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Assistant Clinical Director

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Assistant Clinical Director

Job Code:  242321
Facility: Newport News Behavioral Health Center
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level:  Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Clinical Support, Therapy
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion

Newport News Behavioral Health Center is a residential and acute program, for males and females ages 11-21, consist of a cognitive behavioral treatment model that encourages youth to safely explore thoughts and feelings related to the development of positive and desirable behavior within their homes and communities. Our programs have been designed to provide each individual resident quality mental health treatment in a safe therapeutic environment.

It is the mission of Newport News Behavioral Health Center to promote recovery from the effects of abuse, addiction and other behavioral issues through specialized treatment interventions provided by a community of caring professionals.

Newport News Behavioral Health Center has an excellent career opportunity for an experienced Assistant Clinical Director to join our team of dedicated professionals.

The candidate selected will be responsible for the following:

• Provide clinical supervision to assigned therapists.
• Provide clinical support to residential staff in the absence of Clinical Director.
• Is responsible for maintaining the therapeutic milieu which includes overseeing and coordinating the delivery of in resident, continuing care and family services.
• Monitors adherence to the program schedule and assists the multidisciplinary team in coordinating the resident’s care.
• Attends and assists in treatment team meetings and clinical staffing meetings.
• Provides group and individual supervision.
• Assists with mentoring and orienting new therapists and interns to the unit.
• Provides admissions personnel with ongoing admissions and discharge information.
• Participates in AMA prevention and intervention activities.
• Completes an initial bonding session with the resident within 24 hours of admission or by the next business day.
• Conducts emotional, behavioral and social assessment.
• With the multidisciplinary treatment team, identifies treatment goals and objectives that are clearly related to the problems on the Master Problem List. Goals/objectives are measurable and time bound. Develop individualized treatment plans for assigned residents.
• With the treatment team, identifies interventions that clearly relate to the treatment objectives, and establishes discharge criteria.
• Reviews monthly treatment plan reports and ensures that progress in treatment is clearly documented in a timely manner.
• Conducts group therapy sessions as assigned. Ensures that group therapy progress notes are completed and submitted to medical records before the next group session takes place.
• Conducts individual therapy sessions as assigned. Ensures that individual therapy progress notes are completed and handed into medical records daily.
• Conducts family therapy sessions as assigned. Ensures that family therapy progress notes are completed and handed into medical records by the end of the next business day.
• Develops and conducts educational lectures for residents and/or families as assigned.
• Serves as a liaison with the resident’s legal guardian, inviting them to call with questions, and keeping them apprised of the resident’s progress at least weekly.
• Serves as advocate with courts, schools, and family, etc.
• Coordinates and develops a continuing care plan and prepares resident for discharge.
• Ensures that all assigned supervisees complete documentation daily and accurately.
• Assists the Director of Clinical Services in overseeing and maintaining all aspects of clinical programming in the Substance Use, Trauma, RTC, and Sexually Abusive Youth programs.
• At the discretion of the Director of Clinical Services, develop clinical interventions for Substance Use, Trauma, RTC, and Sexually Abusive Youth programs.
• Maintain an individual and group therapy caseload as required.


•Must be a Licensed Professional Counselor with all the qualifications required by the Commonwealth of Virginia to supervise unlicensed clinicians. Must have a Master’s Degree in Counseling or related field. Prefer at least three years clinical experience, have at least two years of supervisory experience and have a thorough working knowledge of psychiatric disorders and working knowledge of appropriate intervention techniques.
• Able to communicate effectively with other health care professionals, both verbally and in writing.
• At least one year working/treating adolescents required. Able to compose and deliver educational lectures.
• Able to compose and deliver educational lectures.

UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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