CLINICAL SUPERVISOR Hoffman Hall in Philadelphia, PA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 8/31/2018

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Job Description


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Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Clinical Supervisor provides clinical oversight of all therapeutic activities in collaboration with other facility staff. This position supervises the activities and staff associated with providing substance abuse counseling within a facility. The position serves as an additional layer over oversight to ensure contract compliance and adherence of all programming and services to industry best practices and standards and contractual obligations.  The position provides clinical oversight of Case Managers and/or Licensed Social Workers to coordinate placement assessments, placements, and delivery of case management services to residents.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the clinical supervision of staff and the clinical oversight and clinical care of all substance abuse services provided on-site; creates an environment supporting the mission of the program
  • Oversees substance abuse counseling activities by facilitating and co-facilitating didactic educational presentations, group counseling, and individual counseling sessions
  • Assists in developing, organizing, and conducting programs to provide education for conditions and problems related to drug and alcohol abuse; reviews and selects new instructional materials and programs for use in substance abuse program; provides reports and presentations on substance abuse
  • Assists in the development of quality control procedures to ensure high quality service
  • Provides support for substance abuse program activities including providing activity reports, reviewing the files of subordinates to ensure accurate and timely documentation
  • Provides continual opportunities to increase the knowledge and skills of the Case Managers/Licensed Social Workers
  • Maintains a collegial relationship with other substance abuse professionals, programs, and associations
  • Develops and updates clinical policies and procedures, treatment manuals, and training curriculum, as needed
  • Conducts or assists in conducting individual and/or group counseling sessions and programs.
  • Observes and oversees adherence to all policies and procedures; monitors violations and administers disciplinary action
  • Assists in recruiting subordinate staff to include interviewing, hiring, assigning work, training, coaching, and counseling to ensure consistent application of employee guidelines, processes, and procedures
  • Conducts performance reviews and holds employees accountable for performance of their position duties
  • Maintains records of absences and vacation schedules for represented staff; monitors and modifies electronic payroll attendance records for employees;
  • Works collaboratively with contracting agencies and facility staff
  • Remain knowledgeable in the programmatic process and be able to define and identify program methodology, counseling modalities, program design needs, the various facets of the program, and the principles and techniques of individual counseling and small and large group counseling
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Understand a variety of models including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), theories of addiction and dynamics related to substance use and other criminogenic risk factors
  • Proven experience in supervising a substance abuse program
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to act in a professional manner in both individual and group counseling settings
  • Ability to work with a team of professionals and implement team strategy approaches to case management
  • Recognizes the importance of family, social networks, and community systems in the treatment and recovery process
  • Knows and complies with program documentation requirements, applicable regulations, and ethical and professional standards of conduct
  • Ability to conduct assessments and/or evaluations, which serve as the basis for diagnosis, placement, and treatment
  • Provide services appropriate to the personal and cultural identity and language of the resident
  • Tailor program services to the resident’s stage of dependence, change, or recovery
  • Appropriately use strategies from accepted and culturally appropriate models with residents with substance use and other criminogenic risk factors
  • Able to establish rapport with residents, including management of crises situations and determination of need for additional professional assistance
  • Able to facilitate the resident’s engagement in the treatment and recovery process
  • Possess case management skills necessary to complete, evaluate, and implement Case Management Plans; consult as a member of a multi-disciplinary team and assess ongoing treatment planning efficacy
  • Familiar with current correctional and reentry systems, legislation, relevant case law, and industry standards and best practices
  • Knowledge of fiscal processes and fundamentals of management; manage a significant budget
  • Knowledge of contemporary counseling techniques
  • Able to operate a PC with a basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Access.


Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, criminal justice, or social or behavioral science field and one (1) year experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy services to an offender populations, supervisory experience with case managers or substance abuse counselors is preferred; or
  • Associate’s degree and three (3) years of experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy to an offender population, supervisory experience with case managers or substance abuse counselors is preferred.
  • Clinical Supervisors in Long-Term Residential Therapeutic Communities must have either two (2) years’ experience in a therapeutic community (TC) setting; or two (2) years of management experience as a Clinical Supervisor and successfully complete a TC experiential training prior to assuming a position as Clinical Supervisor.
  • Possess an Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification recognized by the State of Pennsylvania.