Full Time (benefits eligible)
Hours Per Week:
Minimum Education Required:
The Jefferson School is approved as a full day and residential special education school, and as a licensed residential treatment center, which serves children and adolescents with emotional and learning disabilities. Located in southern Frederick County, Maryland, on a 210-acre site, The Jefferson School is equipped for 84 students, ages 12 through 21, including 34 day students and 50 residential students, and operates 12 months per year. The Jefferson School also operates specialized clinical and educational programs including a program for sexually reactive boys (RIVERS) and a LIFE program for students with disabilities who are preparing for a Maryland High School Certificate of Completion. This program emphasizes the transition from school to work, post-secondary education and training, as well as independent living skills.
As the Clinical Director you:
- Are responsible for the successful clinical functioning of a 53-bed residential treatment center and the Intensity V/VI educational programs of The Jefferson School, which serves day students and residents in the treatment center.
- The Clinical Director provides supervision and direction to managers/coordinators of the following functions: Social Work/Therapy services; community-based and clinical services; admissions, discharges and related case management.
- In collaboration with the Residential and Health Services Director, are responsible for the development and implementation of a creative, safe, student-oriented therapeutic milieu in each of the residential units.
- Are responsible for all Jefferson treatment team functioning and ensuring that quality services are provided to all residents, students, and customers in accordance with TJC, State, Medical Assistance, and Health System standards.
- Maintain a balanced budget for assigned areas and serves, rotationally, as Administrator On-Call.
- Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related field of study plus appropriate Maryland State licensure (LCSW-C, LCPC, or Ph.D. Psychologist) at time of appointment and throughout tenure in position.
- If position is filled by an LCSW-C, possession of Board Approved Supervisor status is preferred.
- Must have a minimum of five years of progressively more responsible direct clinical care experience working with emotionally disturbed children/adolescents, including experience in a residential clinical setting.
- Work requires some travel between residential programs and occasional travel to programs and schools within the catchment area.