Families First of Palm Beach County
SUPERVISED BY: Clinical Director
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt – Professional
Families First of Palm Beach County’s mission is empowering families of all histories and challenges to grow strong in every way. To aide in the process of achieving these goals, the Supervisor, will supervise the effective therapeutic services to children and their families who are presenting with challenges that may be interfering with the child becoming successful with the above mission, and may need to provide these services in the absence of the therapist. The Supervisor will work as an integral team member with the Clinical Director, will offer training and supervision to clinical staff of Families First who will be located throughout Palm Beach County, including Belle Glade, screen clients for clinical services, offer supervision and consultations to staff (and students when applicable) and be available for clinical and administrative consultations with the school district and collaborating partners.
- Licensure in the State of Florida as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a master’s degree in Social Work, Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling (LMHC), or Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT).
- Professional experience in clinical capacity to serve children and families who may be seen as high risk or those diagnosed with a behavioral health disorder.
- Proficient in the English language and familiarity with the diversity population served by the BHS program.
- Minimum three years’ demonstrated experience in a clinical setting with children and families.
- Experience with supervision of multiple members of clinical staff.
- Specific knowledge of child development, attachment theory and psychosocial development.
- Knowledge of dynamics of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and substance abuse.
- Knowledge of and ability to engage in school-based consultation services.
- Knowledge of and sensitivity to service populations cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
- Experience with school-based and in-home visitation services.
- Knowledge of mental health diagnoses, for children/youth and adults.
- Knowledge of psychotherapeutic approaches and current evidence-based relational therapeutic approaches.
- Comprehensive and strong clinical foundation in human development and systemic approaches.
- Knowledge of and ability to serve socioeconomically and culturally diverse populations.
- Capacity to work as a team member in a family driven wrap around concept of care.
- Ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed.
- Ability to provide confidential services in the child’s school, family’s home, or at a community location preferred by the family.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Supervise 3-6 Families First clinical staff providing behavioral health services.
- Participate in the hiring of program staff, completing performance appraisals, training and if necessary, disciplining staff.
- Screen and assign, or confirm cases referred to the staff.
- Provide individual supervision to clinical staff carrying a caseload of children and families.
- Available for emergencies and crisis situations for their cases as well as the cases of the staff they supervise.
- Provide clinical supervision to co-located therapists in schools under the contract that the agency has with the PBCSD.
- Provide clinical supervision to community therapists under the contract that the agency has with Palm Beach County Youth Services and Financial Assisted Agencies
- Be available to other clinical staff in the program as a back-up to other clinical supervisors or the clinical director.
- Review and sign off on the clinical paperwork in the charts and/or in the EHR.
- Review and approve time sheets on a weekly basis.
- Provide clinical consultations to clinical staff.
- Accept referrals and assign the cases to one of the therapists.
- Actively participate as a positive member of the agency environment and clinical team.
- Maintain good standing with the appropriate board and insurance entities.
- Complete all required continuing education credits.
- Access community resources and refer when necessary.
- Secure and maintain client information in keeping with HIPAA regulations and Families First policies and procedures.
- Maintain case files in accordance with agency policies and procedures.
- Provide therapeutic treatment for a specified period as agreed upon by the family and the program.
- Participating in case consultation meetings.
- Perform other duties as assigned or required.
- Bilingual in Spanish preferred, but not required.
- Strong supervisory skills
- Knowledge of child development, child psychotherapy and Family Systems
- Skill in applying appropriate interventions.
- Skill in working independently.
- Ability to provide necessary degrees of self-care.
- Ability to take direction given by Families First Behavioral Health Clinical Director, Chief Operating Officer, and the CEO
- Comprehensive and strong clinical foundation in child and family development
- Strong assessment skills
- Strong problem-solving skills
- Strong relationship building techniques.
- Clarity of role and function in professional relationship
- Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently.
- Time management skills
- Effective communication and people skills
- Ability to perform critical thinking techniques.
- Ability to work as a member of a team.
- Computer knowledge
- Meet reporting deadlines.
Please fax resume to 561.881.3827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org