Transition-Age Youth Services Clinical Supervisor
WestCoast Children's Clinic - Oakland, CA

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Do you believe in helping youth reach their full potential?

WestCoast Children's Clinic seeks an experienced Transition-Age Youth Services Clinical Supervisor who is dedicated to improving the lives of TAY youth and their families. Due to an expansion of our Transition-Age Youth Services Program, we are currently seeking an effective supervisor and collaborator who will provide excellent clinical oversight and quality assurance to unlicensed and licensed staff clinicians who provide community-based mental health care services.

Program Overview:

Transition-Age Youth Services provides intensive community based mental health services.

Foster Youth Development Program (FYDP) is designed to meet the unique needs of Transition-Age Youth in the Alameda County foster care system and to support these youth as they prepare for and navigate through emancipation. The FYDP Clinician provides intensive clinical case management; individual, family and group therapy; and collateral work with foster parents, social workers, teachers, and other adults in youths’ lives. Services may include linking to and coordinating with tutoring & vocational programs, mentoring, housing, health and independent living skills training. The goal of treatment is to prepare youth for the transition to adulthood, support youth to stabilize in placement, reduce mental health symptoms, and build a positive team of community supports.

Catch 21 is a specialized program at WestCoast Children’s Clinic serving Transition-Age Youth as they emancipate from therapeutic placements. Catch 21 is a short-term intensive mental health program. This program facilitates youth as they age out of therapeutic placements by providing intensive clinical case management to help youth develop and execute individualized emancipation and crisis prevention plans. The goal of treatment is to prepare youth for the transition to adulthood, support youth to stabilize in placement, reduce mental health symptoms, and build a positive team of community supports.

C-Change, Transforming the Lives of Sexually Exploited Minors provides mental health screening, advocacy, clinical case management and psychotherapy to sexually exploited youth and their families. C-Change provides a safe and supportive environment for youth to explore and accept alternatives to street life. This is an exciting, groundbreaking program developing best practices in working with exploited youth.

How the TAY Clinical Supervisor makes and impact:

  • Provides direct, individual clinical supervision for clinical staff (licensed and unlicensed).
  • Provides ongoing, regular feedback and evaluation to clinicians on the quality of their clinical work. Solicits feedback from clinicians regarding supervision and whether needs are being met.
  • Ensures that clinician complies with all legal and ethical practices; co-signs unlicensed clinician’s progress notes, clinical forms, and correspondence as a legal representative of WCC.
  • Facilitates group supervision or case-conferences as required.
  • Participates in WCC meetings, administrative program meetings and trainings as required.
  • Adheres to requirements for supervisors as stipulated by WCC policies and procedures, California Board of Psychology, Board of Behavioral Sciences, rules and regulations.
  • Provides support and training where needed to assist clinicians in meeting WCC billable hours requirement requirements, charting, record keeping and documentation standards, and all other quality assurance standards.
  • Aids the clinicians to develop professional development goals for the year, and collaboratively monitors progress toward those goals.

The ideal candidate has:

  • A doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology or Masters in Social Work with current California mental health care license.
  • A minimum of 3 years clinical experience post licensure required.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience as a supervisor of clinical work preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and/or supervising work with sexually exploited, high-risk and transition-age foster youth in a community-based mental health setting.
  • Demonstrated clinical experience with foster care, child protective services, juvenile justice, community mental health, and/or community psychology models.
  • Proven effectiveness in providing psychological services to clients who have complex, multi-problem histories; experienced in providing parent support and family therapy to adolescents and their families, particularly those involved in the juvenile justice system, foster care, group home or residential treatment settings.
  • Solid knowledge of child and adolescent development, trauma, chemical dependency, dual diagnosis, domestic violence and sexually exploited minors.
  • Proven effectiveness in working with diverse communities. Knowledge of and sensitivity to multicultural issues including race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.
  • Able to work effectively in an organizational setting; understands how to utilize internal systems and processes to resolve problems and bring program development ideas forward; is able to proactively collaborate with other supervisors, consultants and program directors to ensure the best possible training for clinicians and service delivery for clients.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills required.
  • Knowledge of MediCal reimbursement, billing, and documentation policies and procedures.

Position Details and Compensation:
This is a part-time, exempt position reporting to our Transition-Age Youth Services Program Director. $70,000+/year (prorated at 60-80% based on 1.0 FTE = $42,000-56,000+/year), based on licensure level and experience. Includes competitive benefits package, 403(b) plans, and incentive compensation.

If interested, please submit a cover letter and a resume describing how you meet these qualifications and include the job title in the subject line. Please note that cover letters are an important part of our applicant review process. It’s also helpful to let us know where you saw the job posting.

WestCoast Children's Clinic is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diminishing the influence of privilege and discrimination in our field and our workplace, whether due to differences concerning age, citizenship, color, disability, marital or parental status, race, religion, gender, gender expression or sexual orientation.