Clinical Director – Canopy Children’s Solutions

7/8/2022

Jackson, MS

Founded in 1912 as an adoption agency, Canopy Children’s Solutions is Mississippi’s most comprehensive nonprofit provider of children’s behavioral health, educational, and social service solutions. Canopy employs a diverse group of mission-driven individuals committed to honoring the voice of Mississippi children and families. Being an integral part of the Canopy team involves committing to the Core Values that drive our organization forward:

  • The voice of our children and families always comes first
  • Relationships matter and our differences make us stronger
  • We take great joy in service to others
  • Our families and our communities deserve our very best

In 2020 & 2021, Canopy Children’s Solutions received the certification of a Great Place to Work. Canopy’s employees are charged with building a healthy work culture within their teams that focus on trust and the collective goal of helping kids thrive and families overcome extraordinary challenges

Clinical Director – Position Overview

  • The CARES Center Clinical Director works with CARES Center and Day School staff to plan, organize and implement the clinical programming to provide high fidelity and evidence based therapeutic services to youth in care and their families through a highly structured clinical model.
  • The CARES CENTER Clinical Director is responsible for the development and implementation of a clinical model which utilizes best practices and organization wide initiatives that are driven by data and focused on continuous quality improvement.
  • The clinical director will oversee program policies and procedures and assure adherence to all of these within supervision scope in accordance with quality care and with all federal, state, and local laws and organization rules and regulations.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, manage and supervise clinical services within the CARES Center and School Day in accordance with organization, local, state and federal guidelines, practices and objectives.
    • Ensure high fidelity to the best practice clinical models PracticeWise, AIM, Risking Connections, and any other models instituted by the organization or program.
    • Assist in maintaining appropriate program accreditation, certification, and licensure.
    • Implement bylaws, plans and procedures of program as directed.
    • Implement, as needed, and assist in reviewing, annually, policies and procedures assuring the effective operation of the CARES Center treatment programs.
  • Ensure the integrity of clinical services within the CARES Center treatment program.
    • Assure integrity of clinical model and practice for the program.
    • Assure integrity of youth records and personal data.
    • Conduct monthly audits of charts to ensure proper documentation.
    • Establish and maintain procedures regarding youth confidentiality.
    • Plan and implement the staff development programs for clinical staff.
    • Assure that each youth is receiving appropriate care through ongoing monthly case reviews by Child and Family Team meetings.
    • Oversee the Treatment Planning and Discharge planning process for each youth as needed.
    • Provide ancillary clinical support services for youth as needed.
    • Inform staff and/or other program personnel of youth, and family/guardian concerns when appropriate.
    • Review program design and make recommendations for modifications as necessary.
    • Provide clinical consultation and technical assistance to program staff.
  • Data collection and quality improvement
    • Collaborate with Clinical Quality Specialist and Director of Quality and Evaluation as scheduled.
    • Designs opportunities for data collection to gather key performance indicators on a weekly basis.
    • Disseminates data collected to the Quality management team, clinical team, and other staff as needed to drive understanding and progress.
    • Implements continuous quality improvement personally and through team members on a monthly basis.
    • Reports quality improvement projects to program director and quality management team.
  • Provide clinical supervision and case consultation to clinical staff and others as needed.
    • Meet with clinical team for group supervision, weekly.
    • Meet with clinical therapists for one-on-one supervision, biweekly.
    • Participate in clinical community meetings when scheduled.
    • Participate in Child and Family Team Meetings regularly.
  • Prepare plans, procedures and reports as required by the Board of Directors, Senior Management, and Program Director.
    • Establish annual and long range plans within established guidelines, including but not limited to preparing plans and reports.
  • Serve in primary leadership role for the CARES Center to assure successful implementation of the Organization’s mission, philosophy and services.
    • Ensures communications among Clinical Team, Milieu Team, Education Team, and Program Director on a regular basis to discuss pertinent issues relative to their programs/services.
    • Meets with the administrative and programmatic teams as scheduled.
    • Ensures current operations are in line with best practice standards.
    • Attend monthly CARES Center leadership meetings to communicate current issues and establish resolutions.
  • Carries out all administrative duties, which include:
    • Meet with the program staff as needed to coordinate clinical services and care for families and children served.
    • Inform staff and/or other program personnel of concerns expressed by individuals served and/or their guardian/family.
  • Identify and develop clinical personnel in consultation with the Program Director and Sr. Director of Solutions, as needed.
  • Take administrative on call as scheduled.
  • Active participant on the CARES Leadership team.
  • Assist with quality improvement initiatives and programmatic changes

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Social Work or related behavioral health field, Masters of Science in Nursing or a Doctoral degree in Psychology.
  • Licensed Psychologist in Mississippi preferred or must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a minimum of 5 years clinical experience working with youth in a mental health setting required.
  • Must have experience with continuous quality improvement projects and clinical model development and demonstrate these prior to hire.
  • Experience with regulatory and accreditation bodies such as Division of Medicaid and Joint Commission required