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  • Clinical Shift Lead, RTC

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
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  • Overview

    The Clinical Shift Lead is responsible for assisting Shift Leads with supervising direct care staff to teach and monitor that trainings and clinical interventions are effective with youth. and maintaining a safe, supportive, and therapeutic environment that meets the individualized care and personal development needs of the residents in accordance with Agency standards, state licensing standards, and other federal, state and local regulatory requirements. The Clinical Shift Lead also assists in providing feedback to Program Trainer and modeling to direct care staff on best trauma informed methods to intervene to enhance skills learned in training and retention of direct care staff.


    Essential Duties  

    • Work closely with the Clinical Director to ensure the individualized treatment and personal development plans are properly implemented, followed and managed as it relates to staff interaction with the residents, setting behavior limits and individual and group activities
    • Ensure proper implementation of clinical interventions and strategies initiated by the treatment team and/or Clinical Director.
    • Assist Shift Leads in oversight of direct care staff assigned to shift in the execution of their assigned duties and adherence to administrative and programmatic policies and procedures as directed by Clinical Director. Report performance concerns and/or problems to Program Manager.
    • Ensure proper ratio coverage on shift and communicate any needs or issues immediately to Clinical Director
    • Maintain a safe, therapeutic environment though monitoring of dangerous situations and contraband including random search of resident’s living space
    • Ensure that precautions, restrictions and other safety interventions are being properly implemented during assigned shift
    • Ensure daily shift progress notes are entered into the medical record in a timely and professional manner by assigned direct care staff
    • Verify that all documentation is completed by assigned shift staff including, but not limited to progress notes, occurrence reports, communication logs, personal restraint records, precaution documentation, etc.
    • Oversee and provide direct supervision and observation of all residents while in their living space or common areas; know the whereabouts of all residents at all times during the shift
    • Communicate observations and needs to Program Trainer to ensure training curriculum is customized to programmatic, staff and resident needs
    • Actively participate in the collaboration with interdisciplinary teams to share information, best practices, resources and problem solve youth challenges and barriers
    • Take an active role in continuous quality improvement methods and efforts, including acting as an agent to execute positive and proactive change when deemed appropriate
    • Teach, supervise and assist direct care staff with implementing clinical interventions and using trauma informed care language and approach when working with youth.
    • Meet monthly with the Clinical Director and Trainer to assist with recognizing needs for direct care staff to implement training and best practices in procedure of coaching and training to help with direct care staff retention.
    • Serve as a positive role model for residents and direct care staff by demonstrating professionalism and good judgment. Teach, supervise and assist residents in achieving their daily goals. Converse with residents to reinforce positive behavior and promote social interaction and community inclusion
    • Assist with passing medication to residents in accordance to their treatment plan and as prescribed by the clinical team
    • Maintain awareness of resident behavior and utilize the proper intervention and appropriate consequence in accordance with Agency policy and the resident’s individual treatment and behavior support plans; accurately document the behavior and intervention using the designated forms
    • Design, develop, coordinate and schedule daily group sessions; oversee the facilitation. Accompany residents and participate in group therapy sessions for residents as needed
    • Accompany and/or transport residents to appointments, outings and activities using established safety protocol. Ensure safety, security and sanitation standards maintained in all work areas. Report and properly document all incidents in a timely manner (prior to the end of the shift)
    • Prepare and attend supervision, unit, team and facility meetings as required
    • Provide back-up services and assistance to other units/programs when needed
    • Immediately notify on-call therapist of any violations of safety code(s) by resident and/or other incidences that occur on or off facility
    • Immediately notify on-call maintenance of any safety hazards that pertain to building or facility grounds; report any smell of gas, electrical outages and any alarms that are being triggered
    • Notify on-call nurse of any injury a resident may have sustained or any allergic reaction to medication, food, etc., a resident may have and any restraint lasting longer than 60 minutes
    • Complete required training hours per licensing standards
    • Train new staff and maintain peer review documentation on unit. Conduct monthly check-ins with direct care staff
    • Report all campus violations, safety concerns or other urgent matters regarding residents and staff to program management
    • Utilize clinical knowledge and skills, to determine youth needs, including but not limited to behavioral interventions, basic needs and possible barriers to achieving individual service plan goals; identify milieu services.
    • Provide crisis intervention and intense milieu services based on youth needs.
    • Respond to youth needs and concerns with compassion and empathy in a timely manner
    • Other duties and special projects as assigned


    Working Relationships

    • Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with the program and clinical management team and staff, residents and volunteers to meet the needs of the residents and ensure the program goals and objectives are being met
    • Work closely with youth to build trust and a positive rapport while maintaining ethical boundaries at all times
    • Work as a team player and exhibit professional behavior and a positive attitude with both internal and external clients that reflects positively on the Agency and is consistent with Agency policies and procedures.
    • Work closely with management, the program and clinical staff to ensure program operations, goals and objectives are being met and the residents are receiving the highest quality of services and support
    • Work as team player and exhibit professional behavior and a positive attitude with both internal and external clients that reflects positively on the Agency and is consistent with Agency policies and practices.
    • Work within the Agency’s Code of Ethics and establish working relationships within the ethical boundaries established


    Minimum Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
    • Must be 21 years of age or older per licensing requirements
    • 5 years’ experience working in a similar environment
    • Knowledge of behavior modification and therapeutic settings
    • Ability to use good judgment and think and react rationally and calmly in difficult and stressful situations
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a diverse staff and resident population
    • Ability to provide conflict resolution and de-escalation methods and techniques to ensure the well-being and safety of residents
    • Strong verbal communication skills
    • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines and complete tasks in a timely manner
    • Demonstrated ability to write legibly and in a concise and understandable manner
    • Ability to work both in a team environment and independently
    • Proficient with basic computer skills, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook


    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Social Services, Human Services, or closely related field
    • Advanced knowledge of behavior modification and therapeutic settings


    Physical Demands & Work Conditions

    • Requires working with a diverse population of youth with varying degrees of behaviors and trauma
    • Requires standing for long period of time
    • Lift, push, pull, move up to 125 lbs.


    The physical requirements for this position with or without reasonable accommodation are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing this position the employee with or without reasonable accommodation should have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, speak, and hear with aid, see, read, reach with arms and hands, lift and/or move up to specified weight, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable. Specific vision requirements of this position may include color vision, seeing things close up, and the ability to adjust focus.



    The statements herein indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of the job and may request the employee to perform other duties and responsibilities not listed at his/her discretion. This job description is not a contract between the employee occupying the position and the employer. Upbring is an at-will employer.


    Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status


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