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Clinical Director – Chrysalis House, Crownsville Maryland

The Clinical Director will provide clinical oversight to clients as well as both clinical and personnel supervision of the clinical staff consisting of addiction counselors and licensed mental health therapists and to ensure continuous quality improvement and timely comprehensive documentation reviews.

The Clinical Director will play a key role in the planning and implementing strategies for program continuation and growth. The position serves on the Chrysalis House leadership team reporting directly to the Executive Director of the organization.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Management and oversight clinical and nursing teams and recruitment of staff as needed.
• Supervises screening of all potential clients to ensure admission decisions are made in accordance with program mission and appropriate clinical and medical available capabilities.
• Ensure that all clinical session notes provided by clinicians are reviewed and approved weekly including spot audits as needed in accord with current Policies and Procedures regarding documentation.
• Follow up with staff when individual and group notes are missing or late and set deadlines for submittal and signature approval.
• Ensure that all client reauthorizations requested by the Director of Program Support Services are submitted timely to the state Administrative Services Organization and are consistent with client treatment plans prior to submission
• Provide scheduled clinical supervision of certified addiction counselors as required by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists and document session notes in a timely fashion.
• Ensure audits of all clinical documentation be conducted on an ongoing basis by reviewing random files for accuracy and timeliness.
• Preside over weekly clinical meetings of addiction counselors and mental health therapists and ensure meeting minutes are distributed to attendees.
• Maintain small caseload of clients as needed and ensure that Clinical Director’s individual and group notes are submitted weekly in accordance with standard operating procedure required by clinical staff.
• Work collaboratively with the Deputy Executive Director of Programs to develop and modify the weekly program schedule as needed to ensure that all group meetings are appropriately staffed in the event of a counselor’s absence.
• Assume client caseload responsibilities during times of workforce shortage and conduct groups upon as needed. Oversee monthly Family Education program and facilitate sessions as needed.
• Responsible for the administration of standards and procedures related to the clinical program in accordance with state/federal guidelines, the Chrysalis House Code of Ethics, and clinical best practices.
• In collaboration with the Deputy Executive of Programs, support quarterly audits with state and local regulatory bodies including Health Departments, local addiction authorities and the Maryland Behavioral Health Administration to assure continued compliance.
• Conduct reviews of program services and recommend changes to meet client needs with particular emphasis on services for underserved populations.
• Develop, maintain, evaluate, and update agency documentation deemed necessary for the proper management of the agency Electronic Medical Record (CREDIBLE) in accordance with federal and state regulations.
• Review client records for appropriate interventions, documentation, adherence to accepted standards of clinical practice, and compliance with state/federal regulations.
• Work collaboratively with Director of Performance Improvement to evaluate if standard operating procedure of the clinical office are leading to optimum client outcomes. Review quarterly outcomes data to determine trends in client progress.
• Supervise and meet with nursing team (Licensed Practical Nurse, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner) to enhance basic onsite care of patients, including medication management.
• Serve as agency point person with academic institutions who partner with agency on studies of client population and behavioral prior to, during and after treatment at Chrysalis House.

Other Information/Requirements: 

Qualifications: The Clinical Director must have high ethical standards, good judgment, be a team player, an excellent facilitator, and has exceptional knowledge of the disease model of addiction and competency in trauma informed care.

• Master’s in Psychology, social work, professional counseling or related field from an accredited institution is required.
• Current licensure as a Board approved LCSW-S, LCSW-C or LCPC in Maryland is required or the ability to transfer equivalent licensure for another state within three months of hire.
• Demonstrable experience (three years or more preferred) as a Clinical Director of a Residential addictions and mental health program.
• Ability to work in and adapt the culture of a multi-cultural, community based organization.
• Knowledgeable about addictions, recovery, co-occurring mental health issues, medication management issues, and client focused care and peer support.
• Knowledge of mental health and substance abuse issues.
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural, community based organization
• Experience working in crisis setting with individuals and families
• Understanding of the Agency’s mission and culture and the ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with staff and clients in all circumstances
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; professionalism essential
• Customer service orientation, a teamwork approach, flexibility, organizational and problem-solving skills
• Experience in alcohol/drug abuse treatment facility or related social services delivery field
• Must have computer skills required to be proficient in daily job functions and the ability to multitask and prioritize. Knowledge of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in treatment setting is major plus
• Excellent writing and organizational skills

How to Apply: 

Send resume to Amy Myers, Director of Huma Resources:

Chrysalis House, Inc. is a leading behavioral health agency supporting women in recovery from addiction to drugs and or alcohol. The mission of Chrysalis House, Inc. is to transform the lives of women and children by providing comprehensive recovery programs and services that support the development of their inherent strengths, talents, and potential.

We provide a safe, supportive and nurturing family-like environment while these women are engaged drug education programs, trauma based counseling, parenting skills education, case management support, life skills training and other enriching activities supporting their recovery.

Chrysalis House has embarked on an ambitious capital expansion at our Crownsville location in order to serve more women in need of treatment services. We are searching for a Clinical Director to help the organization prepare for the anticipated 30% growth in overall capacity in programs and operations.

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Chrysalis House Inc.
1570 Crownsville Road
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