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Clinical Supervisor for Outpatient Services

  • Job Tracking ID: 512763-570448
  • Job Location: Paterson, NJ
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: Masters Degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: June 23, 2017
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

General Summary: A Clinical Supervisor is responsible for supervising and monitoring the work of the counselors who report to him/her and ensuring that the clients on their supervisees’ caseloads receive high-quality substance abuse treatment services. They are also responsible for ensuring that their supervisee’s meet all of Straight & Narrow’s personnel requirements and for assuming other responsibilities that may fall under the purview of the supervisory team.

Position Specific Duties and Responsibilities:


Supervisory responsibilities

1. Provide direct supervision to:



2. Ensure the following for all supervisee’s

  • All required annual trainings are completed and documented in their personnel files

  • Any competency-based training determined by counselors’ individual needs is completed and documented in their personnel files

  • Progress toward obtaining CADC is monitored and documented in their personnel files semi-annually

  • Any new degrees, certifications or re-certifications are monitored and documented in their personnel files annually

  • Any required medical information and/or test(s) is/are completed and documented in their personnel files

  • Performance Evaluations are done annually during the month of September, signed by supervisee and filed in supervisee’s Personnel file

  • Job Descriptions are reviewed at the time of the annual Performance Evaluation, updated, signed and filed in supervisee’s personnel file

  • All vacation days, sick days, personal days and any other days out of the agency for personal reasons are documented and forwarded to Human Resources

  • Progress toward obtaining CADC is monitored and documented in their personnel files semi-annually

    3. Approve vacations, personal and sick days for all supervisees

    4. Ensure that all counselor-supervisees receive a minimum of one-hour of

    individual supervision and one hour of group supervision biweekly

    5. Ensure that all non-counselor-supervisees receive supervision in accordance

    with the agency’s policy for that job category

    6. In consultation with direct supervisor (and/or Program Director), terminate or

    approve termination of all supervisees whose inadequate performance or

    inappropriate behavior as defined in Straight & Narrow’s warrants such an


    7. Participate in the screening, interviewing and selection of new counselors

    8. Ensure that all clients on counselor-supervisee’s caseloads are reviewed at a

    Multidisciplinary Treatment Team meeting at least once per month.

    9. Ensure that supervisee’s documentation is reviewed, logged and up-to-date in

    clients’ files in accordance with guidelines of Straight & Narrow and its

    regulating agencies

  1. Ensure that all of supervisees’ clients’ files are completely in order for each

scheduled DAS inspection and are maintained at an inspection-ready

level at all other times

  1. Facilitate regular schedule of group supervision(s) as assigned by direct

supervisor or Program Director.

  1. Be familiar with the case of each client on supervisee’s caseload and ensure that

any indicated psychiatric or medical services are provided

13. Rotate on-call responsibilities according to unit’s on-call schedule


Delivery of direct services to clients

  1. Ensure that clients on caseloads of all counselor-supervisee’s receive all

    scheduled and as-needed treatment services when counselor is absent from the

    agency either by providing them directly or coordinating with

    Clinical Director to assign another qualified staff member

    2. Schedule and facilitate case conferences and client interventions for clients on

    supervisee’s caseloads as needed

    3. Facilitate regular schedule of client didactics and treatment groups as assigned

    by Supervisor or Program Director



    1. Ensure that each individual and group supervision provided for supervisees is

    documented and signed by both supervisee and self or other provider of


    2. Ensure that case conferences, client interventions and MDT’s of all supervisees’

    clients are documented and filed in the client’s file.

    3. Ensure that documentation of any treatment provided directly to client(s) is

    documented and filed in compliance with the agency’s policy.


Experience and Skills:


Required Qualifications: Masters Degree in Social Work, Human Services or Psychology with LCADC and minimum of two years experience in the field of addictions treatment are required. CCS/Dually Licensed preferred but not required.



medical, dental, vision 403(b) with employer match, EAP

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