Bilingual Lead Clinician
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Chicago, IL 60657
Join the Maryville Academy Unaccompanied Children’s Shelter and improve the lives of children and families.
The Unaccompanied Children’s Shelter is home to adolescent boys and girls through the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). This program provides a safe setting for children during their first days in America until a permanent setting can be established for them.
The Bilingual Lead Clinician for the Unaccompanied Children’s (UC) Shelter supervises, plans and oversees the implementation of therapeutic and psychological services for the youth in the program to ensure quality of clinical services. Engaged primarily in the performance of managerial duties, the Lead Clinician customarily and regularly directs two or more employees. Work requires advanced knowledge in the field of psychology and social work. This position requires the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment. The Lead Clinician is a grant position related solely to the Unaccompanied Children’s Shelter as funded by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) and any successor funding.
Coordinates, plans, and implements therapeutic services appropriate to the youth in the program;
Supervises the work of clinical personnel at applicable sites to ensure compliance with the standards and requirements set by ORR;
Maintains ongoing consultation with therapists in order to ensure the implementation of effective treatment; evaluates the effectiveness of counseling or treatment, and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, and modifies plans and diagnoses as necessary;
Participates in a team oriented approach to review a youth’s progress and provide individualized services as needed;
Conducts clinical team meetings at which time training, program planning, case conferences, and agency issues are reviewed;
Oversees psychiatric and psychological services provided to youth;
Provides emergency services in the absence of the youth’s therapist;
Reviews relevant research findings and provides training for therapists and other program staff to enhance the quality of service provided; consults reference material such as textbooks, manuals, and journals in order to identify symptoms, make diagnoses, and develop approaches to treatment;
May maintain a minimal case load;
Evaluates youth in crisis and assists with the development of specialized treatment interventions;
Organizes and presents information in a training forum as needed;
Performs other work related duties as assigned.