SUD Clinical Supervisor - GARP
Company: Gandara Center
Posted on: April 8, 2021
Clinical Supervisor - G.A.R.P. (GARP Programs) The Gndara Center
provides residential, mental health, substance abuse, and
preventive services for children, adults, and families across the
Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the
Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to
provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse
community. The Mission of the Gndara Center is to promote the
well-being of Hispanics, African-Americans, and other culturally
diverse populations, through innovative, culturally competent
behavioral health, prevention, and educational services. The
Substance Use Disorder Program Clinical Supervisor will establish
open communication, support, and accountability among staff and
residents. The Clinical Supervisor is accountable to the Program
Director, who is responsible for providing supervision and
training, will also provide individual and group supervision to all
staff, while supporting these staff in developing skills in
responding to complex issues such as co-occurring disorders and
trauma. The Clinical Supervisor may conduct assessments and provide
individual and group services to residents requiring additional
supports. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
- To provide program oversight for the designated Substance Use
Services Program under the direction of the Program Director.
- To provide individual and group clinical supervision (minimum-1
hour) to counselors, case managers, recovery specialists, overnight
awake staff, and interns while supporting these staff in developing
skills in responding to complex issues such as co-occurring
disorders and trauma; in accordance with DPH-BSAS residential
regulations and Gndara Center policies and procedures
- To coordinate and supervise behavioral/mental health
- To supervise non-licensed and licensed direct service staff in
the administration of services residents.
- To provide leadership and guidance to the primary care staff
(DC II) to ensure the residents experience is as seamless as
possible. The guidance to the primary care staff will be given in:
the proper use of behavioral health tools and methodology, in
provision of services, in the events or conditions that require
treatment planning interventions or referral to specialty,
secondary or tertiary providers, which are provided by the Program
Director or his/her designee.
- To provide standards and guidelines to licensed and unlicensed
Substance Use Staff in various environments and modalities.
- To ensure proper care is being provided in accordance with
- To develop and provide ongoing clinical and staff development
and program planning.
- To establish a clinical practice policy, case conferencing,
creating and reviewing treatment plans, as needed.
- To collaborate with other departments in settings where care
must be coordinated between medical (MAT, Psychiatric) and
- To provide direct service to residents of the Center (dependent
upon the program and the skill level of the clinician in the
clinical supervisory role).
- To provide short term therapy for adults in individual, group,
or individual therapy, as needed.
- To collaborate with primary care and psychiatry, in an effort
to coordinate care for the effective treatment of complex and
- To meet clinical benchmarks for quality care.
- To provide behavioral/mental health consultation, including the
development of Mental Health and Health Education materials to the
program staff through group training or to individual staff, as
- To train other Substance Use specialist staff
- To work with the Consulting Psychiatrist and Primary Care
Providers collaboratively and within scope of practice regarding
psychotropic medication management.
- To administer such behavioral/mental health assessments as
necessary to diagnose and/ or provide objective function measures
as necessary and as mandated by the Substance Use Services.
- To conduct assessments and provide individual and group
services to residents requiring additional support as a result of
co-occurring disorders and/or trauma.
- To train Substance Use Specialists and other program personnel
as necessary in treatment protocols, diagnostic and bio
psychosocial assessment, interpretation, and formulation.
- To train staff on clinical intervention strategies, treatment
planning and Substance Use screenings as necessary for excellent
service delivery standards.
- To train other program personnel as necessary in protocols,
assessment methods, interpretations and client intervention
- To work in collaboration with the Quality Assurance &
Improvement Coordinator and under the direction of the Program
Director develop and implement behavioral/mental health Quality
Assurance processes as required in compliance with all Federal,
State, County, and Funder requirements.
- To assess professional capabilities of Substance Use
Specialists to provide behavioral/mental health and assessment
services to Adult and Older Adult residents as directed and provide
performance evaluations in compliance with the Gndara Center
- To work in collaboration with primary care health providers,
employees, and outside consultants, as needed.
- To conduct case conferences with Substance Use Specialists and
other clinical staff weekly.
- To participate as a member/facilitate the multi-disciplinary
team meeting when needed.
- To fulfill any other duties as assigned.
Required Skills Qualifications
- Master's Degree in one of the following disciplines: Clinical
Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Education-Counseling,
Medicine, Psychology, Psychiatric Nursing, Rehabilitative
Counseling, Social Work, Human Services or related field required
- Must be licensed or license eligible for LADC I, required.
- Must have substance abuse experience.
- Must have 2 years' experience in mental health services.
- Must have valid driver's license.
- Must have auto-insurance.
- Must meet Agency requirements for driving history records.
- Must accept travel assignments on the job, as directed by the
- Must be bilingual (English/Spanish), preferably bi-cultural.
- Retirement Plan 403(b)
- Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
- Paid vacations
- Paid Holidays
- 8 discretionary days a year
- Discounts offered to your Verizon and/or Sprint plans The
Gandara Mental Health Center provides equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and
prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard
to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability
status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation,
gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic
protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to
all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting,
hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall,
transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
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