Client Services – Clinical Supervisor 1

Seattle, WA, USA

SUMMARY: The Clinical Supervisor 1 provides clinical supervision to Mental Health Clinicians and Associates serving multicultural clients; when needed, conducts clinical intakes and develops treatment plans for individuals who are from culturally diverse, low-income backgrounds; and assists with skill development and training of staff as needed. May provide mental health counseling to a small caseload of clients (no more than 3).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Including the following. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Provides mental health supervision to 6-8 cross Mental Health Clinicians and Associates to ensure quality clinical care and appropriate documentation.
  • Identifies appropriate resources to serve clients in the most effective and appropriate manner within the resources of LCSNW.
  • Provides mental health counseling to a small caseload of clients (no more than 3)including interviewing clients, preparing case histories and mental health assessments. While most services happen at the clinic, services may also be provided in clients’ homes, hospitals, clinics, agencies and other locations.
  • Provides case management services as needed, including information and referral, and client advocacy.
  • Maintains all client charts ensuring records are current and submitted in a timely manner. This includes intakes, demographic information, and releases of information, treatment reviews, progress notes and other relevant information.
  • Participates in supervisory meetings, co-facilitates clinical consults, assists with training as needed, and at times may take lead with staff meetings.
  • Available for two weeks rotations of after-hours crisis phone.

JOB COMPLEXITY: This position is not responsible for development and/or decisions regarding new policy, guidelines, or the administration of budgets.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: The Lead Clinical Supervisor will supervise 6-8 staff.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • An understanding of mental health issues, especially as they may be applied cross- culturally.
  • Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and verbal. Able to explain project and tasks clearly and professionally. Listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and leads team meetings.
  • Ability set priorities. Adapts to changes in the program environment; manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
  • Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Requires strict adherence of HIPAA standards in the office workspace to ensure confidentiality


  • Master’s degree in social work, psychology or other master’s level health care profession.
  • Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) required.
  • Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) preferred.
  • Five years experience in counseling, preferably in a community mental health setting.
  • Experience working cross-culturally, preferably with refugees and/or immigrants.
  • Experience with trauma-focused interventions.
  • Adhere to the code of ethics of a professional counseling association.
  • Experienced in case management services and solid understanding of the local safety net systems.
  • Experience in case documentation.
  • Experience with assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, write, and understand directions. Must have the ability to write memos and other basic correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, clients, and the general public. Must have excellent

communications skills with the ability to read, write, and speak English with one additional language. Bilingual in Arabic, Russian, Somali, Dari, Farsi, Pashto, Amharic, Swahili or Tigrinya a plus.

OTHER SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS: Must have excellent organizational, management and communication skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment. Flexible with hours and days. Computer skills, including familiarity and experience with Excel and Word. Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to interpret and convey a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form, although it is expected that the employee will be able to anticipate and initiate activities that are reoccurring.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Licensed Advanced Social Worker (LASW) or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) required. Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) preferred. Requires a valid Washington State Driver’s License and auto insurance.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT: The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met/may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and write/type. The employee is normally engaged in low-activity tasks such as sitting, standing, and walking. The work environment is typical of a professional offices; the noise level is usually moderate. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Tasks are generally performed in a normal office environment. However, some work may take place in a hospital or home so travel to and from determined locations will be required.

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