Residential Clinical Program Director (closing 7.23.21)

Harris County

Houston, TX, USA

Full time

US$78.2-101k (annually)

Healthcare / Government

Jul 9

This job is no longer accepting applications.

The Residential Clinical Program Director coordinates and supervises both the clinical and the administrative functions of the mental health programs at the post-adjudicated facilities. This includes the delivery of direct mental health services (group, individual, and family therapy) to juveniles housed in post-adjudicated facilities during the course of their stay. The Residential Clinical Program Director is to ensure that the mental health services rendered to the youth in residential facilities are effective and appropriately designed and implemented. This position will be responsible for coordinating all of the Mental Health and Casework functions at the facility and reports directly to the Facility Administrator.


  • Designs and implements effective programs to effectively meet the clinical needs of the youth and ensures that initiatives are being appropriately implemented
  • Coordinates behavioral and mental health services through the facility to include both internal and external providers across various disciplines
  • Monitors clinical notes to assure their quality, completion, and timeliness and supervise the maintenance of juvenile records
  • Assists in resolving staff's conflict constructively and fairly
  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision to staff and practicum students
  • Creates and maintains effective databases to track necessary data for grants
  • Manages staff's schedules to include: Holiday coverage, Time sheets, Staff meetings, Vacation, Training, Sick, and Comp-time issues
  • Provides clinical assessments and crisis interventions to juveniles in the facility as needed

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email


  • Masters of Social Work (MSW), Masters of Arts (MA), Masters of Science (MS) degree in Social Work, Psychology, Guidance, and/or Counseling and
  • Minimum of five (5) years of post-Master's clinical experience in a detention, jail, residential, or mental health setting (Including Clinical/Psychosocial/Psychological assessments and Counseling as the Clinician's primary responsibilities)
  • Licensed in one of the fields of Social Work, Psychology, Guidance and/or Counseling or (Ability and intent to become licensed in the State of Texas upon receiving a job offer)
  • 21 years of age
  • A valid driver's license (TX Upon Hire) and a good driving record. (Must provide and maintain proof of automobile liability insurance upon employment)


  • All new employees are required to undergo and pass a physical examination administered by the Department Approved Contract Physician. At the time of the physical, applicants must present evidence of a tuberculosis (TB) skin test. In the event of a positive test, the applicant will be required to provide additional documentation.
  • Every employee is subject to random testing for drug and alcohol or if there is a reasonable suspicion to believe that the employee is under the influence of a substance prohibited by this policy while in the course and scope of employment.
  • Upon receiving a conditional job offer, every applicant undergoes a criminal background check, drug screening, psychological and physical examination.
  • If public emergency is declared by county, staff could be assigned to other duties and/or facilities and/or under the supervision of another county department

This position involves working with challenging youth where use of crisis intervention and de-escalation strategies may be necessary to ensure the safety of both youth and staff.

Certified copies of transcripts of educational credentials and/or college credits will be required during hiring process.

NOTE: To qualify for this position, required education, experience, knowledge and skills must be clearly stated on your application's employment history. Resumes are welcome, but we do not use any information provided on your resume to qualify and refer you to the Hiring Department for consideration.


  • Licensed Ph.D. in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
  • Experience working within Juvenile Justice or Residential Settings and in providing direct supervision


General Information


  • 9120 Katy Hockley Rd, Katy, TX 77493
  • 210 J W Mills Drive, Seabrook, TX 77586


  • $37.59- $48.56/Hour, 
  • Commensurate with experience


  • Flexible; Typically Monday-Friday; Primarily Day Shift with some flexibility to be available during early evening hours

Due to a high volume of applications positions may close prior to the advertised closing date.

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