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Nashville Children's Alliance

Clinical Director

Nashville Children's Alliance

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Job Summary

The primary responsibility of the clinical director is to oversee all aspects of the NCA Clinical Program, which provides trauma-focused therapy to children who have been sexually and/or severely physically abused, witnessed domestic violence or witnessed a violent crime and their non-offending caregivers.

The Clinical Director is a key member of NCA’s leadership team.  The Clinical Director oversees  the clinical team including the grants that support the clinical department of the Nashville Children’s Alliance.

Nashville Children’s Alliance is seeking a dynamic Clinical Director to oversee all aspects of the NCA Clinical Program, which provides trauma-focused therapy to children who have been sexually and/or severely physically abused, witnessed domestic violence or witnessed a violent crime and their non-offending caregivers.  The Clinical Director is a key member of NCA’s leadership team and will inspire and lead the clinical team to excellence.

Job Responsibilities

  • Hire, train and weekly supervise clinical therapists.
  • Supervise master’s level counseling interns, and volunteers and/or oversee clinical therapists who supervise interns.
  • Provide performance evaluations and feedback to Clinical staff.
  • Provide weekly individual therapy sessions (as appropriate) to children, siblings and families of children dealing with traumatic stress symptoms using evidenced based/evidenced informed Trauma-Focused Therapy.
  • Provide skill building and psycho-education to non-offending parents in conjunction with their children’s therapy.
  • Develop and oversee accurate record keeping by therapists to meet professional, ethical, and grant-related requirements.
  • Accumulate data for the purposes of writing grants to fulfill unmet needs of the NCA’s clientele.
  • Conceptualize and write grants pertaining to the Clinical Program.
  • Aggregate and maintain data for grant reports, board reports and the growth of the agency
  • Attend grant-related trainings as necessary
  • Oversee the maintenance of the client referral list and the timely assignment of clients for therapy.
  • Facilitate weekly clinical meetings regarding administrative matters and review of client cases.
  • Attend or oversee therapists who attend Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) meetings.
  • Act as liaison between therapists and NCA attorney regarding court-related matters.
  • Maintain memberships in professional organizations.
  • Attend regular clinical trainings provided within the professional community.
  • Provide (or oversee therapists who provide) trainings within the community regarding trauma-focused therapies, child sexual abuse or to provide information about the NCA Clinical Program.
  • Actively participate in marketing the NCA’s services and programs to the community.
  • Actively participate in board meetings and subcommittees
  • Participate and collaborate within the management team
  • Collaborate and participate in multidisciplinary meetings within the Family Safety Center
  • Other responsibilities as determined by the clinical director and/or CEO

Qualifications

  1. Master’s level degree in psychology, counseling, social work, or in a clinically-based program in a field related to the above.
  2. Licensure in a mental health field with no less than 2 years post licensure experience.
  3. Supervisory and Management experience required.
  4. Experience managing administrative functions and grants preferred.
  5. Experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma (including but not limited to child sexual abuse).
  6. Experience planning and facilitating groups for child and adults, preferably in attachment and trauma.

Additional Information

Benefits

Nashville Children’s Alliance offers excellent paid time off and recognizes 16 holidays throughout the year.

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to Dawn Harper at dawn.harper@nashvillechildrensalliance.org with the subject line “Clinical Director”.

Nashville Children’s Alliance is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  NCA does not discriminate in regards to gender, race, sexual preference, sexual identity, national origin, religion, disability, age or marital status in the recruitment, selection, or placement of employees.

Details

  • Date Posted: June 1, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Clinician
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Working Hours: 37.5