Posted Mar 20

Lead Clinician

Syosset, NY, United States Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY:This position is responsible for coordinating clinical services for UAC, training new clinicians, and supervising START clinical staff.


  • Provide clinical supervision to staff of licensed social workers who assess and treat UAC
  • Review case notes and recommend treatment plans to ensure quality service delivery
  • Monitor frequency and efficiency of mental health assessments, individual and group therapies and crisis intervention provided
  • Oversight of SPARCS (Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress) implementation, data collection and analysis of treatment outcomes
  • Coordinate individual and group art therapy and substance abuse prevention sessions for UAC
  • Provide direct clinical services during periods of influx or interim staffing
  • Develop and maintain productive affiliations and linkages with community mental health providers to ensure responsive, quality servicing of UAC in the event emergency services are needed
  • Monitor program utilization on a monthly basis and readjust caseload assignments/schedules in accordance with agency established standards
  • Interview, hire, train, supervise, assign duties, schedule work hours, and evaluate job performances
  • Provide training and supports to new START staff
  • Work in partnership with the Assistant Director in order to maintain compliance standards and develop strategies to promote growth and change within the program
  • Provide 24 hour on call support to all agency personnel and ORR contacts



  • Masters of Social Work Degree and NYS Licensure as a Social Worker (LMSW) with two years of experience providing clinical supervision
  • Bi-lingual English and Spanish, with proficiency in speaking and writing in both languages preferred
  • Knowledge and training in working with children, adolescents and& families
  • Knowledge and training of US Immigration Laws/Systems;
  • Awareness of, and sensitivity to complex issues facing immigrants
  • Excellent organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Knowledge of and commitment to child welfare best practice standards
  • Understanding and willingness to commit to the agency’s mission, core values and Sanctuary commitments
  • Must be able to master and stay current with the regulations and requirements of the ORR UAC contract; able to exercise judgment in applying requirements to the work of START staff

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