Clinical Supervisor (Full-time) (Lake View Terrace, CA)


Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the Clinical Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the Master Level trainee/intern program and providing supervision oversight to trainees, interns, clinicians, counselors, providing individual therapy, treatment planning, case management, client advocacy, counseling, and crisis intervention. In addition, this role may at times manage a small case load providing individual therapy, treatment planning, case management, client advocacy, counseling, crisis intervention, and group therapy.


  • Provides direct clinical work and/or therapeutic services to clients and families as measured by supervision and/or direct observation.
  • Provides clinical supervision to master's level students / graduates (AMFT, APCC and ACSW CA BBS registered interns and trainees), AOD counselors.
  • Build relationships with school sites that can provide trainees to Phoenix House on a year round basis. Ensures Phoenix House meets each school MOU commitments. 
  • Recruit, interview, and onboard new trainees
  • Ensure clinical staff are properly trained in documentation to meet county standards.
  • Assists clinical staff in the development of treatment/recovery plans, ensuring that such plans address all facets of a client's treatment -- mental health, substance abuse, education, and vocational rehabilitation
  • Ensures all staff submits timely documentation (progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, notes to chart) as outlined in policy and measured via productivity reports.
  • Complies with productivity standards of the Agency and maintains an appropriate caseload to reach the budgeted daily expectation of billable hours.
  • Continually assesses the needs and symptoms of clients and families (meets medical necessity) formulating a psychosocial diagnosis, gathering history, and determining the most appropriate method (s) of providing treatment/Evidence-Based Practice (individual, family, group, case management, outreach, etc.)
  • Continually assesses client progress and modifies treatment via completion and submission of outcome measures.
  • Accurately documents all work with the client and/or family and/or relevant persons as measured by QA standards and peer review audit results.
  • Participates in clinical/case supervision by coming prepared to discuss current caseload, documentation, and productivity; accepts constructive feedback and direction; and puts feedback into clinical and/or therapeutic practice with clients.
  • Establishes and maintains rapport and effective working relationships with clients, families, and community; works effectively within the Agency and community at large.
  • Lead a regular ?Family Night? seminar group
  • Advocating and/or ensuring accompaniment for clients (court, medical, mediation, medication, and visitations).
  • Maintains knowledge of program standards and policies as developed by Phoenix House, licensing and other governing bodies; develops personal and professional knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in in-service programs.
  • Maintains overall confidentiality information regarding clients, families, and operations of the Agency (including media).
  • Incorporates Agency philosophy and mission in all aspects of job performance.
  • Maintains a professional relationship with clients, staff, and other outside stakeholders at all times.
  • Exercises good judgment in the performance of duties and responsibilities.
  • Attends all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state licensing requirements, completes all training on time
  • Attends and participates in program and all staff meetings
  • Adheres to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a role model for others
  • Other duties as assigned


The incumbent in this position provides clinical supervision to master level students / graduates (AMFT, APCC and ACSW CA BBS registered interns and trainees), AOD counselors


  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field
  • LMFT, LPCC or LCSW with current California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) Registration required
  • Must be licensed for 2 years with the BBS
  • Must have taken Supervisory CEUs (BBS approved).
  • Must maintain licensure as a condition of employment.
  • Experience in Substance Abuse or Mental Health preferred
  • Experience with state and county Licensing, and other governing bodies preferred
  • Evidenced-Based Trained/Certified in MAP, TF-CBT, SS Preferred


  • Demonstrated commitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE For? Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and Forward-Thinking
  • Proficiency in MS Office systems
  • Ability to utilize an electronic medical record
  • Proficiency with state and county licensing, and other governing bodies
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients
  • Ability to model positive behavior and demeanor
  • Understanding of addiction, co-occurring models, and treatment modalities
  • Understanding of adult/adolescent development and family systems
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and collaborative
  • Skills and ability to engage and develop a rapport with patients and families of various backgrounds
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred
Job location: Lake View Terrace, CA

Job number: 347