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E01072 – Clinical Lead SUD

Full-time Position



Position Overview: The Clinical Lead works in collaboration with Site Director to assist in organizing, monitoring, and overseeing the therapeutic functions and services provided by the primary therapists within their programs. The Clinical Lead will be responsible for carrying a caseload of clients and provide clinical support, supervision, and monitoring for the therapists assigned to their program in close partnership with the Site Director. The Clinical Lead will also serve as a vital liaison function between the primary clinical staff and Site Director. The Clinical Lead (in close collaboration with the Site Director) is also responsible for program development, training of clinical staff and maintaining professional relationships with collateral agencies.

Specific Responsibilities:

Provides oversight, supervision and quality assurance of all SUD clinical services including record keeping and direct services. Completes 25 units of billing per week by providing assessment, planning, and treatment for clients in the program Works closely with the Site Director to ensure that clinical services and documentation follow and are in full compliance with county, state and federal regulatory agencies, in addition to payors and other regulatory requirements Reviews treatment plans, case notes, and written correspondence to verify that such documents meet appropriate regulatory agencies. Facilitates team case conference in partnership with the Site Director on a weekly basis to ensure coordinated treatment plans and service utilization in order to ensure the comprehensive care of patients. Works closely with the Site Director to ensure Primary therapists are meeting productivity standards and that staff/patient ratios are closely adhered to based on census and units of productivity goals. Manages and assigns therapist caseloads and group sizes as needed Interacts and mediates between referral sources, other agencies, and therapists as needed. Ensures that supervision documentation occurs and is submitted for filing. Ensures that all significant incidences are reported via Incident Report within 24 hours and all clinical staff are following company policies and protocols Hires, trains and provides performance management feedback to employees (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions). This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Education and Experience:

Master’s degree in human services field, i.e., social work, psychology, counseling, nursing, addiction counseling or related field. License to practice independently required (LPC, LCSW), credentialed with commercial payors a plus. Minimum of 3 years of clinical supervisory experience with knowledge of clinical supervision theory and application. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks to meet deadlines and stay organized. Demonstrated ability to consistently maintain and chart documentation in accordance with regulations Knowledge of various substance abuse treatment modalities; knowledge of issues collateral to substance abuse (AIDS, Dual Diagnosis) Demonstrates knowledge and ability to apply the ASAM Criteria, DSM-V, and other standard screening and treatment related tools for placement and movement along the continuum of care. Strong clinical skill set and understanding of evidence based practices including, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Behavior Activation, Trauma Informed Care, and Harm Reduction expertise. Ability to train, support and supervise staff Working knowledge of budget planning and oversight, including monitoring of goals and productivity. Strong knowledge of county, state, and federal regulations. Knowledge of Joint Commission and Payor requirements preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills as well as analytical and problem-solving skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point), EMR systems, and telehealth technology.


Leadership: Uses a leadership style that creates and maintains an environment based on mutual respect, accountability, and teamwork. Provides honest feedback, encompassing positive, constructive, and corrective. The employee will model ethical behavior that supports the company’s mission and values for the safe and effective implementation of services.


Decision Making: Uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and/or reaching conclusions; takes action consistent with available facts, constraints, and anticipated consequences. The employee is able to make decisions for the program that are necessary from an operational and clinical standpoint without compromising client care.


Creating the New and Different: The ability to generate new ideas and breakthroughs requires vision, creativity, and broad interests and knowledge. Must also be able to speculate about alternatives, manage the innovation process and teams, and bring those ideas to market.


Demonstrates Clinical Understanding: The ability to assist supervisees in developing skills in conceptualizing cases and sound criteria for evaluating client care. The employee will demonstrate skill in holding staff accountable for the competing priorities of the program to ensure safe and effective client care.

Work Environment: May work in a variety of environments including professional offices, clinics, hospitals, or out-patient facilities. They spend much of their time on their feet, actively working with patients.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected