Clinical Director
Project Renewal

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Post Date: Oct 08, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New York - New York City
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Clinical Director
Fort Washington
Under the direction of the Shelter Director, the Clinical Director is responsible for the coordination and delivery of services to clients of Fort Washington Shelter. The Clinical Director supervises 2 Master’s Level Team Leaders; Entitlements/Benefits, 3 Behavioral Engagement Specialist, and indirectly supervises a team of 7 Case Managers. The Clinical Director is a liaison between Fort Washington, and both assigned Shelter ACT Team and Access to Treatment Substance Use Disorder providers. The Clinical Director coordinates service delivery with on-site medical, psychiatric, residential aide personnel, and recreation departments; ensures staff adherence to DHS and Project Renewal policies and procedures; conducts regular quality assurance reviews; is the primary liaison with DHS regarding client assignments, transfers, and exits; performs related work. The Clinical Director works with the Clinical Coordinator and Assistant Director and their team.
•        Supervises multi-talented social services staff in providing services to the clients, ensuring that all DHS/OTDA and Project Renewal protocols are being followed, and that the Statement of Rights/Responsibilities as well as any other required documents are being given to each client.   
•        Coordinates clinical aspects of the program. Ensures that linkages and coordination of services are being done by staff and properly documented
•        Monitors the staff’s timely completion of all clients’ intake processes, assessments, psycho-socials, progress notes, referrals and independent living plans.
•        Is primary Liaison to the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) and the State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) regarding clinical issues.
•        In collaboration with the Shelter Director, implements policies and procedures to comply with requirements from the Department of Homeless Services (DHS).
•        Conducts chart reviews, physical charts as well as data in external database, DHS/CARES.
•        Facilitates the clients’ weekly case conferences and community meetings.
•        Fosters staff development by conducting team meetings and individual supervisory sessions Clinical Department staff. As needed, provides in-service education for all levels of shelter staff.
•        Develops and trains staff in protocols to be followed in clinical emergencies.
Available for an on call 24/7/365 basis for either a response or coordination of activities in all clinical emergencies.
Physical Activities
Must be able to walk the interior of the building to talk to clients and staff in the program areas, and walk between the six floor facility (530 stairs), climbing up /down two staircases in the event the elevator is out of order. Must be able to sit for extended periods working at the computer to update client information and review case notes, as well as bend, reach and squat to get information from the files. Finally, the Clinical Director must be able to lift or move material and equipment weighing up to 15 pounds.
A Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university; LCSW is preferred.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible post graduate experience working with a psychiatric population, including homeless mentally ill and MICA adults, three years of the required experience must be clinical and or supervisory experience.

Team Building: Able to motivate professional and support staff to work cooperatively to provide services to clients
Organizational: Able to respond constructively to situations occurring between clients and staff and to apply conflict resolution techniques to resolve issues; operate effectively under a pressured environment
Communication: Ability to communicate orally and in writing with staff and clients
Computer: Knowledge of case management software and proficiency in Microsoft Office

To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements:

Effective September 13, 2021, all newly hired Project Renewal staff must: 1) provide one-time status verification of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 OR 2) provide verification of first does of a two-dose series of Covid-19 vaccination.