Company Name:

Mecklenburg County


Charlotte, North Carolina

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Chiefs/Directors/Department Heads, Clinician, Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Work Setting:

Government Agency

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

5 - 10 years

Required Education:


Date Posted:

October 10, 2019

Clinical Director

Clinical Director

Location: Mecklenburg County


Responsible for providing oversight of clinical consultation regarding service delivery to identified clients with potential behavioral health, intellectual/developmental disability, substance abuse, or violence and trauma exposures within the County.


• Supervises staff to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring staff are trained; ensuring that employees follow policies and procedures; maintaining a healthy and safe working environment; and, making hiring, termination, and disciplinary recommendations

• Provides oversight and directs the implementation of internal operations, which may include planning for, coordinating, and evaluating clinical programs, projects, processes, procedures, systems, standards, and/or service offerings; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, codes, and/or standards; ensures adherence to professional standards and codes of ethics; coordinates activities among multiple customers or service areas.

• Reviews complex cases to advise staff on clinical risk management issues and potential liability. Reviews generic policies to minimize clinical risk posed to consumers.

• Assists consumers, professionals, and internal/external stakeholders with requests for information on clinical issues.

• Guides and participates in the development and delivery of clinical training modules for internal/external stakeholders by serving as a subject matter expert.

• Formulates plans and activities to comply with applicable Federal and State guidelines and assist partner agencies/departments with development of services for under-served communities.

• Represents the functional area countywide and chairs applicable committees. May serve as liaison to external agencies, the media and the general public to enhance mental health awareness.

• Reviews and updates clinical guidelines based on best practices and/or other related research.


Experience: Five years’ post-doctoral experience working in the behavioral or mental health field, including two years of supervisory experience.

Education: Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology

Equivalent Experience for Education Accepted? No

Licenses and Certifications: Licensed as a Psychologist in NC or eligible to obtain licensure within 6 months of hire, if licensed in another state. Must possess a valid NC or SC driver’s license. Must be able to obtain and maintain a County Operator Permit.


Knowledge of:

• Supervisory principles;

• Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations;

• DSM-V and differential diagnosis including trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, and acute trauma interventions

• Managed care principles and practices;

• Psychological evaluation principles and practices;

• Quality improvement principles and methodologies;

• Clinical best practices for all major MH/IDD/SA disability groups across ages.

Skilled in:

• Monitoring and evaluating subordinates;

• Delegating and prioritizing work;

• Using a computer and related software applications;

• Providing customer service;

• Speaking in public;

• Giving presentations;

• Making program decisions based on financial considerations;

• Solving problems;

• Managing legal and regulatory changes;

• Mediating conflict;

• Conducting negotiations;

• Developing and implementing clinical plans and programs;

• Developing, implementing, and applying policies and procedures.


• Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.

• Building Partnerships – Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units or organizations to help achieve business goals.

• Decision Making – Identifying and understanding issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.

• Coaching – Providing timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.

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