Therapist Supervisor, Emergency Services

Alexandria, VA
$65,786.76 - $108,136.30 Annually
Nov 20, 2021
Dec 04, 2021
Full Time
Therapist Supervisor

Emergency Services

Are you an experienced supervisor looking for an exciting new challenge? Are you passionate about providing crisis intervention? Do you enjoy a fast-paced work environment? Do you have experience working with individuals experiencing a mental health crisis? Are you committed to ensuring that crisis response services meet the needs of clients and families? Are you solution focused and comfortable working both independently and as part of an exciting multidisciplinary team? Do you have an active Clinical License in Virginia and a passion for providing mental health services in acute settings? If so, then you might be the next Emergency Services, Therapist Supervisor.

The City of Alexandria offers more than a place to work; we are a dynamic, award winning, multicultural City with an ambitious blueprint to lead us into the next century. In City government, our MISSION defines what we do for our community, our VISION is where we are headed as an organization, and our VALUES guide our actions and decisions.

The Opportunity

The Therapist Supervisor provides clinical and administrative supervision to Senior Therapists in Emergency Services. Supervisory responsibility involves assisting Team Supervisor with the daily operation of the Team and reviewing the work of Senior Therapists who provide psychiatric crisis intervention. Tasks are performed in accordance with established policies and procedures under the supervision of a Mental Health Team Supervisor.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Provides direct clinical and administrative supervision to a team of Emergency Services Senior Therapists when ES Team Leader is on leave or as directed;
  • Plans and organizes the work of the team and assists in making assignments and monitoring hours and sites worked when ES Team Leader is on leave or as directed;
  • Makes case assignments and provides clinical guidance on case dispositions;
  • Consults with staff and community agencies regarding client referrals, and clinical and administrative issues;
  • Provides clinical training to staff;
  • Provides direct clinical services to consumers as needed;
  • Provides coverage in the absence of the Team Leader;
  • Plans, organizes and approves the work of the Team, including prioritization of services based on ethical guidelines, use of evidence-based practices under the general direction of the Team Leader;
  • Provides occasional On-call supervision for staff after business hours and overnights as needed;
  • Monitors individual and team compliance with qualitative and quantitative standards that include quality of clinical work, clinical outcomes, client satisfaction, medical records compliance with federal, State and insurance regulations, staff productivity and stakeholder satisfaction;
  • Prepare reports as needed;
  • Assist Team Leader in recruiting, hiring and training new staff;
  • Approves schedule, leave and timecards as directed;
  • Performs related work as required.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have thorough knowledge of individual and group behavior; thorough knowledge of abnormal psychology and psychotherapy techniques used in mental health, intellectual disabilities, and/or substance abuse treatment programs; skill in psychological assessment and diagnosis; ability to apply casework and group work philosophy; ability to interpret properly psychological information and to prepare reports of findings; ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with mental health clients, relatives of clients and associates.

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

At least three years of experience in an Emergency Services setting, providing Crisis intervention assessment, diagnosis, treatment to mental health, intellectual disabilities, or substance abuse clients at the level of a Master's trained licensed clinician (e.g., LCSW, LPC, LSATP, or Clinical Psychologist). At least one year of Supervisory experience. Fluent & Bilingual in both English and Spanish.


About the department

The Department of Community and Human Services provides effective and essential safety net services that measurably improve or maintain the quality of life for Alexandrians.

Additionally, the programs overseen by the Alexandria Community Services Board provide compassionate and effective services that support self-determination, recovery and resiliency for Alexandria residents affected by mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance use disorders.

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The City of Alexandria is committed to providing equal opportunity in all areas of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, demotion, promotion, transfer, selection, lay-off, disciplinary action, termination, compensation and selection for training. The City of Alexandria will not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, disability, age, marital status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran/military service status, familial status, or membership on a local human rights commission, or lawful participation in the Minnesota Medical Cannabis Patient Registry, or any other legally-protected classification.

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