YMCA of Greater Seattle

Clinical Director

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/4/2020 9:35 PM)
Regular Full-Time
# of Openings
Accelerator YMCA - 2100 Building
Behavioral Health
2100 24th Ave S


The Clinical Director provides clinical and operational leadership to Accelerator YMCA to ensure the safety and well-being of the families, youth, and children served.  We are looking for someone with creative and entrepreneurial skillset to help build the program’s capacity and impact. This program will serve youth, young adults, and their families, with a focus on Auburn, South Seattle, and integration of therapists into Y branches. The ideal candidate has experience in overseeing a seamless system of high quality rapid response, assessment, intervention, and referral for King County youth and families.


This position is for the Accelerator Y, the social services branch of YGS. The mission of Accelerator Y is to accelerate young people’s ability to build safe, successful and happy lives. Every year, we serve 5,000 children, youth, young adults, and families across King County with programs that aim to strengthen young people’s ability to develop to their fullest potential through four strategies: reducing risk factors; navigating systems towards successful life transition; ensuring stability, safety and wellness in times of crisis; and building competencies and social capital. Accelerator Y’s programs include housing, behavioral health, foster care licensing, violence prevention, education, and employment. Many of the young people we serve have had involvement in the foster care, criminal justice system, and/or homelessness systems




  1. Partnering with the various program leaders, consumers, and staff, provides departmental clinical and operational leadership to ensure the safety and well-being of the families, youth, and children.
          a. Supports on-going COA accreditation process for program and branch.
          b. Supports on-going Performance and Quality Improvement efforts for the program and the Branch.
          c. Assists with strategic planning and on-going program development, ensuring high quality programs are  implemented following best practices and promising practices. Helps ensure young people can access the full range of services needed.
          d. Ensures contract compliance, including assurance of ongoing compliance with all WACs, RCWs, policies and procedures governing service delivery of King County Behavioral health and RecoveryDivision, WA State Behavioral Rehabilitation Services, and Child Placing Agency service delivery as appropriate.
  2. Develops, monitors, maintains and adjusts budgets for assigned program areas, including looking for ways to increase revenue and/or adjusting down expense to meet budget targets.
  3. Provides regular individual and/or team based multidisciplinary clinical supervision to staff to ensure the delivery of high quality, culturally competent, effective and highly responsive services to the families and young people served in Accelerator programs.
  4. Identifies and implements promising and evidence-based practices.
  5. Assures that high quality, effective clinical services are provided and documented in compliance with all federal, state, and county contract requirements. Leads formal quality assurance process.
  6. Oversees client and direct service personnel documentation system for the department, including development of new treatment forms, audit and review processes, and ongoing assessment. Monitors all documentation by clinicians, and facilitates improvements as needed.
  7. Recruits, hires, trains, coaches and evaluates assigned staff and volunteers. Organizes the panel hiring interview process when needed, in order to ensure a diverse and skilled staff team.
  8. Maintains qualifications as an LMHC or LICSW approved Clinical Supervisor.
  9. Implements the policies and procedures of the agency, including personnel, treatment services, and records.
  10. Updates policies and procedures to meet contract requirements.
  11. Provides technical assistance and case consultation to staff by fielding calls and teaming on in-person outreaches during business hours and after hours.
  12. Advises the management team on specific training needs of clinical staff members and recommends an appropriate course of action.


  1. Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university; and Licensed as a mental health counselor or social worker with two or more years’ experience providing community-based services to youth and families from a broad range of cultures and who have a wide variety of needs and a minimum of one year of experience supervising clinicians or interns.
  2. Fifteen hours of training in clinical supervision approved by the Department of Health and meets WAC requirements as an approved clinical supervisor.
  3. Understands and adheres to state and federal confidentiality regulations. Knowledgeable about relevant Washington Administrative Codes and RCW’s.
  4. Conducts self ethically and professionally at all times.
  5. Demonstrates the ability to coordinate and supervise direct service and support personnel; to deal effectively with courts, probation department, and other agencies and professionals; and to develop and supervise successful treatment programs for various types of individuals are essential. Managerial and organizational skills are required.
  6. Demonstrates strong decision making and communication skills. Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  7. Knowledge and experience with evidence-based treatment models and other assessment tools.
  8. Holds the conviction that mental health is a treatable illness and recovery is possible.
  9. Intermediate proficiency with computers, competent with Microsoft Office software and case management/client tracking software and previous experience tracking and summarizing data into reports in a timely manner.
  10. Knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.).


  1. Life experience with poverty, child welfare, homelessness, behavioral health, or youth violence and a desire to use that experience to improve the lives of others.
  2. Trained in performance excellence standards, including such Project Management Professional, Pathways to Excellence or Lean.



The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.




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