The ResidentialClinical Supervisor Oversees the day-to-day services and interventions in the LAYC Housing Department. The Residential Clinical Supervisor provides individual and group supervision identifies stagg’s training needs and identifies and organizes trainings that respond to those needs. The role ensures that the quality of services and interventions implemented by housing staff are in line with social work’s best practices and ensures that quality of services meets the DHS, DHHS, CFSA, COMAR and LAYC standards of practice.
- Examines and evaluates clinical supervision models that fit the supervisory needs of housing programs’ staff.
- Incorporates best practice model into housing programs’ staff practice;
- Standardizes individual and group supervision practice based on evidenced-based approaches; provides direct one-on-one clinical supervision and bi-weekly group sessions to all case carrying staff.
- Provides guidance, feedback, ideas and directives regarding clinical interventions and case management to housing staff, serves as lead in case conferences, trainings, case presentations, etc.;
- Provides guidance and education to Housing Program Managers around new, innovative and evidenced-based interventions effective for runaway and homeless youth;
- Develops and implements training plans for staff based on various identified needs of staff and clients.
- Works closely with Program Managers to ensure full staff participation in trainings;
- Meets with Program Managers on a monthly basis to discuss programs’ needs, staff performance, training needs, etc.
- Maintains clinical supervision log for staff obtaining their licenses. Enters information about: date, number of hours, and staff name;
- Provides feedback to staff regarding performance and compliance with different practice requirements and expectations.
- Assists staff in the provision of crisis interventions and is available in person as needed; responsible for coverage 24/7 via on-call cell phone for staff guidance in responding to clinical emergencies;
- Oversees documentation by reviewing and approving documents including: psychosocial assessments, individual plans of care, evaluation of individual plans of care, after care service plans, referrals and discharge plans;
- Authorizes referrals for mental health and/or substance abuse treatment services as appropriate for clients;
- Leads monthly case conferences regarding challenging client cases with entire department;
- Assists in the admission of new residents; conducts second round interview to assess for clinical needs and safety of potential participants;
- Organizes and leads interdisciplinary meetings with other professionals involved in the provision of clinical and agency-wide services;
- Updates clinical manual for housing programs as needed;
- Develops and implements quality assurance protocol for department; assists Director in implementation across programs and with staff;
- Conducts annual performance evaluation of staff under direct supervision;
- Improves professional skills by attending workshops, seminars, and trainings as required; allowed to suggest trainings of benefit to position for approval as allowed by time and funding constraints;
- Participates in bi-weekly Case Review meetings with housing staff;
- Participates in weekly supervision with Director of Housing;
- Ensures that all documentation in client case files are accurate and up-to-date with LAYC, DHHS, COMAR and DHS regulations by conducting quarterly reviews of randomly selected files;
- Participates in Treatment Plan meetings as invited by mental health providers and case managers when necessary for high clinically need client cases;
- Performs other activities specifically assigned by the Housing Department Director and;
- Adheres to all LAYC personnel policies.
- LICSW DC & MD license, authorized to provide clinical supervision in MD.
- Minimum five-year experience in working with adolescents
- Knowledge of the Child Welfare System, Runaway and Homeless Youth Program, Department of Human Services policies, and community mental health and substance use resources
- Experience working in a community-based and multicultural setting using Trauma Informed Care and Positive Youth Development models
- Flexible schedule: position requires to work evening and weekend hours;
- Physical evaluation, FBI, local policy and Child abuse & neglect clearances;
- Driver’s license
- Ability to conduct individual, group and family sessions
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to relate to culturally diverse population, including members of the LGBTQ and immigrant communities
- Fluency in English and Spanish
- Computer proficiency
This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, and lift small objects up to 10 lbs. May require the ability to travel locally and/or regionally.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.