Nashville Children's Alliance
Director of Clinical Programs
Nashville Children's Alliance
The primary responsibility of the Director of Clinical Programs is to oversee all aspects of the NCA Clinical Program, which provides trauma-focused therapy and intervention 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 Director of Clinical Programs is a key member of NCA’s leadership team. The Director of Clinical Programs 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 Director of Clinical Programs 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 Director of Clinical Programs is a key member of NCA’s leadership team and will inspire and lead the clinical team to excellence.
- Hire, train, and provide weekly supervision of clinical therapists.
- Supervise or oversee supervision of master’s level counseling interns, and volunteers and/or oversee clinical therapists who supervise interns.
- Supervise or oversee supervision of the court education program and/or oversee clinical staff who provide the court education program.
- Provide performance evaluations and feedback to clinical staff.
- Act as a neutral liaison between partners on the Child Protection Intervention Team.
- Provide weekly individual therapy sessions (as appropriate) to children, siblings, and families of children dealing with traumatic stress symptoms using evidence-based/evidence-based 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.
- Develop and monitor appropriate processes and procedures for the agency to contribute to a Trauma Informed Environment.
- 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 training 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 attorneys regarding court-related matters.
- Maintain memberships in professional organizations.
- Attend regular clinical training provided within the professional community.
- Provide (or oversee therapists who provide) training 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 when appropriate.
- 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 CEO and/or Director of Clinical Programs.
- Master’s level degree in social work, counseling, or in a clinically-based program in a field related to the above.
- Clinical licensure in a mental health field with no less than 3 years post-licensure experience.
- Supervisory and Management experience required.
- Certification (or eligibility to be certified) to provide licensure supervision.
- Experience managing administrative functions and grants preferred.
- Experience working with children and families who have experienced trauma (including but not limited to child sexual abuse).
- Experience planning and facilitating groups for children and adults, preferably in attachment and trauma.
- Experience in legal and court processes and procedures preferred.
- Extensive knowledge of the impact of traumatic experiences on youth.
- Documentation of training in evidenced-based treatment modalities such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy, and/or Play Therapy.
- Registered Play Therapist desirable.
- Experience with Somatic Therapy is desirable.
- Art therapy, Sand Tray therapy, and/or Theraplay® training are desirable.
- Training and experience with family-based/ attachment therapies are desirable.
- Grant-writing and budgeting experience preferred.
- Experience engaging with a multidisciplinary team.
Nashville Children’s Alliance offers excellent paid time off and recognizes 20 holidays throughout the year. NCA provides insurance options including medical, vision, dental, and life.
How to Apply
Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Dawn Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Director of Clinical Programs.”
Nashville Children’s Alliance is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. NCA does not discriminate in regard to gender, race, sexual preference, sexual identity, national origin, religion, disability, age, or marital status in the recruitment, selection, or placement of employees.
- Date Posted: November 21, 2023
- Type: Full-Time
- Job Function: Clinician
- Service Area: Children / Youth
- Working Hours: 37.5