Licensed Clinical Supervisor

Job Overview

The Misdemeanor Incompetent to Stand Trial(MIST) Program serves defendants in Los Angeles that are facing misdemeanor charges and found incompetent to stand trial.  This population is often chronically homeless with severe mental health disorders and without alternative resources must remain in the County Jail,until their maximum sentence is served or are restored to competency. The Los Angeles Health Agency's Office of Diversion and Reentry(ODR) has addressed the needs of this population through a diversion program that places them in residential community settings. The goal of MIST is to restore these individuals to competency whilst living and receiving treatment in the community. Program participants are under an active Court order and required to remain medication compliant while in residence. Upon successful program completion  misdemeanor charges are dropped and program participants are transitioned into permanent supportive housing.

The Licensed Clinical Supervisor reports directly to the Director, and works to drive, guide, and develop the appropriate clinical tone for the program. As part of the leadership team, the Clinical Supervisor will oversee the functions of the clinical staff and continue to enhance and educate housing staff on useful clinical approaches.  The qualified candidate should have clinical supervision training and experience in order to supervise registered clinical staff and MSW interns. The candidate will conduct assessments, provide individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, and provide after-hours, on call crisis response/support when needed.  The candidate will work to ensure that MIST clinical goals and productivity are being met

Key Responsibilities

Treatment Setting Responsibilities: Drives the tone of the clinical milieu and treatment in a structured residential environmental with intensive mental health supportive services, preparing the client for more independent community living. Participates in case conferences, treatment planning, and clinical discussions to provide holistic care; Communicates with program Director regarding site specific events, complex, cases, and treatment goals. Coordinates with the psychiatrist regarding psychotropic medication compliance, side effects, follow up appointments and provides a safe and supportive environment for program participants while adhering to all State, Federal, and County documentation standards and HIPAA regulations.

Provides consultation to staff regarding symptom management, mental health conditions, and crisis intervention strategies. Attends staff and agency meetings; participates in agency trainings as required and complies with Board requirements for license registration/renewal. On call after hours as needed. 

Documentation Responsibilities: Conducts thorough psychosocial assessments within 48 hours of new client arrivals; Collaborates with Director, on-site Social Worker, Case Managers, and other relevant internal and external resources to develop/maintain treatment plans, transition plans, and discharge plans. Completes daily progress notes and records appropriate updates in support of client’s health and recovery; Properly documents all individual and group sessions; Ensures staff submit Assisted Out-patient Treatment (AOT) and Full Service Partnership (FSP) referrals within the specified timelines; Maintains accurate records into electronic systems; Writes and submits court letters to satisfy program requirements; Documents all incidents that occur on-site and follows program protocol for submission and resolution; and other duties as assigned. 


Education and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Experience:At least 2 years working as a Supervisor in a similar role

Previous experience providing supervision to direct staff

Managing direct staff

Working with severe mental illness


Previous experience working with a similar population

Working in a supervisory role for at least 5 years

Former work in a residential or hospital setting


California Licensed LCSW, LMFT, or licensed Psychologist

Active License Registration with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

Completed Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Family Therapy 

Required: Cannot be on active parole or probation 

Able to pass County Clearance process(Live Scan) 


Gender responsive applications for male patients

Strong understanding and experience using Motivational Interviewing techniques

Experience managing direct clinical staff

Solid crisis intervention and de-escalation skills

knowledge of trauma, co-occurring disorders, and substance abuse treatment

Culturally competent and able to work with a diverse population

Proficiency with Microsoft Office-specifically Word, Outlook, and Internet applications

Experience working with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders

Experience working with criminal justice populations 


Knowledge of DBT, CBT, MI and trauma-informed treatment highly desirable

Familiar with DMH documentation standards

Previous experience using Welligent

LPS Credentialed


Knowledge of the mental health court system(court 95)

Familiar with the criminal justice system 


Skills and Abilities:

Professionalism, punctuality, flexibility and reliability are imperative

Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills

Integrity to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner

Strong problem solving skills

Outstanding ability to follow through with tasks 

Capable of working independently while contributing to a multidisciplinary team 

Able to work with in a frequently changing project scope 

Ability to maintain integrity and accuracy of data.

Compensation: TBD
Type: Salary/ Exempt
Benefits: HealthRight360 offers a competitive benefits package
City: Los Angeles, CA
Hours/wk: 40

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