Exciting plans are underway at Skyland Trail to expand our services to include a unique and underserved population: adolescents who have been diagnosed with a mental illness to include anxiety disorders, mood disorders and OCD. National statistics have shown a dramatic increase in mental health disorders in adolescents. In response, we are expanding our services to include teens ages 14 to 17 and developing a residential campus and treatment program for this age group. A 30,000 sq. ft. treatment facility and 26-bed residential hall will open Fall 2019. A key focus of clinical programming will be helping teens learn healthy coping skills and build resilience to manage stress and navigate school as well as peer and family relationships. Parents will participate in family therapy sessions and psychoeducation classes to help them make important changes in family dynamics to support long-term recovery.
Skyland Trail is seeking a seasoned clinical leader for this new campus and is accepting applications for the position of Vice President of Adolescent Clinical Services.
Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as an integral member of the senior management team, the Vice President of Adolescent Clinical Services will provide leadership and oversight of all aspects of clinical care and research programs for the adolescent program. S/he will oversee the delivery of effective, evidence-based services to adolescents and their family members, provide leadership, management, and clinical supervision to staff in the delivery of direct service, and ensure the successful integration of mental and physical health treatment in addition to educational services for patients in services.
The Vice President of Adolescent Clinical Services will lead and coordinate all clinical/administrative services of this start-up program. S/he will develop and manage the program, including the provision of evidence-based interventions such as CBT, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), DBT, social cognition training, and other evidence-based therapies. A portion of time will also be devoted to educational and research efforts.
The Vice President of Adolescent Clinical Services will work closely with the Board, Executive Director, and Sr. Management team in strategically planning for new programs and services and to promote the organization and its program within the community.
The Vice President of Adolescent Clinical Services will have either a doctoral degree in clinical psychology or be a fully licensed masters prepared clinician in the human service field (LCSW, LMFT, LPC) with relevant clinical leadership in an adolescent treatment program. This will include a minimum 5 years’ experience in the supervision of the daily clinical operations of an adolescent residential program; a minimum of 5 years’ experience in clinical team leadership and supervision, extensive experience in program/curricula development and implementation, preferably in a start-up setting; prior experience working with families to develop wrap-around service and referral options. The successful candidate will also help develop a research and scholarship strategy to ensure continuous quality improvement within the program and to contribute meaningfully to adolescent mental health literature.
Proven ability to recruit, retain and lead a professional clinical team.
Demonstrated skills in adolescent program development and implementation.
Ability to navigate complex family dynamics with demanding stakeholders.
Broad working knowledge of study design and psychiatric research strategies.
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills, and the ability to effectively interface with all constituents (community, board, families, colleagues, and educational consultant referrals).
Attention to detail; ability to prioritize and manage work flows.
Excellent judgement and creative problem-solving skills.
Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive.
Joint Commission accreditation knowledge.
Recommended start date: January 1, 2019
Internal Number: 09122018
About Skyland Trail
Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Skyland Trail is a nationally recognized nonprofit psychiatric treatment organization offering residential and day treatment programs for adults ages 18 and older diagnosed with bipolar illness, major depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, as well as co-occurring substance use disorders and personality disorders. Our holistic treatment model integrates strategies to help clients improve mental health, physical wellness, social relationships, and school or career success. Not a one-size-fits all approach, our evidence-based specialized programs help match each client with the most effective treatment strategies and experts to help them make progress and reclaim their lives. Skyland Trail is accredited by The Joint Commission and has offered evidence-based treatment for over 29 years.
Exciting plans are underway to expand services to include a unique and underserved population: adolescents who have been diagnosed with a mental illness to include anxiety disorders, mood disorders and OCD.