Under the direction and guidance of the Director of Clinical Services and the Supervisor of PsychoEducational Services, responsible for student’s treatment from the time of the referral and admission; formal and informal assessments; treatment planning and implementation; crises intervention to discharge planning and aftercare. Guides the work of faculty and counselors in a team based environment. Coordinates treatment with all relevant resources. As co-leader of management team, provides clinical oversight including areas affecting program development and success, staff, training, licensure, and supervision. Advocates for the clients and the Villa in the community.
All work is performed within a systems-based framework using a psycho-educational model, adhering to the highest professional ethic standard and in compliance with St. Joseph’s Villa’s mission, values and guiding principles.
Oversees the daily activities of the Treatment Counselor assigned to the academy. Makes recommendations for hiring, discipline, training, and termination.
Assesses the relevant bio-psycho-social components of clients throughout the referral and admission process using appropriate assessment tools for the population served.
Reviews and interprets admission information presented from outside sources such as schools, psychologists, physicians, social workers, and employers to gain full understanding of clients’ capabilities and needs and incorporates same into treatment plans.
Analyzes and documents behavioral patterns and needs for each client.
Designs appropriate interventions for each client. Ensures staff is trained in selected intervention techniques.
Conducts individual and group therapeutic sessions as part of treatment plans.
Meets with family members and relevant agencies to advise on clients’ progress and teach them techniques to continue behavioral changes outside the supported setting.
Consults with internal and outside parties to ensure client receives best treatment available.
Maintains all appropriate client service documentation from referral through discharge and aftercare.
Liaises and participates with community resources (such as VA-LEND) and trainings as appropriate.
Develops and presents in-service trainings to improve staff competencies in clinical and therapeutic interventions.
Determines when support through the Villa is not sufficient for the client and initiates the referral process. Directs management team through referrals to other community-based or individual support programs.
Meets with community agencies, physicians, schools, and mental health boards to advocate on behalf of the clients and the Villa.
Participates in community-wide programs that assist or advocate for the clients such as public and private agencies.
Supports Villa efforts in licensing, certification, and accreditation issues: attainment, documenting and monitoring compliance.
Follows established procedures to report serious incidents and suspected abuse and/or neglect. Responds to charges of inappropriate treatment.
Refers clients to community-based services to augment Villa services and support as appropriate.
Ensures appropriate planning and implementation of aftercare services.
Shares responsibility with Education Specialist to effectively utilize program finances to meet program objectives.
Provides direction and support to interns to enhance their exposure to and experience with relevant client populations.
Ensures accurate and complete individual case records for clients in compliance with licensing and accreditation standards and best practices.
Works with all staff to ensure a safe, clean, and therapeutically sound environment.
Supports clients in special events such as holiday parties, fund-raisers and graduations.
Supervises daily activities of staff working directly with clients such as teachers, youth counselors, case managers. Makes recommendations for their hiring, scheduling, training, discipline, promotion, or termination.
Treats all information in a confidential manner, complying with professional ethical standards, Villa policies, and federal, state, and local regulations.
Evaluates work processes and methods; staffing levels, qualifications and training needs; and tools, equipment, and physical resources and submits recommendations for continuous quality improvement.
Assumes responsibility for own professional development including meeting all mandated standards and staying abreast of developments within the field.
Ensures that staff receives training to meet mandated standards, that develops their professional abilities, and that prepares them for advancement opportunities.
Assumes regular on-call responsibilities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
MS degree in human service related field.
Licensure preferred. Minimum 2 years experience with relevant population.
Assessment skills. Certification in specialty area preferred (e.g., BCBA, LCSW, LPC, LMFT).
Proficient with Windows, Outlook, internet research, MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Experience with proprietary software preferred.
Able to communicate well orally and in writing.
Public speaking and presentation skills.