Mental Health Systems, Inc.

  • Clinical Supervisor

    Job Locations US-CA-Hanford
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
  • Program/Department Description

    Kings County ACT is a high fidelity Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program servicing Kings County. The program services adults who have severe mental illness (SMI) and possible co-occurring disorders (COD). The target population includes chronically ill, unstable or in crisis, and may have serious impairments across all life domains. Our office is located in Hanford, CA. Our program is a full-service mental health and case management program that utilizes a team-approach to meet the needs of our clients. We provide the majority of our services in the field, in client homes, and other community-based settings.


    Mental Health Systems is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to delivering innovative mental health, substance abuse, supportive housing, veteran, and recovery services. MHS provides over 75 broad-ranging programs that offer safety-net services and employs over 800 dedicated individuals across 6 California counties; Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, San Bernardino, and San Diego.  At Mental Health Systems, our workforce is dedicated to unlocking the potential and improving the lives of every individual, family, and community struggling with mental health, substance use disorders, and lack of affordable housing. Since 1978,  Mental Health System’s client-centered, strengths-based solutions have been designed to offer comprehensive, culturally competent programs that embody our core values of Excellence, Hope, Action, Innovation, Integrity, and Dignity. Our mission is to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities impacted by behavioral health challenges.  MHS has a commitment toward reducing stigma and improving access to care using the principle of “whatever it takes”. MHS offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, company sponsored retirement plan, employee assistance program, generous holidays, vacation, and sick.

    Position Description

    Provide clinical supervision and direction for services provided by staff, and oversees BA and MA level license-eligible staff and student interns. The Clinical Supervisor provides direct services to clients including individual and group counseling and 24-hour crisis intervention. This role also performs a considerable number of administrative duties, ensuring that consumer status is appropriately tracked from referral to discharge and keeping Team members well informed, clinically prepared and acting in accordance to the program design.



    • Provides clinical assessment guidelines, conducts clinical assessment skills reviews and serves as a consultation resource. 
    • Provides in-service training. 
    • Ensures clinical needs of MHS clients are being met.
    • Works with County Administrators, PM and other community agencies to identify applicable resources. 
    • Participates as clinical expert in weekly treatment team and staff meetings. Acts as a team member to encourage group discussion. 
    • Reviews staff charting for completeness and compliance with agency, federal, state and local government standards of care on referrals, intakes, assessments, interventions, progress notes, community treatment coordination and discharges.
    • In conjunction with the Program Manager, participates in the recruitment and hiring recommendations of new staff.
    • Trains and orients new staff.
    • Participates in public relation activities as needed. 
    • Carries a reduced client caseload.
    • Ensures thorough and concise discussion of each client attending to treatment goals, measuring behavior and progress in overall treatment.
    • Ensures accurate and complete documentation on each client.
    • Provides comprehensive Quality Assurance services for all client records. 
    • Develops and maintains a staff clinical training program. 
    • Intervenes for non-open cases in a crisis situation by providing referral to mental health services.
    • Aids in general management of center including running errands as assigned. 
    • Complies with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPAA standards.
    • Demonstrates commitment to professional growth by attending in-service trainings and staff development programs, and seeking out supervision when needed.
    • Ensures facilities upkeep and safety by maintaining neat and clean work areas, by securing work area at close of business day, and by reporting vandalism, theft, or suspicion of drug abuse by coworkers to supervisor as soon as possible. 
    • Familiar with and understands Mental Health Systems, Inc. Personnel Policy manual and follows all established personnel policies.
    • Follows administrative chain of command.
    • MHS requires all employees to attain a minimum degree of training and knowledge in cultural competency, co-occurring and gender responsiveness and to routinely demonstrate these traits in every day work relationships. 
    • Participates in regularly scheduled staff meetings.
    • Participates in the Injury and Illness Prevention Program and follows guidelines that promote workplace safety.
    • Provides input towards policy and procedure design, revision, and deletion.

    Education/Experience Requirements

    • Licensed MFT, LCSW, or Ph.D. Two years of experience and the ability to provide BBS Clinical Supervision.
    • Is familiar and knowledgeable of procedure manuals and the ability to interpret these effectively to staff, family members and community providers. 
    • Ability to work with minimal direction and supervision.
    • Possesses skills necessary to provide effective counseling, therapy and clinical services, and the ability to successfully work as a member of a treatment team. 
    • Ability to create written documentation that is legible, clear, and concise. 
    • Maintains professional distinction between therapeutic and social relationships. 
    • Maintain positive morale and unit cohesion as evidenced by maintaining a cooperative and flexible attitude toward coworkers, showing adaptability to change, exhibiting effective communication and interpersonal skills, and taking initiative to solve problems.  Set priorities and reacts appropriately to emergency situation.


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