ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and KNOWLEDGE BASE:
Applicants must have a Master’s Degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling.
The Program Supervisor is responsible for managing the day to day administrative and clinical operation of the chemical dependency team which provides assessment and treatment services. Minimal essential knowledge includes child and adolescent development; co-occurring disorders; individual, group and family intervention; best practices, including evidence-based-treatment; integration of medication management as indicated; outreach, information and referral; and cultural competency reflective of a diverse consumer population.
All clinical staff and supervisors are responsible for supplying necessary clinical interventions as well as exercising the roles of mediator, broker, educator, advocate, outreach worker, counselor on behalf of Guidance Center clients and families, within the context of the program they are assigned to. As part of a therapeutic team within the Agency they are expected to work closely with all direct and support staff including psychiatric staff to ensure the appropriate treatment interventions for the client and his/her family.
SUPERVISORY DUTIES include but are not limited to:
- Provide routine supervision for all clinical staff members in the chemical dependency program, individually and in group meetings as indicated.
- Participate in all essential team and disposition meetings, case conference and utilization reviews, as well as high risk meetings as indicated.
- Assist in developing and implementing best practices standards of care.
- Prepare for audit preparation as it related to regulatory bodies (e.g. OASAS) and contracted health insurance companies.
Supervisors’ caseloads are to be determined in coordination with the Program Director based on a balance of client demand for services and supervisory / administrative responsibilities. Supervisors perform additional supervisory duties as assigned by the Program Director or Clinical Director in keeping with the general description of this position.