Clinical Team Leader - LCSW

Program Overview:

JCCA’s Youth Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a program designed to address the significant needs of youth ages 10 to 21, who are at risk of entering, or returning home from, high end services, such as inpatient settings or residential services, through the use of a multi-disciplinary team. Children with significant psychiatric needs, who are at risk of institutional level of care, require intensive interventions in order to adequately support the child and family’s complex needs, to avoid high end services or facilitate and support a successful transition back to community. JCCA’s Youth ACT programs serve as a critical component in the children’s continuum of care and ensures the child and their family have the level of support services and access to clinical professionals they require to sustain any gains made in crisis response or high-end services. Team interventions are focused on improving or ameliorating the significant functional impairments and severe symptomatology experienced by the child/youth due to mental illness or serious emotional disturbance (SED). Interventions are also focused on enhancing family functioning to foster health/well-being, stability and re-integration for the child/youth. Services are delivered using a family-driven, youth guided and developmentally appropriate approach that comprehensively addresses the needs of the child/youth within the family, school, medical, behavioral, psychosocial, and community domains. Youth/families enrolled in ACT are the responsibility of the collective team, and not just one or two individuals on the team.

Position Summary: The team leader will oversee the deliverance of intensive, highly coordinated, individualized services and skilled therapeutic interventions through an integrated, multi-disciplinary team approach to better achieve success and maintain children in their home, school and community. The team leader is a full-time licensed professional who directs and supervises all staff activities and manages the team schedule on a monthly and daily basis. This individual leads JCCA’s Youth ACT team during organizational and service planning meetings, provides clinical direction to staff regarding individual cases, conducts side-by-side client contacts with staff, and regularly conducts individual supervision meetings with the entire team. The team leader is responsible for direct services as a member of the team, clinical supervision for staff, and the administration and leadership of the team on an ongoing basis. The Youth ACT team leader will ensure that all services provided are comprehensive and principle driven, as well as evidence-based. The team leader will promote a reliable treatment structure that is flexible, responsive in nature, and whereby the type and intensity of services are immediately and seamlessly adjusted to meet the individualized, changing needs of the child and family. They must successfully complete the required ACT Institute trainings as well as obtain and maintain CANS certification.


  • Provide case contacts – treatment planning, monitoring, crisis management, crisis response - 25% of time
  • Supervision and clinical guidance of all Youth ACT team members - 35% of time
  • Oversight of daily team meetings, scheduling including preplanning and leading, engage in external activities – 15% of time
  • Documentation, maintaining census, revenue cycle management – 25% of time
  • Hybrid position - remote work days available

Qualifications: An LCSW is required for this position as well 3-5 years of experience working with children and youth with significant emotional disorders, severe mental, emotional and behavioral impairments (commensurate with RTF or CR level of care), histories of hospitalization, and families with complex, multi-system needs, in crisis, with children in a mental health setting, or related experience. This individual should have significant experience in a management or senior-level role leading an interdisciplinary team. Excellent organizational, supervisory, writing and leadership skills are integral for this position. This position also requires someone who can think outside the box, lead a team under pressure, and who is willing to be a team player and assume responsibilities of colleagues as needed.

Additional knowledge and skills must include:

  • Knowledge of Managed Care Organizations (MCOs), Medicaid and Federal guidelines
  • Excellent computer skills and the abiity to learn new software
  • Strong background in Evidence Based Models and Practice
  • Patience and ability to work as a team
  • Expertise in social determinants of Health, Race Equity, Social Justice, and Trauma Informed care
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and clinical skills
  • Bi-lingual English / Spanish (a plus)

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

  • Ability to travel to multiple work sites via public transportation
  • Repetitive movement of hands and fingers (typing and/or writing)
  • Ability to stand or walk long distances
  • Visual acuity to view documents on a computer screen for long periods of time
  • Flexibility to work some evenings

Salary Range
$42,000.00 - 61,000.00
per Year
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Brooklyn, NY 11210, US
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