Adoptions Together
  • Beltsville, MD, USA
  • $75-85k
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits


Clinical Services Manager (Child Mental Health)

Who We Are

Founded in 1990, Adoptions Together is a nonprofit child placement agency licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

At Adoptions Together we believe that family is a human right. Welcoming Every Child, Every Family, Every Step of the way, our 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. Our vision is that every child will have lifelong connections to a caring, nurturing family.

Achieving our mission and fulfilling our vision propels us to be proactive in all areas. In March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Adoptions Together transitioned to a fully virtual workforce the next day. Our dedication to children and families continued as we provided all services virtually through our well-built technological infrastructure and our adapting, devoted staff. Adoptions Together has navigated (and will continue to navigate) these 'unprecedented times' with flexibility, compassion, and grace.

Overview

The Clinical Services Manager supervises and trains therapists providing pre- and post-permanency clinical services to families and children in the Washington metropolitan area. This seasoned professional ensures program staff deliver exceptional, culturally competent high-quality counseling and support services while carrying a caseload of approximately six to eight clients. The Clinical Services Manager also maintains contract compliance through program reporting and other administrative tasks.

The Clinical Services Manager reports to the Director of Clinical Services. The position is currently primarily remote and as the current health crisis improves, the position will shift to a hybrid role.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Clinical Supervision. Provide regular clinical supervision to supervisees including intake coordinator and contract therapists.
  • Therapy. Serve as the primary therapist for approximately of six to eight clients at any given time. Co-facilitate monthly parent support group.
  • Training. Train supervisees, sub-contractors, and interns as necessary in the agency's approach to family and individual therapy, treatment protocols, diagnostic assessment, interpretation, treatment planning, and documentation guidelines. Facilitate internal and external workshops and webinars as needed.
  • Performance Management. Complete annual evaluations of each supervisee in accordance with agency policy and procedures. Provide administrative supervision to ensure that clinical case records are maintained in accordance with regulatory standards and internal protocols.
  • Case Oversight. In collaboration with the intake coordinator, ensure that new cases are promptly assigned, and that each supervisee has a manageable caseload.
  • Reporting & Contract Management. Maintain and report required data and narratives. Supervises contract management and adherence to ensure the timeliness and quality of all contract deliverables.
  • Community Advocacy. Maintain positive relationships with community stakeholders and attend community events to promote the services available through Adoptions Together.

Education & Experience

  • Master's Degree in Social work (MSW) or related field.
  • Professional license (LICSW, LCSW-C, LCPC/LPC) 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. (If currently licensed only in MD and/or VA, equivalent DC license is required within 3 months of employment.)
  • Experience providing therapy for children, youth, parents, and families with histories of trauma, attachment disruptions, adoption, guardianship, and involvement with the child welfare system.
  • At least two years of clinical supervisory experience in a therapeutic setting preferred.

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Comprehensive understanding of the impact of attachment disruption, trauma, and emotional and behavioral responses in the provision of adoption/permanency competent counseling.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team, provide clinical supervision, and to effectively engage with diverse populations.
  • Familiar with a broad base of therapeutic modalities including evidence-based practices, with individuals, children, and families with the ability to train other professionals.
  • Ability to design, implement and improve treatment plans for clients with the ability to diffuse and manage crises.
  • 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.
  • Experience providing and supervising therapeutic services using tele-health.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish is desirable.

Why Join Us?

If our mission and vision align with your personal values, we may be a good fit!

This position pays $75,000 to $85,000 - commensurate with experience. In addition to a competitive salary, we offer outstanding benefits including:

  • Flexible working environment
  • Paid Vacation & Sick Leave - Over 4 weeks to start!
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance - Including an HRA and FSA
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Paid Holiday Leave
  • And more!

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

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.

Adoptions Together is an equal opportunity employer and offers a pleasant, flexible work environment. To learn more, please visit https://www.adoptionstogether.org/about-us/careers/

Principals only, no recruiters. No phone calls please.

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