Clinical Supervisor, School Based Services

SUMMARY: The Clinical Supervisor is the primary supervisor for staff and provides supervision to a minimum of three unlicensed staff, including trainees, associates and practicum students. Therapy is focused on healing mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, problems in the parent-child relationship, or other social-emotional challenges with the ultimate goal of restoring children and families to a healthy level of functioning, including positive academic outcomes. The supervisor will meet weekly with the supervisee and provide clinical and administrative oversight. This will include monitoring of client caseload, clinical interventions, crisis management, and review of documentation to ensure accuracy and timeliness. The Clinical Supervisor will document supervision meetings and provide timely review and approval of supervisee clinical documentation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Therapeutic/Mental Health Consultation Responsibilities

  • Creates a treatment plan with measurable and observable goals in collaboration with supervisor, client, teachers, school administrators and parents or family members.
  • Participates in completion of clinical assessment with clients to assess their strengths and needs.
  • Provides developmentally appropriate therapeutic interventions for children and families in individual, group or family settings
  • Coordinates with other therapists, consultants, and partners to implement treatment plan, when appropriate.
  • Works with teachers, aides, school site staff, and other professionals in the classroom.
  • Coaches teachers on targeted behavior interventions.
  • Models appropriate interactions with children and adolescents.
  • Provides reflective practice groups for teachers, as needed.
  • Supports teachers and staff in restorative approaches.
  • Assists teachers in parent conferences and other meetings.
  • Organizes and provides trainings for teachers, administrators, school staff, and parents.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all information.
  • Maintains cooperative working relationships with students, parents, families, teachers, and school staff.
  • Maintains a minimum of 60% documentable clinical time.

Documentation Responsibilities

  • Meets Medi-cal documentation standards for Supervisors and Note Reviewers (including attending all required County trainings).
  • Reviews supervisee documentation for approval in a timely manner.
  • Keeps supervisor notes for each meeting with supervisee.
  • Completes all agency required documentation, including progress notes and assessments, in a timely manner and according to agency policy and best practice.
  • Provides regular reports/notes to site administrators and teachers.
  • Completes items on Electronic Health Record task list in a timely manner.

Other Responsibilities

  • Meets Board requirements of 6-hour supervision training each licensure cycle.
  • Attends trainings and conferences on supervision and clinical related topics (including HIPAA and BeWell Documentation and Reviewer trainings),as needed, or required by program manager or BeWell.
  • Attends CALM agency staff meetings and weekly team meetings.
  • Maintains safe practices.
  • Other duties as assigned, that pertain to the position.

Supervision Responsibilities:

  • Ensures high clinical standards as clinician and supervisor through keeping current in best practices for childhood prevention, assessment and treatment. Also monitors that supervisee is obtaining training in evidence based practices during their time at CALM. Helps support this training by addressing interventions and clinical practices during supervision meetings.
  • Is available to the supervisee for weekly supervision (duration and frequency specified by particular BBS or BOP specifications).
  • Ensures that supervisee has supervisory oversight from another licensed staff when supervisor is unavailable.
  • Completes required Supervisee Evaluation paperwork from supervisee’s academic institution according to their expected completion schedule.
  • Encourages supervisee to maintain accurate logs of their hours, and signs off on these periodically.
  • Provides more intensive supervision for supervisee during periods involving client crises which necessitate more supportive oversight of supervisee.
  • Intercedes with supervisee’s clients (including child client parents) when there is impasse that despite therapist efforts has not been resolved and appears to require either Supervisor or Program Manager intervention.
  • Conveys clear expectations to supervisee regarding clinical program requirements, productivity, and ethical/legal expectations for students in training at CALM.
  • Functions as a note reviewer for medical documentation.

Clinical Supervision

  • Ensures high clinical standards through keeping current in best practices for childhood trauma prevention, assessment and treatment. Making provision of training for staff in these practices.
  • Provides oversight, mentoring and consultation to all staff as requested and necessary to meet program’s high standards.
  • Provides weekly individual and group supervision to licensed, unlicensed therapists and para-professional staff.
  • Provides group supervision as needed.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Communication skills – Speaks and writes clearly and informatively; listens to others; works to resolve conflicts and maintains confidentiality; able to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, participants, partner agencies and the community. Understands models of adult learning and how to communicate the skills and essential knowledge required to be successful in the field of child abuse prevention and treatment.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others with tact; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration; keeps commitments and accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments; works with integrity and upholds CALM values. Is a role model for professional standards at CALM.
  • Initiative – Self-starter; requires minimal supervision; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; is a solution seeker; takes independent actions; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.
  • Customer Service – Manages difficult situations; responds promptly to others’ needs; solicits feedback; promptly responds to requests for service and assistance from supervisees.
  • Dependability – Can be relied on to meet schedules and deadlines; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; displays a strong personal commitment to completing projects. Provides consistency and regularity for supervisees.
  • Planning & Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; manages competing priorities; uses time efficiently; sets goals and objectives; organizes other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans and takes responsibility for implementing them.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Clinical Skills – has superior clinical skills and is able to transmit knowledge and skills to trainees and interns. Listens and reflects to encourage personal and professional growth and is able to provide clear and concise direction as needed with regard to legal and ethical issues. Client care range shall be 50 – 60%, pro-rated on amount of time designated for client care. Documentation to be completed within 72 hours. Task list not to exceed 5 pending tasks due.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • LCSW, MFT, from an accredited university or college, with a license for a minimum of two years, or Licensed Psychologist who meet the requirements to supervise clinical staff required.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA regulations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of legal, ethical and evidence based practice
  • 2 – 3 years experience working with complex issues surrounding children and families in a behavior health agency preferred
  • 1 – 2 years of supervisory experience. Experience working with Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model or Mental Health Consultation knowledge preferred.
  • Experience working in the nonprofit sector and training in Medi-Cal documentation standards highly desirable.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a passion for CALM’s mission and the ability to convey that passion to others.
  • Strong computer knowledge, using PC, Microsoft Word and Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Public speaking skills and ability to network within the community.
  • Able to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Able to work in busy environment, under pressure, without compromising accuracy, attention to detail or courtesy to staff and others.
  • Able to prioritize competing responsibilities and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Able to demonstrate sound judgment, initiative and critical thinking.
  • Must have strong interpersonal and leadership skills and the ability to make decisions.
  • Must be flexible and have the ability to collaborate with others.
  • Must have a positive attitude and be a contributing member of the leadership team.
  • Must have respect for confidentiality; ability to work with discretion and integrity.
  • Must have valid CA drivers’ license, clean DMV, reliable transportation, and criminal record clearance from DOJ.
  • Ability to interact with all ages and cultural backgrounds.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred.
  • Must be able to provide proof of Measles vaccination of a Titer showing immunity, Pertussis vaccination in the last 10 years, and TB test within the last 4 years.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to:

  • Stand, walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Drive from one location to another
  • Lift and /or move up to 25 lbs.

HOURS of EMPLOYMENT:

This is a full time position. A 40 hour work week schedule will be established on consultation with the supervisor, evening and weekend hours may apply. The normal work week is Monday – Friday. Normal hours of work will be established between the hours of 8:00am and 8:00pm.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Salary is dependent on experience and education. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation and sick pay, (accruals based upon a 40 hour per week basis) and a 403(b) matching retirement program.

Interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to HR@calm4kids.org

Please list the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

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