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115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:Y6278

CLINICAL DIRECTOR


 
 
NATURE OF WORK
 
This is highly responsible administrative, supervisory and clinical oversight work in addictive treatment and rehabilitation, including behavioral / mental health disorders, in the Broward Addiction Recovery Division which provides a comprehensive array of direct services. Work involves major responsibility for planning, coordinating and assisting in the preparation and development of all program plans for the operation of the Broward Addiction Recovery centers in the division. Advises on the formation of Division policies and procedures pertaining to programs and services, and develops and maintains working relationships with county agencies, state agencies and other funders of social and/or human services and non-profit agencies.
 
Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and reviewing the clinical services for the addictive disorder treatment unit/units and for the training of clinical personnel. Plans, directs, and evaluates various treatment and rehabilitation programs as well as reviews and evaluates clinical supervisory personnel. Exercises thorough knowledge of administrative principles and techniques as well as behavioral/mental health and addictive disorder treatment techniques and evidence based practices. Possess knowledge of divisional budgets, personnel, contracts, grants and record keeping activities. Work is performed with considerable independence within established policies and procedures. Performance is reviewed through conferences, reports, and observation of program effectiveness.
 
ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS
 
Assists in directing the administrative operations of the Division and acts for the Director in his/her absence.
 
Assists in developing and implementing divisional policies, procedures, goals and objectives.
 
Assists in developing in-service training for agency staff.
 
Assists in developing formal collaborative agreements with local nonprofit organizations and other local, state and federal agencies involved with persons with behavioral health disorders.
 
Assists in developing, implementing, and maintaining strategic, fiscal, and capital improvement plans for the Division.
 
Assists in formal accreditation activities, working with agency management and staff to prepare for accreditation surveys and with accreditation staff in the conduct of surveys, as required. 
 
Assists in preparing Division program and operating budgets.
 
Attends conferences and public and professional meeting and regularly scheduled staff conferences, meetings and seminars related to services.
 
Consults with treatment managers, physicians, nurses, administrative and counseling staff relative to client problems, program policies and other functions to improve the quality of services; analyzes counseling procedures and techniques to improve treatment.
 
Develops programs of a therapeutic, rehabilitative, recreational, and educational nature to assist clients in overcoming addictive, social, psychological or emotional problems.
 
Directs and supervises professional and administrative staff as assigned.
 
Maintains oversight responsibility for clinical supervision of staff and programs.
 
Oversees peer review and other quality assurance reviews as part of the quality improvement process.
 
Prepares narrative, program, technical, and statistical reports using computer-based applications.

Promotes and organizes community support for the County's alcohol treatment, drug abuse treatment and behavioral/mental health program units through lectures, meetings and other means as requested.
 
Represents the County on community boards or committees as required; participates in local and statewide meetings.
 
Assists in staff-support activities associated with appointed boards, as required.
 
Performs related work as required.
 
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS
 
Thorough knowledge of methods, procedures and practices of behavioral/mental health and addictive disorders treatment modalities.
 
Knowledge of public health laws, Joint Commission standards, federal confidentiality laws (42CFR, 45CFR, HIPAA), current laws developments and literature in addictive disorders and behavioral/mental health and state regulations (65D-30).
 
Thorough knowledge of the general and specialized areas of addictive disorders and behavioral/ mental health, as well as current practices of rehabilitation.
 
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration and methods of providing substance abuse services.
 
Thorough knowledge of the principles of management and their application to the administration of governmental affairs.
 
Considerable knowledge of supervisory principles, practices and techniques.
 
Knowledge of computers and basic computer software applications.
 
Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting County, Department and Division policies and procedures.
 
Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
 
Ability to initiate and implement administrative programs and procedures and to evaluate their effectiveness.
 
Ability to initiate policies and procedures which will improve quality of services for client rehabilitation.

Ability to plan, direct and supervise Division operations and activities.
 
Ability to plan, supervise and coordinate the work of others in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
 
Ability to prepare narrative and statistical reports.
 
Ability to relate goals and methods of treatment to community groups and agencies.
 
Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of Broward County's Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.
 
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or political affiliation.
 
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
 
Master's Degree in clinical social work or related field from an accredited college or university; six (6) years of experience in the treatment of addictive disorders and/or behavioral/mental health, including direct service, program planning and administration, and four (4) years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
 
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
 
Licensed in clinical psychology or clinical social work by the Florida Department of Professional Regulation at the time of appointment.

Required to possess a valid Florida driver’s license and to be able to drive throughout employment and to obtain and maintain authority to drive on County business.
 
Certification as an Addiction Professional (CAP) by the Florida Certification Board is preferred but not required.
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
 
Bargaining Unit:                      Unrepresented
FLSA Status:                           Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification:     No
Class Spec.  Established:         7/2009

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