Mental Health Manager
Therapeutic Support Services (TSS)
The Clinical Supervisor is responsible to ensure that the Mental Health department functions efficiently and that requirements for legal compliance with child welfare and employment laws are followed. The Clinical Supervisor also directs work performed by licensed Clinicians and interns, assigns cases to staff, and may follow up with clients, as required. It is also expected that the Clinical Supervisor work with the Clinical Program Manager in development, implementation, and evaluation of mental health policies and procedures, as well as goals and outcomes. This position carries out supervisory responsibilities including training and coaching.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and confidence in speaking with staff, clients, colleagues, community partners, and all levels of management.
- Ability to rapidly adapt to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
- Ability to identify and analyze problems and make appropriate recommendations.
- Knowledge of relevant trends and practices in child welfare, adoption, and permanency.
- Knowledge of wrap around and community-based program principles.
- Strong practical and theoretical foundation in evidence-based and best practices such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and Positive Parenting Program (Triple P).
- Knowledge of Medi-Cal (EPSDT) billing and procedures.
- Working knowledge of:
- State Regulations for child placement agencies set forth by CDSS and CCL.
- California Family Code statues affecting scope of agency activity.
- Welfare and Institution Code, Multi-Ethnic Placement Act (MEPA) and other related state and federal rules, regulations and laws pertaining to adoption, foster care, youth permanency, mentoring, and concurrent planning.
- Adoption clinical issues.
- Principles, practices and techniques used in the administration of adoption, foster care, youth permanency and concurrent planning.
- Child psychology, child development, principles of individual and group behavior, family relationships, and family dynamics.
- Accreditation Standards (COA).
- Highly proficient in computer technology, Microsoft Office 2010 Suite as well as Database/Case Management systems.
Education and Experience Required:
- Master’s degree from an accredited school in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling. or related human service field.
- Possession of a valid California LCSW or LMFT.
- Five (5) years’ experience in child welfare, special needs adoptions, foster care, birth family intervention, youth permanency, child abuse, family dynamics, crisis intervention, and community resources
- Three (3) years’ supervisory experience.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit or stand for long periods of time in an office setting or while driving; intermittently walk, stand, bend, squat, kneel, twist, and reach with hands and arms; use speech and hearing to communicate in person and by telephone; vision to read handwritten and printed materials and computer screen; and lift moderate weight of up to 50 pounds, including children.
May work evenings and weekends.
- Position requires some travel throughout Northern California (typically less than 10 hours per week).
- Must possess a valid California driver’s license and proof of adequate vehicle insurance.
- Must submit to and pass a health screen, tuberculosis test, criminal record, and child abuse index clearances.
To apply, please fill out our online Employment Application.