White’s Residential and Family Services JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Clinical Supervisor
Department: Family Services
Employment Status: Full-time/Regular/Exempt
Qualifications: A Christian with strong convictions who is also in agreement with White’s mission statement, Statement of Faith, and Code of Conduct.A Master’s degree in Social Work is required. LCSW is preferred. Three years paid social work experience. At least one year of paid case work in a child-placing agency is required. Must have a valid driver’s license with no restrictions that would limit the ability to perform job functions
Reports to: Regional Manager
Job Summary: The Clinical Supervisor directs and coordinates all caseload work and clinical services within the regional office. This individual is responsible for supervising Family Specialists in conjunction with the Regional Manager, provide treatment direction, assign caseloads, and approve all written work including: treatment plans, monthly reports, closing reports, progress notes, and correspondence. This individual must have an understanding of clinical issues, treatment programming concepts, and counseling. This Individual must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs.
Development and implementation of treatment program
• Develop, implement, and maintain therapeutically sound treatment programming for children, youth, and families in care in line with White's mission and philosophy • Track population needs, treatment modalities, referral agency, state trends and regulations, and adapt interventions and methods to meet needs • Oversee implementation of all policies procedures as it relates to agency or state policies and regulations
Casework/Clinical supervision of Family Specialist staff
• Provide on-the-job training for Family Specialists in conjunction with the Regional Manager • Supervise the day-to-day clinical performance of Family Specialists in the local office • Accompany Family Specialists to home visits to observe work in actual settings periodically • Review correspondence as appropriate • Review staff billing in a timely manner • Ensure foster child placement information is submitted timely • Ensure that foster child files are properly maintained and meet standards established by accrediting/licensing bodies • Provide clinical direction and professional development guidance to Family Specialists of assigned local office • Assign case loads collaboratively with the Regional Manager • Provide Clinical Supervision with each Family Specialist no less than every two weeks • Coordinate and oversee treatment team meetings • Formally evaluate (jointly with the Regional Manager) each Family Specialist every six months until achievement of regular employee status, then annually • Review and approve on all Individual Treatment Plans, Monthly Progress Reports, Closing Summaries, Independent Living contracts, and correspondence dealing with major treatment or placement issues • Maintain a general knowledge of all cases • Attend court hearings as needed • Function as a resource/backup to Family Specialists when a crisis develops • Meet weekly with Regional Manager to review billing, case issues, and risk management
Liaison and Public Relations
• Manage major foster parent issues and consult the Regional Manager as appropriate • Maintain working relationships with referral agencies and promote the agency • Attend to referral agency concerns • Engage stakeholders as appropriate
Foster parent training and supervision
• Assist in the coordination of the in-service training for foster parents • Provide on-going treatment support to foster parents • Facilitate training sessions as needed
• Assist Regional Manager in hiring of support personnel for the assigned regional office • Supervise support personnel as needed
Site, facilities, and vehicles
• Report needs and recommendations to Regional Manager • Submit requested information to Support Services as directed by the Regional Manager
• Pursue professional training as directed by the Regional Manager • Develop competencies in line with White's Family Services needs and personal interests and skills
• Build and maintain working relationships with other White’s managers • Perform other duties assigned by the Regional Manager or Vice-President and Executive Director of Family Services
Skill, Supervision, Knowledge, and Ability
• The Clinical Supervisor needs to be an individual with a Christian and professional commitment to work with staff, children, and youth of all ages, birth families, the referring agency, community professionals, and the White's Family Services treatment team. • Must possess strong leadership qualities, and be a positive role model. • Must demonstrate excellent public relation skills and represent White’s in a professional manner: Will work to build strong relationships with outside agencies, both public and private, to develop a strong support base. • Must be a person who takes initiative and works with minimal supervision. • Must have advanced experience in using technology, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office and database utilization. • Must have the ability to effectively communicate the mission, vision, and concerns of White’s ministry in both oral and written communications. • Must demonstrate well-developed interpersonal skills. Ability to get along well with diverse personalities. • Must demonstrate high energy level, comfortable performing multifaceted projects in conjunction with normal activities. • Must be dependable, well organized, and an effective time manager. • Must have an understanding of clinical issues, treatment programming concepts, and counseling. • Must be able to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality. • Must be personable, genuine, empathetic, and able to connect emotionally in their work with staff, children, parents, and other professionals. • Must be a team player. This person needs to enjoy working closely with other staff members and have the ability to be flexible, adaptive, and positive in his/her actions. • Must maintain appropriate hygiene and attire per dress code. • Must be able to maintain professional boundaries and confidentiality. • Must be committed to the Mission, Core Values, and Vision of White’s Residential and Family Services.
Physical Demands of Position
• Must be able to drive long distances to do work at regional offices, attend meetings, do staff training, etc. • Must be able to handle the stress of multiple roles and responsibilities, difficult personnel issues, attending to crises, and other unplanned events.
• General office hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. • Work in regional offices, attending meetings, conducting staff/community trainings, and other duties that often extend beyond these office hours. • The Clinical Supervisor will be expected to respond to major incidents to provide guidance and be a resource to staff. His/her cell phone number will be given to staff to use outside regular office hours. In addition, the Clinical Supervisor must carry a cell phone with a voice mail option when not on vacation.
A Christian with strong convictions who is also in agreement with White’s mission statement, Statement of Faith, and Code of Conduct.A Master’s degree in Social Work is required. LCSW is preferred. Three years paid social work experience. At least one year of paid case work in a child-placing agency is required. Must have a valid driver’s license with no restrictions that would limit the ability to perform job functions
Internal Number: 1
About Whites RFS
White’s Residential & Family Services is a nonprofit social services organization that works to redirect, rebuild and restore children, teens and families through emotional healing, personal development and spiritual growth. White’s is a faith-living organization — a legacy from our Quaker roots and a vision first conceived by our founder Josiah White in 1850. True to this core value, sacrificial service is a priority in everything we do. White’s believes “no child is exempt,” meaning that White’s strives to serve every child in need, regardless of background or circumstance.For more than 160 years, White’s has helped families in crisis, in transition and in need of support through its accredited and comprehensive continuum of community- and home-based services, foster care, adoption and residential treatment programs.