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State of Massachusetts Clinical Director in Northampton, Massachusetts

Under the direction of the Sheriff the Clinical Supervisor for the Hampshire Sheriff’s Office will develop and expand our Behavioral Health & Substance Use Licensed Clinic Staff to continue to provide high quality, culturally competent, linguistically appropriate, mental health & substance use services and support. The services are necessary to provide a holistic approach to treatment by licensed/certified staff. The Clinical Supervisor will provide supervision to licensed/certified staff; offer guidance to direct care staff, crisis intervention and emergencies; ensure adherence to professional standards and policies; provide quality assurance, facilitate peer review and related activities to ensure quality of services; oversee charting and documentation to ensure that clients meet medical necessity criteria for the services. RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES · Oversee clinical staff in the facility. · Oversight and Supervision of all clinical treatment including: a. intake assessment and treatment planning b. risk assessment c. individual treatment d. structured group treatment e. forensic interface with DMH f. liason with psychiatric coverage g. oversight of inmate re-entry plans and progress requiring Clinical Services Additional Capacities: a. capacity to work effectively with all levels of correctional staff b. appreciation of the MOUD Program c. capacity to work effectively with all top levels of Administration d. capacity to make informed decisions regarding education/training for clinical staff. e. capacity and willinness to participate in select group treatment in HOC and in community, when needed. · Ensure client confidentiality and privacy, including client records. · Ensure that clinical records are accurate, current and meet state mandates. · Ensure that supervisees complete all necessary assessments, treatment plans, and additional documentation in a timely manner and that it is reviewed, approved, and signed as required prior to filing. · Notify the Special Sheriff/Assistant Superintendent or designee of all incidents related to clinical, financial, and other liability issues in a timely manner. -Consider actions to be taken and implement changes to avoid similar incidents in the future. Make recommendations for any changes in procedures. · Ensure that supervisees are following the guidelines to support the implementation of developed treatment plans and they are assisting youth and families in achieving the goals of the plans. · In collaboration with Quality Assurance, ensure staff compliance with program mandates including charting/documentation. · Coordinate and/or provide mandated staff training, and other related staff development activities in collaboration with the Director of Staff Development. · In collaboration with the Assitant Deputy Superintendents, assure coordination and collaboration among all programs and services; provide support to an integrated case-management approach to client services. • Contribute to the development of client-sensitive policies and procedures that support the delivery of high quality services. • Other duties/tasks as assigned. _QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS_ · MSW or PH.D required in a clinical field of study · More than 5 years of experience working as a clinical supervisor · Must have at least 5 years post graduate experience providing behavioral health services to incarcerated individuals. Understanding and experience working with families who are involved with behavioral health systems is preferred. · Use good judgment and maintain effective boundaries when interacting with all members of the staff and the community at large. · This position requires the individual to work with minimum supervision and the ability to work independently. It also requires the ability to interact with a variety of individuals and the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure based on the volume of work. Guidance is available when necessary and where standards may or may not exist. · Must have excellent writing and communication skills. · All employees of the Hampshire Sheriff’s Office are expected to lead by example, to uphold the highest level of professional conduct and ethics and to work as a team to meet the needs of our inmate population and the communities we serve. · Ability to reason effectively and interpret a variety of instructions- both written and oral * Must have a valid driver license without restrictions. _MENTAL ATTENTION AND VISUAL DEMAND_ Flow of work and character of duties requires normal mental and visual attention most of the time. _WORKING CONDITIONS_ Performance of duties under somewhat undesirable working conditions; potential risk of injury typically associated with working with inmates in a correctional facility. _ _ _ _ _ _ _PHYSICAL DEMANDS_ · The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. · Regularly required to stand and walk; talk and hear; lift and carry; push and pull with force; and maintain balance · Occasionally required to climb/stoop; reach with hands/arms; occasionally lift and/or move boxes up to 20 lbs. · Manual dexterity required in performing duties · Specific vision abilities required by the position include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision; reading of written, printed or computer screen data. Job: Community and Social Services* *Organization: Sheriff's Dept Hampshire *Title: *Clinical Director Location: Massachusetts-Northampton-403 Pleasant St Requisition ID: 230009XM