CLINICAL SUPERVISOR in Cañon City, CO at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 5/9/2018

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Job Description


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Equal Opportunity Employer.

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree.  If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.


Statement of Function:

  • The primary function of the Clinical Supervisor is to provide clinical supervision of all staff assigned to their program.
  • This position will potentially work with Male Behavioral Health Youth , Female Behavioral Health Youth and or Male and Female Offense Specific Youth

 Specific Responsibilities, Duties, Standards of Performance

The following statements reflect responsibilities and competencies necessary to describe the core function of this position.  Measurement and evaluation criteria are outlined on the Clinical Competency Tracking Form that is used to track the evaluation of these competencies.


  • Supervises, assists with hiring, and evaluates staff performance, develops measurable objectives for necessary improvements and implements appropriate discipline action to staff adhering to human resources policies and utilizing Human Resources when necessary.
  • Develops and implements systems to organize and monitor work activities.
  • Ensures all Abraxas policies and procedures are followed.
  • Structures, implements, and facilitates new employee on-the-job orientation.
  • Coordinates interfacing of clinical services with educational, medical, community services, family services, and the training department.
  • Analyzes and interprets client records, behavior, progress, and treatment plans in relationship with treatment services.
  • Ensures and provides for effective case management development and implementation including specialized behavioral intervention plans, progress and update reports, and treatment team meetings.
  • Conducts client file reviews in a timely manner to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Confers with judges, probation officers, police, social service agencies, and community groups to assist with interpreting the program/facility goals and objectives and developing cooperative working relationships.
  • Ensures that programming and services are appropriate to meet the needs of clients exhibiting delinquent behaviors such as substance use/abuse issues.
  • Responds to step 1 grievances.
  • Schedules team meetings, plans and implements agenda’s, and implements activities in an effort to promote teamwork and communication within the unit.
  • Performs certification activities through continued-stay and retrospective reviews to third party payers and regulatory agencies, thus maintaining denial rates. Prepares and submits clinical appeals if and when denied.
  • Serves as the primary role model for employees by leading, directing, guiding, and supporting them in such a way that promotes their growth and development.
  • Monitors patients’ clinical progress and coordinates patient care from admission to discharge. Assist with chart audits and filing as needed.
  • Encourage optimum utilization of medical care, appropriate level of care and utilization of hospital beds.
  • Serves as resource person for members of the healthcare team, patients, and caregivers.
  • Maintain current knowledge of community agencies and services, medical necessity and clinical criteria for RTC level of care including ASAM criteria.
  • Provides education regarding third party payers and regulatory agency requirements for reimbursement.
  • Attends staff meetings and participates in department activities and programs.
  • Independently manages an established caseload on a daily basis, assists other staff members with high/low census, provides coverage after normal working hours or weekends as Facility needs indicate.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management and provides effective supervision to staff regarding the use of SCM.
  • Supports and promotes the Sanctuary Model and its commitments.


Job Requirements

Minimum Education / Experience:

  •  Master's Degree in a behavioral health field required;
  •  State license required;
  • Two years’ experience in case management in the behavioral health services required;
  •  The preferred candidate has intensive case management experience with high risk populations, a working knowledge of Medicaid and state-specific behavioral healthcare systems, and demonstrated skills in working with state agencies and communication and collaboration. Hospital utilization review experience or managed care background is also preferred.


Required Skills/Abilities/Characteristics:

  •  Assertiveness, confidence and leadership abilities
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good time management skills
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age
  • A valid Colorado drivers license