Lead Clinician – Board of Child Care


Baltimore, MD

What is this job? 

The Lead Clinician is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the Caminos Program clinical services through tasks such as hiring, evaluating and scheduling of program clinicians as well as providing supervision, guidance and oversight to the clinical team.  The Lead Clinician develops strategies to allow for continued growth and efficiency within the program. The Lead Clinician lends their management to ensure that clinical services are congruent with the Board of Child Care’s purpose, philosophy, agency and federal standard operating policies and procedures, and performance goals.

Sign On Bonus?

Sign on Bonus of starting from $500 to $2,000 may be available upon hire and eligibility.


  • Trauma training & certification
  • CEUs
  • Licensure expenses fully covered
  • Comprehensive benefit, incentive, and wellness package

What is this company?  Board of who? 

Board of Child Care (BCC) is not a federal or state agency. It is an independent not-for-profit organization that serves over 1,000 children annually across 12 locations.  You would join about 800 teammates across DC, MD, PA, and WV that empower youth and their families to flourish within their community.

What does this job do specifically?

Essential Functions:

  • Model and act in accordance with BCC’s core values,
  • Demonstrate and practice trauma informed leadership.
  • Demonstrate and practice BCC’s leadership mindset, “Choose kindness.  Solve problems and learn together. Make it happen.”
  • Responsible for oversight and coordination of clinical services within the Caminos Program, including provision of services, treatment recommendations, documentation, and proper file maintenance.
  • Provide individual and group supervision to clinical personnel, with a focus on performance, outcomes, and professional development.
  • Provide recommendation related to the hiring, performance development and progressive discipline of clinical personnel to ensure that the clinical team meets Board of Child Care’s standards of care, program performance outcomes, COMAR and ORR regulations and accreditation standards.
  • Complete and review performance evaluations for clinical personnel with an effort focused on individual strengths, competencies, and areas for improvement.
  • Ensure that clinical policies and procedures are consistent with trauma informed practice, state and federal regulations, accreditation standards as well as BCC’s purpose and values.
  • Provide program personnel with psychoeducation related to the various trauma histories and mental health treatment needs for the youth in their care.
  • Serve as a liaison with external stakeholders and community agencies to ensure effective communication, positive working relationships, prompt service delivery and coordination of treatment and discharge planning.
  • Provide oversight for the recommendation, development, implementation and coordination of orientation and in-service trainings that relate to clinical service provision and professional development needs within the Caminos Program as well as across the agency.
  • Monitor the development, implementation and outcomes of trauma informed assessments, Family sessions, individual service/discharge plans and case reviews.
  • Assure that treatment/discharge plans: are individualized, have strengths and services needs clearly identified, and include interdisciplinary treatment goals that are developed in behaviorally measurable terms.
  • Work closely with program leadership to promote effective communication about and resolution of issues that arise between clinical and program team members.
  • Effectively collaborate with colleagues to develop/implement interdepartmental policies, procedures, and reports to achieve consistent interdepartmental alignment and reporting of performance outcomes.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the value of cultural diversity, including the ability to develop systems and practices that are inclusive of diverse staff members and responsive to the cultural needs of the client population served.
  • Learn and implement evidence-based practices selected by the organization, which may include attending on- or off-site training, providing ongoing supervision, consultation, and/or continuing education to staff delivering the services, committing to oversight of the practice as expected by BCC, following practice guidelines with fidelity, and managing fidelity monitoring.
  • Assure clinical records meet defined licensing, state and federal regulations and accreditation standards.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and familiarity with both Board of Child Care and Office of Refugee Resettlement Policy and Procedures relating to the care and supervision of Unaccompanied Children.  This includes knowledge of legal background and authority governing the practice as related to working with Unaccompanied Children.
  • Provide direct clinical services, which may include intake assessment as well as individual, family, and group therapy, and meet all expectations of a BCC Therapist in the provision of those services appropriate to the treatment setting.
  • Provides clinical expertise in the evaluation of referrals to the LTFC program.
  • Supports delivery of clinical services to youth in the LTFC program through the coordination of program therapists as well as direct service delivery.
  • Act as Caminos on Call and / or Therapist on Call on a rotating basis.

Required Education and Experience

  • Masters’ Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Two years postgraduate direct service clinical experience
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Eligible for LCSW-C, LCPC, LCMFT, or LCPAT Maryland State License within 6 months of hire.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Five (5) years post-graduate experience in a clinical, residential or school setting.
  • Eligible to provide clinical supervision for social workers and / or professional counselors.
  • Experience providing therapeutic services to children and families.
  • Experience with the treatment of co-occurring and/or substance use disorders.
  • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing both Spanish and English.

**Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Board of Child Care is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. All eligible candidates, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply for vacancies as appropriate.