Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, the Clinical Supervisor (LCSW) is responsible for the provision and supervision of clinicians in the AIDS Adult Day Health Care (AADHC) program, which provides mental health/substance use assessment and treatment; one to one therapy and follow up, group therapy; in-reach services to ensure engagement in care and treatment; outpatient treatment referral services; and crisis intervention services in coordination with other members of the interdisciplinary team as well as outside service providers. The Clinical Supervisor is also responsible for assuring the highest level of care to enrolled clients by overseeing day-to-day operation of the program, ensuring timely submission of clinical documentations to managed care organizations, and participating in continuing quality assurance and improvement project.
- Provides clinical supervision to clinicians in the mental health / substance use treatment of client population.
- Implements quality assurance / quality improvement and performance improvement initiative for mental health programs.
- Coordinates and prepares for internal audits and audits from regulatory agents.
- Provides mental health treatment, including but not limited to, crisis intervention services, one to one psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psycho educational groups, supportive counseling, and referral services so as to ensure and facilitate comprehensive and coordinated client care.
- Consults with psychiatric staff, and other members of the clinical team, as well as outside providers if any, regarding treatment with psychotropic medications, and recommends and refers clients for psychotropic medications, as indicated.
- Reviews clients’ appropriateness for treatment and consults with program staff regarding mental health / substance abuse assessment and disposition of each client.
- Assesses need for hospitalization and arranges for same in consultation with the program MD, the client’s primary care physician, and other appropriate staff.
- As needed, serves as liaison with hospitals, administrators, social workers, and family members and other client supports with regard to clients’ mental health treatment needs and follow up.
- Actively participates in the development and facilitation of in service training for staff development and client education programs in AADHC. With the Director of Clinical Services, among others, participates in the development of curricula for mental health and substance use related group services.
- Participates in the planning of mental health services, and provides appropriate clinical consultation to members of the interdisciplinary team. Collaborates with and provides oversight in the development of community linkages for mental health and substance use services.
- Reviews and approves clinical documentations such as assessment and treatment plan for timely submission to managed care organizations.
- Participates in and supports advocacy efforts to end the twin crises of homelessness and AIDS.
- Performs other duties as required by the Vice President of Clinical Services and Director of Clinical Service, or appropriate designee.
Masters degree in Social Work from an accredited school. Current New York State certification/license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW.) Demonstrated expertise and experience in the psychiatric/mental health component of HIV/AIDS care and the mental health treatment of MICA clients.
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