The Clinical Director manages the day-to-day clinical supervision and operation of the Illinois Demonstration Project. They will provide ongoing consultation to clinical staff and ensure a strong clinical presence onsite and in the community. This role must focus on meeting the urgent and ongoing behavioral health needs of youth served as well as coordinating the primary healthcare resources also necessary to maintain overall health, welfare and safety. The Clinical Director will represent and advocate for the staff and clientele to the community, funding bodies, policy makers and the broader public, and they may assist in the development of provider networks and coordinate services with community entities.
Supervises all intake procedures and monitors client charting, plans of care, case reviews and other regulatory requirements as they pertain to the provision of direct client services.
Ensures that Executive Director and Illinois Leadership Team are kept informed of challenges to effectively serving youth/families and potential solutions to such challenges.
Directs the hiring, training and retention of care coordination staff at the assigned site.
Works with key Choices leadership personnel to establish strategic plan and quality improvement processes approved by Choices.
Uses data from TCM and other sources to guide decision-making for supervision of care coordinators and care coordination teams.
Maintains positive working relationships with co-workers.
Willingly completes other duties as assigned to advance the mission of Choices.
Minimum of a master's degree is required. Current Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA) in Illinois; i.e. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, etc.
Minimum of five years of clinical and managerial experience in community-based behavioral health and human services with children/families.
Experience in managed care settings and experience with behavioral and primary health providers.
Experience in managing a multi-tiered care coordination model.
Familiarity with the child welfare populations, philosophies of care and federal/state regulations.
Familiarity with Medicaid rules and regulations and ability to assess medical necessity.
Ability to assess acute and chronic medical conditions and needs requiring special services.
Familiarity with state and federal initiatives including, but not limited to EPSDT, Illinois Healthy Kids and Systems of Care.
Ability to facilitate various workgroups.
Experience in utilization review and care management.
Significant supervisory experience that promotes leadership and initiative in line staff, successful team building, consensus building, conflict resolution, staff development and advocacy.
Demonstrated skills in creating alternative, community based services for high-risk youth and families that assist in decreasing hospital and residential stays.
Demonstrated competence in providing to and creating services for culturally diverse populations.
Expertise in strength-based programming, crisis intervention, family systems theory, multi-systems care coordination and case management.
Demonstrated skill in fiscal management activities, team building and development.
Strong communication and writing skills. Bilingual skills (especially Spanish) a plus.
Be certified in the CANS and FAST within 45 days of hire and at all times beyond the first 45 days of employment. CANS SuperUser status highly desirable.
Must possess a valid driver’s license in state of residence and auto insurance.
Our fast-paced and supportive environment will offer you a number of benefits – a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements, and opportunities for training and development. Interested in this position? Please apply online at www.choicesccs.org, where you can not only complete our entire application process, but also upload your resume and cover letter. Help us change lives together.
Choices, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Additional Salary Information: Salary depends on experience.
We are a national non-profit organization committed to supporting youth with significant behavioral and emotional challenges in community settings by using evidence-informed methods that build on the strengths of everyone involved.
We partner with families, schools, providers, government agencies, health insurers, and managed-care organizations to build a customized plan of care for a youth and... their family. At Choices, we believe that youth and families should receive supports to keep children out of inpatient facilities, foster care, residential facilities, and juvenile detention. Strong families are the key to supporting children with significant behavioral health challenges.