Clinical Director

Director of Clinical Operations

Chadwick Center for Children & Families
San Diego, CA

Leadership Position Announcement

The Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is seeking candidates for the Director of Clinical Operations.

This is a demanding leadership position overseeing the delivery of key clinical services of the Chadwick Center including the core child advocacy center functions for San Diego, such as Forensic Medical Services staff in support of a team of board certified Child Abuse Pediatricians; a Forensic Interviewing team; dedicated Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) therapists; Trauma Counseling with specialized trauma therapists, using such evidence based interventions as TF-CBT, CPP, and PCIT, and Chadwick’s TAP model, working in three locations around San Diego County; the KidSTART program, a specialized team working in a transdisciplinary model with other hospital disciplines in three locations focused on children ages 0-5 with complex social-emotional, behavioral and developmental needs,; a well-established Kids and Teens in Court Program; and a nursing team supporting the San Diego County child welfare shelter facility 24/7. This position is responsible for the clinical direction and operations, human resource management, and budget performance of these teams that total over 70 people. The position is supported by key Chadwick administrative resources and a wide variety of hospital assets and colleagues.

In addition to these day to day responsibilities and active involvement in strategic planning and direction of the overall Chadwick Center, there is opportunity, based on expertise, interest, and time to participate in other Chadwick grant and educational programs (that do not report to the Director of Operations) including the San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, Chadwick’s SAMHSA funded Category 2, National Child Traumatic Stress Network grant focused on expanding Trauma Informed Practice across the nation, the California Evidence Based Clearinghouse for Children Welfare (, and the Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, supporting 13 western states. We also anticipate a new grant from the State of California in July to work county by county to infuse trauma informed practice in child welfare systems across the state.

For more information please contact: Charles Wilson Senior Director Chadwick Center E-mail Telephone 858-966-5421

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Clinical Director

Broadway Branch

Childhaven seeks an experienced Clinical Director who will develop and scale a best-in-class, evidence-based, inter-disciplinary, and financially sustainable pediatric therapy program. The Clinical Director will be responsible for the development, oversight, and quality assurance of all fee-for-service mental health, behavioral health, and developmental therapy services provided by Childhaven. This critical role will have the opportunity to help redesign and expand Childhaven’s theory of change while building upon a century-long legacy of leadership in the field. The ideal candidate is dedicated to maximizing impact and ROI, data-driven improvement, and participating on a deeply collaborative and mission-driven team. The role will also be a proud steward of the mental, behavioral, and developmental health of some of our community’s most vulnerable children and families and a valuable thought leader supporting and enhancing our reputation as an exemplary treatment provider.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Define the vision and overall therapy model(s) for our home and center-based clinical practices.
  • Conduct diagnostic evaluations, develop and implement effective treatment plans, and maintain an appropriately sized therapy caseload given other duties and responsibilities.
  • Partner with Childhaven leadership and staff to help ensure all services are integrated and coordinated for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Partner with other community resources to support early and appropriate referrals, evaluations, and care coordination.
  • Maintain a healthy return on investment by establishing billable service expectations and providing the leadership to ensure expectations are met.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate clinical policies, procedures, and trainings.
  • Help secure and administer contracts, grants, and donations.
  • Actively explore and pursue sustainable expansion possibilities consistent with organizational mission and strategies.
  • Develop, analyze, and improve program-related key performance indicator dashboards, benchmarking, and outcome reports.
  • Ensure all therapy services meet best practice, legal, contractual, WAC, RCW, HIPAA, and ethical standards. Design and implement an internal audit system to ensure on-going compliance.
  • Remain abreast of industry research and best practices providing reports on findings.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with leaders from the state, county, schools, health plans, universities, and others in the industry.
  • Be an active and positive member of i2i, Childhaven’s Senior Leadership Team.
  • Contribute to and “lead by example” in Childhaven’s culture of collaboration, transparency, innovation, and constant learning.
  • Present at board meetings, staff meetings, community events, and other speaking engagements.
  • Represent Childhaven at local, regional, and national efforts to improve systems and collective action related to the prevention, intervention, and treatment of pediatric trauma.
  • Comply with all Childhaven policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Licensed therapist with a Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work, occupational therapy, or speech therapy.
  • Experience and training in infant mental health, psychotherapy, and attachment theory. Infant mental health endorsement preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience leading a growing, cohesive, multi-disciplinary, trauma-informed therapy team committed to effectively meeting the needs of young children and their families.
  • Must pass Childhaven background check and drug screening requirement.
  • Valid State driver’s license and automobile insurance including access to dependable personal transportation.
Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • A heart-felt drive to help Childhaven realize its mission and pursue its vision to become one of the most comprehensive and effective trauma prevention and early intervention treatment programs in the nation.
  • Understanding of the children’s mental health system in WA, with a successful track record of designing and scaling a financially viable evidence-based pediatric therapy program.
  • Firm commitment to culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
  • Experience developing and growing multi-site and home-based programs.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and commitment to evidence-based and evidence-informed prevention, intervention, and treatment approaches.
  • Experience providing reflective supervision and mentoring with individuals who have a wide range of experiences and training.
  • Understanding of and experience with federal Part C early intervention, mental health licensure requirements, and fee-for-service insurance requirements.
  • Passion for innovation, experimentation, continuous learning, team building, and helping others become the best clinicians possible.
  • Ability to flex schedule to participate in occasional evening and weekend activities.

Please visit our website for information on how to apply for this position.

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