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Treatment Foster Care Clinical Supervisor
Job Code:2020-308
Department:Community Programs
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Summary of Responsibilities:

The Treatment Foster Care Clinical Supervisor (TFC-CS) is responsible for the clinical programming occurring in treatment foster care. This includes but is not limited clinical support and training of foster parents in how to implement clinical interventions in the home. The TFC-CS works collaboratively with the Director of Community Programs (DCP) and the Associate Director of Community Programs (ADCP) to ensure that high quality, effective treatment programs are provided in all Community Program services in a fiscally responsible manner and that desirable outcomes are attained. 

The TFC-CS is responsible for supervision of the Licensing Department staff.

The TFC-CS assists the DCP and ADCP in determining eligibility for CP referrals to TFC. The TFC-CS oversees matching of students into TFC homes based on clinical needs. The TFC-CS participates in the on call rotation.

The TFC-CS works in collaboration with others to develop and implement a yearly recruitment plan for new foster parents with monthly goals to achieve. The TFC-CS is responsible for supervising and supporting the licensure process of new and current treatment foster homes. The TFC-CS is responsible for the ongoing training planning for treatment foster parents. The TFC-CS will develop and oversee the implementation of an annual training calendar for TFC parents. The TFC-CS will provide clinical training to TFC parents in the both the individual and group setting. 

The TFC-CS will function as liaison to other departments within Community Programs as well as to the agency as a whole; i.e.; committees, board committee meetings, licensing reviews, audits, etc. The TFC-CS will also maintain close working relationships with the AK Chapter of FFTA and the National Association of FFTA as directed by the DCP.

The TFC-CS is responsible for ensuring that all standards and regulations internal and external to the agency are being met, including OCS standard by standard regulations. The TFC-CS works as assigned with DCP to develop and oversee the policies governing treatment foster care services, ensuring that these policies and procedures, as well as all practices, are consistent with state licensing, grantee requirements, foster treatment home regulations and The Joint Commission standards.  All suspected licensing standard violations and/or TFC practice concerns are overseen by the TFC-CS in conjunction with the DCP. 

The TFC-CS is expected to abide by all safety rules and regulations of the facility. The responsibilities of the TFC-CS are carried out according to AK Child & Family policies, and mission of AK Child & Family and its philosophy of care.

*All positions at AK Child & Family may have responsibilities altered during the course of employment due to agency imperatives.  “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.”

Supervision and Coordination of Services:

The TFC-CS reports to the Associate Director of CP.  The TFC-CS collaborates with the ADCP in coordinating program services and providing clinical and administrative supervision for TFC.  The TFC-CS directly supervises the Licensing Coordinators. The TFC-CS provides clinical supervision to TFC homes as needed. The TFC-CS adheres to the ethics of the professional body of which s/he is licensed or will be licensed in.  The TFC-CS collaborates and coordinates services with all staff via regularly scheduled staff meetings, clinical and administrative supervision and established committees and work groups.  The TFC-CS actively participates in agency performance improvement activities.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The TFC-CS must demonstrate current knowledge of clinical supervision practice and leadership skills.  The TFC-CS must 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.  S/he is expected to have experience working with emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children/adolescents and their families in a psychiatric care setting.  Knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis and assessment, child/adolescent development, family systems therapy, physical/sexual abuse and perpetration, trauma, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, traumatic brain injury, individual therapy, and group therapies is essential.  Essential components of the position are demonstrated skills in the area of clinical supervision, training on clinical topics, adhering to regulations; strategic planning and implementation, employee supervision, job coaching and mentoring, professional development and performance management; 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. The TFC-CS must 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: The TFC-CS must hold a Masters Degree in psychology, counseling, or social work from an accredited school or related field. Two years of post-graduate experience working with children/adolescents impacted by severe emotional disturbance, and their families, is preferred. Experience providing clinical and administrative supervision is preferred. Experience providing education and training is preferred.  Licensure is preferred.  Knowledge of behavioral health care, child protection and juvenile justice systems is preferred.  Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office) are required.


Physical Demands:

Physical demands of the TFC-CS include the ability to generate reports and successfully computer equipment, the ability to utilize his/her personal vehicle to attend to responsibilities on both work sites, and in the community. The TFC-CS must be able to respond in a timely manner to all on-call duties.