Adoptions Together
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits

Clinical Program Manager (Trauma Responsive Care)

Founded in 1990, Adoptions Together is a nonprofit child placement agency licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Adoptions Together maintains offices in Baltimore, MD, Calverton, MD, Washington, DC, and Alexandria, VA.

At Adoptions Together we believe that family is a human right. Welcoming Every Child, Every Family, Every Step of the way, this dynamic nonprofit's mission is to build healthy, lifelong family connections for every child and to advocate for the continuous improvement of systems that promote the well-being of children.


The Clinical Program Manager will be responsible for providing supervision and training to therapists providing pre- and post-permanency clinical services to families and children in the District of Columbia. As the team leader, this seasoned professional will be responsible for ensuring program staff deliver exceptional, culturally competent high-quality counseling and support services. This position is also responsible for program reporting and other administrative tasks related to complying with the requirements of the contract.

The Clinical Program Manager is a full-time position with excellent benefits. The position will be primarily remote during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the current health crisis improves, the position will be in-office at the agency office in Washington, DC with regular opportunities for telework.

To apply, a detailed cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position along with your resume is required. Interviews will be conducted virtually.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Social work (MSW) or related field.
  • Must possess a professional license (LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C) to provide independent clinical services and supervision to social workers and other professionals seeking clinical certification in the District of Columbia at the time of hire.
  • Experience providing therapy for children, youth, parents, and families with histories of trauma, attachment disruptions, adoption, guardianship and involvement with the child welfare system.
  • Three years of clinical supervisory experience in a therapeutic setting preferred.
  • Certification in TF-CBT or the ability to obtain certification.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is desirable.

Preferred Skills:

  • Proven ability to accurately understand the impact of attachment disruption, trauma, adoption, and diagnose emotional and behavioral impairments.
  • Ability to design, implement and improve treatment plans for clients.
  • Comprehensive understanding of adoption/permanency competent counseling.
  • Trained on a broad base of therapeutic modalities including evidence-based practices, with individuals, children, and families.
  • Proven ability to diffuse and manage client crises.
  • Established ability to train other professionals in clinical theory and practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team and provide clinical supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively engage with diverse populations of clients.
  • Highly organized and experienced managing client information, case notes, and reporting using an Electronic Medical Record System.
  • Proven ability to adhere to contract deliverables and reporting standards for public partners.
  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with community stakeholders and agency colleagues.
  • Ability to think and work independently, prioritize and problem solve.
  • Ability to provide reflective supervision.
  • Ability to work one evening per week.
  • Experience providing and supervising therapeutic services using tele-health.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Provide regular clinical supervision to agency staff and contractors
  • Train therapists and interns as necessary in the agency's approach to family and individual therapy, treatment protocols, diagnostic assessment, interpretation, treatment planning, and documentation guidelines.
  • In collaboration with the intake worker, ensure that new cases are promptly assigned, and that each therapist has a manageable caseload.
  • Complete annual evaluations of each therapist in accordance with agency policy and procedures.
  • Implement clinical activities in conjunction with clinical and program staff, as well as community partners to offer an organized model for clinical operations across all disciplines and relevant agency programs.
  • Provide administrative supervision to ensure that clinical case records are maintained in accordance with regulatory standards and internal protocols.
  • Maintain positive relationships with community stakeholders and attend community events to promote the services available through Adoptions Together in the District of Columbia.
  • Maintain and report required data and narratives.
  • Supervises contract management and adherence to ensure the timeliness and quality of all contract deliverables.
  • Contribute to clinical portions of grant funding and contract development initiatives.
  • Participate in the clinical aspects of new program development in accordance with the principles, policies, and culture of the agency.
  • Develop, implement, and review relevant clinical policies, procedures, and practice standards.
  • Set, monitor, and ensure compliance with relevant licensing, funding, regulating and accrediting standards as related to clinical practice.

Additional Notes

Each employee is required to complete (and maintain as necessary) a physical exam to include a TB test, a criminal background check in identified jurisdictions, and Child Protective Services Registries check in identified jurisdictions, and orientation training.

Principals only, no recruiters. No phone calls please.

Adoptions Together is an equal opportunity employer and offers a pleasant, flexible work environment. To learn more, please visit

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