As a clinical supervisor at Pacific Child and Family Associates, I manage a caseload of 18 clients at a time. I connect with each team weekly and prepare and manage programs that we use in therapy sessions. I interact with the parents to ensure that we are meeting their needs and they are happy with progress. School visits occur weekly to help collaborate with the team that works with the children there. I work in Fresno and the surrounding central valley area (i.e, Clovis, Sanger, Madera, Chowchilla, and Coalinga).
A typical day at work includes answering email, text messages, and phone calls from case workers, parents, and therapists on the team. Organizing schedules and team meetings. Preparing materials and programs. Daily visits to client's homes to make sure programs are being implemented correctly and the family training is occurring. Quarterly reports are written per child to update progress and plan for future learning. Assessments of client developmental levels are administered at the beginning of services and then after as needed throughout treatment to promote accuracy.
I oversee an average of 30 therapists, and manage the programs for 18 clients and their families. I work alongside seven other clinical supervisors in the central valley area. I have two clinical directors, and an execute director, that I report to weekly. One of the more challenging areas of my job is to work with families that are upset or frustrated about an issue.
Working for Pacific Child and Family Associates had been a wonderful experience. It is so rewarding to work with a child who has several behavioral issues be able to learn how to manage and work through them. I have had the amazing opportunity to help a child, who was not able to communicate, learn to talk or use other forms of communication to get their needs met. It also is so rewarding to help the families get through difficult situations, and be able to educate the community around them.