Clinical Director / Spirit Reins

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Spirit Reins Published: January 18, 2017 (about 1 month ago)
Job Type


Clinical Director,

Center for Trauma Informed Services

Job Description

About Spirit Reins:


Spirit Reins is a pioneering and innovative nonprofit provider of equine assisted, trauma informed psychotherapy for children and adults.  Our typical clients have experienced significant trauma in their lives and our program helps them heal and develop the tools and resources they need to reach their full potential.

At Spirit Reins, licensed mental health clinicians and equine professionals work alongside the entire family—helping them develop specific skills and abilities needed for a foundation of lifelong well-being. We use an experiential, client-centered therapeutic approach, which is built upon the Natural Lifemanship Model.   Through this approach, children and families gain self-control and learn how to make good choices as they build healthy relationships.

Position Summary:

This is a full-time, exempt senior management position, having overall responsibility for the development, delivery and quality assurance of all Spirit Reins’ mental health programs and services.    While carrying out the responsibilities of this position, the Director ensures that the core values and mission of Spirit Reins are exemplified and evident in all actions and encounters.

This key position requires strong leadership and supervisory skills.   Excellent clinical skills, maturity, and high energy are needed in order to be able to serve as a unifying and empowering force for the clinicians and for the organization as a whole.

Essential Job Functions:

  •  Mental Health Program and Service Delivery- Oversees and builds a culture of quality, creative program design, exceptional customer experience, optimal services delivery, documentation, program evaluation and accountability. Manages intake, case assignment/referral and scheduling processes to optimize client outcomes; meets reporting and program evaluation requirements in coordination with Spirit Reins and collaborative community resources and partners. Ensures all services are delivered in compliance with local, state, federal regulations, grant and contractual requirements.


  • Overall Clinical leadership and direction- Provides supervision of clinicians and interns, while assuring oversight, guidance, support and planning of services. Directs required mental health services policy development, maintenance, implementation and quality assurance, creating a therapeutic services environment most conducive to trauma informed mental health care.


  • Financial and administrative management - Responsible for program planning and expansion, staff and consultant hiring, training and retention, performance evaluation, program revenue/expense budget development and financial management, effective use of practice management system (currently ClinicTracker) partner relationship management and community behavioral health network development. Builds a rewarding, productive and financially sustainable model which produces the highest quality clinical results.


  • Program Development, Replication and Expansion - Building on a strong program foundation and in collaboration with partners, leads the future development of innovative new programs as well as replication of core services at new sites to serve more clients who will benefit from trauma informed mental health services


  • Other Clinical Director Activities - Provides direct clinical services (building short term model expertise, as well as growing program capacity; longer term to remain grounded in the population’s needs) and participates in appropriate agency wide leadership, training, staff development and other assignments as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in clinical social work, psychology, counseling or related field
  • Clinical level licensure (3-5 years post licensing clinical experience) with approved supervisor certification
  • Leadership - Works harmoniously with others to build a positive work and therapeutic environment; inspires and motivates team members to perform well and accepts feedback from others
  • Strong experience providing and/or supervising the delivery of trauma informed mental health care
  • At least three years of progressively responsible nonprofit program management experience and staff supervision
  • Treats all people with respect and values diverse perspectives
  • Proven experience understanding and demonstrated ability to generate revenues for clinical services
  • Experience with Medicaid, major insurance providers, and other types of client billings
  • Experience identifying and implementing evidence based practices as well as program evaluation
  • Supervisory and staff development experience - track record of success in hiring, developing and retaining empowered staff and team members
  • Must be flexible and have a sense of humor

 Salary & Benefits:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Medical, Vision and Dental insurance available
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) plan available
  • Retirement Plan – 403(b) Plan
  • Competitive PTO policy

Instructions for Application:

Résumés, cover letters and references will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017. We fully respect the need for confidentiality of information supplied by interested parties and assure them that their backgrounds and interests will not be discussed with anyone, without prior consent, nor will reference contacts be made until mutual interest has been established. To apply for this position, please email your résumé and letter of interest. Please indicate the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.

Marion T. Lee, CEO

Lee + Associates

P.O. Box 15018

San Antonio, Texas 78212