Therapist Supervisor - Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) Team Supervisor

Location
Alexandria, VA
Salary
$69,778.28 - $122,794.88 Annually
Posted
Nov 23, 2022
Closes
Dec 28, 2022
Ref
2023-00203
Hours
Full Time
Therapist Supervisor

Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) Team Supervisor

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Alexandria has a charming waterfront and is a unique and historic place to live and work. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Therapist Supervisor position.

An Overview

The CSC Team Supervisor leads a multidisciplinary team including two therapists, a supported employment specialist, a peer support specialist, and a part time psychiatrist. The Coordinated Specialty Care Team provides comprehensive evidenced-based services including individual, group, and family therapy, outreach, supportive education, and employment support, as well as case management to adolescents and adults ages 14-30 who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis. The Supervisor provides both administrative and clinical supervision for all aspects of the program. Tasks are performed in accordance with established policies and procedures under the supervision of the West End Wellness Center Director.

What You Should Bring

The ideal candidate should have knowledge of severe mental illnesses substance use disorders and evidenced-based treatment methods and practices used in the treatment of adolescents, adults, and families. Knowledge and understanding of Psychosis, principles and practices of recovery, illness management, outreach, engagement, motivational interviewing, and stages of change. Ability to effectively utilize case management and care coordination. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with other professionals and with the public, both orally and in writing.

The Opportunity
  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision to all members of the Coordinated Specialty Care Team;
  • Provides individual group and family psychotherapy, assessment, crisis intervention and case management services to clients enrolled in the program;
  • Monitors caseloads, coordinates intakes and discharges, and ensures effective communication and collaboration among team members and individuals and families in the program;
  • Serves as primary contact for clients and families in CSC program;
  • Conducts outreach and enrollment, assessments, development, and implementation of treatment plans, psychoeducational groups;
  • Provides clinical guidance to subordinate staff in risk assessment and management;
  • Provides oversight of all Outreach and community education efforts;
  • Plans, designs, and conducts community education groups and programs;
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with program participants to assist them in developing illness self-management skills;
  • Ensures collection, reporting and analysis of required data;
  • Conducts quality improvement activities, including record review, individual and group supervision, training, and performance evaluation;
  • Assists therapists in using the computerized record system (Credible) and assures that records are up to date and in conformance with CARF and Department standards;
  • Ensures that CSC program staffs are trained in and utilizing evidence supported practices including shared decision-making processes;
  • Authorizes and monitors all expenditures for the program;
  • Prepares staff performance evaluations in timely manner;
  • Leads all relevant team meetings;
  • Assists Team Leader in identifying program and team needs;
  • Assists in the hiring and training of new staff;
  • Maintains compliance with all Department training requirements;
  • Performs other related work as assigned.


About the Department

The Center for Adult Services (CAS) provides programs and services in Aging, Adult Protective Services, Clinical & Emergency Services and Community & Residential Support Services for seniors and for persons with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders. CAS provides compassionate and effective person-centered services based on best practices. Our teams support self-determination, safety and recovery for Alexandria residents affected by abuse, neglect, mental illness, intellectual disabilities and substance abuse disorders.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Master's degree in Human Services; Two years post-graduate work experience in providing direct clinical services to clients having psychiatric and/or substance abuse disorders; at least Two years post-master's experience providing diagnostic evaluations, assessments, and crisis intervention. Licensed in Virginia as an LCSW, LPC, LSATP, or Clinical Psychologist OR is license eligible (has completed all required education and supervision as required by applicable board) as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Practitioner (LSATP), or Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia at the time of appointment; if license eligible, the employee must obtain Virginia license at the first available opportunity, but no later than one year after appointment. Good driving record/background check; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Training in working with individuals experiencing First Episode Psychosis (FEP) or commitment to obtain such training upon hire. At least one year of supervisory experience; At least one year of experience working with adults or youth experiencing psychosis. At least two years of therapy and case management experience; At least two years working in the field of behavioral health; Currently licensed in VA as an LPC, LCSW, LSATP or Clinical Psychologist. Fluent and Bilingual in both English and Spanish and/or other languages such as French, Middle Eastern or African languages.

Notes

This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to: FBI/Federal Records Check; VA State Child Abuse/Neglect Registry; Medicare/Medicaid Fraud Database; education/certifications; and driver’s license.

Schedule:

Monday through Friday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM with some evening hours. As an Essential Employee, staff will be expected to work evenings, overnight shifts and weekends as well as during holidays, or inclement weather if they have been scheduled.

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