Clinical Supervisor - Homme Youth and Family Programs - Wittenberg, WI

  • Posted on: 7 January 2019
  • By: Amanda Prange

Lutheran Social Services of WI and Upper MI is currently seeking a Clinical Supervisor to join the team at Homme Youth and Family programs in Wittenberg, WI to provide oversight to the therapy services provided at the program. At Homme Youth and Family Programs, we provide treatment and care for children and adolescents dealing with issues from severe trauma and delinquency. We provide these children with the tools they need to recover, grow and thrive independently. Through structured schedules and activities, individual, group and family therapy, spiritual care, on-campus education services and eventually reintegration to the community, our programs focus on the whole person through a trauma-informed care approach.

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Who are we looking for? You are compassionate, strong and patient. You’re firm with boundaries but know when the situation demands some flexibility. A life-long student you’re willing and ready to receive on-the-job training improving you and the work you do with your teams and clients. You know how to set and stick to your boundaries, but understand the importance of seeing life through other’s perspective. You understand child development and can handle the demands of working with at-risk youth and families. You recognize, promote and most importantly model, strength-based, trauma sensitive care. You want to change lives.

The Clinical Supervisor oversees therapy services provided within a residential facility at Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan (LSS) ensuring compliance with licensing and other regulatory requirements. In addition, partners with Program Manager to ensure safe administration of medication management systems, client intake process and managing relationships with referral sources while supporting the Vision, Mission and Values of LSS.

You are also responsible for:
• Program development – develop, train new clinicians, and ensure implementation of clinical programming that is guided by best practice standards and utilizes empirically supported treatment models.
• Regulatory Compliance – Remain current with state, CARF, and ethical directives of clinical practice; work with state surveyors and CARF auditors to meet standards of practice; audit and sign clinic records; maintain policy and procedure manual for clinical practices
• Supervisor Support – work with residential supervisors, managers and support staff to ensure smooth communication within the therapeutic environment; troubleshoot problem areas with supervisors when clinicians are not meeting the expectations of the job.
• Manage the referrals, intake and financial forecast, assuring the best interest of youth and staffs are taken into account.
• Work with unit leadership and others as needed to ensure utilization of master treatment plans, support and/or safety plans to successfully work with youth on unit milieus.
• Other duties as required. 

Leadership responsibilities include:

This role supervises the clinical and other staff at a residential treatment facility.
• Ensures communication and implementation of organization-wide policies and procedures.
• Ensures effective use of human capital to meet best practice standards as well as ensure individual and staff safety.
• Respectfully addresses and resolves human capital issues including promotions, coaching, and other performance matters.
• Acts as a role model for employees to exemplify how to be an LSS Employee of Choice.
• Understands and communicates LSS mission, vision, values and best practices to all staff

Working for Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan includes:

• Medical/dental/vision insurance
• Flex spending for dependent and health care
• Paid time off
• Ten paid holidays
• Low cost on-site, dorm-style housing for staff
• Mileage reimbursement
• Ability to contribute to 403B
• Employee assistance program
• Service awards and recognition

You’ve got education and experience including:

• A Master’s degree in social work from a school of social work or in a behavioral science
• 2 years of supervised work experience in a family or child welfare agency
• Experience working with at risk youth, preferably with multiple disabilities; emotional, developmental, etc. is required,
• Experience/understanding in providing case management for children and their families.
• Provide evidence of supervisory knowledge and skills.
• Experience supervising staff,

Certifications, Licenses, and/or Registrations

• Must have state licensure “in training” as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or Professional Counselor as applicable.
• Must have a valid Driver’s License and car – Motor vehicle check (MVR) will a satisfactory driving record required.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The incumbent of this position works in an office environment and on a residential unit. The incumbent will also be exposed to outdoor conditions when traveling on company business.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

TRAVEL: Ability to travel on day trips as required up to 30%. This will include travel to the referral partners, State meetings and provide co therapy as necessary. Some overnight travel may be required.

LSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, disability status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.