Clinical Supervisor – Substance Use Disorder

Title: SUD Clinical Supervisor
Schedule: Monday through Friday or other days as directed/40 hours/week
Location: Tukwila, WA
Classification: Full Time, Exempt
Opening Date: February 2019
Closing Date: Open Until filled
Salary Range: $25.00 to $36.00 DOQ

Position Summary:

The Chemical Dependency Clinical Supervisor is responsible for the overall delivery of client-centered, client-driven and culturally appropriate chemical dependency services as part of a CARF-accredited behavioral health program providing mental health, chemical dependency and co-occurring services to Native and non-Native youth and adults of the greater Seattle metropolitan region.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides Clinical Supervision of CDP/T, students and volunteers in accordance with WAC 388-877-0520.
  • Maintains Washington State Department of Health Chemical Dependency Professional License, and a minimum of an additional 4,000 hours of working in a state approved chemical dependency treatment agency. Must show proof of Clinical Supervisory training in accordance with the WAC and DOH requirements.
  • Develops and maintains a deep working knowledge of Program policies and procedures. Monitors and assists CDP/T staff’s knowledge of and compliance with policies and procedures of the agency.
  • Works closely with Mental Health Clinical Supervisors, ARNP, staff Psychologist and other staff in a highly collaborative program to support the most effective treatment for clients. Participates in group consult.   Conducts regular staff meetings with all CD and Co-occurring clinical personnel to review program indicators and calibrate service delivery for optimal effect.
  • Oversees the direct service hours of staff and coordinates schedules to include intake assessment, individual counseling, group sessions, and educational programs. Oversees documentation of clinical encounters in the electronic health records system and in TARGET.
  • Provides a minimum of 17 encounters a month, or budgeted for the fiscal year, of direct counseling and case management services to patients; consisting of individual, group, family and educational services; including assessment, counseling and aftercare services.
    • Offer assistance in finding coverage when primary Chemical Dependency Professional is out due to unplanned illness or planned vacation.
    • Clinical Supervisors will cover assessments, individuals and/or groups when necessary.
  • Conducts and oversees monthly file reviews/peer-to-peer file reviews. Reports on findings to the Quality Improvement Committee and Program Manager as requested.  Reviews findings with CD staff and oversees any/all corrections to the files. 
  • Oversees professional development for supervisees including CEU requirements as well as cultural trainings and other trainings. Advises the Program Manager of specific training needs of clinical and clerical staff members. 
  • Establishes and sustains relationships with other agencies such as probation, ICW, Municipal Court, schools, monitors, and service providers.
  • Conduct Performance Evaluations to direct staff, address any behavioral and performance concerns as needed.
  • Assists the Health Services Director, Program Manager, and Policy Analyst in updating of the agency manuals, upon request.

Position Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university; and is qualified as a Chemical Dependency Professional and SUD Clinical Supervisor. Masters degree and dual credential as an MHP and a CDP highly desirable.
  • A minimum of 5 years of providing direct care in the SUD field.
  • Strong self-management capacity together with organizational skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong facility with WAC requirements for treatment.
  • Attention to detail and capacity to manage and support others to achieve their highest and best professional performance in the service of the Native community.
  • Must submit to and pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) Certificate & Valid Washington State Driver’s License

Other Qualifications: 

  • Basic Life Support/CPR education within 60 days of hire.
  • Must submit and pass a drug screening and criminal background check

Other Skills and Abilities                                 

Must not have a history of alcohol or other drug misuse for a period of three years before employment as a CDP and not display evidence of misuse of alcohol or other drugs while a CDP.  Must understand and adhere to state and federal confidentiality regulations.  Conducts self ethically and professionally at all times.  Must have knowledge of and culturally sensitive to the problems of the patients of this agency.  Must sign an oath of permanent confidentiality covering all patient-related information.  Must be of the conviction that chemical dependency is a treatable illness and constitutes a public health problem.

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and a Drug & Alcohol-Free workplace.

Except as provided by Title 25 CFR, Section 472 which allows for Indian preference in hiring, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, physical handicap, marital status, politics, or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Nancy Osborne, HR Director                          And/or                Elizabeth Tail, Program Manager
Cowlitz Indian Tribe                                                               Cowlitz Tribal Health Seattle
1055 9th Ave.                                                                        15455 65th Ave. S.
Longview, WA 98632                                                              Tukwila, WA 98188
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