Clinical Director Announcement

Camp Attaway is a Howard County based nonprofit that has an award winning therapeutic day camp that since 1996 has provided safe, therapeutic and FUN summer programs for children with behavioral and/or emotional disorders. Camp Attaway has given more than 300 children a summer experience that many of their families describe as transformational, enabling their child to make and keep friends, develop their unique skills and interests, and successfully manage difficult emotions.

Due to the planned 2019 retirement of Camp Attaway’s Clinical Director/Co-founder, we are seeking an experienced Clinical Director/clinical practitioner or professional to give vision and leadership to our growing organization, ensuring quality clinical services are delivered to Camp Attaway campers. The Clinical Director will join a team of talented, dedicated counselors, Executive Director, Program Director, Assistant Program Director, and Office Manager to plan, implement and evaluate camp sessions each year. The Clinical Director will also play a key role in strategy development for year-round programming and expanding the reach of Camp Attaway.

This experienced clinical practitioner will perform the key functions of developing and overseeing overall clinical strategies and services for the camp. Among other duties, the Clinical Director will:

  • Implement and evaluate behavior and crisis management program
  • Before Camp clinical tasks
    • Review camper data and provide camper summaries of presenting challenges, diagnoses, family and developmental histories during staff training
    • Plan with contracted clinician or conduct weekly parent/guardian education/support group meetings
    • With Program Director, assign registered campers to small groups
    • With Program Director, plan parent/guardian and family activities
    • With Program Director, develop outreach materials and contacts for recruitment of counselors and campers
  • During Camp clinical tasks
    • Review staff’s daily observation notes and camper data, providing ongoing guidance and hands-on support with clinical issues
    • Set clinical tone for Camp, supporting campers with pacing, trust-building and working through challenging situations
    • Serves as face of Camp to parents and campers
    • Acts as role model and mentor for the staff
  • After Camp clinical tasks
    • With Program Director, evaluate all aspects of previous camp season
    • With Executive Director and Program Director, procure camp site location for following season
  • Camp Staff – recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate camp staff, with Program Director
  • Campers
    • Recruit prospective campers
    • Gather developmental and family histories and goals parents/guardians want camp to address
    • Conduct clinical intake screenings of prospective campers via parent/guardian and child interviews, including review of pertinent evaluation reports and IEPs
    • Determine and communicate acceptance/non-acceptance based on Camp Attaway’s capacity to meet needs of prospective camper
    • During camp session, provide clinical intervention as needed
    • After camp session, liaison with campers’ schools, families, therapists and others to facilitate the maintenance of campers’ gains
    • With Program Director, complete post-camp camper summaries
    • Hold post-camp conferences with parents/guardians and campers to share information and discuss child’s camp experience (i.e., goals, progress, strategies and recommendations)
  • Board of Directors
    • Work with Board of Directors in service of Camp Attaway’s mission, organizational sustainability and development
    • Meet with Executive Director and Board president on an as needed basis along with attending Board of Director meetings, as requested
    • Assist Board president and ED in identifying prospective candidates for the Board of Directors

Qualifications for the position

Master’s level or above in psychology, social work, special education or related fields.

Ten or more years providing clinical services to children, teens and families, with demonstrated experience working with children that have emotional and behavioral disorders. Knowledge of learning disabilities and principles of special education preferred.

Demonstrated commitment to the principles of positive behavioral support, and a strict no eject from camp philosophy. All Attaway Campers are supported by staff in-program throughout the camp session.

Strong mentoring and teaching skills, geared toward adult-learners.

Maintenance of other relevant professional credentials, certifications, CPR, First Aid, and malpractice coverage.

Salary

Commensurate with experience.

Schedule

Flexible part-time hours year-round, full-time during staff training week and camp session (four weeks total). Position available in Spring of 2018 to shadow current Clinical Director.

Camp Attaway is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply with resume and cover letter to: Ken Williams, Board President.
kenwilliams65@gmail.com – 443-518-7671