Mental Health Clinical Supervisor needed in Bellingham WA

bellingham, WA 98225

Employment Type: Full-Time Direct Hire Category: Supervisor Job Number: 4254

Job Description

Mental Health Clinical Supervisor – Bellingham

Major Duties:
The MH/COD Clinical Supervisor works under the supervision of the Program Director. The MH/COD Supervisor provides direct services to patients diagnosed with mental health or co-occurring disorders and provides clinical supervision to assigned staff. In fulfilling these duties the incumbent performs the following duties:
• Participate in staff recruitment, interviewing, hiring, work assignments, orientation and performance supervision according to work rules, regulations, policies; develop and implement staff orientation and training in conjunction with the Program Director.
• Provide direct services to include, assessment, intake, individual and group therapy and case management; participate in and monitor walk-in access for MH/COD assessments;
• Schedule and facilitate individual supervision sessions with assigned staff; notify Program Director when assigned staff are not making progress as expected; monitor assigned staff training needs, professional development and ability to deliver services as assigned; develop, maintain and update professional development plans as needed; monitor productivity of assigned staff and notify supervisor of any barriers to meeting standards; train, implement and monitor assigned staff practice of collaborative documentation;
• Monitor all ethical and safety concerns and report to Program Director immediately;
• Maintain full and open communication with the Program Director; promote communication between team members and other agency staff in the delivery of services;
• Ensure that continuous quality improvement addresses both patient centered care and compliance with agency, WACs, RCWs, BHO, CARF standards, Medicaid, and Federal Regulations; review clinical charts for accuracy and completeness, provide feedback and training to assigned staff according to agency, state and federal requirements; schedule and facilitate SUD/MH/COD staff meetings at least twice monthly for care coordination and to provide training on needs identified through quality improvement; participate in the implementation of agency tracking systems and chart audit procedures;
• Comply with all applicable policies and contracts;
• Coordinate integrated care across behavioral health, physical health and recovery support needs; provide coordinated care with respect for patient confidentiality, safety and self-determination;
• Ensure assigned staff collaborate with patients to develop an individualized treatment plan, revised when necessary, to address evolving patient need; ensure treatment planning and interventions are patient centered, culturally competent and age appropriate; consider all aspects of the patient, their families, and their community’ s psychosocial, economic and cultural needs;
• Collaborate with community partners to increase patient access to services;
• Ensure counselors assist patients with selecting approved treatment providers for counseling, inpatient and other supports;
• Complete all required documentation in an accurate and timely manner;
• Seek supervisory assistance if problems with own or assigned staff documentation quality or timeliness occur or persist;
• Independently identify program needs and make recommendations to supervisor;
• Actively contribute to program development by participating in agency and community meetings; and
• Other duties as assigned.

• A master’ s degree or further advanced degree in counseling or one of the social sciences from an accredited college or university required;
• Must qualify as a Mental Health Professional (MHP) and licensed in their field;
• Have a minimum of 2 years clinical supervisory experience preferred;
• Be licensed or certified as a SUDP or SUDPT in the state of WA preferred;
• Experience providing treatment to persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses;

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Meet Your Recruiter

Brooke Olson
National Recruiting Manager

Recruiting is a great way to combine two fields that I love — human resources and human services. I believe that my knowledge of the human services field helps me so much in my position as a behavioral health recruiter. I am truly able to understand what client companies are looking for in a candidate, and in turn, I can help job candidates locate a job they love.
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