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Supervisor-Behavioral Health Therapy (COOL ZONE)

Description

C.O.O.L. (Children Overcoming Obstacles and Limits) Zone is a Community & School-Based Behavioral Health Program serving 5 different K-5 schools across 3 school districts.

This hire for this position will focus primarily on providing support and supervision to Penn Hills and Wilkins Primary teams. Each team consists of 3 Mental Health Workers and 2 Behavioral Health Therapists, who support a caseload of up to 40 students. Services provided include individual support, family therapy, group therapy, crisis support after hours, and case management.

The Supervisor will be responsible for a team of 10 direct reports across 2 teams, but may also be asked step in to provide support across all teams for supervision needs and during staffing shortages. Must be licensed, either MFT, LPC or LCSW. Must also have at least two years of prior supervisory experience. Experience with elementary school-aged youth (ages 5-12) is strongly ideal.

This is a Monday through Friday position, 830-430, with some on-call responsibilities. The dress code is business casual. Must have reliable transportation. Parking is free at all school buildings.



Responsibilities:

 

  • Assess need for additional services with the clinical team to determine appropriateness of recommendations. Refers patients to other levels of care, community based self-help programs for recovery or other community social or human services as needed.
  • Takes a lead role in providing staff in-service training to the treatment team, as directed. Involved in system wide training and education initiatives outside of the scope of normal clinical responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with leadership to complete annual training needs assessment per program guidelines.
  • Alert management of issues by meeting regularly with director to review cases, reviewing clinical problems with director, and reviewing any staff problems with director.
  • Under the guidance of the Director, Clinical Administrator or designee, provides direct clinical and administrative supervision to individual behavioral health therapists and therapy teams to ensure the care of the patients, the continuity of service delivery and the safety of the patients, staff and community, as instructed. Incorporates evidence based treatment into the clinical supervisory process related to, teaching, practicing, etc.
  • Direct and assign daily work of all behavioral health therapists, performing annual performance reviews and enforcing unit and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Provide oversight and as appropriate, conduct/document assessments, create treatment plans, assess changing needs of patients per guidelines for outpatient and/or partial hospitalization programs, participate in treatment team meetings, provide individual and group therapy, complete clinical documentation on the same day of service delivery, provide clinical information to patient access representative personnel and insurance providers to ensure authorization for services, reviews cases and/or groups periodically, as well as serious clinical patient condition changes with Director and as indicated.
  • Maintain daily records of clinical productivity in the program as instructed.
  • Provide operational support by participating in the recruitment process for new employees, coordinating the flow of new admissions, coordinating regular treatment team meetings and supervising the daily clinical activities of the program as instructed. This may include but not be limited to the oversight of clinician caseload management, group census, treatment plan quality, risk master reports, and the batch error process.
  • Participate in the quality assurance and performance improvement activities of the program.
  • On occasion, assumes leadership of the program in the absence of the Director to ensure the care of the patients, the continuity of service delivery and the safety of the patients, staff and community, as instructed.

 

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Education in school counseling, or related field required.
  • Five years of clinical experience diagnosing and treating behavioral and psychiatric conditions required.
  • One year of demonstrated progressive leadership experience required.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric evaluation and assessment process, as well as application of current version of the DSM required.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) or Doctorate in Psychology required.
 

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