Clinical Team Leader (210056)

Organization: Journey Mental Health Center

Location: Madison, WI

We have an opening for a Clinical Team Leader in our Alternative Sanctions program! The Clinical Team Leader (SCSIII) is responsible for clinical supervision and consultation; development and implementation of program planning, policies and procedures; coordination of services across program providers; serving as a liaison with the criminal justice and treatment system; ensuring data collection with timely, accurate reporting to state and county government. In addition, the Clinical Team Leader performs clinical backup services that are culturally and trauma sensitive, and recovery oriented, including assessment, counseling, supportive contacts and referrals to individuals who are struggling with mental health, substance use and co-occurring issues. This position works closely and collaboratively with the Outpatient Services management team and will require occasional evening work.

Journey Mental Health Center (JMHC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the agency’s belief that staff diversity and cultural humility are the foundation for services, which are accessible, effective, and relevant to the diverse needs of our consumers.

It is important that we choose employees that reflect our mission, vision and values, thus our selection process is thorough and sometimes longer than other employers.

Thank you in advance for providing us with complete and accurate application materials and for your patience when waiting to hear from us.

Though you may have excellent experience, strong work ethic and passion for recovery, due to our funding contractual agreements, candidates we hire must meet the Essential Qualifications specified in the job postings in order to be offered an interview. Please review the qualifications carefully. We wouldn’t want you to put effort into your application materials if you don’t meet the essential qualifications.

You can read about the many benefits of working at JMHC on our careers page.

The Clinical Team Leader reports directly to the assigned supervisor with overall program supervision provided by the Director.

  • Master’s degree in human services with 3 years combined related clinical and administrative/leadership experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in human services plus 5 years combined related clinical and administrative/leadership experience
  • Comprehensive understanding of substance abuse and mental health issues
  • Comprehensive understanding of and experience working with persons in the criminal justice and correctional systems
  • Knowledge of supervision principles
  • Knowledge of community treatment resources and systems
  • Strong commitment to improving cultural diversity
  • Experience and/or knowledge of continuous quality improvement practices
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with a culturally diverse population
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license, a favorable driving record, adequate insurance (per state law) and access to a vehicle.


  • Fluency in Spanish in addition to English
  • Experience coordinating services among philosophically diverse systems
  • Experience providing staff supervision in a human-services setting
  • Licensed in the State of WI as a substance abuse and/or mental health clinician and/or clinical supervisor

A.  Clinical Supervision

  1. Provide clinical consultation to clinical team members to assure the clinical and cultural sensitivity of all services.
  2. Review the performance and goals for all staff in his/her supervision group per policy.
  3. Provide clinical back up for all staff in his/her supervision group.
  4. Coordinate and oversee charting procedures to ensure the program’s compliance.
  5. Review documentation for accuracy and timely completion.
  6. Facilitate the coordination of the program’s services with those of other programs and outside agencies, and provide problem resolution (i.e. consumer grievances.)

B.  Administrative Leadership

  1. Provide leadership to staff, training programs and assist in development of new programming.
  2. Assist the Clinical Team Manager in recruiting, hiring, training and evaluating staff, students and volunteers.
  3. Approve and monitor scheduling, time off requests, training requests and other aspects of each member of his/her team.
  4. Maintain positive external working relationships and liaison services.
  5. Coordinate, prepare and present reports to state and county government as required.
  6. Provide presentations; attend related meetings to represent JMHC and the Alternative Sanctions programs, as assigned.

C. Provision of Clinical Services

  1. Provide a range of clinical services.
  2. Complete accurate records in a timely manner.
  3. Attend meetings as assigned.

The above statements are not to be interpreted as an exhaustive list but are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by this employee.

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