Counseling Program and Clinical Supervisor

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Full time – 40 Hours per week 

The Counseling Program and Clinical Supervisor (Supervisor) is responsible for training and supervision of designated counselors and graduate level interns. The Supervisor will provide clinical assessment and intensive, specialized mental health treatment to child and adolescent victims of abuse and neglect and exposure to domestic violence. The Supervisor will also provide counseling to family members of victims, as needed, to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment of the child/adolescent victim. The Supervisor will also provide some crisis intervention and counseling services to runaway, homeless, missing, and at-risk youth and their families. The crisis intervention services may be provided in homes, schools and/or in the community.

 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters Degree in counseling, social work, or related field.
  • State licensure in designated field.
  • Minimum of 3 years direct clinical practice, including one year of administrative and/or supervisory responsibility.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills and desire to take initiative
  • Knowledge of treatment needs of abused and neglected children.
  • Knowledge of theory and practice in the area of adolescent development and age-appropriate intervention strategies.
  • Ability to provide direct service with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to organize time effectively and to meet assigned work demands.
  • Current and valid driver’s license and maintain at all times a motor vehicle insurance policy that carries at least the minimum limits of liability of $300,000 combined single limit or $100/300/100 split limits ($100,000 per occurrence, $300,000 per accident for bodily injury, $100,000 per accident for property damage).

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

  • Salary: Starting at $65,000
  • ReadyKids pays 100% health, dental, and life insurance premiums for employee only plans
  • Voluntary vision and supplemental insurance
  • Generous paid vacation and sick leave; paid holidays
  • Employer-matched retirement plan

ReadyKids is committed to a diverse and equitable workplace. We believe diversity of identity, thought, approach, and experience provide the optimal environment for our growth, learning, and success. We aim to create a safe space where everyone belongs and can contribute to the organization in a way that is authentic and genuine to them. Click here to read our vision for justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Open until filled. ReadyKids is seeking a diverse pool of applicants; all are encouraged to apply. Email CV/resume and cover letter to Ashley Wood at awood@readykidscville.org.  ReadyKids is a drug-free workplace. EOE/ADA/AA.

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

Designated Senior/Supervisor Responsibilities

  • Effectively communicate and model the mission, vision, and culture of the organization to staff and the community and effectively practice the principles of shared leadership.
  • Actively participate in program meetings, program wide decision-making, and setting program vision and strategy.
  • Plan, facilitate and/or assist the Program Director with the hiring and orientation process for new staff.
  • Lead assigned program activities, including planning, collaboration with other staff, and implementation, in consultation with Program Director.
  • Assist Program Director with collecting and analyzing data necessary for evaluation of staff, annual program assessments, PMS, grant reporting, quality assurance, etc.
  • As assigned, act in the capacity of the Program Director in the Program Director’s absence.
  • Provide ongoing training related to trauma informed treatment and interventions.
  • Complete administrative tasks required for assigned staff.
  • Assist the Program’s Director in assessing, referring, and assigning incoming referrals to the program.

Supervision and Staff Development

  • Provide regular reflective supervision to assigned staff to promote professional growth, discuss strategies, develop plans, and review program documentation.
    • Supervision to including strategies to most effectively carry out individual and family treatment plans, and promote the professional growth of outpatient staff, interns, and volunteers.
  • Maintain an open door policy in order to serve as initial point of contact for ongoing support of assigned staff.
  • Complete performance assessments for assigned staff.
  • Ensure that data is up-to-date and accurate for assigned staff.
  • Review files of program participants to ensure compliance with program regulations for assigned staff.
  • Complete all paperwork required by graduate schools.

Human Service Knowledge and Abilities

  • Keep informed of the developments in the field of clinical practice, mental health, child development, child abuse/neglect, domestic violence, evidenced based treatment for trauma victims and related fields.

Clinical Services

  • Conduct clinical assessments of child and adolescent victims of child abuse/neglect referred for mental health services. Conduct crisis and non-crisis assessments of at-risk youth and their families.
  • Develop treatment plans based on assessment of clinical needs including setting treatment goals and delineation of services to be provided and evaluate progress towards meeting goals.
  • Provide individual and/or family counseling to children/adolescent victims based on individual needs. Provide crisis prevention and crisis intervention to youths and their families. Settings may include, but not limited to, in schools, homes, child care centers or other settings based on individual/family needs.
  • Provide group counseling services as needed.
  • Provide counseling to secondary victims as appropriate/needed.
  • Provide on-call coverage of the crisis hotline as scheduled and during business hours.
  • Coordinate services with referral sources and other involved parties as needed.
  • Provide reports to courts, testify in court, and collaborate with criminal justice agencies as these activities relate to providing mental health services for victims and families.
  • Evaluate one’s own limitations, behaviors and biases and manage own behavior constructively.

Community Collaboration and Outreach

  • Establish and/or maintain relationships with local departments of social services, CASA, SARA, SHE, victim services, and other agencies serving child/adolescent victims of abuse/neglect.
  • Attend and participate monthly meetings of the Multi-Disciplinary Team to coordinate referrals and services with social services and criminal justice system agencies.
  • Participate in planning and implementation of local child abuse prevention activities as well as other community collaborations including but not limited to: the FAST Team, Charlottesville/Albemarle Coalition for Healthy Youth, and the Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless.
  • Provide outreach to local agencies and community groups about Inside Out Counseling services.
  • Provide educational presentations to local agencies on child abuse and neglect treatment/prevention.
  • Collaborate and work cooperatively with community partners and referral sources.

Supervision

  • Report routinely to supervisor and utilize supervision to provide quality services.
  • Meet with Program Director as required on a weekly basis to discuss clients, outreach, staff related information and other pertinent programmatic information.
  • Participate in monthly all- agency clinical group.
  • Assist with the planning and leading of team meetings.

Reporting/Documentation

  • Participate in agency data collection and analysis, specifically Performance Measurement System.
  • Enter all data within one week of service delivery.
  • Develop and maintain treatment plans, including setting treatment goals and delineation of services to be provided, and provide assessments according to program requirements in a timely manner.
  • Respond to emails and phone calls within 48 hours.
  • Conduct and coordinate evaluation of the program according to program requirements in order to improve and advance service delivery and outcomes.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

All ReadyKids Employees will…

Relational:

  • Actively promote vital connections between children, caregivers, staff, and our community partners.
  • Resolve issues with the person(s) most directly involved by sharing your thoughts and feelings directly and respectfully, remembering that others have thoughts and feelings, too.
  • Recognize each person’s uniqueness and strengths. Treat people in a caring and respectful fashion, mindful of individual, cultural and ethnic differences.
  • Be respectful in verbal and written communication to and about participants and colleagues.
  • Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with participants, colleagues and donors.
  • Protect privacy and confidentiality of participants, colleagues and donors.

Engaged:

  • Fully embrace our mission and vision, actively contribute to meeting them, and serve as an ambassador to engage the community in our efforts by providing clear and accurate information regarding the agency’s function and current programs.
  • Participate in the decision-making process as opportunities are available to inform agency and program decisions.
  • Participate in scheduled agency and other team meetings.

Adaptable:

  • Recognize that one way does not work for everyone and stay flexible in our approach and thinking. Maintain flexibility in order to change when things change.
  • Present solutions along with problems with the goal of getting to yes. Stay open to new ideas and offer suggestions for new ways of doing things.
  • Be proactive; give and receive input and seek solutions that balance the needs of the individual, program, agency, and community.

Driven:

  • Maintain the highest integrity in all aspects of agency and program operations and duties.
  • Utilize evidence-based and best practice models and strategies to provide the best opportunity for success.
  • Set appropriate priorities and make progress toward performance-based goals established for self, program, and agency.
  • Be accountable for individual and program results and give and receive feedback to improve individual, program, and agency performance.
  • Seek and utilize all available sources of data on an ongoing basis to inform decision-making in completion of all job duties.
  • Reflect on individual, program and agency results for continuous learning and quality improvement.

You:

  • Participate in professional development and supervision to seek guidance, expand knowledge, and develop use of best practices.
  • Maintain passion and commitment to the agency’s work and participants.
  • Do your part to ensure the health and well-being of the entire organization.
  • Respect and protect agency-owned property and assets and use agency resources for business-appropriate purposes.
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