Roy Maas Youth Alternatives (RMYA) provides treatment programs for traumatized children who most often are victims of sexual, physical, and/or emotional abuse. RMYA supports using trauma-informed techniques and relationship-based approaches to create a safe environment that provides consistency, structure, and caring for the children we serve.
The Senior Director of Clinical Services is an integral part of the RMYA Sr. Leadership Team and is a senior clinical advisor to the Chief Program Officer (CPO). This position is responsible for the leadership, management, and enacting the clinical vision of the CPO. The Senior Director of Clinical Services will have oversight of all agency clinical activities ensuring services are delivered in compliance with federal, state, local and other funded services contracts. The Senior Director of Clinical Services directly supervises all staff responsible for the delivery of clinical services. The CD will work closely with Senior Program leadership to ensure a strong integration of clinical and programs teams exist throughout the agency. Additionally, the Senior Director of Clinical Services ensures the development of innovative clinical programs that support the vision, mission and core values of RMYA and, under the direction of the CPO/CEO, completes special projects and assignments.
The Senior Director of Clinical Services will be responsible for developing an annual plan around how to deliver best-in-class clinical programming and services to ensure the strongest possible outcomes for everyone in our care. The Senior Director of Clinical Services must have the self-assurance and confidence necessary to purposefully drive toward results while problem-solving and obtaining the commitment of others to achieve those results. This is a position that requires excellent organizational and communications skills and attention to detail. RYMA is evolving into a learning organization and developing a commitment to restorative and trauma informed practices with the children in our care. The Senior Director of Clinical Services must be highly collaborative, upbeat, and friendly while working diligently toward achieving agreed upon goals. A sense of humor and positive attitude are essential.
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health (LPC, LMFT, LCSW) required, supervisor status a plus
CREDENTIALS: Minimum 5 years post-licensure experience as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Child Care Administrator (LCCA), or Licensed Child Placing Administrator (LCPA) preferred.
BENEFITS: Health Insurance (75% of premium paid by RMYA), vacation/holiday/sick time, tuition reimbursement, 403(b) Thrift Plan.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
- Minimum of five years providing treatment services in a foster care, residential treatment, or behavioral health setting.
- Five years of direct supervision experience in a clinical or residential treatment center setting.
- Sound understanding of Department of Family Services (DFPS) licensing and operating requirements as well as generally accepted ethical and legal obligations for clinicians and child/youth workers in Texas.
- Exceptional clinical and program development skills.
- Demonstrated understanding of principles and processes involved in clinical and residential programs and services.
- Competence in the principles and techniques of trauma informed care and the ability to teach and coach staff in the same.
- Ability to create clinical structures such as assessments, plans of service and assessment tools and support their use and the quality of case record documentation.
- Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with youth, families, collaborating agencies, outside professionals and RMYA staff.
- The ability to build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.
- The ability to demonstrate resilience and flexibility in a constantly changing environment.
- The ability to persevere through difficulties with youth and staff.
- Must be able to think globally, solve problems, and make good decisions with critical thinking skills.
- Must have excellent writing skills and the ability to complete reports and documents in a timely manner.
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule and provide on-call coverage for the residential treatment program.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities and meet challenging and changing deadlines.
- Proficient with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and client management databases.
- Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional weekend and evening hours.
- Valid Texas driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire. Must have acceptable driving record.
- Successful clearance of a criminal background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing.
- Provide leadership with integrity to assure the agency’s clinical vision, mission and core values are implemented and achieved throughout RMYA’s programs and services.
- Ensure the highest standards of clinical, program, and business practices are delivered and that professional standards of conduct prevail.
- Lead, motivate, and manage staff and the clinical program to achieve program outputs, outcomes, and all associated licensing or accreditation standards.
- Oversee the agency admissions process, admission assessments, plans of service, overall case documentation, and discharges for the residential programs and foster care treatment level clients.
- Develop and implement new clinical programs through community partnerships and by following state and national trends in the behavioral health, residential care, and transitional services.
- Monitor and assess RMYA clinical compliance with outcomes as required by funding contracts, agency requirements, and team standards.
- Ensuring bill, report, and clinical services delivery meet expected goals.
- Research industry trends and assesses current and projected service community needs to ensure clinical services are innovative, pertinent, and consistent with the RMYA vision, mission, and core values.
- Assist with writing grants and grant renewals, responses to contract proposals, and funding applications particularly in the area of establishing measurable outputs and outcomes.
- Supervise senior clinical staff.
- Monitor the financial aspects of the clinical department to ensure that revenue and expenses are in line with the budget.
- Develop metrics to determine the effectiveness of each clinical initiative.
- Serve as a member of the CPO advisory team.
- Review program staff training curriculum and work with the Director of Training to ensure it is current, appropriate, and with sufficient scope, sequence, and depth to develop an outstanding team of direct care providers.
- Maintain professional and ethical standards as prescribed by RMYA and the professional code of ethics for your license.
- Maintain professional licensure and certifications; attend and participate in all required professional training, workshops and or continuing education.
- Represent RMYA in a professional manner in approved events in the community.
- Be supportive of all RMYA policies and procedures, and actively participate in their development by proposing changes and updates as well as working on teams designed to improve how we work together.
- Special projects as assigned by the CEO.
Immediate Supervisor: Chief Program Officer