Job Details

Clinical Director

Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare, NE Portland

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 04/30/2020

This position is a full time salaried position, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

The Clinical Director is responsible for oversight of a unique area of Cascadia services.  This includes clinical model development and implementation, business development and growth, establishing and maintaining good community relationships; program development and operations; hiring, training, development and termination of employees; financial planning and budgets; program oversight, risk management, and quality improvement.  The Clinical Director is also responsible for input into development and implementation of Cascadia divisions’ strategic planning and goals. The Clinical Director is responsible and accountable for organizational viability inasmuch as the incumbent creates and maintains financially viable programs and excellent clinical operations.  

Essential Responsibilities  

This position description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position.  Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary.    

Direct and operate services within site or agency area in a clinically excellent and financially viable manner.
Provide support and training for Program Managers and program staff to fully operationalize the treatment model.
Assist in establishing clinically excellent treatment approaches and assessing client outcomes.
Develop procedures and systems in support of the program goals, objectives and mission.
Determine staffing requirements, recruit, hire and train staff in a manner that encourages and maintains diversity and cultural competence.  Establish work plans and priorities for staff members and assess the progress of staff members and take corrective action as needed.  Conduct performance reviews for staff members. 
Work directly with the Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer for medical staffing and medical/psychiatric treatment approaches.
Provide active oversight and training in reducing violence and the use of seclusion and restraint.
Assure that staff receive and/or participate in annual re-certification of Pro-ACT. 
Provide active oversight and coordination of Quarterly training in Seclusion and Restraint and Trauma Informed Care in order to assist staff in obtaining minimum annual training requirements.
Work with Managers to identify and nurture Emerging Leaders while providing leadership in developing initiatives and providing opportunities in Strength Based Leadership learning.  
Establish and manage budgets for programs and monitor monthly expenses through communication with program managers, fiscal staff, and senior directors.
Monitor, enhance or modify the SRTF Strategic Plan through a process that utilizes the Leadership Team in moving goals and objectives forward.  
Assist in establishing and meeting productivity, occupancy, and revenue goals.
Identify and direct quality improvement activities routinely within programs, and across program lines as determined by clinical leadership.
Provide leadership for managers and direct service staff including team-building, performance motivation, and good morale.
Assist and respond to requests for proposals, requests for new services and other growth opportunities, as well as develop and seek out opportunities to promote Cascadia’s services.
Establish positive working relationships with stakeholders and attend key community meetings including provider meetings.
Provide after-hours support for programs when the manager is unavailable.  
Respect and honor client rights and responsibilities and demonstrate professional boundaries and ethics. 
Assist in crisis situations as appropriate, following emergency protocols/procedures and coordinating with the treatment team with interventions which support a trauma informed environment for clients and staff.   
Demonstrate responsibility for safety of consumers, staff and property; is familiar with fire regulations and evacuation procedures.
Adhere to mandatory abuse reporting laws and HIPAA requirements.
Involved in collaborative treatment planning and services provisions.
Ability to facilitate team work on a multi-disciplinary team.
Adhere to Recovery, Trauma-informed, and Consumer-centric perspective.
Engage in excellent collaborative opportunities.
Impart knowledge of risk management, Evidence Based Practices, and systems of care.
Research and implement appropriate evidence based practices within the program area.
Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
Complete annual employee training requirements on a timely basis as indicated in the licensing requirements for the facility as well as agency requirements. Attend seminars, training and other educational opportunities in order to develop professional skills and abilities.
Participate in all scheduled staff meetings, supervision sessions, and other departmental and agency meetings.
Is able to perform CPR, First Aid, and properly use AED equipment.  CPR/ First Aid certifications are required and must remain current.
Perform other duties as assigned.


A Master’s Degree in a behavioral science field from an accredited college or university. 

Demonstrate the competencies as outlined in the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) to become credentialed as a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP). The incumbent is expected to keep certification current and in compliance with the OAR’s. .

Note: All QMHA and QMHP qualified positions in the state of Oregon will need to be filled by incumbents who are officially certified or who meet eligibility qualifications to register with MHACBO as a QMHA/P. If you are not currently registered, you will need to be registered if you become employed with Cascadia. For more details on QMHA/P certification and registration, contact MHACBO (


A minimum of three years of clinical experience providing services is required (must include two years post Masters). Three years of supervisory experience is also required. Experience managing licensed residential programs preferred.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Ability to conduct a Mental Status assessment and formulate a diagnosis according to the most current DSM 
Understand recovery model as it pertains to addictions and mental health, motivational interviewing, illness management and recovery 
Ability to provide training in Pro-ACT (Professional Assault Crisis Training) is preferred – or must have the ability to understand and communicate Pro-ACT Principals in such a way as to support program outcomes for reducing violence and increasing a Trauma Informed approach, while maintaining the ability of programs to respond appropriately to the potential for violence including the possibility of using manual restraint, seclusion or seclusion with mechanical restraint.   
Be familiar with evidence based practices, and strength based case management philosophies and strategies
Operate computer hardware and software (including Electronic Health Record software) at a level needed to effectively perform job functions
Ability to enter data and retrieve data and to prepare simple reports Prepare 

Possess a valid driver’s license, three year driving history; clean driving record, ability to pass Driver Motor Vehicle (DMV) check and complete the Cascadia online Defensive Driving course.

Physical Demands:

The Clinical Director must have the ability to assist the team in providing safety to all clients and staff in potentially volatile situations. 

Regular sitting, Standing, walking, and Keyboarding
Occasionally stooping, lifting 20 to 50 lbs, climbing (stairs), crouching, reaching, and running
Constant visual and auditory
Cascadia is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin or age.

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