Manager, Clinical and Family Consultation

The Manager, Clinical and Family Consultation will provide clinical consultation and guidance to all staff, participants, and families within the Youth Autism Services department. The Manager will ensure that individual goals are being achieved, appropriate services delivered, documentation requirements are completed, and family needs are met.  This manager will be responsible for directly supervising family consultants and providing clinical observations/supervision to all staff, as needed. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Remain available via cell phone for on-call/crisis situations.

  • Work collaboratively with Administrative Coordinator to recruit, screen, hire, and train Family Consultants.

  • Supervise Family Consultants and complete required supervision documentation, in accordance with MSDE and Autism Waiver regulations.

  • Participate in intake meetings, participant team meetings and Individual Treatment Plan meetings as needed.

  • Conduct Family Consultation Meetings, Adult Life Planning, and/or Treatment Plan Meetings as needed.

  • Serve as the Family Consultant for families during times of turnover or other circumstances where a Family Consultant is not assigned and/or unable to fulfill the expectation of meeting monthly with each family.

  • Assist with the developing and coordinating training for Youth Autism Services Family Consultants, ensuring that they complete mandatory trainings within required timeframes.

  • Track and complete timely evaluations of all Family Consultants, and provide input to other managers for Support Counselor and TI Instructor evaluations based on clinical observations.

  • Track and ensure that all Treatment Plan Meetings are completed and submitted to MSDE within 365 days of the previous Treatment Plan, that all required forms are updated, and that all 6 month reviews are completed within the required timeframes.

  • Review Treatment Plans for quality and accuracy, prior to submitting to Director.

  • Review IISS Progress Notes/Logs for content, quality, and timeliness of entry.

  • Conduct quarterly clinical observation/supervisions for assigned staff, and ensure that Family Consultants are conducting monthly and/or quarterly observations for their assigned staff as well. 

  • Provide clinical guidance and community supervision when referrals/requests are made by managers, staff, or parents or when ETO notes indicate a lack of progress or staff insight into effectively working on the goals outlined in the treatment plan.

  • Actively participate in Quarterly Youth Autism Services Staff Meetings, including assisting the Director with powerpoint preparation, content, and actual presentation.

  • Attend ongoing trainings and meetings with the Maryland State Department of Education.

  • Ensure all required reports are filed with MSDE, DHMH and Service Coordinators.

  • Implement State of Maryland DHMH, MSDE and League policies.

  • Develop positive working relationships with MSDE, DHMH, School systems and all other involved parties.

  • Assist in creating a progressive, safe and culturally competent workplace.

  • Fully participate in the Youth Autism Services Management team, and the League Managers/Directors Team.

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by Director or VP.

  • Demonstrate the 5 Core Values of The League (Accountability, Participant Focus, Quality, Independence, and Mutual Respect).

  • Operationalize the mission of The League for People with Disabilities by creating a supportive environment for participants and staff.

 

Qualification Requirements:

  • The ability to work with diverse populations

  • Access to a reliable automobile and a valid driver’s license with no more than 3 points (must also have at least 2 years of driving experience).

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

 

Educational and / or Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in supervising staff direct care staff in a positive and productive manner.

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with people with disabilities, at least 3 of which must include individuals with autism.

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field or Certified Special Educator.