Job Purpose Responsible for the clinical supervision and
oversight of effective, trauma-informed treatment of residents in
Residential programs (Mt. Vernon and Murphysboro) of Spero Family
Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related human
services field with LCSW, LCPC or LPHA license and 2 years previous
experience in clinical treatment of children and adolescents.
Must be able to work collaboratively with program managers,
clinicians, and milieu staff and have sound knowledge of trauma
Experience supervising teams is preferred.
Provide clinical direction and leadership in on-going
development and implementation of the treatment philosophy, program
model and clinical approaches for Residential Programs.
Assure trauma informed and evidence-based models of treatment
are being implemented with fidelity.
Assure compliance with licensing, accreditation, contract
requirements and Medicaid standards for provision of clinical and
residential services to children and families.
Accept and evaluate referrals for placement, make determinations
for appropriate admissions.
Supervise program managers, nurses, therapists and case managers
to establish direction and focus for continued quality and
improvement of clinical services.
Provide individual and group clinical supervision for therapists
and other members of the treatment team.
Oversee and approve of all Medicaid documentation requiring
licensed clinical approval, while ensuring treatment episodes are
documented accurately, timely and in sufficient quantity to support
the level of treatment.
Provide direction on behavioral management and crisis
interventions (TCI) including the implementation of crisis
intervention model and related staff training.
Provide leadership in the review and development of treatment
Monitor treatment progress of residents and participate in
discharge planning and aftercare services. Provide direct
consultation on individual client cases.
Chair the Utilization Review team, in collaboration with the
Quality Assurance Department
Keep abreast of current research, trends, insights and
developments in mental health treatment, trauma-informed practice,
and adolescent development.
Provide training and consultation services regarding effective
clinical approaches for working with children and families with
complex trauma and mental health issues.
Be available during non-business hours to provide support to
on-call administrator regarding clinical issues as needed.
Provide other duties as assigned by the Director of Child
Welfare Services and/or President/CEO.
Participate in on-call rotation as back up on-call.
Miscellaneous: Must pass all pre-employment drug screens and
background clearances, must maintain driving clearances. Must
become trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI).
Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to multi-task,
organized, detail oriented, basic computer skills, excellent
communication skills both written and verbal.