DYS Central Regional Assessment Clinical Director
- Westborough, MA 01581
- Job Type
JRI provides staffing for programs within the Department of Youth Services in the Central, Southeast and Northeast Regions. Within the Central Region there are support positions including clinical directors, clinicians, maintenance and cooks that may work within one program, building or region. This position will cover the central region, with an office in Westborough.
The Regional Assessment Clinical Director’s primary role is producing a comprehensive assessment document on a newly committed youth which provides the Regional Review Team, Youth and Parent/Guardian information for determining service needs and the most appropriate level of care for the youth’s initial residential or community placement.
Examples of Duties
1. Maintains a caseload of all newly committed youth within their assigned Region up to and through the youth’s staffing and Regional Review Team meeting.
2. Coordinates with the health, educational, clinical and operations personnel where the youth resides during their assessment process for conducting the DYS Assessment process.
3. Meets and collaborates with the youth’s Case Worker on completion of the Youth Level of Service Inventory (YLS/CMI) which is then integrated into the DYS Assessment Document.
4. Meets with the youth’s Parent/Guardian for ensuring family histories and Parent/Guardian input is accurate and reflected in the DYS Assessment Document.
5. Participates in Regional or Departmental meetings that are youth specific and/or that further the quality of the DYS Assessment process.
6. Is available for consultation and participates in treatment or review meetings when appropriate as youth move through the residential or community continuum to discharge.
7. Completes the DYS Assessment process and all documentation within specified time lines.
8. When appropriate, the Regional Assessment Clinical Director may engage with detained youth who are on a track for commitment.
· Must be at least 21 years old
· Authorized to work in the US
· Complete a successful Background Check which consists of CORI, DCF and RMV
· Candidates must pass a pre-employment screening which includes: 1) Drug Screening; 2) Psychological Screening; 3) Medical Examination
· Current/active MA LICSW, MA LMHC, or MA License in Psychology
· The Regional Assessment Clinical Director is required to have experience working with adolescents and their families, and conducting and writing clinical assessments that address treatment need areas and make cognitive-behavioral recommendations for treatment. The Clinical Director will ideally have experience in conducting clinical assessments that identify risks, needs, and responsivity factors related to delinquency. The Clinical Director will be experienced in assessing and making recommendations around mental health and/or substance use needs, family functioning, trauma related difficulties, and maximizing youth and family strengths in achieving positive change. The individual has or will be trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).
· Transportation Requirement: Must have reliable transportation & current/valid Driver’s License
· Candidate must be flexible. To meet the needs of families, some evenings will be required
· Experience in the conducting of clinical assessments and preparing a comprehensive document outlining treatment or service needs related to delinquency as well as recommendations on the appropriate placement level of care.
· Experienced in Suicide Prevention/Intervention Strategies.
· Experience using mental health and substance abuse tools for assisting in providing a comprehensive clinical formulation on treatment needs.
· Knowledge of bias and racial disparities experienced by youth and families in the juvenile justice system.
· Knowledge of trauma, early childhood adverse experiences and how it impacts the cognitive, emotional and social development of adolescents and young adults.
· Knowledge of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and other cognitive-behavioral therapies.
· Experience working with youth with sexual offending behaviors.
· Strong clinical and organizational skills directly related to the functions of the Department of Youth Services.
· Computer skills in MS Word, Outlook and MS Excel and using automated information systems.
· Experience working as a member of an administrative team.
· Experience in working with families.
JRI is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to building and maintaining a diverse community. Persons from diverse backgrounds including women, communities of color, the LGBTQ community and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Posted 11 days ago