Clinical Supervisor

July 31, 2018
Job Type
Career level
1-3 years
Certificate Needed:
Other Certifications


Qualifications: Masters Degree in Social Work, Human Services or Psychology with LCADC and minimum of two years experience in the field of addictions treatment are required. CCS preferred but not required.

Position Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervisory responsibilities
1. Provide direct supervision to:
1 Counselor(s)

2. Ensure the following for all supervisee’s
• All required annual trainings are completed and documented in their personnel files
• Any competency-based training determined by counselors’ individual needs is completed and documented in their personnel files
• Progress toward obtaining CADC/LCADC is monitored and documented in their personnel files quarterly
• Any new degrees, certifications or re-certifications are monitored and documented in their personnel files annually
• Any required medical information and/or test(s) is/are completed and documented in their personnel files
• Performance Evaluations are done annually during the month of September, signed by supervisee and filed in supervisee’s Personnel file
• Job Descriptions are reviewed at the time of the annual Performance Evaluation, updated, signed and filed in supervisee’s personnel file
• All vacation days, sick days, personal days and any other days out of the agency for personal reasons are documented and forwarded to Human Resources
• Progress toward obtaining CADC/LCADC is monitored and documented in their personnel files quarterly
3. Approve vacations, personal and sick days for all supervisees
4. Ensure that all counselor-supervisees receive a minimum of one-hour of
individual supervision and one hour of group supervision biweekly
5. Ensure that all non-counselor-supervisees receive supervision in accordance
with the agency’s policy for that job category
6. In consultation with direct supervisor (and/or Program Director), terminate or
approve termination of all supervisees whose inadequate performance or
inappropriate behavior as defined in Straight & Narrow’s warrants such an
7. Participate in the screening, interviewing and selection of new counselors
8. Ensure that all clients on counselor-supervisee’s caseloads are reviewed at a
Multidisciplinary Treatment Team meeting at least once per month.
9. Ensure that supervisee’s documentation is reviewed, logged and up-to-date in
clients’ files in accordance with guidelines of Straight & Narrow and its
regulating agencies
10. Ensure that all of supervisees’ clients’ files are completely in order for each
scheduled DMHAS inspection and are maintained at an inspection-ready
level at all other times
11. Facilitate regular schedule of group supervision(s) as assigned by direct
supervisor or Program Director.
12. Be familiar with the case of each client on supervisee’s caseload and ensure that
any indicated psychiatric or medical services are provided
13. Rotate on-call responsibilities according to unit’s on-call schedule

Delivery of direct services to clients
1. Ensure that clients on caseloads of all counselor-supervisee’s receive all
scheduled and as-needed treatment services when counselor is absent from the
agency either by providing them directly or coordinating with
Clinical Director to assign another qualified staff member
2. Schedule and facilitate case conferences and client interventions for clients on
supervisee’s caseloads as needed
3. Facilitate regular schedule of client didactics and treatment groups as assigned
by Supervisor or Program Director

1. Ensure that each individual and group supervision provided for supervisees is
documented and signed by both supervisee and self or other provider of
2. Ensure that case conferences, client interventions and MDT’s of all supervisees’
clients are documented and filed in the client’s file.
3. Ensure that documentation of any treatment provided directly to client(s) is
documented and filed in compliance with the agency’s policy.
4. Follow all Electronic Health Records (EHR) policies.

Unit specific duties for this position (if any):

General Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Work week will consist of five days per week with a minimum of eight hours work per day including 30 minutes for lunch and two 15 minute breaks. Follow Straight and Narrow policies.
2. Punch in/out on the employee hand recognition time clock and ensure that all staff on unit follows this procedure.
3. Notify supervisor, prior to shift if unable to work due to sickness or personal emergency.
4. Submit Employee Absence Report to supervisor on day of return to work after taking on or more sick day(s).
5. Know and enforce Straight & Narrow’s Policies and Procedures.
6. Ensure Policy and Procedure for Critical Incident Reporting is followed when indicated.
7. Complete all Straight & Narrow’s annually required trainings for staff.
8. Attend in-service and other trainings, staff meetings and supervision as scheduled.
9. Attend all meetings of CQI subcommittees of which you are a member and actively participate.
10. Take responsibility for keeping Personnel file updated with regard to filing any new degrees or certificates, getting immunizations/medical test as required and keeping any licenses and/or certificates current.
11. Perform other tasks as necessary or as assigned by a member of Straight & Narrow’s Administration.

Americans with Disabilities Act Requirements:
• Environment Demands and Exposures to Hazards: Normal work routine involves potential exposure to blood, tissues, body fluid, air/surface borne infections and chemicals. Must be familiar with Straight & Narrow’s “Infection Control Policy & Procedure”. Must also attend agency’s annual training which provides information on “Infection Control Procedures”.

Essential Physical/Mental Demands:

1. Physical Demands:
• Must be ambulatory
• Must have visual/hearing acuity

2. Mental Demands:
• Must have verbal ability
• Must be able to comprehend instructions
• Must be able to write legibly
• Must be able to comprehend/interpret charts, diagrams, possess inductive and deductive reasoning

3. Manual Dexterity Required:
• Must possess dexterity, stand, sit, walk, lift and carry twenty pounds for short distances


General Summary: A Clinical Supervisor is responsible for supervising and monitoring the work of the counselors who report to him/her and ensuring that the clients on their supervisees’ caseloads receive high-quality substance abuse treatment services. They are also responsible for ensuring that their supervisee’s meet all of Straight & Narrow’s personnel requirements and for assuming other responsibilities that may fall under the purview of the supervisory team.
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