Mental Health Team Supervisor - Team Leader Emergency Services

Alexandria, VA
$72,528.30 - $99,389.16 Annually
Jul 29, 2021
Aug 12, 2021
Full Time
Mental Health Team Supervisor

Team Leader Emergency Services

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. About one-quarter square miles in the city have been designated as a national or local historic district. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Mental Health Team Supervisor position.

An Overview
The Mental Health Team Supervisor will p rovide overall program leadership to a team of clinical staff who provide 24-hour mobile, community-based crisis intervention treatment services to the citizens of Alexandria.

What You Should Bring
The ideal candidate should have must have extensive knowledge of clinical supervision of other professional or paraprofessional staff, knowledge of the system of care in the City of Alexandria. The incumbent must have an advanced knowledge of current treatment interventions for individuals who have a mental illness and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorder, psychopharmacology, and crisis intervention.

The Opportunity
  • Provides clinical and administrative supervision to a team of Senior Therapist and a Therapist Supervisor;
  • Provides direct service to individuals in psychiatric crisis;
  • Provides consultation to other Department program staff;
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with community members and agencies;
  • Ensures program coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year;
  • Conducts regular staff meetings for case coordination and communicating program policies and procedures;
  • Assures program productivity is maintained by monitoring performance contract reports;
  • Assures program quality is maintained by conducting peer review activities, analyzing consumer satisfaction surveys, informal and formal feedback and external reviews;
  • Participates in regional and state ES initiatives and committees;
  • Completes Regional, State and other reports as needed;
  • Maintains databases and monitors program metrics;
  • Directs Department’s CIRT team;
  • Other duties 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 use disorders.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

Three years of program management experience in a community mental health or similar setting, and three years of experience providing mental health and/or substance abuse services, including diagnostic evaluations, crisis intervention, and case management, and possession of an M.S.W., M.A., M.S. N. or a PH.D. degree from an accredited school, Virginia Licensure or immediate eligibility for Virginia licensure at the time of appointment as a LCSW, LPC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or Clinical Psychologist, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Management experience in a behavioral health emergency or crisis related program. Clinical and administrative experience working with individuals with a mental illness and/or co-occurring substance abuse disorder in a hospital or emergency setting; bilingual (English/Spanish).


This positionrequires the successful completion of pre-employment background checksincluding but not limited to: FBI/Federal Records Check; SheriffBackground Check; VA State Child Abuse/Neglect Registry; Medicare/MedicaidFraud Database; Education/Certifications; and Driver's License.

Schedule: Various shift including evening, overnight and weekends.

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