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Licensed Clinical Supervisor
Job Code:2021-328
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
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 Licensed Clinical Supervisor (LCS) is primarily responsible for the development of the milieu treatment component in our residential program.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Residential Services (DRS) to ensure that high quality, effective treatment programs are provided in all residential sites and that desirable treatment outcomes are attained.
  • Monitor, assess, and critically problem solve by bringing solutions to DRS/CRS if system issues arise in unplanned discharges, decreased engagement from families, TPS training needs (TIC), AK Child and Family policy’s/procedures not being followed (or a policy needs to be created/ updated), program enhancements towards increasing best practices, etc.
  • Responsible, together with the Director of Residential Services and Clinical Residential Supervisor (CRS), for immediate clinical oversight and supervision of all residential clinical services.
  • Provide clinical and administrative supervision and conducts Performance Evaluations for clinicians in Residential 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provide best practices in weekly supervision with the clinicians and provide training based on their individuals needs to support their clinical growth.
  • Support our compliances practices and work with CRS and DRS to ensure we are meeting our marks.
  • Provide a safety net and assess what is needed to be in alignment with our agency’s policies and procedures during acuity.
  • Participate in the provision of emergency on-call services.
  • Participate collaboratively in agency committees (e.g., Training Committee) and workgroups as necessary to support the continual improvement of the Residential Program and the agency.
  • Work collaboratively with the DRS 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 LCS 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 imperatives.

Supervision and Coordination of Services:
  • The LCS 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 s/he is licensed.
  • Supervises Residential Clinical Therapists.
  • Collaborates and coordinates services with all staff via clinical and treatment unit meetings, psych reviews, 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.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the therapeutic milieu of psychiatric residential treatment and be able to train and model these treatment concepts.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate 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.
  • Ability to function as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to serving a culturally diverse population.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to travel within the community.

Education and experience: 

  • Masters or Doctoral Degree in psychology, counseling, or social work from an accredited school
  • Licensed or license-eligible in Alaska as a psychologist, psychological associate, marriage and family therapist, clinical social worker, or professional counselor. Successful candidates who are not currently licensed will be expected to obtain their license within the Introductory Period (6 months).
  • Two years post-graduate experience working with emotionally disturbed children/adolescents and their families is required.
  • Experience in providing individual, family, and group therapy is required.
  • Sufficient computer literacy skills are required to meet the required responsibilities of the position.
  • Experience working in a residential setting is preferred.
  • Play therapy, sexual offender treatment, and substance abuse treatment experience is preferred.
  • Prior clinical supervision experience is preferred.

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.