Two Feathers Native American Family Services is seeking to hire a full-time Clinical Supervisor (Mental Health) who will manage and provide oversight to clinical staff in the Chekws Mental Health Program. This position will work in the Two Feathers McKinleyville, CA location. Telecommuting options are limited.
The Two Feathers’ Chekws Mental Health Program strives to provide innovative, high quality and culturally responsive mental health and wellbeing services that center and lift the voices, knowledge and cultural practices of Native youth and families in Humboldt County. Our program approaches the work in a trauma informed, non-pathologizing, collaborative and highly relational based manner. Reducing barriers to mental health services is a top priority in all that we do.
Under the supervision of the Two Feathers’ Chekws Director, the Clinical Supervisor provides clinical oversight, general management, coaching, and quality assurance to licensed and unlicensed staff clinicians who provide community-based mental health services in our local community. In this leadership role, the Clinical Supervisor will have the opportunity to impact program services offered to our clients, as well as develop, coach and mentor clinical service staff in their professional journey.
Schedule: Full-time (40 hours/week), Monday through Friday
Please submit a cover letter addressing your interest in working with our community and your professional background, in addition to your resume. To email, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. To mail, please address it to Two Feathers NAFS, Attn: Human Resources, 1560 Betty Ct, McKinleyville, CA 95519.
- Provides direct, individual clinical supervision for licensed and unlicensed clinical staff.
- Provides clinical supervision consistent with Two Feathers mental health approach to working with Native youth and families : engages in continued learning around relational based and collaborative driven mental health approaches and maintains proficiency and understanding to teach framework to supervisees.
- Centers the uplifting of Indigenous knowledge and culture in supervision style: seeks consultation and solicits feedback around the implementation of this approach.
- Adheres to requirements for supervisors as stipulated by Two Feathers policies and procedures, California Board of Psychology and Board of Behavioral Sciences rules and regulations.
- Works closely with other agency programs (Cultural programming, Drop-in Services, Mentorship Programming)
- Identifies training needs and makes recommendations to the Program Director.
- Support the hiring of new personnel, including interviewing and onboarding.
- Monitor caseloads and ensure that clinical staff comply with all agency and clinical, legal, and ethical practices. Review and co-sign clinical staff progress notes, clinical forms, and correspondences, when indicated.
- Supports staff in maintaining appropriate documentation within Medi-Cal standards for mental health services and case management.
- Provides ongoing, regular feedback and evaluation to clinicians on the quality and timeliness of their clinical work as well as their caseload. Also solicits feedback from clinicians regarding supervision and whether needs are being met.
- Provide support, training, and remediation where needed to assist clinical staff in meeting the program’s expectations and caseload requirements, charting, record keeping, documentation standards, and all other quality assurance standards, including legal and ethical practices (performance management).
- Frequently communicates updates and clinical performance to Clinical Director as directed by Clinical Director.
- Co-Facilitates group supervision or case-conferences as required.
- Participates in agency meetings, administrative program meetings, and trainings as required.
- Helps clinicians identify professional development goals for the year, and collaboratively monitors progress toward those goals.
- Assist with or lead special program projects, as directed.
- Attend and participate in other Two Feathers programming, as a representative of the management team.
- Education: Graduate degree in Social Work or Psychology
- Possess a current and active California license that is not under suspension or probation as one of the following:
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)
- Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP)*
- Licensed Clinical Psychologist
- Licensed Physician and Surgeon certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
- Have been licensed in California or any other state for at least two (2) years out of the last five (5) years prior to the commencement of supervision.
- Have practiced psychotherapy during at least two (2) years out of the last five (5) years prior to the commencement of supervision (or, if an LEP, has provided psychological counseling pursuant to Business and Professions Code (BPC) section 4989.14) OR Provided direct supervision to ASWs, Associate Professional Clinical Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapist Trainees, or Associate Marriage and Family Therapists who perform psychotherapy during at least two (2) years out of the last five (5) years prior to the commencement of supervision. Supervision of psychotherapy performed by a student shall be accepted if substantially equivalent to the supervision required for registrants.
- Experience in managing staff is preferred.
- Experience working in tribal communities with Native American youth and their families, preferred
- Current driver’s license, in good standing
- Fingerprint clearance with the Department of Justice, FBI, and Child Abuse Index
- Must comply with a drug-free workplace
- Effective written, visual, and oral communication skills necessary to express your thoughts and document notes.
- Comfortable using technology (computers, smart devices, emails, word processing, Google Workplace, etc.).
- An understanding of the developmental milestones of children/youth.
- Knowledge of substance abuse, dependence, and other addictive behaviors and treatment.
- Knowledge and proficiency in common post-structural individual and group treatment modalities and approaches (Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, Collaborative Therapy, etc.).
- Knowledge of and proficiency in clinical assessments, diagnosing and treatment planning.
- Knowledge of and experience in using screening tools.
- Group facilitation skills.
- Ability to be flexible with frequent changes.
- Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with others.
- Behaves with a friendly demeanor.
- Cultural humility and proven ability to interact authentically and effectively with widely diverse audiences and constituencies.
- Able to honor matters of confidentiality.
- Proficiency in HIPAA regulations.
- Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn about local Native communities.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Native youth, staff, community partners, and community members.
- Life-long learning: desire and ability to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills; learn from mistakes and successes; seek and accept constructive feedback from others; identify and access learning sources and opportunities.
- Ability to work with Electronic Health Records is required.
- Organizational skills with the ability to keep track of paperwork and documentation.
- This is a full-time position. Salary will be determined on experience, education, and licensure.
- Health insurance: Employees are eligible after the first full month of employment and Two Feathers NAFS pays 80% of the cost of the employee’s Anthem Silver PPO plan health coverage.
- Dental and Vision are also available at cost to employee.
- Retirement Plan: Employees are eligible for a Simple IRA after the first year of employment. Two Feathers will match dollar for dollar the employee’s elective deferral contribution up to 3% of the employee’s total annual compensation.
- Full-time employees accrue 96 hours of sick time and 1 week of vacation within the first year of employments, to increase to 2 weeks of vacation earned per year after the first year.
- Two Feathers is a HRSR site and licensed employees are eligible for the HRSA student loan repayment program.
- 13.5 paid holidays per year.
- Discounted membership dues at The Club (fitness center in same parking lot).