Lutheran Social Services of the South Lead Clinician, ORR in McAllen, Texas

The Lead Clinician is responsible for the overall clinical operations, administration, and management of the clinical services for Unaccompanied Children. The Lead Clinician is responsible for designing treatment protocols and plans, assessments, conducting utilization review, and evaluation of the program and services after discharge or placement in accordance to Agency policies and procedures, licensing standards, and federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.

Essential Duties

Clinical

  • Work closely with Program Director to set ratios of clinicians to UCs, as required by contract standards

  • Co-facilitate or facilitate individual, group, or family therapy sessions

  • Provide individual and crisis intervention

  • Keep accurate quantitative data on services provided

  • Assist clinical staff with admission assessments

  • Oversee the coordination, implementation, and evaluation of individual service plans

  • Reviews clinical services and programs to determine best practices and emerging practice trends

  • Assist in coordinating services for UC with public schools

  • Assist in identifying and coordinating with community service providers including vocational education and independent living.

  • Assist in coordinating acculturation and adaptation services.

Staff Development and Management

  • Interview, hire, and onboard new staff and develop ongoing training programs for all clinical staff

  • Provide clinical supervision to staff in accordance to licensing requirements and standards

  • Provide consultation to clinical staff, interdisciplinary team, and other service providers to facilitate a coordinated continuum of UC care

  • Assist in monthly trainings as assigned

Administration

  • Monitor and evaluate clinical services and programs to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies and licensing standards

  • Follows and participates in facility quality improvement efforts, such as UC progress and clinical outcomes

  • Research and identify community relationships and partnerships to enhance and promote clinical services

  • Serve as an advocate for UC care by recommending improvements and enhancements to treatment plans and services

  • Work in collaboration with the clinical team and interdisciplinary team to develop, implement, and evaluate treatment plans

  • Design and develop treatment protocols that can advance UC care and apply consistency throughout the facility

  • Ensure resident treatment plans include clinical soundness, measurable objectives, and comply with established policies, procedures, licensing standards, and federal, state, and local regulatory agencies

  • Provide emergency evaluation for UC in crisis and facilitate referral to more intensive levels of treatment or alternative solutions that can be handled onsite.

Working Relationships

  • Collaborate with the clinical team and the inter-disciplinary team to ensure all UC are receiving the quality of services needed to meet their individual treatment and behavior plans.

  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with UC, foster parents and families, professional service providers, and community partners, while maintaining boundaries at all times.

  • Work as part of the team and show professionalism at all times by modeling and demonstrating positive working relationships and attitude.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Human Services, or closely related field AND 2 years postgraduate direct service delivery experience /OR/ Bachelor's degree in outined field AND 5 years clinical experience in behavioral sciences

  • MSW, LCSW, LMFT, or LPC

  • Prior supervisory or management experience

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish based on service population and area

  • Ability to multi-task and accomplish multiple goals

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to pay attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability in managing all clinical aspects of the facility

  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years’ clinical services with a similar population

  • 3 years’ supervisory or management experience

Physical Demands and Work Conditions

  • This position requires frequent standing, sitting, walking and using a computer for long periods of time

  • Position works in a facility with and around children on a regular basis

  • Lift, push, pull, move up to 50 lbs.

The physical requirements for this position with or without reasonable accommodation are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing this position the employee with or without reasonable accommodation should have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, speak, and hear with aid, see, read, reach with arms and hands, lift and/or move up to specified weight, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable. Specific vision requirements of this position may include color vision, seeing things close up, and the ability to adjust focus.

Agreement

The statements herein indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of the job and may request the employee to perform other duties and responsibilities not listed at his/her discretion. This job description is not a contract between the employee occupying the position and the employer. Upbring is an at-will employer. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

ID: 2018-3343

Shift/Hours: 1st Shift

External Company URL: http://www.lsss.org/

Street: 1000 N. McColl