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Clinical Director

Employer
Living In Freedom Together, Inc. (LIFT)
Location
Worcester, Massachusetts
Salary
$60,000- $75,000 a year
Closing date
Feb 18, 2023
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About Our Organization

Living in Freedom Together, Inc. (LIFT) is a Survivor-led nonprofit organization where Survivors of systems of prostitution and allies collaborate in providing support to victims and Survivors of the sex trade - populations that are routinely neglected and marginalized by society. Our mission is to provide quality exit services and supports to prostituted individuals and to end prostitution. We have developed a comprehensive approach to accomplishing our mission which includes advocacy for social change and justice for survivors, leading legislative initiatives at national, state, and local levels, providing training and consulting services to community-based partners such as medical providers, social services agencies, and law enforcement, and developing and delivering education and outreach services for community members and academic institutions.

LIFT has instituted a 4-day work week based on extensive research on redefining "full-time" work and in the interest of a better and more meaningful work/life balance for our employees.

Jana’s Place

LIFT opened Jana’s Place in October 2019. Jana’s Place is the first-of-its-kind recovery home for women exiting prostitution and in early recovery from substance use disorder and co-occurring mental health disorders. We are looking for candidates excited to join a growing organization working to change the traditional model of recovery to meet the unique needs of women with histories of exploitation in the sex trade. Successful candidates must be open to learning how to implement a multifaceted treatment model, enthusiastic about helping women build their own paths to recovery and committed to creating a culture that promotes social change, reduces inequality for survivors and people in recovery, and embraces autonomy of patients in their own treatment.

Position Summary

The Clinical Director must be LICSW, LMHC or LADAC-1 licensed to practice in MA, in good standing. The Clinical Director is responsible for day-to-day clinical operation of Jana’s Place in accordance with LIFT standards, policies and procedures. This work is complex in nature where sound judgment is required in resolving problems and making clinical and administrative recommendations.

Clinical Director - Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This Clinical Director is considered an “essential employee” position, meaning this role has been identified by LIFT as critical to maintaining the infrastructure and integrity of the program and the organization, as a whole. As a recovery program, Jana’s Place is deemed an essential business by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. All Jana’s Place staff are expected to report to work even in severe weather conditions and public health crises, such as the coronavirus pandemic.

The essential functions of the Clinical Director include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Essential position with 32 hours required, on-site.
  • Supervise a team of counselors and case managers in the daily activities related to patient care.
  • Oversee Screening, Intakes, Referrals and Utilization Review
  • Assist in the development and implementation of written policies and procedures that reflect the agency’s philosophy and objectives of delivering effective treatment services.
  • Ensure Individual Service Plans (ISP) are developed and implemented in compliance with the agency’s policies and procedures.
  • Meet with nursing staff to review cases and appropriateness of level of care according to ASAM.
  • Ensure compliance of program with federal, state and local rules and regulations
  • Ensure and monitor the supervision of clinical staff.
  • Assist the Program Director with the development and implementation of educational programs to address the needs of program staff.
  • Ensure the confidentiality of the patients.
  • Comply with the policies and procedures of the organization.
  • Complete assigned work in a timely fashion.
  • Adapt to new or unusual situations without affecting work.
  • Maintains a pleasant and professional attitude and appearance.
  • Performs other related duties as required by Program Directors

Clinical Director - Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Lived experience with Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and systems of prostitution preferred, but not required.
  • LICSW, LMHC, or LADC1 required with active MA license in good standing.
  • EDMR practitioner preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with CBT required.
  • Experience with motivational interviewing required.
  • Experience with medication assisted recovery required.
  • Experience with trauma informed care required.
  • Experience with Harm reduction required.
  • A personal interest in, and commitment to working with women who have been impacted by CSE.
  • A flexible and positive attitude and belief in the process of surviving and healing from CSE and helping others do so as well.
  • Possess cultural sensitivity and adaptability to various personalities and background.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Must be proactive, solutions-driven, and able to apply problem-solving techniques to a verity of situations.
  • Must be committed to guiding patients in creating their own recovery plan, rather than simply dictating outcomes and expectations.
  • Ability to recognize that one-size-fits-all approaches to recovery and treatment models do not exist, but that individuals require unique treatment models to achieve their recovery goals.
  • Must have an open-minded approach to all forms of recovery including and especially MAR.
  • Must have a basic understanding of the trauma-related impacts of CSE.
  • Must have a commitment to empowering survivors, diversity and social justice.

Note:

This Clinical Director's job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Medical specialties:

  • Addiction Medicine

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • On call

COVID-19 considerations:
All staff and program participants are following CDC and state guidelines. Additionally, Covid-19 vaccines are mandatory (religious and medical accommodations may be requested.)

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Worcester, MA 01604: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

License/Certification:

  • Active MA LICSW, LMHC, or LADC1 license in good standing (Required)
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