Wernle is a non-profit residential treatment – behavioral health care agency committed to providing quality services to children and their families through caring programs and healing relationships, which are reflective of God’s love in Jesus Christ.

Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center cares for adolescents between the ages of ten and twenty-one who exhibit significant behavioral challenges. Wernle is committed to developing an individualized therapeutic treatment program tailored for each child receiving care. Even in the most difficult and extreme cases, the focus is to help build the confidence and behavioral controls necessary to live at home or in a less restrictive environment. Find out more about our work on our Facebook page. 

General employee benefits:

  • Health care
  • Time off
  • Retirement contribution

Clinical Director

Salary range: $50,000-$100,000 (based on experience and qualifications)

Start date(s): May 2021

Licensure: Licensure as a clinical social worker (LCSW) required

Job Description: Responsible for overseeing, developing, maintaining, and evaluating Clinical department programs to ensure appropriate admissions and service delivery and to meet Wernle’s goal of providing the highest quality of care to youth and families. Serves as an active participant of the agency’s leadership team. Provides supervision and training to Therapists, Case Managers and Director of Nursing in addition to carrying a share of the caseload. Maintains compliance with COA standards; state, federal and other applicable regulations, and Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center policies and procedures. This position has a high level of visibility and accountability.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews agency referrals for admission determinations.
  • Reviews clinical policies and procedures and provides leadership in developing and/or revising and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Reviews all records and documentation of services, treatment plans, monthly reports and discharge summaries.
  • Provides clinical supervision and consultation to therapists, case managers, Director of Nursing and pre-doctoral interns.
  • Participates and provides clinical input in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Provides evaluations, therapy, and crisis intervention as needed.
  • Assesses training needs and assists in the development, planning and facilitation of training programs for staff development.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with external customers, families and residents and employees.
  • Assists in development, planning and facilitation of training programs for staff development, especially but not limited to policies and procedures.
  • Facilitates didactic experience for clinicians, including group supervision and training opportunities within the agency and the community.
  • Maintains appropriate training and certification in accordance with Wernle standards, federal, state and local statues at all times.
  • Understands and communicates with other programs within the agency and works to foster a collaborative tam approach across all programs.
  • Ability to work afternoons, into early evenings, and some weekends, as needed.
  • Maintains 4 to 5 weekly billable service hours.
  • Maintains professional behavior at all times.
  • Communicates and interacts appropriately with others.
  • Performs special duties as assigned by the Director of Operation and Education or assigned representative.
  • Responsible for budgetary oversight, personnel policies and the overall management of the programs under clinical department supervision.
  • Assesses current programs, restructures existing programs or develops new programs as necessary.
  • Maintains and manages clinical and organizational records.
  • Responds to crisis situations as they occur.

Supervisor Responsibilities: Clinical Director/Supervisor has overarching supervision responsibility for medical services, residential, outpatient and homebased therapists, case managers, clinical supervisors/manager, interns, and practicum students. Position responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the clinical department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include:

  • Supervising, Therapists. Case Managers and Director of Nursing.
  • Providing administrative supervision to ensure productivity expectations are maintained
  • Review reports to ensure accuracy and timely submission
  • Interviewing, hiring, and training employees
  • Planning, assigning, and directing work
  • Actively engaging in performance appraisal process
  • Rewarding and disciplining employees
  • Addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Management Team Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a member of the leadership team for the agency.
  • Assists in the development of agency goals.
  • Develops, recommends, and administers agency policies and procedures.
  • Assumes overall responsibility for oversight and management of the services provided by the therapists, case managers and medical services.
  • Assists with attracting, vetting, hiring, onboarding, and orienting staff.
  • Acts as key knowledge resource regarding clinical issues

Work Hours: Flexible

Candidate Qualifications: Licensure as a clinical social worker (LCSW) required; Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW) required, Licensed Psychologist (HSPP) preferred; At least 3-5 years of progressively responsible non-profit program management experience. Proven experience, understanding and demonstrating ability to generate revenues for clinical services. Experience in Medicaid billing preferred. Credentialed Sexually Abusive Youth Clinician (CSAYC) required. Must be experienced with child psychology and sexual offenders and have experience in performing psychological evaluations for ages 10-21 years old.