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Clinical Director

JOB TITLE: Clinical Director

REPORTS TO: Operations Director

LOCATION: Washington, UT

HOURS: Full-time

PAY: $62,400 - $72,800 salary

BENEFITS: 401(k) 3% Match, Accrued PTO, Paid Holidays, Premium Pay, Insurance (Medical/HSA, EAP, Dental, Vision, Life, Voluntary Life, Voluntary Short-Term Disability)


DOVE Center promotes Trust, Compassion, Accountability, Mutual Respect, Excellence, and Inclusion. In addition to our workplace values, DOVE Center expects employees to demonstrate a commitment to our agency Mission and Vision Statement, as well as our agency policies and procedures. Employees are also expected to demonstrate additional personal and professional qualities specific to their role. Specifically, clinical staff expected to have high professional standards and ethics and to maintain good standing with the Utah State licensing board. Clinical staff are expected to participate in continuing education (as required by DOPL) and maintain expertise on current research and developments in the fields of behavioral health, trauma, abuse, and other pertinent topics. CEUs must include a minimum of 16 hours of domestic violence and sexual trauma related treatment-specific training every year. Additionally, clinical staff are expected to have a thorough understanding of HIPAA, the Mental Health Professional Practice Act and other laws and rules pertinent to professional licensing and mental health counseling.


The Clinical Director is responsible for supervising and leading a team of clinical professionals who provide trauma specific/trauma sensitive assessment and psychotherapy treatment services to children, adults, and/or families impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and will be to their main duty another interpersonal abuse and trauma.


  • Supervise daily operations of the clinical team, including hiring clinical professionals, evaluating job performance, and responding to concerns relating to policies/procedures, case staffing, clinical skills, productivity, caseload expectations, etc.
  • Monitor clinical documentation and provide guidance and follow-up for clinical staff to ensure documentation is correct for appropriate billing
  • Provide ongoing individual clinical supervision to clinical interns and associate-licensed counselors, as required by Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL)
  • Gather/track/monitor clinical documentation to ensure compliance with contract requirements for therapy services provided (MHA with diagnoses, treatment plans with clear goals, and concise progress notes that include reference to specific goals with all required details for Medicaid compliance)
  • Aggregate, prepare, and submit documentation to contractors (Medicaid and DHS) for billing
  • Coordinate and co-facilitate bimonthly clinical staff meetings, and take meeting minutes
  • Coordinate with clinical team and billing/admin team to allocate funding to necessary clinical materials (e.g., workbooks, child play therapy supplies, family therapy kits, etc.)
  • Organize, update, and manage shared clinical team documents/folders (e.g., forms, protocols, policies, etc.)
  • Prepare quarterly and annual counseling outcomes/progress reports with the assistance of the Counseling Program Coordinator
  • Collaborate with funding contract partners (Medicaid and DHS) and community agencies that provide services and support client recovery
  • Supervise and provide guidance to the clinical team to ensure all department needs are met
  • Assign and advise counselors on program tasks as needed
  • Oversee clinical program and team development
  • Collaborate with and provide support to contracted clinical partners


  • Provide/oversee evidence-based, trauma-sensitive crisis counseling and group programming for shelter residents (may include supervising a clinical intern assigned to provide crisis counseling for shelter clients)
  • Provide support, mentoring, and consultation for shelter advocates
  • Provide after-hours clinical consultation to shelter and administrative on-call staff when responding to higher risk crises as needed
  • Provide counseling intakes for survivors on the waitlist and triage/assess high risk clients in crisis for highest priority, initiate contract paperwork (Medicaid/DHS); provide outside referrals to survivors who qualify for other resources in need of services beyond our scope of care; and provide follow-up crisis support for survivors on the waitlist until clients are assigned to an ongoing outreach counselor
  • Conduct biopsychosocial mental health assessments as needed, but primarily focused on addressing clients on the waitlist and short-term crisis counseling needs
  • Maintain and ensure clear/concise client files; including session/service and progress notes, treatment plans, client correspondence, telephone consultations, and termination summaries
  • Participate in ongoing clinical meetings, determine case staffing needs, and clinical supervision/consultation
  • Participate in applicable, appropriate, related professional development opportunities


  • Education:
    • Master’s degree (or higher) in social work, psychology, or related field required.
  • License:
    • Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or other equivalent unrestricted professional license (CMHC, LPC, LMFT, etc.) to practice independently as a mental health therapist
  • Training/Certifications:
    • Training and/or continuing education applicable to areas of interpersonal trauma, domestic and sexual violence and abuse preferred, including certification in an evidenced-based trauma specific treatment modality preferred (ex. TF-CBT, EMDR, Play Therapy, SE, DBT, Seeking Safety, LifeSpan Integration, etc.)
  • Experience:
    • Prior relevant experience as a practicing mental health professional working with children, adults, and/or families who have experienced abuse trauma
    • Prior program management strongly preferred
  • Knowledge Requirements:
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, Word, Excel, Google Suite, and Google Chrome
    • Familiarity and experience with documenting in an electronic database and keeping documentation current
  • Intellectual and Physical Requirements:
    • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required.
    • Bending, twisting, reaching, and other movement may be necessary in working with children/adolescents
    • Lifting of office materials (up to 20 lbs.) may also be requested
  • Other Information:
    • Must have reliable transportation
    • Travel may occasionally be required for educational or business purposes. It is not anticipated that any travel would last more than 2 – 3 days
    • Must adhere to the federal VAWA & HIPAA laws pertaining to confidential protected health information
    • Must adhere to guidelines set forth by DOVE Center, the Department of Human Services (DHS), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), and other governing bodies, concerning program policies, licensure requirements, and code of ethics
    • Employment dependent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check and initial onboarding training
    • CPR/First Aid training certification required within the first 30 days of employment

DOVE Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or the presence of handicaps or disabilities, or any other basis protected by state or federal law.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $62,400.00 - $72,800.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • On call

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Washington, UT: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • Master's (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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Last Updated: 9/18/23