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Rite of Passage Lead Clinician ORR Shelter- Bilingual ( Spanish and English) in Queen Creek, Arizona



The Lead Clinician works as a staff member of the Canyon State Academy ORR Program. The Lead Clinician reports to the Program Director. Responsible for coordinating clinical services, training new clinicians, and supervising clinical staff. Implements and manages the standards of care according to the guidelines of the ORR program. Develops and oversees the coordination of treatment and services provided by clinicians. Insures compliance of records and documentation, and quality of care. This position will work only with shelter youth.


  • Coordinates clinical services, training new clinicians, and supervising the clinical staff.

  • Provides individual, family and group therapy as indicated by program needs.

  • Oversees all documentation involving therapy and contacts with clients and other service providers.

  • Oversees clients' clinical files in a timely and orderly fashion.

  • Oversees the Clinical Training Manual in a timely and orderly fashion, if applicable.

  • Provides crisis intervention as needed. Ensures documentation is completed.

  • Oversees the transportation of clients for therapeutic services when needed.

  • Responsible for hiring, evaluations, commendations, reprimands and dismissals regarding supervised staff.

  • Oversees monthly progress notes, staffing reports, plans and discharge summaries.

  • Ensures the safety, health and welfare of staff and students at all times.

  • Provides encouragement, guidance and resources to staff and students when needed.

  • Models and ensures all program norms are upheld without compromise.

  • Acts as a positive role model and mentor for both staff and students.

  • Treats others with respect, confronts negative behavior and supports confrontations.

  • Completes required reports and documentation in a timely manner, provides management with required reports and advises of any problematic situations.

  • Complies with and implements the Rite of Passage Policies and Procedures as detailed in the appropriate manuals/handbooks.

  • Ensures the highest standards are maintained to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct and to ensure the program remains in compliance with agency licensing and Rite of Passage policies and procedures.

  • Oversees the correction of deficiencies and quality improvement efforts.

  • Attends and participates in all required meetings.


  • Must be bilingual and speak both Spanish and English.

  • Must possess a Master's degree in social work with clinical experience in the program OR Master's degree in psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which direct clinical experience is a program requirement OR a Bachelor's degree plus 5 years clinical employment experience.

  • Must be licensed.

  • Must continue to obtain the appropriate number of CEUs each year to maintain licensure, if applicable.

  • Must have one year of prior experience working in a residential/school setting with at-risk students, their families and the Juvenile Justice System preferred.

  1. Ability to pass a criminal background clearance check, drug screen, physical and TB test.

  2. Ability to utilize resources available to complete assigned projects.

  3. Ability to prepare written reports and correspondence.

  4. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.

  5. Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing.

  6. Able to work 40 hours per week with the possibility of a varied schedule.

  7. Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

  8. Must have excellent organization and time management skills.

  9. Ability to build and maintain positive internal and external relationships.

  10. Ability to provide exemplary customer service to all employees and outside constituents.

  11. Ability to function independently and as a member of a team in a multi-task environment.

  12. Must be flexible and able to handle multiple priorities, with the ability to adjust to high pressure and rapidly changing business conditions.

  13. Proficient in the use of computers and associated software.


Licenses & Certifications


  • Drivers License

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)