This position works to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the youth and families served. This position works closely with youth, family, foster parents, and community partners, providing advocacy and support toward the ultimate goal of living safely and successfully in the community. Provides mentoring, case consultation and support to employees within assigned department or program.
The Lead Clinician will perform duties including, but not limited to:
Perform all work in a manner consistent with the National Youth Advocate Program’s mission, values, and philosophies.
Provide mentoring, coordinate clinical services, train new clinicians, supervise clinical staff, and support to program staff on a daily basis.
Travel as needed, to provide and support the provision of services to, and on behalf of, youth and families in compliance with organizational, contract, and regulatory requirements.
Complete all required documentation in a timely manner.
Complete all required training in a timely manner.
Facilitate Clinical Supervision of Transitional Foster Care Clinical Team.
Manage caseloads and approve clinical documentation
Provide direction and supervision to Case Manager that supports the safety, well-being, and eventual release of each UAC in NYAP’s care.
Master’s degree in social work, or comparable behavioral science field, from an accredited
5 years of direct clinical work experience, 2 years post graduate. Direct service with youth and families strongly
2 years of supervisory experience
A valid advanced professional license as required and acceptable by state or contract
Must demonstrate a sincere commitment to the service and advocacy for youth and families.
Bilingual English/Spanish fluency
Proficient use of desktop and laptop computers, internet search, people management programs, smart phones and tablets, printers, fax machines and photocopiers as well as software including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.
Internal Number: 7736729129
About National Youth Advocate Program
We are National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP). We have a non-negotiable commitment to do what is best for children, youth and their families and have an abiding faith that every person has an innate ability to learn, grow and develop. We provide opportunities and resources to youth and families through our innovative programs and services, and we strongly support and offer guidance to our dedicated foster parents. We work hard to build community support and advocate with public agencies and officials on behalf of youth and families. We are united by our humanity and enriched by our diversity and are committed to supporting and protecting youth and families and to strengthening the communities we are proud to serve. We are NYAP.NYAP has provided cost effective, community based services and support to children, youth and families since 1978. We offer flexible, creative, outcome-based solutions to meet the unique needs of the communities we serve and the individual needs of the youth and families involved in our programs and services. Since our beginnings as a two person office in Van Wert, Ohio, we have watched the child welfare community evolve from being almost singularly focused ...on working with children identified as abused, neglected, dependent or delinquent, to the philosophy we have embraced since 1978; that the primary focus must be holistically placed on preserving and unifying families and strengthening the communities they call home. This strongly validates the core values of NYAP’s founder, Dr. Mubarak Awad, in 1978 and of everyone associated with NYAP today. Thanks to creative and innovative programs and services, we have the flexibility to tailor our services to meet the needs of the agencies we partner with and the children and families we serve.