Clinical Supervisor / Therapist Under the agency’s policies and professional requirements, the Clinical Supervisor/Therapist will perform a variety of duties/tasks to coordinate and implement clinical services. The Clinical Supervisor/Therapist will provide services primarily in family homes and/or from their own home-based office setting that Paradigm will assist in establishing.
The IFP Therapist provides structured, goal-oriented, time-limited therapy in the natural environment of families who need assistance recovering from physical, sexual, emotional abuse, and neglect. Other issues, including trauma, substance abuse, mental illness, personality/behavior disorder, developmental disability, dysfunctional family of origin, and current family dysfunction, may be addressed in the course of treating the abuse/neglect. Crisis intervention is offered by the IFP Therapist 24-hours a day/7-days/week.
Major Responsibilities and Related Tasks
- Supervision of staff with 24/7 telephonic on-call support
- Skills in performing Assessments
- Skills in performing Initial Diagnostic Interviews (IDIs)
- Program Development
- Direct service delivery—will be provided until such time that there is substantial staff to supervise and/or dedicated time to programs established.
Client Information System
- Provide necessary oversight to team members regarding client information to referring departments and the family (Session Notes and Monthly Summaries, case updates, Collateral Logs).
- Complete necessary referrals for additional therapeutic services as deemed appropriate with the approval of the family and referring department.
- In partnership with the Quality Assurance Manager, ensure appropriate professional files electronically which will provide all necessary documentation regarding the family.
Team / Supervision Meetings
- Participate in case management meetings upon requests with the Case Manager and IFP Therapist to coordinate necessary services.
- Conduct weekly supervision meetings with the team members.
Qualifications and Requirements
Knowledge & Skills: Activities are governed through a professional code of ethics and rules of confidentiality. A thorough knowledge of counseling and social work practice is expected with emphasis in home-based service delivery. Effective skills should be demonstrated in dealing with families involved in abuse/neglect situations as well as those involved in juvenile delinquency issues. A thorough knowledge of community resources is expected.
Training and Experience: Master’s Degree in social work, psychology or related area. Minimum of a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP). Two years experience as a supervisor preferred.
In addition to:
- Knowledge of family of origin/intergenerational issues.
- Knowledge of child abuse/neglect and sexual abuse treatment.
- Knowledge of crisis intervention.
- Knowledge of child and adult development.
- Knowledge of community resources
- Ability to work as a team member.
- Ability to be culturally competent.
- Ability to be trauma informed.
- Belief in the family preservation philosophy.
- Ability to motivate and develop staff.
- Demonstrated successful ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Solid communication and computer skills.
- Clear criminal history background and adult/child abuse checks.
- Valid driver’s license and good driving history.