Clinical Director – Brewer’s Porch Children’s Center


Tuscaloosa, AL

Clinical Director – Regular, Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Job Summary:

The Clinical Director is responsible for the overall clinical leadership and provision of mental health services at Brewer-Porch Children’s Center. This includes the development, implementation and administration of projects involving program development, program evaluation, and clinical research relevant to children’s mental health treatment.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling, including coursework in clinical practice with children, research design, and data analysis and interpretation and three (3) years of experience treating emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children and adolescents. Demonstrated success in writing funded projects, developing policy, and administering grant or contract supported projects. Candidates must possess a valid license for clinical practice in a mental health discipline at the independent practitioner level in the State of Alabama or be able to obtain a license in the State of Alabama within 6 months of employment.

Additional Required Minimum Qualifications

Must have valid U.S. driver’s license. Must be at least 19 years of age at time of hire and have an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report that is in compliance with University policies. Applicants under the age of 21 will have some driving restrictions. Final candidates who are not current Brewer-Porch Children’s Center employees must submit to and successfully pass a post-offer drug screen.


Skills and Knowledge

Proven ability to communicate and work well with diverse populations and stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. Experience as a Clinical Director in a mental health environment. Demonstrated success in conducting clinical research, including the development of professional papers and research reports. Training and experience in the implementation of evidenced based interventions for children/adolescents with emotional and/or behavioral disorders.

Job Duties:

10% Help develop and implement program philosophy, policy, and structures, with respect to mental health services, which will support adherence to the Center’s mission and clinical goals. Supervision of the training department to ensure that all staff receive required orientation and annual training, and that other appropriate training and development opportunities are provided to all staff members. Essential

10% Supervision of doctoral students in clinical psychology and serving as the Psychology discipline liaison. Supervision of students in other mental health disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and works closely with the BPCC Student Liaison in the coordination student placements and practicums in mental health fields. Essential

40% Program administration, to include, (a) ensuring adherence to all program requirements of funding/certifying/licensing sources, (b)ensuring timely completion of all program activities, including collaboration with program consultants, (c) administering program budgets, (d) developing and maintaining a good working relationship with contacts at funding/certifying/licensing agencies, (e) participating in meetings related to the program, which may include travel, and (f) ensuring the hiring and supervision of program staff. Essential

10% Collaborate with University faculty on research projects. Design of data collection procedures and data analysis – for reports, research articles, etc. Includes consulting with computer technicians, data entry staff, etc., as needed. Essential

10% Review, track, and facilitate all requests for dissemination of outgoing clinical material. Consult with The University’s legal office and others as necessary to ensure compliance with client privacy. Essential

10% Professional writing, to include development of (a) proposal(s) for funding/support, (b) program materials, (c) program reports, (d) papers and articles for publication or other dissemination, and (e) other reports or materials, as needed. Essential

10% Other clinical and administrative duties as assigned, to include committee work, service on the Mental Health Outreach Partnership Committee, service on the Alabama of Mental Health and Mental Retardation’s Child and Adolescent Services Task Force, review of research proposals submitted to the Center.  Essential

Normal work schedule*       Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, with limited weekends, late evenings, holidays and clinical on call as assigned.