The Clinical Supervisor (various programs) is experienced in training and evaluating practitioners in providing community-based mental health services for children, teens, and families. The preferred candidate is proficient in supervising all aspects of service delivery from a multidisciplinary team-based approach, monitoring service delivery, and in developing staff competencies especially for providers who are still in training or who are early career practitioners.
The supervisor’s core responsibility is ensuring the quality and effectiveness of staff who provide community-based mental health care services, and in helping practitioners continue to develop their professional competencies. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible that supervisees meet all applicable licensing, supervision, billing and documentation requirements. The Clinical Supervisor works collaboratively with WestCoast Program Directors to identify policies, procedures, and training needs.
A full-time supervisor should expect to supervise 7-10 staff serving approximately 70-80 individual clients.
TAYS (Transitional Age Youth) Program
C-Change: Transforming the Lives of Sexually Exploited Minors
C-Change is an intensive mental health program that helps children heal from sexual exploitation. C-Change staff build relationships with exploited youth and stay with them through all stages of recovery.
Catch-21: Helping Youth Out
By focusing on the vulnerable period between leaving intensive mental health programs and returning to live in the community, Catch-21 helps youth ages 17-21 develop the skills they need to function successfully.
The Outpatient Therapy Program provides long-term individual and family psychotherapy, parent guidance, and clinical case management services and aims to help children develop adaptive coping mechanisms, positive relational skills, and to facilitate their healthy development.
STAT (Screening, Stabilization, and Transition) Program
The STAT program is committed to helping children cope with the trauma of abuse and neglect as well as minimizing the impact on children of being separated from their family and community.
- Provide direct, individual and group clinical supervision for providers (including trainees, prelicensed, non-licensed, and licensed staff).
- Provide ongoing, regular feedback and evaluation to supervisees on their direct service and professional development.
- Solicit feedback from supervisees regarding supervision and whether needs are being met.
- Communicate quality of supervisee’s work to Program Director(s) in a timely manner.
- Ensure that supervisee complies with all legal and ethical practices, co-sign supervisee’s progress notes, clinical forms, and correspondence as a legal representative of WestCoast.
- Participate in WestCoast meetings, administrative program meetings and trainings as required.
- Provides annual performance evaluations of supervisee. (For interns, performance evaluations occur formally four times a year. Intern supervisors will also provide notes on training progress meetings, and have ongoing evaluation conversations with the Intern Training Program Director.)
- Adheres to requirements for supervisors as stipulated by WestCoast policies and procedures, Board of Psychology, Board of Behavioral Sciences, and the California Medical Board rules and regulations.
- Identify training needs to the Program Director.
- Monitors, supports and trains where needed to assist supervisee in meeting WestCoast service delivery expectation and caseload requirements, charting, record keeping, and documentation standards, and all other quality assurance standards.
- Aid the supervisee to develop training/professional development goals for the year, and collaboratively monitor progress toward those goals
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- CA Licensed with BBS, LCSW preferred, with a minimum of three to five years post-licensure experience preferred.
- Minimum of 2 years experience as a supervisor of clinical work and/or psychological testing and assessment required.
- Demonstrated clinical experience with foster care, child protective services, community mental health, and/or community psychology models.
- Experienced in supervising individual psychotherapy, parent support, and family therapy to children, adolescents and their families, particularly those in foster care, group home or residential treatment setting.
- Bilingual applicants and applicants of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Competencies (skills, abilities & knowledge):
- Proficient in supervising mental health services provided to child, youth, and families in a team-based context.
- Knowledgeable in mental health treatments for children, youth, and families, particularly for addressing complex psychological trauma.
- Knowledgeable and flexible in working with trainees or early career practitioners who are learning to work as therapists both in a clinical setting and in the community.
- Competent in working with the psychological issues related to race, ethnicity and class.
- Able to work effectively in an organizational setting; understands how to utilize the chain of command to resolve problems and bring program development ideas forward; is able to proactively collaborate with other supervisors and program directors to ensure the best possible training for supervisees and service delivery for clients.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills required.
- Knowledge of or willingness and ability to learn MediCal reimbursement, billing, and documentation policies and procedures desired.
Position Details and Compensation:
This is an exempt position, and is flexible to be full time to part time (24-40 hours/week). Competitive pay commensurate with experience includes base salary and performance based compensation, comprehensive benefits package and 403(b) plan, as well as a 5% Spanish language differential for qualified candidates.
Why work here?
-Be part of a compassionate, driven team that is social justice-focused: We have Staff Affinity Groups such as Staff of Color, LGBTQ+, Equity and Inclusion, Health and Wellness, and more!
-Make a difference for the Bay Area’s most vulnerable populations: We serve hundreds of vulnerable kids and their families each year to create positive changes in their lives!
-Access a growth-oriented learning community: As a Joint Commission Accredited agency, we are dedicated to providing the highest standard of care, and offer extensive clinical trainings and seminars led by field experts.
We also offer:
- Competitive pay commensurate with experience
- Annual incentive compensation and retirement plan contribution
- 100% Employer paid medical (base plan, Kaiser HMO), dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term disability coverage for full-time employees
- Variety of medical plan options including a variety of carriers and types of plans
- 403b retirement plan with ROTH and 403b contribution options
- Flex-spending options - Medical, Dependent Care and Commuter Plans
- 20 days paid time off per year for full time employees (pro-rated for less than full time), 11 Paid Holidays, plus Self-Care Leave (additional PTO accrual with increased years of service)
WCC is passionate about leading and encouraging open conversations around race, gender, power, and privilege, and how these impact community mental health. Our staff affinity groups include Staff of Color Council, LGBTQ Staff Group, White Accountability Group, and Equity and Inclusion Council.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diminishing the influence of privilege and discrimination in our field and our workplace, whether due to differences concerning age, citizenship, color, disability, marital or parental status, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.