Clinical Director

Who We are

Founded in 1999 with a fundamental belief in the power of relationships in life and in healing, Watercourse Counseling’s vision is to develop innovative programs that address a broad range of mental health needs from prevention to intervention in our diverse Minneapolis community. Our guiding philosophy emphasizes community partnership to support equitable access to resources that promote wellness for individuals and the community. We choose to center this work in Minneapolis with the full understanding that there is a lack of culturally-based mental health resources within the city, and we remain committed to making a difference in the lives of those who have been marginalized and underserved. We continue to be guided by these beliefs, even after 25 years of service.

The Position

Watercourse Counseling Center is seeking a full-time Clinical Director to oversee support and our clinical operations including School-based and Clinic-based services. Candidates must have clinical experience with youth and families, strong supervisory skills, and an interest in community mental health. Strong candidates will be knowledgeable of multiple trauma-informed therapeutic modalities, have experience and desire to work from an intersectional lens, and be willing to strengthen skills in integrating culturally-affirming, equitable care into clinical work. Watercourse is committed to recruiting candidates with cultural fluency and lived experience in communities of color and/or LGBTQIA+ communities to join our team in which all identities are valued.

Major Functions

Program Direction
  • Provide program direction, oversight, planning and evaluation for School-based and Clinic-based services
  • Maintain collaborative partnering relationships with school administration and support teams at each assigned school-based program site
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director in implementing clinical policies and procedures that uphold high service standards in compliance with clinical policies and regulatory entities
  • Engage in program development and design to expand services to meet identified community needs
  • Assist with agency dialogue exploring issues of race, equity, white privilege and oppression, as it impacts the community we serve, our agency, our services, and ourselves
  • Facilitate an organizational climate that values employees from all backgrounds and
    provide a supportive and inclusive environment in which to work
Clinical and Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Provide clinical supervision and support to staff with a wide variety of experience levels through establishing trust, safety and vulnerability
  • Supervises licensed clinicians at least monthly for support in meeting professional goals, objectives, and standards
  • Coordinate supervision of pre-license providers, clinical consultations, and professional development and training efforts and provide individual supervision as needed
  • Lead hiring and onboarding of clinical staff positions
  • Connect all staff to appropriate resources as needed (legal, ethical, credentialing, etc.)
  • Prepares for clinical audits and responds to records requests
Agency Involvement
  • Participate in regularly scheduled administrative meetings and agency committees
  • Support the deep integration of culturally responsive, equitable care into all levels of the
  • Engage in community outreach and marketing activities as requested
  • Contribute to realization of agency strategic plan initiatives, including our focus on racial
    equity and justice


  • Independently licensed as LICSW, LMFT, LPCC, or LP
  • Minimum of five years of clinical experience with children, families and adults from diverse backgrounds
  • Minimum of three years of experience in a supervisory role
  • Demonstrated leadership, supervisory, and management skills
  • Commitment to developing strategies that continually improve the long-term success, viability and advancement of Watercourse Counseling Center’s mission
  • Strong desire to work from an intersectional lens and willingness to strengthen skills in integrating culturally-affirming, equitable care into clinical work
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative work environment
  • Demonstrated competence working with diverse communities
  • Strong listening, critical thinking, and problem-resolution abilities

Additional qualifications that would be highly regarded:

  • Experience and expertise in one or more trauma-informed therapeutic modalities
  • Experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation
  • Fluency in a language other than English


$2,000 sign-on bonus!

  • Salary range: $75,000-85,000
  • Health & dental insurance
  • Simple IRA plan + employer contributions
  • Short-term disability & life Insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Welcoming, supportive team that values relationship and connection
  • Flexible schedule with hybrid options for remote work
  • Strong emphasis on employee self-care and work-life balance
  • Clinical supervision toward licensure
  • Professional development and training funds
  • Regular continuing education opportunities
  • Grant funded support for licensure renewal and continuing education for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ clinicians
  • Qualifies as an acceptable employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness program if enrolled

To Apply

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