Clinical Director Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program

The Tennessee Supreme Court is seeking an experienced candidate for the position of Clinical Director for the Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program (TLAP).  The Clinical Director is supervised by the TLAP Executive Director and provides Clinical Support to the Executive Director in the operation of a “professionals’ program” that provides comprehensive clinical services to the legal profession.

The Clinical Director is supervised by the TLAP Executive Director and exercises the day-to-day oversight of TLAP’s professional clinical staff and clinical services, including the development of clinical resources and relationships with TLAP-approved clinical providers for evaluation, treatment, and monitoring support. In addition, the Clinical Director provides hands-on comprehensive professional clinical services in individual cases. The Clinical Director also identifies, and develops ongoing relationships with, clinical providers that meet TLAP’s clinical guidelines and collaborates with local and national clinical authorities and peers to support the ongoing development of clinical guidelines and best practices for “professionals’ programs” that provide comprehensive clinical services to the legal profession and have a duty to protect the public.

The Clinical Director shall render comprehensive, professional clinical oversight and also direct client services in all areas of TLAP’s duties per Rule 33 of the Tennessee Supreme Court including, but not limited to,  services that are specifically designed to support the following missions: 1) protecting the public from impaired professionals; 2) providing clinical support confidentially in voluntary cases; and, 3) collaboration in the design and delivery of educational materials and presentations that promote TLAP’s services in the legal profession. All TLAP services shall reflect applicable clinical standards for licensed professionals and “safety sensitive workers” (lawyers, doctors, nurses, airline pilots, etc.) and provide clinical interventions that promote recovery without relapse and fitness-for-duty at levels that help protect the client, the profession, and the public.


Must be a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with

a minimum of Five (5) years unsupervised full-time clinical experience, and also be qualified to provide supervisory hours to masters-level clinicians seeking full licensure. Due to the broad range of populations served by TLAP, and the highly specialized and challenging nature of TLAP’s work, this position requires an experienced masters-level, mental health professional qualified to interact competently and effectively with lawyers, judges, and law students. The Clinical Director will interact with professionals often experiencing both mental health and litigation challenges. This person must also possess superior communication skills and exceptional attention to detail.

Essential Job Functions:

The Clinical Director: assigns cases and manages caseloads of professional clinical staff; facilities clinical staff meetings; educates and trains clinical staff in serving licensed professionals and safety sensitive workers; attends conferences by national organizations that support TLAP’s mission; develops and maintains direct relationships with the Clinical Directors of other State LAPs that have a duty to protect the public and to support best practices for monitoring fitness to practice; supports Executive Director in outreach and marketing to promote TLAP’s programming and services, including opportunities to conduct presentations, write articles, and prepare other materials as may be deemed beneficial to promoting TLAP’s missions.

The Clinical Director also: directly manages a portion of TLAP’s client caseload; facilitates TLAP-approved clinical intake, evaluation, and referrals to clinical resources, diagnostics, and treatment as necessary to support fitness to practice and TLAP monitoring as may be indicated; prepare and provide individualized TLAP Monitoring Agreements to support long-term recovery; provide all necessary clinical oversight to detect monitoring problems or non-compliance, and provide clinical responses to address any difficulties or concerns arising in the monitoring program.

Compensation Guidelines: Salary Range for the Position: $55,000 to $65,000 per year plus full benefits.  Salary commensurate with credentials and clinical experience.

NOTICE: This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you will be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Location: Nashville
Department: Tennessee Lawyers Assistance Program
Position Available: Immediately
Position Closing: This position will remain open until filled

To Apply

Submit a current resume, three professional references and completed Application for Employment (PDF), a resume, and threeby email to

Thank you for taking time to submit your information for consideration. Please note that applicants will only receive communication regarding submissions if selected for an interview.

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