Clinical Director (Mental Health) in Robbinsdale, MN at ResCare

Date Posted: 11/3/2018

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Job Description


Title: Clinical Director (Mental Health)

Job Category: Direct Care/Operations

Line of Business: Residential Services

About ResCare

Join us in transforming peoples' lives and their communities! ResCare is a one-of-a-kind human services company offering services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, home care for seniors, as well as education, vocational training, and job placement for people of all ages and skill levels. Right now, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Clinical Director (Mental Health).

About this Line of Business

ResCare has been in the business of helping people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) for more than 40 years. Our comprehensive IDD and community services provide support to adults and children who need assistance with daily living due to a developmental, cognitive or intellectual disability. Our clinicians have extensive experience supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and mental illness.

Our unique approach helps the people we serve live their lives to the fullest. With almost four decades of experience in the IDD services field, our aim is to be the provider-of-choice in the development of unique and proprietary service offerings and technologies - working toward innovative care models and leading health outcomes with states and payers.

As a(n) Clinical Director (Mental Health) you will: 

  • Clinical over-site of all services at set location
  • In charge of organizing admissions and discharges
  • Conducting Assessments (ex. Diagnostic, LOCUS, Mental Health Review, Suicidal, and evaluation level of danger/risk)
  • Interprets and summaries findings with recommended treatment/rehabilitation activities and goals
  • Hires new employees and warranting corrective actions when needed
  • Over-sees the development of the individual treatment/rehabilitation plan
  • Case Management
  • Prevents crisis at the lowest level of escalation
  • Provide direct service to clients
  • On-Call Duties
  • Weekly supervision with direct reports
  • Conduct weekly staff meeting for location
  • Utilize Behavior management strategies.
  • Ensures quality assurance including person served outcomes and service outcomes
  • Oversee compliance with locations license and CARF accreditation.
  • Maintains competent and effective personnel at budgeted staffing patterns and salary ranges
  • Willing to help others
  • Write progress notes, summaries, and discharges as needed
  • Medication Administration
  • Assist in the development and execution of the annual budget and program contract within the county time fram
  • Recognizes responsibility to meet bed utilization goals
  • Manages general program account
  • Flexible and effectively utilizes time.
  • Handles information in a confidential manner.
  • Communicates in an open and honest manner.
  • Notifies proper authorities of circumstances or situations that present possible health hazards.
  • Observes and implements established policies on health, safety, security, code of conduct, regulation, and company policies.
  • Ensures all documentation is completed as required.
  • Reports significant / major incidents or accidents.
  • Cooperates in external / internal investigations as requested.
  • Establishes high levels of mutual trust and support with others.
  • Provides coaching/learning environment
  • Identifies successes and areas for improvement for employees.
  • Expresses positive expectations of others, even in difficult situations.
  • Delegates tasks or responsibilities for the purpose of developing others abilities.
  • Rewards good performance and promotes employee recognition.
  • Provides clinical training new/transferring employees. Develops and implements staff training programs designated to meet staff educational needs, licensing standards and consumer needs.
  • Encourages staff to report issues of non-compliance through appropriate channels.
  • Create Employee evaluations when scheduled.
  • Provides clinical direction to program staff.
  • Provides and develops clinical services that promote consumer choice and facilitate independence.
  • Supervises operations to ensure compliance with contractual, legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Provides clinical input and supervision in treatment and plan development.
  • Performs other duties designed to improve employee effectiveness as a member of the team, promoting the operation in a positive manner to the community and outside agencies.
  • Promotes/encourages community integration and choice making.
  • Provides the necessary clinical management for the day-to-day operations of the program and maintenance of the location.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or closely related field required.
  • Licensure required (LICSW, LP, LPCC, or LMFT)
  • Minimum of 4000 hours (post Master’s) of verifiable work experience providing services and support to individuals with mental illness.
  • Two-year previous supervisory experience preferred (must be clinical supervision).
  • Valid Driver’s License and valid car Insurance
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Experience in managing systems, processes, and people.
  • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations concerning services to individuals with mental illness.
  • Operate general office equipment
  • Good organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven supervisory skills
  • Capable of working responsibly with highly confidential information
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Experience with Diagnostic Assessments required.

Additional Information


ResCare offers a comprehensive benefits package to full-time employees including medical, dental, vision, paid time off, disability, life, and tuition reimbursement. All employees age 21 and older are eligible to participate in the 401(k) retirement savings plan.

ResCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ResCare does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, age, veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment, or on the basis of gender in its health programs and activities.