Clinical Supervisor (social Services Supervisor)

Chantilly, Virginia
$72,190.56 - $120,316.98 Annually
Sep 10, 2022
Sep 24, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Division of Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (DSVS) of the Department of Family Services (DFS) is seeking a Clinical Supervisor to support programmatic integrity. If you are looking to work in a diverse community to support individuals who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence, then this opportunity may be right for you. We invite you to learn more about DFS and its Mission, Vision, and Values by clicking here.

The Clinical Services Supervisor is a new merit position working 40 hours per week (Monday through Friday).

Illustrative Duties
Under general supervision of the Clinical Services Program Manager, the Clinical Supervisor performs duties and responsibilities below:

  • Plans, assigns, reviews, and supervises the work and day-to-day activities of a group of professional Social Services Specialists in accordance with strategic initiatives and Federal, State, and local mandates;
  • Provides direction, guidance and training on policy and best practices for Clinical Services Programs and supervises other special project personnel as required;
  • Plans caseloads, assigns cases, and conducts routine, standardized, comprehensive utilization and quality assurance reviews of Clinical Services’ records; creates record audit reviews and develops process improvement plans with staff and Management Analysts as indicated;
  • Conducts routine group and/or individual supervision of clinicians to help staff cases, formulate diagnostic impressions and interventions, address transference, and to support enhanced staff understanding and adherence to policies, practices, regulations, and laws;
  • Manages subpoena processes and closely collaborates with Office of the County Attorney to determine response to FOIA and subpoena requests;
  • Prepares, oversees, and presents narrative and statistical reports documenting the work of the unit and/or in relation to case activity, trends, system gaps, and efficiencies;
  • Identifies crisis situations and provides intervention as needed to address difficult or dangerous client situations;
  • Recruits, interviews, and onboards staff; conducts performance management in accordance with County personnel policy;
  • Partners closely with other Clinical Services Supervisors for purposes of measuring and managing performance, training and development, procedural clarification, coaching, grant requirements, and day-to-day process functions as indicated.
  • Facilitates open communication between staff and senior management to achieve agency and unit goals;
  • Plans for and facilitates social services specialists' professional growth and development. Provides staff development including training, mentoring, and encouragement for staff to improve professional skills in order to support access to human services; and,
  • Discharges other duties as assigned as an employee of DSVS and DFS, as part of the DSVS Management Team, and pertaining to direct reports.
  • Provides rotational coverage of crisis lines, including some holidays, weekends, and after-hours

  • Knowledge of laws, policies, regulations, and best practices related to VAWA, Counseling, and Batterer Intervention Programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of clinical record keeping requirements
  • Ability to conduct quality assurance, utilization reviews, and process improvement planning to include identification, analyzing, managing, and reporting quality control enhancements that improve client, programmatic, and divisional outcomes.
  • Understanding of the principles of equity.
  • Ability to use data to inform decision-making and ensure equitable outcomes for clients.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of clinical supervision, professional development, and performance management.
  • Ability to maintain professional ethics and confidentiality of client information.
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision toward licensure within 12 months of hire.
  • Thorough knowledge of how to plan and direct the activities of licensed and professional clinical staff.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to use automated technology.

Note: All Fairfax County Government employees are expected to adhere to the Standards of Conduct. In maintaining a drug free workplace, employees are prohibited from manufacturing, distributing, possessing, using or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while at work or on county premises.

Employment Standards

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor’s degree; plus four years of increasingly responsible, directly-related professional experience in the social services or human services field. A master’s degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of required experience.


The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check and a Child Protective Services check.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.

  • Master’s degree in a clinically related field and clinical license in VA (e.g., LCSW, LMFT, LPC, PhD).
  • Within 12 months of hire be licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia in one of the following: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience supervising a clinically focused program.
  • Specific experience in providing supervision of programs that serve clients who cause harm.
  • Experience providing quality assurance and utilization reviews of clinical service records.

Ability to lift up to 15 lbs. Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to provide coverage, supervision, attend meetings and trainings. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Ability to use automated technology to access, input, retrieve, and process information. This job is generally sedentary in nature. Work requires performing tasks with risk of secondary traumatic stress. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview, may include practical exercise.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we are committed to providing county services to individuals regardless of English proficiency. Qualified candidates who are bilingual in English and another language are encouraged to apply for this job opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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