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Director of Clinical Behavioral Health Services
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be part of a team dedicated to enhancing the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) model by strengthening trauma-informed behavioral health services for children in New Hampshire. In this position, you will have the opportunity to help refine the vision for healing services for children on-site at CACs and implement strategies for the future growth and expansion of behavioral health services statewide.

Our mission is to provide all victims of child abuse in New Hampshire a neutral environment where justice, healing, equity, and prevention are fostered through the consistent, high-quality, and sustaining collaboration of community partners.

Position Summary: The Director of Clinical Behavioral Health Services will be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of all Granite State Children’s Alliance (GSCA) behavioral health clinical services, internship programs, and the management and supervision of Child Advocacy Center (CAC) staff clinicians and student interns employed by the agency. This position requires an active mental health clinical license, with at least five years of management experience in the human service/mental health field.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIITES

  • Develop and implement a strategy for growth and expansion of trauma-informed behavioral health clinical services
  • Develop effective relationship with all appropriate community stakeholders, including mental health clinical programs, educational and medical institutions, state agencies, state and private insurance providers, and key community leaders
  • Serve as spokesperson for GSCA behavioral health clinical program for community groups, organizations, funding sources, and elected officials as required through public speaking, presentations, and trainings
  • Foster work force development by establishing relationships with colleges and universities to develop a robust GSCA behavioral health internship program
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise student interns and clinical staff
  • Provide clinical and administrative supervision and support for behavioral health clinicians
  • Develop and implement state-of-the-art, evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment strategies and outcomes for the clinical program
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate all clinical operations policies and procedures
  • Ongoing assessment and evaluation of clinical needs of all clients
  • Provide trauma-focused treatment, resources, and support to victims of abuse
  • Assure proper maintenance of all clinical records, statistics, and reports in compliance with local, state, and federal laws and funding requirements
  • Develop and monitor annual clinical program budget
  • Provide consultation to professional colleagues, community groups, organizations, or individuals seeking assistance in issues related to sexual abuse, physical abuse, other forms of childhood trauma, trauma informed treatment, and other related topics

REQUIREMENTS

  • Active mental health clinical license, with at least 5 years of management experience in the human service/mental health field
  • Engaging, energetic with strong organizational skills, consistent follow through and self- motivation
  • Ability to work with a diverse structure of member agencies, communities, and professionals
  • Experience collaborating with college and university clinical internship programs
  • Trained clinical supervisor with experience providing clinical supervision for behavioral health clinicians and interns
  • Strong clinical experience and training in child abuse, childhood trauma and evidence-based, trauma-focused treatment
  • Excellent communication and computer skills
  • Must carry own liability insurance
  • Knowledge of the role of CAC multidisciplinary teams and the court system
  • Knowledge of services provided by CACs
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills, a solid work ethic and compassionate attitude

*Applications should include cover letter and resume.*

 

Licensed Mental Health Clinician at Keene CAC
Would you like to be a part of expanding and improving behavioral health services for children in New Hampshire? This is a unique opportunity to not only provide trauma-focused direct clinical services to victims of abuse, but also be part of the efforts of the Monadnock Region Child Advocacy Center and the Granite State Children’s Alliance to expand the Child Advocacy Center model throughout to the state to include behavioral health and medical services. In this position, you will have the opportunity to help shape what that development looks like for the future.

Our mission is to provide all victims of child abuse in New Hampshire a neutral environment where justice, healing, equity, and prevention are fostered through the consistent, high-quality, and sustaining collaboration of community partners.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIITES

Direct Services:

  • Provide direct clinical services to child victims of abuse and other childhood trauma and their families (i.e. individual, group, and family therapy)
  • Administer mental health/clinical assessments in order to evaluate treatment needs
  • Develop treatment plans with individualized goals and objectives to support diagnosis and client needs
  • Provide short and long-term therapy utilizing evidence-based trauma treatment models
  • Refer to other clinical services and resources as deemed necessary
  • Participate in relevant, continuing education/training events to maintain professional licensure and clinical competency in the forensically sensitive specialty setting (CEU)
  • Remain current on victims of crime literature and trauma-informed therapeutic interventions

Case Management/Administration:

  • Maintain case files including weekly progress notes, quarterly treatment plans, monthly progress reports, case notes, telephone consultations, and discharge summaries
  • Maintain timely, accurate documentation and statistical information pertaining to client files

Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) Collaboration:

  • Coordinate services with other members of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
  • Attend forensic interviews, providing clinical consultation and education to MDT members (i.e. trauma, clinical diagnoses, child development, etc.)
  • Participate in ongoing MDT meetings to advocate and support child and family needs following forensic interview process
  • Participate in any legal/judicial proceeding as may be required
  • Make recommendations to the MDT based on the assessment and evaluation of the needs presented by the child and family
  • Attend monthly multi-disciplinary case review
  • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with the NH Attorney General’s Office, DCYF, law enforcement, County Attorney’s Offices, medical providers, mental health organizations, schools, and social service agencies
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

  • Licensed clinician with own liability insurance
  • TF-CBT and CFTSI certified, or completion of TF-CBT and CFTSI certification within the first twelve months of employment
  • Experience administering assessments and evaluating counseling needs
  • Knowledge of the dynamics of child abuse and the impact of childhood trauma on children and families
  • Must be willing to learn and apply current evidence-based practices to maintain licensure (CEU)
  • Knowledge of community resources and the ability to use these resources to meet and support child and family needs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Engaging and energetic, with strong organizational skills, consistent follow through, and self-motivation
  • Ability to work with a diverse structure of member agencies, communities, and professionals
  • Strong leadership skills, a solid work ethic, and compassionate mindset

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum two years in a clinical setting
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams and the court system
  • Knowledge and experience with CACs and forensic interviewing process

*Applications should include cover letter and resume.*

KNOW & TELL

If a child tells you that he or she has been hurt or you are concerned that a child may be the victim of any type of abuse or neglect, you are required to call the Division for Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) Central Intake Unit at:

Telephone: (800) 894-5533

Contact your local police department with urgent child abuse or neglect reports or dial 911 in an emergency.

Proof of abuse and neglect is not required to make a report.