Clinical Supervisor I - SUD
Family Behavioral Health Seattle, WA
- Posted: over a month ago
- Benefits: medical, vision, dental, life insurance
Matt Talbot Center is a Washington State licensed addiction treatment program serving people in homelessness and dealing with addictions and/or mentally illnesses. Located in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood, the Matt Talbot Center offers hope, services and support to individuals ready to commit to change. In addition to other services, we provide an intensive outpatient clinical treatment program within a Christian context for adult men and women.
This position provides leadership and oversight to a clinical team delivering substance use disorder treatment services to adults in the Seattle and King County communities. Many of the individuals served may be currently or formerly homeless and experiencing co-occurring mental health and/or chronic health conditions. The incumbent is expected to actively represent and promote CCS values and principles. Work includes flexibility in work hours and may include on-call responsibilities.
Access to Services
- Develop and maintain strong and active relationships with contractual and other referral sources.
- Supervise and provide back-up coverage as needed for Program Assistant at primary program reception to screen incoming requests for services. Work with staff to determine appropriate level of care and match for services within clinical team or offer referral to external supports as needed.
- Respond to walk-in urgent crises or issues that arise from existing or potential clients as they appear in the building.
- Provide weekly intake assessment appointments on as-needed basis to allow for rapid access to services for either mental health or substance use treatment.
Supervise and coordinate assigned activities of clinical staff.
- Provide active coaching of staff in the office and community.
- Be available for clinical consultation during business hours and on-call as needed.
- Monitor safety/risk issues for staff and clients, and take timely and appropriate action including development of safety plans or referrals to higher acuity levels of care to prevent harm by client to self or others.
- Provide clinical orientation and training to newly recruited staff, including in the field.
- Ensure documentation is complete and accurately reflects the work done.
- Complete and conduct staff evaluations and implement corrective actions as indicated.
- Provide back-up coverage for staff when necessary.
Carry a caseload of 5-10 clients.
- Complete intake evaluations and comprehensive diagnostic assessments that demonstrate medical necessity and qualify an individual to receive treatment.
- Write and implement individualized service plans, utilizing consumer voice, to order the treatment services and interventions that will be provided to individuals.
- Provide and/or arrange necessary crisis response and stabilization services. Respond to crises in a prompt, effective and collaborative manner.
- Provide and/or facilitate the provision of a range of therapeutic responses that support the overall direction for the consumer: including access to basic needs (food, clothing and shelter); access to or stabilization of housing; and acute and ongoing medical care, psychiatric treatment, substance use services, and financial assistance.
Provide fiscal supervision of interventions.
- Responsible for concrete costs including monthly reports on productivity, hourly staff time, and other expenditures on a monthly basis.
- Review and approve special checks requests by staff.
- Complete AP requests for program purchases and ensure routine payment of established vendors, contractors or other consultants
- Coordinate with other system representatives as needed, attends meetings, phone consultations, etc.
- Provide, when necessary, supervision for internship placements and appropriately coordinate with school field liaisons.
- Represent CCS and the Matt Talbot Center at fundraising events, community activities, meetings with funders, and educational programs.
- Active Substance Use Disorder Professional credential in good standing with the WA Department of Health (formerly, CDP)
- At least one year’s experience in working with adults experiencing homelessness.
- 2+ year clinical supervisory experience and 30 documented hours in clinical supervision training
- Must be strength-based and solution-focused.
- Pass background check through Washington State Patrol.
- Meet or exceed criteria for a Mental Health Professional (Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work, or related degree with 2 + years of relevant experience).
Family Behavioral Health therapists are well known for innovative therapeutic techniques and non-traditional interventions. Youth and families referred to us have generally experienced a number of traditional services without success. Our families tend to be those for whom nothing else has worked, and all other viable treatment alternatives have been exhausted. Many have all but given up on professional services, and our first task may be to help them see hope for change and growth. Rather than following a strict and prescriptive “model,” we offer individualized and tailored family-centered services, using a strengths-based and team-based collaborative approach. Natural supports are an integral component of every intervention.
Family Behavioral HealthWhy Work Here?
Meaningful Work - Making a Difference in the lives of Children and Families
The Family Behavioral Health system provides an integrated and flexible array of strengths-based services and supports centered around one predominant belief: Children need their families and families need their children. Whenever possible, children should grow up within their own families or extended families, and in their own communities. If separation from a parent or parents is unavoidable, we continue to work toward preserving the family relationship, and whenever possible, continue to focus efforts on reunification. In an intervention, which is truly family-driven and strengths-based, the framework is fairly simple. Initially, we find out what families need in order to stabilize and remain together. Subsequently, we work together with the child and family members, using a team-based approach to meet those needs, and we never give up. Family Behavioral Health therapists are well known for innovative therapeutic techniques and non-traditional interventions. Youth and families referred to us have generally experienced a number of traditional services without success. Our families tend to be those for whom nothing else has worked, and all other viable treatment alternatives have been exhausted. Many have all but given up on professional services, and our first task may be to help them see hope for change and growth. Rather than following a strict and prescriptive “model,” we offer individualized and tailored family-centered services, using a strengths-based and team-based collaborative approach. Natural supports are an integral component of every intervention.