Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinical Director Salt Lake City, UT · Full time Company website

We are seeking a highly skilled and compassionate Clinical Director with a deep understanding of trauma-informed care to lead our Addiction & Forensic clinic specializing in PTSD treatment and working with the offender population for reentry and transition. The Clinical Director is responsible for overseeing the quality of clinical services, managing the clinical team, ensuring regulatory compliance, and contributing to the clinic's strategic growth. This leadership role requires exceptional clinical expertise in trauma-focused therapies and a commitment to providing patient-centered, evidence-based care.


Key Responsibilities

Clinical Leadership and Supervision:

  • Provide direct clinical supervision to therapists, social workers, and other clinical staff, offering guidance, support, and professional development opportunities.
  • Oversee the implementation of evidence-based, trauma-informed treatment modalities for individuals experiencing PTSD and other trauma-related conditions.
  • Ensure clinical staff maintain professional licensure, certifications, and adhere to ethical codes of conduct.
  • Lead regular case reviews and consultations to foster collaboration and address clinical challenges.

Quality Assurance and Compliance:

  • Develop, implement, and monitor quality assurance programs to maintain the highest standards of clinical care.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations governing behavioral health services, including HIPAA and ethical guidelines.
  • Oversee clinical documentation, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and adherence to standards.
  • Lead the preparation and response to audits, regulatory reviews, and accreditation processes.

Staff Management and Development:

  • Hire, train, evaluate, and mentor clinical staff, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.
  • Develop and implement training programs to enhance staff knowledge and skills in trauma-focused practices.
  • Address performance issues promptly and effectively, providing guidance and support for improvement.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources on staff recruitment, onboarding, and retention strategies.

Program Development and Evaluation:

  • Analyze clinical data and trends to identify opportunities for program improvement and expansion.
  • Research and introduce innovative, evidence-based treatment approaches for PTSD and related conditions.
  • Collaborate with community partners and stakeholders to develop integrated care programs for clients.
  • Measure and evaluate program outcomes, reporting on findings to executive leadership and stakeholders.

Strategic Planning and Growth:

  • Participate in strategic planning initiatives to align clinical operations with the clinic's mission and long-term goals.
  • Identify opportunities for expanding services, developing new programs, and increasing community outreach.
  • Develop and manage the clinical operating budget in collaboration with the executive leadership team.


  • Education and Licensure:
  • Master's or Doctoral degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, or a related behavioral health field.
  • Current, unrestricted licensure as a mental health professional (LCSW, LMFT, LPC, Psychologist, etc.) in Utah.

  • Experience:
  • Minimum of 3+ years of clinical experience in trauma-focused behavioral health settings.
  • Minimum of 1+ years of supervisory or management experience in a behavioral health setting.
  • Demonstrated expertise in many evidence-based treatment modalities for PTSD, such as Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

  • Skills and Abilities
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong commitment to providing compassionate, patient-centered care.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to analyze data, make informed decisions, and implement process improvements.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations governing behavioral health services.

Compensation Expectations:

  • A competitive salary ranging from $72,000 - $85,000 and a benefits package commensurate with experience and qualifications after 60 days of employment.
  • 32-40 hours a week with a maximum of 20 hours each week of direct care. 
  • Supervision and management of up to 6-8 clinical staff.
  • 95% completion rate of timely clinical documentation for all clinicians.
  • 85% attendance rate of patient pool.
  • 98% reimbursement rate with BOP contract.


$72,000 - $85,000 per year