WestCoast Children’s Clinic is seeking a Bilingual Clinical Supervisor in the Outpatient (OTP) and Intern Training programs to provide clinical oversight and quality assurance to unlicensed and licensed staff clinicians, doctoral interns and residents who provide community-based mental health care services with a focus on trauma-informed services to children, youth and families. The supervisor is legally responsible for adherence to all applicable licensing, supervision, billing, documentation requirements and overseeing the timeliness and quality of a staff member’s clinical work. This position works with Outpatient and Intern Training Program Directors to identify policies, procedures, and training needs.
OTP – The Outpatient Therapy Program (OTP) is the founding clinical program at WestCoast Children’s Clinic. We serve children ages 3-21, many of whom are in the foster care system. Outpatient clinicians provide psychological and supportive services not only at our clinic, but also in our clients’ homes, schools and other sites throughout the community. Clinicians partner with individuals and various systems the child is involved in, including primary caregivers and family, social workers and schools, the legal and foster care system, and others within the community. Embedded in our work is an approach that is culturally and ethnically relevant.
The Doctoral Internship Program in Clinical Psychology focuses on learning core skills for child and adolescent psychotherapy, family therapy, and psychological assessment. Interns begin to learn skills to work in the community as well, moving beyond the walls of traditional outpatient settings into places such as family homes, schools, and residential facilities.
Postdoctoral Psychology residents provide psychological services and continue to develop their skills as clinical psychologists in our twelve-month full-time residency program. Residents work within two of our agency’s major programs: the Outpatient Therapy Program and the Therapeutic Assessment and Systems Collaboration Program.
How the Clinical Supervisor makes an impact:
- Provides direct, individual clinical supervision for licensed and unlicensed clinical staff (Outpatient Program) and clinical and administrative oversight to Doctoral Interns and Residents (Intern Training Program)
- Monitors caseloads and ensure that supervisees comply with all agency and clinical, legal and ethical practices. Reviews and co-signs supervisees’ progress notes, clinical forms and correspondences when indicated.
- Provides ongoing, regular feedback and evaluation to clinicians on the quality and timeliness of their clinical work as well as their caseload. Solicits feedback from clinicians regarding supervision and whether needs are being met. Communicates any concerns about quality of clinician’s work to Program Director in a timely manner.
- Monitors and administrative oversight of billable hours requirement. Provides support, training, and remediation where needed to assist supervisees in meeting the program’s billing expectations and caseload requirements, charting, record keeping, documentation standards and all other quality assurance standards.
- Ensures that clinician complies with all legal and ethical practices; co-signs unlicensed clinicians’ progress notes, clinical forms, and correspondence as a legal representative of WCC.
- Facilitates group supervision or case-conferences as required.
- Participates in WCC meetings, administrative program meetings and trainings as required.
- Adheres to requirements for supervisors as stipulated by WCC policies and procedures, California Board of Psychology and Board of Behavioral Sciences rules and regulations.
- Provides support and training where needed to assist clinicians in meeting WCC billable hours requirements, charting, caseload, record keeping and documentation standards, and all other quality assurance standards.
- Contributes to 90 day and annual performance evaluations of clinicians; helps clinicians identify professional development goals for the year, and collaboratively monitors progress toward those goals.
The ideal candidate has…
- MSW, MFT, or Psychologist with current California mental health care license (Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology preferred for supervising in Intern Training Program.)
- Minimum of 3 years clinical experience post licensure expected
- Minimum of 2 years experience as a supervisor of clinical work preferred
- Demonstrated experience providing and/or supervising community-based mental health treatment, individual and family therapy, engaging caregivers in treatment
- Demonstrated knowledge and clinical experience with foster care, child protective services, juvenile justice, community mental health, and/or community psychology models
- Experience in providing psychological services to clients who have complex, multiple diagnosis histories
- Experience in providing parent support and family therapy to adolescents and their families, particularly those involved in the juvenile justice system, foster care, group home or residential treatment settings.
- Clinical training and experience with trauma informed treatment models and interventions for children and families with complex trauma and attachment difficulties.
- Knowledge of child and adolescent development, trauma, serious mental illness, chemical dependency, dual diagnosis, domestic violence and sexually exploited minors
- Competency in working with psychological issues related race, ethnicity and class
- Collaboration and team functioning – ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team, proactively collaborate with other supervisors and program directors to ensure the best possible training for supervisees and service delivery for clients
- Efficiency and time management skills
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills
- Knowledge of or ability to learn Medi-Cal reimbursement procedures and billing
- English/Spanish language speaking skills required
POSITION DETAILS AND COMPENSATION
Flexible as part-time FTE (.6 to .8 FTE). Exempt position reporting to the Outpatient Program Director. Competitive pay commensurate with experience includes base salary and performance based comp (plus Spanish language differential of 4%), comprehensive benefits package and 403(b) plan.
Sign-on bonus available for qualified candidates upon hire.
WestCoast Children’s Clinic is 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.