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Clinical Director / Young Adult Program - Santa Ana, CA #7008950

Company: Newport Academy

Date: 11/09/2019

Category: Financial Services

City: Santa Ana, CA

Newport Institute is a series of evidence-based treatment centers for young adults and families struggling with mental health issues. With locations across the United States that offer various levels of care, Newport Institute uses an integrated approach, providing individualized and comprehensive programs that encompass clinical therapy, life-skills support, family involvement, and experiential practices. We treat individuals, ages 18–27, who are experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, and co-occurring disorders. Offerings include residential treatment, intensive outpatient programming, and day treatment. Newport Institute nurtures the physical, psychological, social, educational, and spiritual needs of the emerging adult, from a foundation of compassionate care, clinical expertise, and unconditional love. Our primary mission is to empower minds and restore families. Experts include medical directors, psychiatrists, therapists, registered dietitians, nurses, licensed social workers, teachers, and more.


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  • Carries a caseload of families, in which they will fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a Family Therapist, which includes facilitating Parent Orientation and Saturday Family Program, along with weekly individual family therapy.


  • Provides training to all newly hired clinicians, as well as ongoing trainings to all clinical staff, in the established training schedule to ensure implementation of established treatment model. The Clinical Director facilitates weekly treatment team meetings and oversees the clinical aspect of discharge and continuing care planning.


  • Assigns and manages caseloads and conducts peer reviews as required by the utilization review department. The Clinical Director is responsible for clinical compliance of medical records by completing weekly audits to ensure quality of clinical documentation and timely submission of documentation, in collaboration with the Director of Licensing & Compliance. Deficits are discussed with the clinician, with additional training and support provided when necessary.


  • Manage crisis situations in the milieu with residents and/or families, as well as provide support to staff for crisis intervention and management as needed.


  • Manages the program schedule, in collaboration with the Executive Director, to ensure that the quality of therapeutic programming meets the expectations and standard of the Newport Academy clinical model.


  • Conduct tours for professionals and prospective parents of the residential properties or represent Newport Academy at company-sponsored or community events

Administrative Duties:


  • Participates in implementing policies and procedures in compliance with Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing


  • Department of Health Care Services, and JCAHO and monitors program to ensure compliance with their licensing regulations.


  • Contacts with professionals and parents via phone or in person as needed.


  • Responds to parents and professional’s requests in a timely manner.


  • Facilities weekly treatment team meetings.


  • Five years or more of relevant clinical experience with adolescents and families, with mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring disordered populations.


  • Masters required.


  • Minimum of two years’ experience with children/adolescents in a residential setting.


  • Must have one-year supervisory experience.


  • Must be licensed as a clinician in the State of California.

Newport Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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