The New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, (NYSPCC) is accepting applications for the Director of Clinical Services. This senior level position, reporting to the Executive Director, is responsible for directing all clinical services for children and families. This includes the Trauma Recovery Program and the Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program, the Crisis Debriefing Program. The Trauma Recovery Program provides long-term therapeutic services to children and families who have experienced child abuse, neglect, and other traumas, utilizing various trauma-informed modalities (TF-CBT, Art therapy, ARC model.) The Therapeutic Supervised Visitation Program is designed to empower parents, who are court-ordered and considered high-risk, to improve their parenting skills and strengthen relationships with their children. The Director of Clinical Services will oversee the Crisis Debriefing Program that supports child welfare staff in the aftermath of child fatalities or other critical incidents, and the Parent Grief Program, that supports ACS-involved parents following critical incidents impacting their child(ren).
The Director is responsible for ensuring quality clinical mental health services; integrating various trauma-informed modalities into practice; and for providing direct supervision for the Assistant Director of Clinical Services and two Assistant Managers of Clinical Services. This position also is a member of the Senior Management Team, and as such, collaborates with the Research, Training, and Development departments regularly to further agency goals. This position provides training to outside constituencies and participates in various state and national committees as needed.
The Director also oversees all protocol development and compliance, curriculum development, grants management, and ensuring proper administration of evaluation tools.
An LCSW, an LCSW with PhD, or a licensed psychologist is required, as is extensive training and experience in providing trauma and grief counseling to children and families. A minimum of ten to fifteen years of direct clinical supervisory experience in the child welfare field is required. Experience in individual, group and family therapy required, as is strong assessment skills and experience with integrating research into practice. Familiarity and experience working with clients that have experienced domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, substance abuse and mental illness is required. A commitment to social justice in child welfare is required. Excellent writing and communication skills and computer competency required. Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus.