Clinical Director Utah Health and Human Rights


Salary: DOE
Job Description: Clinical Director
Utah Health and Human Rights Project (UHHR)

Department and location: UHHR Clinical Program, Salt Lake City, Utah
Category and Status: Regular, full-time at 40 hours/week, exempt
Salary: Competitive based on qualifications and experience
Reports to: Executive Director

Job Summary: The Clinical Director oversees and manages all aspects of clinical services provided to UHHR torture, war trauma, and asylum clients; with a strong focus on cross-cultural and multidisciplinary approaches. The Clinical Director will be responsible for ensuring that UHHR’s clinical program is relevant, up to date and meets agency and funder goals. All staff and volunteers providing clinical services will be trained and supervised by the Clinical Director, and will receive appropriate supervisory hours as needed, as required by licensure. The Clinical Director will play an integral role in overall agency program and strategic planning.

Specific responsibilities include: 
1) Job Specific Duties:

Program Leadership
• Collaborate with local and national mental health organizations and academic institutions to ensure that UHHR delivers outstanding and evidence-based mental health interventions
• Provide oversight and direction for clinical services provided to UHHR clients, including: asylum seekers, torture survivors, and survivors of severe war trauma
• Lead a collaborative, multi-disciplinary clinical approach that addresses and meets the unique needs of clients seeking rehabilitative services at UHHR

Direct Client Services
• Provide and oversee the clinical assessment of and treatment for UHHR clients
• Oversee the development and implementation of a treatment plan for each client in conjunction with clinical staff 
• Provide direct psycho-therapy to clients in group and individual settings

Indirect Client Services
• Know and understand eligibility requirements and documentation for torture and asylum
• Collaborate with case workers at refugee/immigrant serving agencies to coordinate and/or reduce duplication of services for clients 
• Keep updated and detailed client files on each client in caseload and clear and concise case notes
• Record services for each client for each client in Salesforce. Records are current on a weekly basis.
• Respond accordingly to inquiries from the community on UHHR services

Staff Leadership and Management
• Hire and supervise counselors, therapists, case managers, students and volunteers
• Ensure that staff are aware of agency goals as related to program funders; that staff track and report outcomes to director in a timely manner, and program outcomes are in line with agency and funder goals 
• Provide assistance to staff/volunteers with regards to secondary trauma
• Run regular clinical meetings 

Program Support
• Participate as an active member of the leadership team to advise program and strategic planning and evaluation
• Perform related duties as assigned

2) Client Care and Safety:
• Maintain stringent client confidentiality both in and outside of the office and keep clinical staff up to date on UHHR policies and procedures related to client care and safety
• Adhere to UHHR security protocol and recommend revisions as necessary
• Conduct services in a culturally-appropriate manner
• Adhere to code of conduct and recommend revisions as necessary
• Instruct and guide clinical staff on best practices ensuring that clients receive culturally and linguistically appropriate services

3) Agency Responsibilities:
• Ensure clinical staff work collaboratively for program and agency goals 
• Attend, lead, and participate in regular staff meetings
• Answer phone calls, greet clients and make referrals within the agency
• Contribute to UHHR’s mission and programs as needed
• Contribute ideas to program planning and assist the program in meetings its goals
• Adhere to agency policy and procedure manual and keep staff updated on changes
• Attend outreach events and present on agency services as needed
• Promote and represent the agency in a positive, pro-active way
• Instruct clinical staff on how to follow program protocol and chain of command
• Maintain a culture of respect, honesty and dignity with co-workers and clients
• Other duties as assigned

4) Professional Development:
• Maintain licensure/credentials as needed
• Attend trainings relevant to job function, as supported by the budget

5) Record-keeping and Reporting:
• Maintain client data in the database
• Keep client files and case notes up to date and in accordance with program policies
• Submit reports and all administrative documentation in a timely manner

Supervisory Responsibilities
The Clinical Director supervises all staff and volunteers providing clinical services 

• Cross-cultural and trauma experience a must, preferably with experience in the mental health issues of refugees or torture/severe war trauma survivors
• At least 5 years’ experience providing direct client therapy
• Program development and strong leadership experience a must, including ability to work creatively, adaptively and under pressure
• Proven ability to develop and run a clinical program in various stages of development
• Ability to coordinate and implement client treatment plans, and assess progress toward goals
• Ability to address clinical issues through a multi-cultural lens
• Computer skills including email, power point, and word processing
• International experience or strong background working within diverse communities
• Experience working in a non-profit and leading a team
• Ability to educate, train and provide constructive feedback in a manner which will increase staff ability to accomplish the responsibilities of their positions

Skills and Attributes
• Commitment to immerse oneself in the field of torture treatment and immigrant mental health
• Ability to motivate staff and provide constructive feedback
• Strong organizational skills
• Stay up to date with evidence based methods
• Interest/skills in community mental health approaches
• Work comfortably with interpreters
• Strong and proven interest in issues of political torture and the health consequences of human rights abuses

• LCSW preferred but PhD or master’s level therapists will be considered
• Candidate must be licensed and certified to provide direct mental health services to clients

Physical Requirements:
The employee may sit comfortably to perform work. He/she will also walk, stand, bend and carry light items. The employee will be required to drive an automobile. Special physical demands are not required to perform the responsibilities of this position.

Working Conditions:
Duties are performed in an office setting and in locations outside of the office. Risks associated with this position are those found in the typical office setting.

Criminal background check, a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance is required.
Location: Salt Lake City


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Closing Date: Open until filled
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