s License and be willing to travel locally.
- Excellent interpersonal communication and organization skills.
- Ability to pass a criminal record and child abuse/neglect registry check.
- A passion for the mission of Gads Hill Center.
- Mental health, human services, and provider systems
- Child and adolescent development/needs/behavior
- Individual, group and family therapy methods
- Child and/or adult psychopathology and the DSM-IV/DSM-5
- Motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy
- Culturally competent approaches to mental health service delivery
Entry Salary Range: $50,000-$55,000
Schedule: Full time
Location: 1919 W. Cullerton, Chicago, IL 60608
To apply, send resume, cover letter and transcripts by e-mail to:
Human Resources Assistant
Phone: 312-226-0963 x239