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Clinical Director - YAI

Posted 6/10/2022

YAI is actively seeking a Clinical Director to support with the clinical management of our expanding Crisis Services for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (CSIDD) in Central New York (Region 2) with a projected opening of CY 2022.

The CSIDD (formerly NY START) Clinical Director will provide full-time oversight to the Clinical Team and Therapeutic Support Services. The Clinical Director will be responsible for clinical education team meetings and providing consultation to Community Providers and Psychologists.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology and licensed by the State’s/Province’s Psychology Board.
  • Extensive experience in intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), specifically with people who have I/DD and Behavioral Health needs. Experience developing and implementing positive behavior support plans preferred.
  • Must be a certified coordinator or can complete the START Coordinator certification process within 6-12 months of hiring.
  • For some START programs, a full-time Clinical Director is a Master’s level clinician with a minimum of 7 years’ clinical experience working with individuals with MH and/or I/DD. In these situations, supervision and consultation from a clinical psychologist (Ph.D. required) must be available. This is an exception and must be approved by the Center for START Services.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight and consultation on positive behavior and interaction supports and other written documents.
  • Review START related documentation and provide clinical input.
  • Provide training and consultation to staff, families and providers including ongoing organization and conducting of CETs.
  • Assist CSIDD Coordinators with preparation for START Coordinator certification.
  • Participate in recurring team meetings as necessary.
  • Develop positive support and interaction plans as necessary for guests at the resource center who require more extensive safety measures (if applicable).
  • Participate in discussion regarding potential resource center admissions (if applicable).
  • Provide on-site consultation as needed for individuals receiving START therapeutic coaching.
  • Enter, monitor and assure data entry for all team members in the START Information Reporting System. Use data to inform programmatic decision-making.
  • Provide administrative on-call support to the Crisis On-Call Coordinator

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills.
  • Willing to take initiative.
  • Highly flexible personality type.

YAI has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for its staff. If hired, you will be required to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine pursuant to this policy from a provider of your choice, unless you are granted a reasonable accommodation based upon disability or religion pursuant to federal, state, or local law.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam or disabled veteran. YAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.