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Clinical Supervisor

locationAnchorage - Alaska (AK),

atAK Child & Family

Job Description:

Summary of Responsibilities:

"AK Child & Family practices the Sanctuary Model which is a non-hierarchical, highly participatory, trauma-informed and evidence-supported whole culture approach, which helps the organization function in a safe, democratic and socially responsible manner and thereby provide effective treatment for clients and the community. We expect all of our employees, families and students to learn, understand and implement this model as part of their daily responsibilities and commitment to the culture of this agency."

  • The Clinical Supervisor is primarily responsible for administrative oversight of the clinical aspects in our residential program.
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Residential Services to ensure that high quality, effective treatment programs are provided in all residential sites and that desirable treatment outcomes are attained.
  • Monitors, assesses, and critically problem solves by bringing solutions to DRS and Clinical Residential Supervisor (CRS) if system issues arise, for example in unplanned discharges, decreased engagement from families, staff training needs, AK Child & Family policy’s/procedures not being followed (or a policy needs to be created/ updated), program enhancements towards increasing best practices, etc.
  • The Clinical Supervisor is responsible, together with the Director of Residential Services and Clinical Residential Supervisor, for clinical oversight and supervision of all residential clinical services.
  • Responsible for program development of best practices (TIC) for milieu therapy in the units while working collaboratively with the CRS to monitor and train unit staff in the milieus.
  • Expected to be knowledgeable with our electronic health record and is a key leader in training all new CT’s.
  • Work collaboratively with Medical Records to ensure that compliance is being met.
  • Provide administrative oversite of CT documentation to ensure clinical record meets regulation requirements.
  • Track and ensure timelines are met for weekly IT/FT/GT sessions, treatment plans, and discharges.
  • Conduct on-boarding and provide ongoing training for residential clinicians and monitor for clinical quality documentation.
  • Support our compliances practices and work with CRS and DRS to ensure we are meeting our marks.
  • Be able to provide a safety net and assess what is needed to be in alignment with our agency’s policies and procedures during acuity.
  • Participates in the provision of emergency on-call services.
  • Participates collaboratively in agency committees (e.g., Records Committee) and workgroups as necessary to support the continual improvement of the Residential Program and the agency.
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Residential Services to develop and oversee policies in the area of residential programs, ensuring that these policies and procedures, as well as all practices, are consistent with state licensing, municipal regulations, and The Joint Commission regulatory requirements.
  • Represent AK Child & Family and the Residential Program in the larger community, consulting with other agencies and programs, and acting as a liaison as necessary.
  • All responsibilities of the Clinical Supervisor are carried out in accordance with AK Child & Family policies and procedures, the AK Child & Family mission, and the AK Child & Family philosophy of care.*
  • All positions at AK Child & Family may have responsibilities altered during the course of employment due to agency

Supervision and Coordination of Services:

  • Reports to the Director of Residential Services.
  • Collaborates with the DRS and Residential Supervisor in coordinating clinical services within program parameters.
  • Adheres to the ethics of the professional body of which they are licensed.
  • Collaborates and coordinates services with all staff via clinical and treatment unit meetings, Plan of Care Meetings, and established committees.
  • Actively participates in agency performance improvement activities.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrate current knowledge of clinical supervision practice and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrate solid clinical understanding of child and adolescent development, psychopathology, and treatment modalities.
  • Commitment to the implementation of current best practices in the field of child and adolescent behavioral health is critical, as is an understanding and commitment to the use of ongoing data collection to ensure continuous quality improvement of the program.
  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the therapeutic milieu of psychiatric residential treatment and be able to train and model these treatment concepts.
  • Expected to have experience working with emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children/adolescents and their families in a psychiatric or residential setting.
  • Knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis and assessment, child/adolescent development, family systems therapy, physical/sexual abuse and perpetration, trauma, substance abuse, individual therapy, and group therapies is essential.
  • Essential components of the position are demonstrated skills in the area of biopsychosocial assessment, treatment planning, advocacy and case management skills; excellent written, interpersonal and oral communication (English) skills; creativity/flexibility in delivery of services within program policies and procedures; and the ability to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to serving a culturally diverse population.
  • This position also requires a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel within the community.

Education and experience:

  • Must hold a Masters or Doctoral Degree in psychology, counseling, or social work from an accredited school, and be licensed or license-eligible in Alaska as a psychologist, psychological associate, marriage and family therapist, clinical social worker, or professional counselor.
  • Licensure preferred or in working towards licensure.
  • Three years post-graduate experience working with in the field of mental health is required.
  • Experience working with emotionally disturbed children/adolescents and their families is preferred. Experience working in a residential setting is preferred.
  • Experience in providing individual, family, and group therapy is preferred.
  • Prior clinical supervision experience is preferred. Sufficient computer literacy skills are required to meet the required responsibilities of the position.

Physical Demands:

  • Generate reports and successfully operate word processing and computer equipment.
  • Utilize his/her personal vehicle to attend to responsibilities on both campuses, and in the community.
  • Respond in a timely manner to all on-call duties.

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