Asst/Assoc Professor - Brewer Porch Children's Center Clinical Director

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Asst/Assoc Professor - Brewer Porch Children's Center Clinical Director



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Health Sciences (CCHS) at The University of Alabama is excited to announce the position of Clinical Director at Brewer Porch Children’s Center (BPCC). This director will be appointed as a faculty in the position of Assistant or Associate Professor, non-tenure earning clinical track, in CCHS under the Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry.

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Brewer Porch Children’s Center
Clinical Director

Position Summary: The College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS) at The University of Alabama is excited to announce the position of Clinical Director at Brewer Porch Children’s Center (BPCC). This director will be appointed as a faculty in the position of Assistant or Associate Professor, non-tenure earning clinical track, in CCHS under the Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry. A minimum of 5-10 years of experience working in direct care and in a managerial position in community-based and/or residential services for mentally ill youth is preferred. Experience in an academic setting with supervision of learners and an interest in advancing scholarly work is also preferred. Responsibilities include managing the clinical staff at BPCC, a psychiatric children’s treatment center based at The University of Alabama, providing community-based, preventative, and residential treatment services, working with systems of care, and providing therapy services. Additionally, academic responsibilities include teaching graduate students, family medicine and psychiatry residents, and medical students, and engaging in clinically based scholarly activity. The Clinical Director will supervise clinical staff at BPCC, work closely with the BPCC Medical Director, and report directly to the Chair of CCHS’s Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry. The candidate should have experience implementing evidence-based interventions for youth with traumatic and severe behavioral disorders. Examples of such interventions include but are not limited to Trauma Systems Therapy, Family Centered Treatment, Homebuilders, Multisystemic Therapy Psychiatric Supports, Coping Powers, Family Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Combined Parent-Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Parenting Programs, and The Coping Power Program. The Clinical Director will work directly with state and community agencies involved in the care of youth in foster care, the juvenile system, the educational system, and the public mental health system. Experience and past success in working collaboratively with multiple systems of care involved with emotionally disturbed youth is preferred.
Additional Information: Brewer Porch Children’s Center (BPCC) is a psychiatric children’s center established in 1970 to provide model treatment for mentally ill children and their families. It is based at the University of Alabama and offers both outpatient and residential treatment programs. BPCC is transitioning to a more community-based focus on prevention, evidence-based community interventions and continuity of care for youth with serious behavioral and emotional problems. The residential services are transitioning to a more trauma-informed approach with staff, patients, and families. The Clinical Director will have a key role in the transition and work closely with Department of Psychiatry leadership to develop evidence-based programs that will include baseline assessments with outcome measures. The philosophy of care at BPCC, under the leadership of CCHS’s Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry, is based on the understanding that the best way to address emotionally disturbed youth’s complex problems is to focus on families, prevention, systems of care, and implement evidence-based community interventions to minimize the risk of institutionalization.

CCHS was established at The University of Alabama in 1972 in response to the Alabama
Legislature’s mandate to solve the critical need for health care in rural Alabama. Since that time, the
College has graduated 449 Family Medicine residents and has educated over 800 clinical-years medical
students. Today, in addition to undergraduate and graduate medical education (a large Family Medicine
residency and several fellowships), the College also includes the University Medical Center, the Rural
Health Leaders Pipeline, graduate level training, and the Institute for Rural Health Research. The College
is dedicated to improving and promoting the health of individuals and communities in Alabama and the
region through leadership in medical education and primary care; the provision of high quality,
accessible behavioral and other health care services; and scholarship. The Clinical Director at BPCC position will help the College to foster educational programs that prepare learners in population health principles related to the behavioral health of youth, evidence-based interventions for youth with emotional and behavioral problems, and scholarship in medical education and in relevant and innovative community—based participatory research that influences population health and supports collaborating to address community health problems.

The College also serves as a regional campus for the University of Alabama School of Medicine, and
trains 70 third and fourth year medical students as part of its mission. Tuscaloosa, with a
population of approximately 100,000, is located in west central Alabama. As the home of The University
of Alabama, the 35,000 student flagship campus of the UA System, it offers exceptional educational,
cultural, sports and recreational opportunities. Located one hour from Birmingham, three hours from
Atlanta, and five hours from the gulf coast, UA is a comprehensive research institution, which offers a
wide variety of opportunities for faculty and their families.

Requirements for Applicants: Doctoral degree from an APA-accredited program in clinical, counseling or school psychology program and completion of an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship. License eligible in the state of Alabama. Preferred Qualifications: 5-10 years of experience with child and adolescent population in public mental health and/or intensive residential programs, family-based interventions, and psychological/ psychoeducational assessment is desirable, although candidates with expertise and/or specialization with more specific clinical populations will be considered. The successful candidate will bring a commitment to high quality supervision, management, evidence-based clinical training and service delivery, strong organizational and leadership skills, and an interest in program development. Previous experience with outpatient training clinics, residential treatment centers, school-based services, and/or graduate student training is preferred.
Strong leadership, management and communication skills, including written, verbal and interpersonal.
Evidence of initiative and ability to work autonomously.
J-1 visa holders are eligible to apply

Academic appointment and salary will be commensurate with experience. For more information, visit
our website and contact Thaddeus Ulzen, MD [email protected] at 205-348-1265. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online at To the application, attach a letter of interest, a CV, and three references with whom you have worked.

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Successful candidates will be considered through our Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee and Guidelines, for recommendation of rank commensurate with education and experience.

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Posted: 11/10/2020
Application Due: 1/9/2021
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