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Clinical Director in Bronx, New York at The Jewish Board

Date Posted: 4/7/2019

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Job Description

The Jewish Board delivers innovative, best-in-class mental and behavioral health services to over 45,000 New Yorkers each year. We are unique in serving everyone from infants and their families, to children, teens, and adults. That adds up to countless opportunities to use your skills, training, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others.  

Similarly, we support our employees through benefits like, professional development opportunities and paid supervision. Some of our other benefits include:

  • 15 agency holidays and 15 sick days in addition to generous vacation days
  • Health/dental/vision plans that are subsidized up to 80%
  • Tuition assistance and educational loan forgiveness
  • Access to 403(b) retirement benefits and a pension.

The Ittleson Center RTF and Day Treatment programs serve emotionally vulnerable youth ages 5-13 years old that are challenged by trauma-related and psychiatric issues. Program provides supervised living units, and programs of therapeutic and educational services that emphasize family interaction and strengthening of community support networks. The Day Treatment program provides comprehensive clinical treatment and services to youth and their families in collaboration with on-site Special Education programming.

All treatment team members work to ensure that youth and families drive the focus of their treatment and are full-time partners in their own healing and recovery. The treatment team supports youth and families in developing the skills to keep safe from abuse, neglect and maltreatment, and to foster and strengthen connection to their home and communities.  Each team assesses the individual needs of youth, families, and their environments.  Clinical programming infused into Milieu Treatment and individualized interventions reflect the program’s commitment to culturally competent practice based on strengths, needs, and feedback. Youth and families have direct input into their treatment as well as program performance and development. We utilize the Trauma Informed Care (TIC) model in conjunction with evidence-based clinical interventions to support youth and family in their healing and recovery.


The Jewish Board is currently seeking a Clinical Director for the Ittleson Center. The Clinical Director will be responsible for the development, expansion, and oversight of clinical programming, as well as ensuring that all necessary therapeutic interventions are carried out within both the Ittleson RTF, and Day Treatment programs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited too

  • Oversight for the program within a trauma informed framework; Identifying Crisis Management program needs, and developing/ implementing solution based protocols accordingly; Developing policies, procedures, and protocols for managing crisis and operationalizing specialized training programs
  • Triaging emerging critical incidents with relevant staff, and ensuring that treatment planning for youth is carried out
  • Supervising all staff in the Clinical Department; Monitoring/developing, and training; Ensuring appropriate clinical staff coverage at all
  • Partnering with Milieu Directors to enhance therapeutic programming; Working closely with the Milieu Directors, and ensuring that milieu staff implement clinical recommendations into the day-to-day residents' care


  • A Master’s degree in Social Work or related Human Services field, with license to practice (LMSW, LCSW, Licensed Psychologist, etc.)
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in either a psychiatric hospital, or residential treatment setting; 2 years of which should be in a supervisory capacity
  • Ability to write policy, procedures, and protocols for collaborative work with the on-site school, as well as for new therapeutic interventions; Ability to design, develop and implement therapeutic programming, both written and verbally
  • Ability to lead and supervise a broad array of recovery-oriented trauma-informed practice within a milieu treatment setting
  • A Solutions-focused individual, with the ability to lead and implement program development initiatives
  • Strong interpersonal  communication and collaboration skills