Mental Health Team Supervisor - Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Team Leader

Alexandria, VA
$73,616.14 - $121,006.08 Annually
Mar 29, 2022
Apr 13, 2022
Full Time
Mental Health Team Supervisor

Substance Use Disorder Outpatient Team Leader

An Overview

The City of Alexandria is seeking a dynamic leader to provide programmatic oversight of all aspects related to our substance use outpatient services. The Substance Use Disorder OutpatientTeam Leader’s primary goals are to provide technical, administrative, clinical and program management to support all deliverables associated with our substance use outpatient services. The Team Leader is responsible for working with internal and external stakeholders to successfully carry out all activities associated with this program including grants administration, detailed data, and budget management. Tasks are performed in accordance with established policies and procedures under the supervision of the Assistant Director for Clinical and Emergency Services.

What You Should Bring

The ideal candidate will bring with them extensive experience in providing clinical, administrative and program management in the wide array of substance use disorder field. This individual will be responsible for leading a team providing direct clinical services in various capacities. Our portfolio of work includes but not limited to managing direct service provision in the form of individual/group level intervention, grants management and maintaining administrative supervision of the team. We are seeking an individual who is equipped with skills to measure and interpret data to ensure effectiveness of interventions. This passionate and dedicated leader will possess skills related to problem solving using critical thought process.

We strive and envision a center of excellence, recovery-based approach by ensuring our service provision and outcomes meet gold standard of care. We look to provide client-cantered care as we strive to decrease health disparities in our community.

Example of Duties:
  • Plan and implement a wide range of assessment and treatment services for clients with substance use or co-occurring mental health disorder. Work closely with reporting staff on management and allocation of resources to meet treatment and care.
  • Use evaluative skills to ensure programs are delivered in an effective and efficient manner. Develop a plan of actions when gaps in service provision are identified.
  • Provide guidance on the recruitment and hiring process of staff as well as oversite of the onboarding process for new staff.
  • Provide clinical oversite grounded in a clinical supervision framework of practice.
  • Provide administrative oversite of staff and grants management. Monitor program budget.
  • Provide clinical collaboration and guidance for Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) medical/nursing team members.
  • Develop, update and revise program policies and procedures to assure compliance with Department, State, City Federal and CARF regulations, policies, and guidelines.
  • Ensure clinical records conform with quality assurance and improvement measures as outlined by the Department and licensing standards. These include but not limited to the accurate reflection of assessments, diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment progress and discharge.
  • Establish State Performance goals for programs, track progress and ensure goals are met. Provide reports to supervisor and division director.
  • Coordinate with grant and other funding sources and assure that reports and data are provided in a timely manner (examples are the State, Arlington and Fairfax Counties, ASAP, ACJS, Probation, DRS, DSS).
  • Represent clinical and program perspective regarding SUD and co-occurring treatment on intra-departmental teams and projects.
  • Conduct outreach and education to the community. Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with community partners such as Courts, Probation, ASAP, DSS, CASA, DARS, regional CSBs, shelters, 12 step groups, Guest House, hospitals, Health Department, NIH and others.
  • Perform related 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 abuse 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

Thorough knowledge and skills related to etiology, effects and effective treatment models for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders. At least two years of experience with medication assisted Opioid Treatment, including implementing federal and CARF regulations and guidelines. Ability to plan and implement programs to meet needs of clients and stakeholders. Ability to motivate independent clinical professionals to perform as a team at a high level.


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: Work hours will be determined upon offer of employment based on program needs. The program is open Monday through Friday, 7:00AM - 8:30PM and Saturday, 7:00AM - 11:00AM. As an Essential Employee, staff will be expected to work evenings.

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