Director of Social Services - Brooklyn
This supervisory position provides administrative and clinical supervision to multidisciplinary clinical staff assigned to a treatment team. In addition, this position is responsible for managing and monitoring day-to-day clinical operations and service delivery and participates in activities to monitor the quality and appropriateness of program services. The Director of Social Services coordinates clinical coverage for the facility, provides on-call administration as needed and manages facility or clinical emergencies.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supervises and monitors the therapeutic environment to ensure that behavioral guidelines are followed, a therapeutic milieu is maintained and interpersonal relationships remain positive.
- Coordinates and implements clinical services for an assigned multidisciplinary treatment delivery team.
- Helps implement and monitor policies, procedures and systems necessary for the effective and efficient delivery of program services.
- Provides regularly scheduled clinical and administrative supervision to assigned staff.
- Documents supervisory sessions with staff.
- Helps identify staff’s training needs and, in response, plans, develops and/or conducts training towards maintaining and improving clinical staff competency and compliance with agency policy and procedure.
- Ensures the maintenance of accurate, complete and timely client treatment records by staff that complies with regulatory requirements and agency internal policy and procedure.
- Ensures that all program staff uphold the agency's Code of Conduct/Code of Ethics and comply with all Federal, state and local law/regulation, including 42 CFR confidentiality and HIPAA privacy and security regulations.
- Networks and communicates with other departments as a member of the program’s management team.
- Participates in quality improvement/other agency committees or work groups.
- Represents Samaritan Village at community, public forums.
- Knowledge of DHS regulations and systems.
- Performs other duties as requested.
- Possession of strong time management, writing and communication skills.
- Ability to supervise, train and teach substance abuse providers/other clinical discipline providers.
- Ability to implement and monitor policy and procedure in accordance with agency guidelines.
- Knowledge of Federal and state law/regulation governing substance abuse treatment, including confidentiality, security and privacy of protected health information.
- A graduate degree in a clinical discipline and one year clinical substance abuse experience and an appropriate qualified healthcare credential (CSW, CASAC, RN, LPN, CRC, etc.),
- Bachelors Degree in a clinical discipline and two years professional chemical dependence experience in a clinical capacity and an appropriate qualified healthcare credential (CASAC),
- High School Diploma or equivalent and three years of chemical dependency treatment experience. Qualified health care credential (CASAC) preferred.
- At least three years of supervisory experience.
- Basic keyboard skills and computer literacy (Window based environment knowledge preferred).