Clinical Supervisor – Therapist

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

Direct-Line Services

  • Supervision of staff with 24/7 telephonic on-call support
  • Skills in performing Assessments
  • Skills in performing Initial Diagnostic Interviews (IDIs)
  • Training
  • 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.