Posted on April 1, 2019 by in
    April 1, 2019
    Chicago, IL
    Job Type
    Certification Type
    Company Name
    Abraxas Youth and Family Services
    Your Name
    Kyle Bak
    Address 1
    5701 S Wood St,



    The Clinical Director reports to the Facility Director and serves as an important member of the Senior Management Team.  The Clinical Director is a Masters Level CADC professional preferably licensed as a LCSW, LCPC who is responsible for the overall leadership, management and supervision of the clinical programs at Southwood.  The Clinical Director is responsible for overseeing both assessment and treatment services to include: evaluation of the effectiveness of treatment services utilizing evidence based practices to improve outcomes, milieu treatment services, individual and group therapy, family therapy, behavior management and crisis intervention, case management services, recreational services, community services, referral services, post-placement services and any other clinical services as deemed appropriate.  The Clinical Director is responsible for providing direct supervision to the Treatment Supervisors, Recreational  TherapistsARCH Homelessness Program and all Quality Improvement/ Performance Improvement meetings and activities. The Clinical Director leads the team in all Joint Commission preparations and surveys as well as leads the agency in all audits. 


    Primary Duties and Responsibilities 

    Responsible for the overall leadership, management and supervision of all the clinical programs at Southwood. 

    Responsible for direct supervision of the Treatment Supervisors, Recreational Therapist, Intake/ outpatient supervisor, ARCH Homelessness staff and other staff as needed. 

    Demonstrates excellent working knowledge of evidence based practice standards as it relates to substance abuse treatment and related services.   

    Ensures compliance with SUPR, Medicaid, JCAHO and other licensing and accreditation requirements. 

    Interprets, implements, enforces, and role models the agencies policies and procedures. 

    Develops and organizes systems that monitor work activities to ensure effective organizational and individual performance. 

    Uses effective management strategies to address problem areas. 

    Supports the 7 Key Principals of the agency by role modeling them. 

    Develops and maintains supervisory and staff schedules that provide regulatory supervisory coverage to ensure safety for both clients and employees. 

    Contributes to project development, overall budget preparation, and policy formulation. 

    Communicates performance expectations to Treatment Supervisors and all direct reports in behavioral and measurable terms. 

    Develops and implements systems to organize and monitor treatment and other work activities. 

    Writes performance evaluations, and conducts individual performance evaluation conferences. 

    Mentors supervisors in skills of writing performance evaluations, conducting supervisory meetings, and the process of progress discipline. 

    Participates with supervisors and therapist in the development of annual professional development plans. 

    Conducts effective supervisory conferences with supervisors and other employees as required. 

    Participates in new employee orientation by actively teaching various blocks of instruction in the orientation-training schedule. 

    Conducts on-the-job training activities with new supervisors. 

    Role models and reinforces culturally competent practices. 

    Implements progressive discipline according to corporate policy. 

    Conducts fair and impartial investigations into policy violations. 

    Develops positive rapport with all employees. 

    Schedules and facilitates management and supervisory meetings. 

    Ensures that supervisors and therapist understand and implement safety procedures and practices that meet or exceed licensing requirements of SUPR, Medicaid, JCAHO, OSHA and other local, state and federal regulating entities. 

    Utilizes a strength-based approach to manage performance. 

    Utilizes situational leadership strategies to manage the work group. 

    Teaches and role models the Seven Key Principles. 

    Teaches and roles models the Seven Core Values of a Positive Work Culture. 

    Actively takes the lead in implementing the continuous performance improvement process and chairs the Performance Improvement Committee. 

    Presents a positive agency image to other service providers and to the community at large via marketing and personal contacts. 

    Assures quality and continuity of clinical services from intake to discharge and continuing care. 

    Supervises the interface of clinical services with the educational, community services, family services, medical services, recreational services, and referral sources and post-placement services. 

    Participates in local community meetings, and provides liaison services between these entities and the agency. 

    Communicates information both verbally and written to employees in a clear, precise, and understanding manner. 

    Adheres to HIPPA and other confidentiality requirements. 

    Attends mandatory in-services. 

    Knowledge of the procedures to follow in the event of an incident. 

    Knowledge of job responsibility in emergency. 

    Knowledge of responsibility regarding actions to minimize, eliminate, and report risks. 

    Minimum Requirements 

    Master’s degree in social work or related field and CADC certification through IAODAPCA (preference given to candidates who have LCSW, LCPC, LSW or LPC credential) 

    3 years supervisory experience 

    At least twenty-one (21) years of age. 

    Under the supervision of an experienced professional who is at least twenty-one (21) if between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-one (21). 

    Completion of a criminal record check, and a signed declaration regarding any prior criminal conviction and military history. 


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