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Clinical Director (Psychologist)

Company: Undisclosed
Location: Maine

Clinical Director (Psychologist) 

Job Description

The Clinical Director – Psychologist is responsible for providing clinical oversight and direction for all mental and behavioral health components of the agency and its programs. Duties include oversight to ensure adherence to all policies and procedures in conduction with service plan reviews, authorizations and licensing. Responsibilities include maintaining current operations as well as preparation for and implementation of expanded residential, educational and mental health services. All functions must be in continuous compliance with state and federal policies, external accreditation standards, and contractual requirements for Medicaid and state-funded consumers with Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD).

The Clinical Director reports directly to the Executive Director and develops and provides all internal clinical training, consultation and supervision, and ensures all funded external training meets the strategic goals of the programs.

Job Functions

Clinical Oversight of Agency and Programs:

  • Participate in policy development and ensure monitoring and training of staff to ensure compliance with policies and accreditation standards are met.
  • Ensure consistent application of decision-making criteria by staff are continuously maintained.
  • Identify clinical needs and concerns and collect and monitor over and under-utilization data, with subsequent implementation of appropriate action in collaboration with relevant agency departments and stakeholder groups.
  • Provide education and support to agency departments and programs about authorizations, clinical issues and general service delivery.
  • Review assigned performance indicators with monthly reports to the Leadership Team and implementation of necessary corrective action measures.


    Supervision and Consultation

  • Provide clinical and administrative direction and support for residential, educational and IDD staff, ensuring adherence to established policies and procedures.
  • Educate staff on the interface of behavioral and physical health care and complex care management.
  • Support consistent application of clinical decision-making tools and criteria by agency staff and contractors.
  • Provide oversight of all outside contracted mental health components.
  • Ensure realistic staff performance standards are maintained and measured with ongoing coaching and accurate performance documentation.

    Planning and Monitoring

  • Ensure ongoing compliance with internal and external regulatory standards during current operations and in the future.
  • Ensure consistent application of decision-making criteria.
  • Review performance indicators, identify clinical needs/concerns and monitor and collect data to develop corrective actions, including collaboration with other agency departments and stakeholders to address identified issues.
  • Participate in design and implementation of Clinical Quality Improvement Projects.

    Marketing and Grants

  • Participate in appropriate state and federal workshops, coalitions and collaborations to help attract consumers to the agency/programs and become a well known and respected member of the sector.
  • Participate in the marketing of the agency/programs on a regional and national scale.
  • Research grant opportunities and work with agency development team on applications.


    Physical Requirements

    Person in this position is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparation and analysis of data and figures; viewing a computer terminal and extensive reading.

  • Physical activity in this position includes crouching, reaching, walking, talking, hearing and repetitive motion of hands, wrists and fingers.
  • Person in this position may be sitting and observing for extended periods of time.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • This position requires exceptional interpersonal skills, highly effective communication ability, and the propensity to make prompt and independent decision based upon relevant facts and established processes. Problem-solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills are essential.
  • The Clinical Director must be able to independently organize multiple tasks and priorities and to effectively manage these under pressure of deadlines. Thorough knowledge of behavioral health and IDD principles, techniques, and practices, and their application to complex treatment and service provision is essential.
  • The Clinical Director must be able to understand and work within budgets and parameters for funded programs and services.
  • The Clinical Director must have the ability to engage providers in discussion of plans of care and best clinical practices for members as well as the ability to interact professionally and effectively with persons who disagree with agency decisions.
  • The Clinical Director must be able to express ideas clearly and concisely orally and in writing, and plan and execute work effectively and efficiently.


State-wide nonprofit agency with primary office in a beautiful rural setting in Southern Maine

Qualifications and Credentialing Requirements:

Doctoral degree in Psychology from an accredited institution of higher learning.

Education – Doctorate (Required)

Licensure – Doctoral Level Psychology License (Required)

Experience working with IDD and Children’s Behavioral Health in a clinical/educational setting.

***Must hold or be able to obtain an active, unrestricted doctorate level psychology license in the State of Maine.

Salary commensurate with experience. 

Excellent benefit package

To apply: please send cover letter, resume and references to: recruiter207@gmail.com