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Clinical Director — Leggett Group

Posting Date:  April 5, 2021

Reports To:  Jen Erbe Leggett, LICSW, Chief Executive Officer

Hours/Week:  40

Job Location:  Primarily Roslindale Office (3 days), Secondarily Framingham Office (2 days)

Job Summary:

The Leggett Group is seeking a Clinical Director to deepen clinical leadership and oversight in our two-location group practice.  This is a new, high impact, high visibility role, and will be a part of the Senior Leadership Team at the Leggett Group.

The Leggett Group is a private group practice that has been growing in leaps and bounds since its birth in 2013, and will continue to do so.  We are a highly collaborative, collegial group who believes working together improves care to our clients, and makes us better clinicians.  Our practice is designed with substantial clinician supports in intake, training/support, administration and billing, such that clinicians feel well cared for as they do difficult work.  We also seek to make an impact on our communities through advocacy with individual cases and systemic interventions on behalf of the communities we serve.  We are deeply committed to working towards racial justice and equity. We have an established and embedded program that unites us all as professionals working towards racial justice, including in these specific ways:

  • We strive to be aware of and address racial inequity in our office, field, and communities
  • We hire staff with strong, essential clinical skills in racial identity development, in talking about race and racism, treating racial trauma, and practicing unlearning racism as a constant practice and commitment
  • We have developed channels for responding to micro- or macro-aggressions, by a client or staff member, and internal models for addressing these events that create accountability within the practice
  • We have a monthly affinity group model that requires white staff to work diligently at recognizing and unlearning internalized oppression and racism, and offers BIPOC staff a nurturing, supportive environment to address the inherent stresses that come with working in an office and field that is primarily white.
  • We have engaged national consultants and change partners to help our practice continue to move forward on these goals.

The Leggett Group is a general practice overall, with a strong leadership position in the treatment area of Perinatal Mental Health.  As such, about 30% of our services are directed towards parents, intended parents, bereaved parents, and others struggling with the emotional complications of reproduction, including those connected to the racial disparities in birth outcome that plague our country.  We also have a growing strength in offering treatment to address racial trauma delivered by BIPOC clinicians, and are actively seeking to grow the numbers of BIPOC clinicians serving our very diverse client communities.

Other treatment areas of specialty are adolescents, trauma (including a strong subset of our team that practice EMDR, with support for this modality), substance use disorder, LGBTQIA+ population, and more.  

The role of Clinical Director is an exciting position, serving as a link between practice Senior Leadership and our team of highly talented and hard-working clinicians.  On our Senior Leadership team, this person will help the team address practice-wide concerns and opportunities, help make strategic decisions about future growth, understand and assist with budgetary challenges and opportunities, and in general be able to shape future operations and current refinements of policy and procedure.   With our clinicians, the Clinical Director will offer as-needed targeted support in areas of needed skill improvement, address any rare performance concerns, and help clinicians develop individual growth plans that improve employee satisfaction and retention.  

Our ideal Clinical Director should have deep experience and skill for working with diverse communities and leading diverse teams. They enjoy both acting with autonomy in day to day operations while also engaging in collaboration and joint problem solving to move the organization forward.   They will be well versed in engendering strong team player behavior amongst our staff, and will be flexible and excited about how we may be able to grow and address challenges in the world of behavioral health treatment access. 

Specific responsibilities:

  • Meet weekly with the CEO to assess, plan, and implement needed activities to support our growth and development as a practice
  • Meet weekly with leadership/admin team to talk about improving efficiency and opportunity across our clinical activities
  • Maintain a caseload of clients, completing 15 sessions per week
  • Facilitate staff meeting twice a month in each location
  • Maintain open “office hours” for meeting with clinicians as needed, sometimes supervising LCSWs on staff
  • Have meaningful contact with our BIPOC staff members serving in a leadership role to promote and help identify barriers to inclusivity across all facets of operations in our organization
  • Be involved in recruiting, interviewing, and onboarding new staff to our practice, and helping them thrive once they are here, as needed
  • Have external exposure as a leader of our practice at conferences, meetings, working groups, and committees in our communities, advancing our social justice and treatment access goals
  • Promote a culture of responsibility and accountability around equity, inclusivity and cultural humility
  • Other priorities as assigned

Qualifications:

  • LICSW, PhD, PsyD, LMHC or LMFT required, with at least 3 years of management experience in a related setting, overseeing a large number of clinicians (15+)
  • Strong experience in treatment areas served at TLG, ideally including perinatal mental health and racial trauma
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, ability to help other staff understand policies and their relationship to the larger organization’s functioning a must
  • Strong experience in insurance-based clinical settings, and familiarity with rules of billing, coding, and ethical practice
  • Innovation and strategic thinking should be a strength and a joy; brainstorming and new business development possibilities abound in this role.

Compensation:

Generous salary commensurate with experience and skills.

Company-sponsored health and dental insurance

3 weeks PTO plus 9 TLG holidays

The Process:

1. Please mail a letter of introduction and your resume to: Jobs

2. You will hear back within two weeks if your resume has been selected for a phone screen.

3. You may then be invited in for an interview, then asked for references and a clinical writing sample.