Company Name:

Kelberman Center


Utica, New York

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Chiefs/Directors/Department Heads

Work Setting:


Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

10 - 20 years

Required Education:

Master's Degree

Date Posted:

May 21, 2019

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Chief Clinical Officer


The Kelberman Center seeks a skilled leader to evolve the quality vision and clinical expertise throughout the agency in order to advance our mission of improving knowledge, policies, and practices related to the lives of people with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. The Chief Clinical Officer will work closely with Kelberman Center leadership, our team of licensed professionals, academic partners as well as state leaders, policymakers and local communities.

The Kelberman Center, founded in 2005 and located in beautiful Upstate New York, has earned a strong reputation as a regional center of excellence focused on integrating the highest clinical and educational expertise into lifelong supports for people with autism and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Supported by a mature administrative structure and licensed professionals, this new position of Chief Clinical Officer will give the right candidate the opportunity to make a major impact on the Center and our field.


The successful candidate will head up clinical and educational standards for the organization. Focusing entirely on client outcomes, program quality, and staff satisfaction, the position will not maintain a clinical caseload, but will supervise program and individual outcomes throughout the organization. Working closely with a highly engaged team of psychologists, social workers and behavior analysts, the Chief Clinical Officer will have the experience, expertise and personality to effectively develop our licensed professionals and demonstrate quality outcomes across the entire organization. Working with clinical and educational leadership, the Chief Clinical Officer will develop empirically-evident quality measures and continue to expand and develop clinical and outcome systems already in place.

      • Master’s degree and licensure in social work or behavior analysis required, Ph.D. and license in clinical psychology preferred
      • Minimum of 10 years of experience in autism and intellectual and developmental disability field
      • Experience as a provider and trainer in a variety of clinical and educational assessments, interventions and supports
      • Experience working in academic or research setting preferred
      • Organized and efficient – successfully leads and manages complex projects
      • Communicates clearly and concisely
      • Results-focused. Sets clear timelines and drives projects to completion. Has a firm grasp on developing goals and metrics
      • Excited about the opportunity to develop new initiatives and go well beyond the status quo
      • Exhibits understanding of best practices, emerging and complimentary approaches, and an interest in integrating systems to create dynamic person-centered outcomes
      • Takes personal responsibility, has an internal locus of control, leads by example, and says yes to tackling complex problems


      • Oversight and ongoing development of licensed professionals’ development and clinical supervision structures while ensuring compliance with state and professional standards.
      • Ongoing development of client outcome measurement in relation to the needs and goals of the Kelberman Center as a basis for ongoing growth and development.
      • Development, review, and approval of clinical policies and procedures.
      • Development and maintenance of a quality improvement program, inclusive of program documentation and records review to ensure that standards of care are met.
      • Development of necessary systems, processes, and tools to better support the facilitation, collection, and sharing of knowledge that is generated by programs.
      • Assure compliance requirements including: policies and procedures, risk management, and quality improvement.
      • Ongoing development of integrated clinical and educational practices across the organization: i.e. preschool, school consultation, clinic, ABA program, and community services such as self-directed services, residential supports, and day services.
      • Form and facilitate connectivity to enhance applied research, if possible, develop research agenda.
      • Help develop community education by joining conference and speaker series committees.
      • Represent the Kelberman Center to a variety of stakeholders across communities including presentations to local and national conferences.

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