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Oasis Center

Senior Director of Clinical Services

Oasis Center


Job Summary

Center Youth Voice – Ignite Change- Promote Justice

Oasis Center was founded in 1969, a group of young lawyers came together to establish the “Rap House,” a simple community center for runaway teens and youth struggling with addictions. Fifty years later, the “Rap House” has evolved into Oasis Center, where nearly 4,000 youth and families turn for help and direct support every year. Oasis Center provides a wide range of opportunities that reflect the diverse needs of youth and their families, from crisis intervention to youth leadership and community engagement to college and career access. Our 20+ programs and services are based on the foundation of four areas for youth success: SafetyBelongingEmpowerment, and Generosity.

Right now, our agency is growing – so if you have talent and skills, compassion and a mindset for justice, and you want to make a career in making a difference, please consider joining our incredible Oasis Center team.

Vision:   to live in a world where all young people are safe, valued, connected to caring adults, and prepared for productive and fulfilling lives. We believe that progress is made toward this goal when we develop and encourage perspectives based on hope, a vision of what is possible, and the courage to act. We cultivate this change through caring relationships, meaningful action, and thoughtful reflection.

Position: Senior Director Clinical Services

Summary:  Responsible for the supervision, development, and direction of all aspects of Oasis’ clinical programming. This work is focused on supporting the mental health and wellbeing of all youth by providing opportunities for individual and group therapy, MFG, Neurofeedback, and other supportive services.  This position will ensure vision, training, and overall agency strategic direction of mental health services.

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

  • Provide leadership in developing high quality, equity driven clinical services for all Oasis Center programing.
  • Provide Supervision to Program Manager and Clinical Therapists as needed.
  • Work with VP of Crisis to Housing to ensure the Emergency Shelter has the clinical support needed.
  • Ensure that Oasis Center meets supervision standards for staff seeking Clinical Social Worker, Professional Counselor, and Marriage and Family licensure.
  • Work with Management to create and communicate overall vision for clinical services with crisis staff, agency staff, and community partners.
  • Assures staff providing counseling, residential services, and C2H services are supported with appropriate clinical supervision.
  • Work with Program VP’s to integrate clinical services to increase touch points and shared impact throughout the agency.
  • Nurture a team culture of learning, integrity, equity, and integrated service for greater effectiveness.
  • Lead and oversee development, implementation, administration, and evaluation of Clinical services.
  • Ensure Clinical Services staff is trained and using mental health best practices.
  • Stay up to date with new mental health modalities and ensure staff training as necessary. Responsible for development and implementation of onboarding training.
  • Work with Management to identify external funding opportunities and write/contribute to proposals.
  • Responsible for funder relationship building in collaboration with Program Management and Development Team.
  • Oversite of annual budget.
  • Assures a visible presence of Oasis’ Crisis Services in the Nashville community and beyond through networking and collaboration.
  • Participates in Oasis fundraising activities including speaking engagements, presentations and other requests.
  • Identify and manage relationships with key internal and external partners to advance access, equity, diversity and inclusion in the community.
  • Provide leadership and add capacity to community efforts aimed at increasing equity for youth.

Ensure program area is actively participating in agency led DEI initiatives and actively using the Equity Lens in decision making


  • Expertise in working from a Trauma Informed Care approach.
  • Experience in the practice of Neuro Feedback preferred.
  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce and provide leadership in organizational change.
  • Ability to relate to and work with diverse groups of people, including researchers, activists, faith leaders, elected officials, judges, law enforcement, educators, youth and families in collaborative change efforts.
  • Demonstrate ability to facilitate implementation of the cross-functional strategic plan and work with division leaders to implement and measure effectiveness.
  • Skillfully add equity perspectives by engaging youth voice and their lived experiences.
  • Ability to provide senior level leadership and develop a team.
  • Ability to excel in a relationship based and strength focused workplace.
  • Excellent skills related to youth development and youth collaborations.
  • Knowledge of youth leadership development and practice, including organizing and advocacy.
  • Research, writing and documentation skills
  • Experience supervising staff and providing direct services, supports, and development opportunities for youth.
  • 5 years Program Management Experience

Educational Requirements:  LCSW or LPC & able to provide Licensure Supervision

Additional Information


Health Insurance


Free employee dental & vision coverage

Free LTD & Life Policy


401K Match up to 3%

Parental Leave

12 Paid Holidays


How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Shanda Hampton – shampton@oasiscenter.org


  • Date Posted: May 11, 2023
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Executive Leadership
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: 70K-80K