CD Clinical Supervisor

3 months ago(10/19/2017 1:45 PM)
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Chemical Dependency


The Catholic Community Services Counseling, Recovery & Wellness (CReW) behavioral health services provide a continuum of outpatient mental health and substance use disorder treatment services in and around the downtown Seattle area. Our purpose is to assist adults challenged with addictive disorders and mental illnesses improve their quality of life. Our clients may be homeless or struggling to maintain their housing, living in poverty, or recently released from inpatient hospitals or jails.


Incumbent is responsible for the daily supervision of staff providing chemical dependency treatment services in the CReW Program.  Incumbent will ensure that staff are trained and are following correct day-to-day procedures to provide services in the community for low-income individuals with substance use disorders, many of whom also have co-occurring mental health diagnoses. Incumbent will also ensure that staff are updated on agency policies, QI, and contractual changes on a regular basis. Incumbent will screen referrals, conduct assessments and provide coverage where needed.


This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) benefitted position with generous paid time off. 


A. Supervision

  1. Uphold and model the CCSWW Mission, Insights, Key Action Steps and Principles of Leadership.
  2. Supervise and review the performance of program staff (CDP’s and CDP Trainees). Hold staff members accountable for clear, consistent and thorough information about agency goals, decisions, future planning, training of staff, etc.
  3. Schedule staff and ensure appropriate coverage for client services.
  4. Provide appropriate training to staff as required.
  5. Meet with staff on a regular basis to ensure program and agency policies, procedures and other administrative duties are adhered to.
  6. Conduct and oversee the clinical staff meetings.



B. Direct Services

  1. Perform alcohol and drug assessments and intake evaluations for existing CReW clients and new referrals.
  2. Identify and develop relationships with referral partners in the community to build up a client caseload for staff, performing outreach to eligible individuals as needed.
  3. Develop and oversee the implementation of integrated treatment plans.
  4. Plan, organize and facilitate treatment and support groups.
  5. Coordinate CDP and CDPT’s services with mental health professionals within the Behavioral Health Unit to provide co-occurring treatment.
  6. Facilitate linkages to collaborative resources as indicated.


D. Assistance with Program Management

  1. Work closely with the CReW Program Manager and other agency leadership to implement and ensure program goals and outcomes are met to support SUD services.
  2. Work closely with the CReW Program Manager and agency leadership to implement QI process.
  3. Participate in community and referral relationships and networking as requested, including providing consultation to mental health, housing and shelter staff.
  4. Attend community and program related meetings as required by the CReW Program Manager.
  5. Utilize computers and software programs to input, retrieve, verify and correct information. Prepare reports and correspondence for review and distribution to funding sources.
  6. Work closely and under the direct supervision of the CReW Program Manager providing assistance with and becoming proficient in the following areas:

E. Fiscal solvency of programs, including:

  • Assistance with developing management reports for ongoing fiscal monitoring.
  • Assistance with reviewing monthly revenue/expenditure reports and ensures that expenditures are within budgeted levels.
  • Assistance with procuring funds through contact renewal and grants.
  • Assistance with establishing and monitoring key indicators.

F. Contract Compliance & Reporting, including:

  • Assistance with ensuring program compliance with all licensing, contract requirements and outcomes.
  • Assistance with ensuring program operations and documentation complies with contracts, auditing and all other applicable standards.
  • Assistance with developing and conducting ongoing program-auditing processes to ensure that program standards are maintained throughout the service area and across programs.
  • Assistance with collecting, compiling and dispersal of all program reports as required.


  • Other work related duties as assigned.



For Chemical Dependency Professional Trainees:

  • Must hold a current active CDP Certification with the WA State Department of Health.
  • Four thousand (4,000) hours of experience in a state approved chemical dependency treatment agency in addition to the supervised experience hours required to become a CDP.
  • Have Twenty-eight (28) clock hours of recognized supervisory training; may be substituted for one thousand (1,000) hours of experience.
  • 1 year supervisory experience OR
    • 2 years demonstrated ability to provide daily leadership to direct service program staff.
  • Direct service experience in case management or related duties.
  • Current WA State Driver’s License & proof of current automobile insurance.
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently in a system under development with minimal supervision.
  • Requires the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, community partners and professionals.
  • Excellent verbal, written and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must be highly organized and able to make independent decisions.
  • Ability to counsel others to resolve disputes and mediates conflict.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the preservation of a workplace that embraces diversity and inclusivity.
  • Criminal History Background Checks are required prior to employment.



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s level degree in a social services related field.


  • Experience working with adults who possess addictive disorders and mental illness.
  • Knowledge and experience with motivational interviewing techniques, ASAM PPC and working with a Harm Reduction treatment model.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.




Physical Requirements:

Regularly required to sit, stand, reach, stoop, talk and hear or otherwise perform any number of physical activities that may be required in completing daily tasks. In addition, you may be required to walk to various treatment locations within the downtown area.


Continuing Education Requirements:

Must attend annual mandatory in-service and education programs. Must complete education required for maintenance of professional certification or licensure as applicable.


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