Clinical Supervisor – COAT


Job Title: Clinical Supervisor – COAT
Days Off:?Saturday, Sunday
Pay Range: $65,951.28 – $74,617.92 annually
Shift:?Office Day
Location: Downtown/International District
Insurance Benefits:?Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical (no premiums/payroll deductions for employee coverage)
Other Benefits:?Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan?

The COAT (Community Outreach & Advocacy Team) program is a multi-disciplinary team responsible for providing outreach, engagement, intensive case management and behavioral health services to adults who have had their mental health competency raised in the criminal justice system. The COAT model incorporates a modified assertive community treatment (ACT) approach with caseloads of 1:20 with companion-based services to ensure people are identified and assessed, supported and accompanied to any services or appointments that are indicated.
In conjunction with the Clinical Programs Entry Services Manager, the Clinical Supervisor oversees the day-to-day operations of the team, including staffing, implementation, and coordination of all services COAT provides. As a Mental Health Professional, the Supervisor will provide clinical supervision, guidance, and support to a team of 9.5 FTEs with support from program managers. The Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that clients are receiving the highest quality services COAT can provide.
Services will be provided in Seattle and King County areas. Many services will be provided on the streets, in shelters and other service centers as assigned. This position requires a high degree of coordination and collaboration with other DESC programs as well as outside agencies, particularly the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program and the Public Defender’s Association.
• Provide clinical supervision and performance feedback to Outreach Case Managers, Screening Coordinator/MHP, and Housing Navigator/Peer Specialist. Provide programmatical supervision of SUDPT, Occupational Therapist, and RN concurrently while they receive clinical supervision from Medical Team and SUD Supervisors.
• Coordinate and schedule aspects of services, including scheduling of individual team members and coverage of offices as needed; review and authorize staff time sheets; submit on time to payroll department.?
• Guide and participate in appropriate delivery of services and resources to target population in an equitable manner.
• Facilitate team meetings in a manner which promotes team members contributing in their areas of strength and learning as needed. Develop team cohesion, which effectively serves the clientele and provides the needed support for team members to effectively perform their job.
• Coordinate with the Clinical Program Manager to hire and onboard new staff members as needed to maintain a diverse and fully-staffed team.
• Assess team for strengths and training needs and develop plan for addressing those training needs with the support of the Clinical Program Manager.
• Coordinate and participate in psychiatric consultations, clinical supervision meetings, program meetings, and in-service training of mental health program staff; participate in clinical reviews and case conferences.
• Review team clinical documentation to assure that team members maintain current and complete clinical records, and that records comply with the agency, state, and county clinical accountability policies and procedures. Assure the gathering of accurate service and other program data; assist with report writing in compliance with related contracts.
• Develop protocols, procedures, and manuals to ensure the smooth, on-going operations of the team in event of staff turn-over.
• Facilitate strong coordination and communication across stakeholder agencies, including (but not limited to): Community House, Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) and the Public Defender Association (PDA). Coordinate and collaborate with other DESC services to ensure continuity of care for dually-enrolled clients.
• In cooperation with agency management and staff, establish and maintain cooperative relationships with a broad spectrum of human service organizations that provide resources needed by program consumers.
• Provide clinical outreach & case management services to a partial caseload.
• Screen/assess referrals for eligibility and provide coordination of other staff involved in screening and initial engagement effort.
• Comply with all agency policies and procedures, relevant Washington Administrative Code, and King County Mental Health Division policies and procedures.
• Attend and participate in relevant team/agency meetings and agency-sponsored trainings.
• Participate as an on-going member of clinical program committees as assigned.
• Participate in program evaluation activities.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Master’s degree in a social work, psychology or other relevant behavioral science or Bachelor of Nursing degree with specialty in mental health, preferred.
• Meet criteria as a Mental Health Professional as defined in RCW 71.05, WAC 388-865-0400.
• Strong collaboration and problem-solving skills.
• Possess the skills and attitude to provide sound clinical and administrative supervision.
• Experience in working with clients who are difficult to engage and refer to traditional programs.
• Strong de-escalation and crisis intervention skills.
• Ability to meet Washington state requirements for registration as an Agency Affiliated Counselor.
• Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff and clients from various backgrounds.
• Detail-oriented. Ability to stay organized and track multiple projects simultaneously.
• Valid Washington State Driver’s License and insurable driving record.
• Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients.
• Experience working with adults who are homeless, have a mental illness and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorders from a strength-based, harm-reduction, and/or housing first perspective.
• Licensed Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in State of Washington.
• Qualified to provide Department of Health Approved Supervision to LICSW, LMFT and/or LMHC candidates.
• Bi-lingual English/Spanish.
• Supervisory experience.
• Strong understanding of how to apply equity concepts in a social service setting to improve equity outcomes within the team and across the clinical department.
DESC?is committed to diversity in the workplace and promotes equal employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. The Agency will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification. Women?and minorities are encouraged to apply.



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