Qualified Practitioner (LICSW, LPC, LGSW, LMFT, PA, or LGPC)
The McClendon Center, founded in 1980, is a 5 star agency and certified community based service provider operating under the District of Columbia Department of Behavioral Health. As a leading not-for-profit organization in Washington, DC, the McClendon Center provides outpatient behavioral rehabilitation to the mentally ill by fostering creativity, promoting friendship, instilling independence, and providing an outlet for emotional growth and greater participation in the community. Accredited by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the McClendon Center operates two programs: Day Program Services and the Core Services Agency (CSA).
Become a teacher and mentor by shaping the practice of new staff members entering the helping profession. Meet regularly with para-professionals as they provide community-based services for individuals with serious mental illness. Provide structured supervision sessions, and guide these community support staff members into providing clinically sound services. By meeting with them at least weekly and by reviewing their treatment planning and daily documentation, you can ensure that these new practitioners meet the high standards of quality that you and the agency set for them. By
ensuring that form drives function, you become not just a supervisor but a true change agent as you see your clinical skills inform the practice of individuals who are entering the work force.
McClendon Center is a Five Star agency (scored by the Department of Behavioral Health) and offers a competitive salary and benefit package. McClendon Center is also a great place to work!
The Clinical Manager is a Qualified Practitioner (QP) who:
•Participates in the hiring process Community Support Specialists.
•Provides clinical supervision of Mental Health/Community Support Specialists.
•Provides individual clinical supervision for each direct report weekly, and group supervision at least once per month. Documents supervision accordingly.
•Works collaboratively with the nursing and medical staff, especially in regard to psychiatric symptom management and primary care coordination.
In order to be successful at the McClendon Center, you must have:
• Graduate degree in relevant field.
• Licensed in the District of Columbia as a LICSW, LPC, LGSW, LMFT, PA, or LGPC is required.
• At least two (2) years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with a mental health disorders.
• A positive mindset and solutions focused approach to solving challenges.
• Proven track record of successfully managing multiple projects and assignments simultaneously.
• The ability to focus on clients’ needs.
• The ability to coordinate with a multi-disciplinary team within an outpatient mental health agency.
• Knowledge of sound ethical clinical practice and principles related to the care of mental health consumers.
• A superior communicator, who shares information readily and concisely, listens as well as gives advice, and respects the abilities of others.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to perform amicably in an environment serving the mentally ill adult population.
• Ability to respect and uphold client confidentiality.
• Ability to exhibit a high level of organizational skills and able to prioritize and multi-task without direct supervision.
• Experience with hospital discharges and community integration, desired.
At the McClendon Center, you will find powerful resources for career-long success, including:
• A competitive base salary of up to $85K annually, based on experience.
• World-class training and constant professional support and career development.
• A package of comprehensive benefits including health and wellness, four weeks of combined sick and vacation leave, 403(b) retirement contributions, and life insurance… just to name a few.
• The latest technology and work tools including a laptop and iPhone.
If you are ready for a new challenge in your professional career, submit your cover letter and resume online.
Resumes are reviewed on a rolling basis.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.
McClendon Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability.
No phone calls, please. Note: McClendon Center is not accepting resumes or referrals from agencies. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if McClendon Center hires the candidate.