Job Information

Organization: Liberty Resources

Posting Start: 2024-03-15

Location: Syracuse

Job Title: Supervising Therapist

Posting End: 2024-06-01


A Brief Job Description:

About Us: 

Liberty Resources is currently seeking a Supervising Therapist for our Integrated Health Care Clinic. The Integrated Health Care Clinic, is the largest provider of outpatient mental health services in Central New York. Using a number of evidence-based practices, Integrated Health Care practitioners provide individual, family, and group therapy; co-occurring substance abuse and mental health treatment; psychiatric evaluation; and medication management services to adults, children, and families. 

Our employees have passion around the services they provide and our corporate values of excellence and staff support. We pride ourselves on high quality, integrated, community-based services that meet the evolving needs of our communities. We’re committed to building a diverse workforce that values contributions of all team members and work to recognize cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health and wellness practices of the communities that we serve and how they apply to provision of positive health outcomes.    

Position Summary:

The Supervising Therapist is a member of the clinic leadership team and provides clinical oversight and supervision to unlicensed and licensed clinicians, students, and substance abuse counselors. The Supervisor provides administrative oversight and ensures quality service delivery, timely and accurate documentation, and productivity standards are met. The Supervisor carries a small caseload and provides direct care to individuals, couples, and families.

Job Responsibilities: 

Clinical

  • Supervises assigned therapists and substance abuse counselors in the day-to-day implementation of program services and provides weekly clinical supervision.
  • Provides group supervision for assigned staff at a minimum of one time per month.
  • Reviews and approves documentation as indicated by clinic policies and procedures including ensuring that direct reports make any changes necessary to achieve professional standards of documentation
  • Provides supervision and support to assigned student clinicians to promote professional skill development (therapy and documentation), professional identity and ethics, on-going orientation to clinic/expectations, policies and procedures training including changes, etc.
  • Advocates on behalf of clients and their families to ensure adequacy of services (i.e. educational, legal and community) by providing linkages and coordination with the county providers and agencies.

Administrative

  • Reviews for accuracy, and approves supervisees’ timesheets and expenses (when appropriate) at the end of each pay period per Liberty policies and procedures.
  • Reviews and signs Supervisee Incident Reports and submits them to Clinic Director in a timely manner. Immediately informs Clinic Director of any Serious Reportable incident i.e. client death, suicide attempt, major criminal offense by a client, etc.
  • Provides Supervisor of the Day, Evening Supervisor and Supervisor on Call coverage per established schedule. Handles emergency situations which may require flexibility of time and area of assignment. 
  • Supports and reinforces initial staff orientation and on-going professional development.
  • Operates within and upholds agency policies and procedures.
  • Maintains effective professional relationships with other service providers and community organizations in the interest of clients’ and program goals.
  • Attends and participates in individual supervisory conferences, staff meetings, training sessions and professional development opportunities as required. Maintains required certifications/license.
  • Completes other duties, responsibilities and related tasks as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Current NYS license required (LCSW, LCSW-R, LMHC, LMFT); CASAC a plus
  • At least three (3) years post-graduate experience providing mental health and substance use disorder treatment; prior experience providing clinical and administrative supervision is preferred.  
  • Prior related experience may be substituted for one of the three-year post- graduate requirement. 
  • Must be flexible, oriented to family work and have the ability to work one evening per week. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Must have a valid New York State driver’s license and access to reliable transportation when required.

Salary Starting at $67,000 annually.

Liberty Resources is committed to creating a diverse inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Liberty Resources offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.  

Note:  The Integrated Health Care Clinic is an approved site for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program (Tier 3).  LCSWs, LMHCs, and LMFTs are eligible to apply to this program. 

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Contact Information:

Liberty Resource | Careers (liberty-resources.org)