Regional Clinical Director - Maricopa and Pinal Counties with ATR (BC Preferred) & Licensed Associates Level (Independent LPC or LMSW Preferred)
Job Summary: Provide clinical oversight and direction for a therapeutic art program and direct service staff. Special attention to clinical programming to ensure quality care and that all clinical requirements are met for AHCCCS, Bureau of Medical Facilities Licensing, CARF and funding sources. Travel to assigned program locations to facilitate clinical excellence in service delivery through group and individual training to manage and affect positive change towards identified treatment outcomes. Ensures that the philosophy of Art Awakenings program is maintained.
Essential Functions: *Supervise program managers, as assigned Monitor, support, and evaluate overall job performance of assigned program managers, to include travel as necessary
*Travel to locations as required in providing clinical supervision, clinical management , and clinical oversight
Applies best practice standards and outcome measurements to provide leadership and guidance to agency staff as related to clinical practices
Ensure the delivery of culturally competent behavioral health and social services consistent with the Agency's mission, goals, licensure rules, accreditation standards, and best practices.
Provide, conduct, and document clinical supervision/oversight, management, training, and practice improvement as assigned and identified.
Provide clinical oversight in the processing of complex referrals to assigned programs, to include necessary documentation.
Oversee the clinical processes for personnel and assigned programs to ensure that each participant receives appropriate care in accord with his/her treatment plan. Provide ATR supervision as required. Provide statewide training related to art therapy and therapeutic art processes. Oversee all assigned programs for improved CARF outcome indicators and clinical outcomes (DLA 20 and other identified tool(s)).
Coordinate with the designated staff on the effectiveness of the clinical operations and contribute to the program planning process.
Participate in quality assurance and utilization review including admission, service continuation, transition planning, and discharge reviews.
Ensure that participant records, treatment statistics, and other documentation are maintained according to established standards to include the approval of Treatment Plans and Assessments.
Plan, organize, monitor, and provide staff training and development activities according to needs identified in the personnel and/or program evaluation process.
Provides information to staff and stakeholders concerning community resources, service development, and delivery.
Use audit findings and coordinate with QM to ensure continuous quality improvement for clinical staff.
Represent the agency at selected functions.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with community agencies, key stakeholders, case managers and clinical teams.
Other duties, as assigned.
Education/Experience: ATR (BC Preferred) Master's degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or a related human service field required.
Licensed Behavioral Health Professional (Independent Preferred). 3 years clinically supervising at least 5 clinical staff.
Combination of Education and/or experience to be effective in a position that is predominantly intellectual in character.
Bilingual preferred, but not required.
Current and valid certification in CPR/First Aid and valid AZ driver's license.
Five-year MVD Report that meets the agency's auto insurance carried coverage requirements.
National and/or Arizona certification as a mental health professional, social worker and/or counselor.
Educational and certification requirements may not be decreased for this position.
Two years' increasingly responsible experience in clinical supervision and program development and monitoring in a mental health center setting. Knowledge of : Behavioral health assessment and rehabilitation.
Arizona Covered Behavioral Health Services Guide. Principles and methods of psychosocial rehabilitation.
The special needs and characteristics of the client population. Counseling principles and methods.
Prevention of violent behavior or behavior harmful to the client or others. Provision of behavior management in crisis situations.
Recognition of indications, common side effects, reactions and interactions of medications commonly used by the client population.
How to access resources for assistance.
Documentation of client activities and progress according to accepted professional and agency standards. Skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Proficiency in group process and group facilitation.
Expertise in the provision of recreational and social activities, life skills training and/or milieu activities.
Skill in program development and implementation.
Competence in clinical supervision and the ability to work effectively with staff in a supervisory role.
Ability to develop and implement treatment plans within the framework of a clinical team.
Able to develop groups that will address skills deficits through specific content and focus.
Proficiency in promoting client responsibility, mastery and to recognize symptom exacerbation.
Ability to be creative, energetic, flexible and to serve as a healthy role model for staff and clients.
Competence in providing behavior management and activity supervision. Ability to organize and coordinate a diverse group of professional and paraprofessional staff.
General computer literacy using Microsoft products and other related software.
Ability to learn new software in a timely manner. Physical Requirements: Lifting/Pushing/Pulling: Must be able to lift and carry boxes/packages up to 50 pounds as needed. Must be able to push and pull file cabinet, desk drawers open and closed daily.
Body Positions/Movements: Sits in a chair at a desk for extended numbers of hours each workday: moves from office to office. Must be able to retrieve items/supplies on overhead shelves and bend/stoop to reach files located in bottom file cabinets. Drives to and from client apartments.
Hand Use/Sense: Manual dexterity sufficient to use calculator, telephone, keyboard and various office machines on a daily basis and be able to write. Must be able to communicate both in person and on the telephone, enter information on the computer and read various instructions. Be able to read numbers, reports, and computer terminals.
Mental Requirements: Must be able to analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of action. Personal maturity is an important attribute. Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure. Ability to give, receive, and analyze information, prepare written materials, and articulate goals and action plans. Ability to do simple math calculations, input data into the computer, and analyze data
Equipment to Be Used: Must be able to use computer and other office machines such as fax, calculator, telephone, copy machine
Working Conditions: Usually works in a typical office setting. Attends meetings at outside locations.
Internal Number: AARCD
About PSA Behavioral Health Agency
Mission: To promote empowerment and recovery through the power of creative expression with adults and youth who face behavioral health challenges.
In late fall of 2000, PSA Art Awakenings was born out of PSA (People Service Action) Behavioral Health Agency, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in 1971 whose mission is to enhance and empower the mental health community through creativity, innovation, and diversity. The brainchild of PSA Chief Executive Officer Sara Marriott, PSA Art Awakenings began as a consumer run business with funding from the Rehabilitation Services Administration and only four adult consumers creating and selling artwork.
Today the program is funded by Magellan of Arizona, Cenpatico, Governor’s Office for Children, Youth & Family, People of Color Network, Southwest Network, Community Partnership of Southern Arizona, Quality Care Network, and Gila River Indian Community.
From its modest beginning, PSA Art Awakenings has grown into a significant psycho-social rehabilitation program with 12 studios and five galleries serving approximately 1,000 artists annually – all working toward empowerment and recovery through creativity.
...With locations in Cochise, Maricopa, La Paz, Pinal, Pima, and Yuma Counties, the PSA Art Awakenings downtown Phoenix Studio serves the largest number of artists in comparison to its sister studios in Bisbee, Casa Grande, Douglas, NW Phoenix (formerly Glendale), Tempe, Tucson, Parker, Quartzsite, and Yuma.
The Warehouse 1005 is a unique independent extension of the PSA Art Awakenings’ family. This studio and gallery afford adult artists who have graduated from the program the opportunity to develop their artistic skills and maintain wellness at a more independent level of self-sufficiency.
The Studios provide a safe, supportive environment for adults and children to foster exploration and development of artistic skills. Participants’ distinct talents are acknowledged from the start, with each being referred to as an “artist” who learns respect for self and others, personal accountability, and pride in accomplishments while developing enhanced self-esteem and wellness management skills.
Therapeutic art groups are provided for adults and children to promote the healing power of creativity and self-expression. Participants readily admit that creating art helps reduce stress and the intensity of psychiatric symptoms. Studios, known as “the place where the magic happens”, also offer visual arts, poetry, music, movement, drama, pre-job training, socialization and education.