Clinical Supervisor/Staff Therapist
Job Details
Graduate Degree
$36.00 - $36.00 Hourly
Nonprofit - Social Services

POSITION TITLE:                  Staff Therapist  
DEPARTMENT:                      Family Emergency Shelter Coalition (FESCO) Department
REPORTS TO:                       FESCO Director

FLSA STATUS:                      8-15 hours per week, Non-Exempt, Non-Union Position

POSITION OVERVIEW: A successful candidate will provide clinical services to individuals and families who receive services through the residential support facilities of our Banyan House, Les Marquis Shelter, and Greg Smith Counseling Center. Clients are of all ages and present with a variety of mental health support needs.


  1. Completed and received an advanced degree in psychology (e.g. Ph.D, Psy.D., LCSW, LMFT. LPCC Two (2) or more years of supervised clinical experience preferably in a community based mental health environment.
  2. Licensure with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) or Board of Psychology (BOP) in good standing.
  3. Knowledge of principles and practices of modern clinical psychology, including abnormal psychology, personality theory, diagnostic interviewing, psychotherapy including brief therapy and behavior change, casework, systems theory, family therapy, community psychology and community mental health.
  4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patient and staff of all levels.
  5. Ability to determine the needs of individual situations regarding diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, taking an effective course of action, and follow through with effective treatment plans.
  6. Excellent speaking and writing abilities.
  7. Proficient use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  8. Valid California driver’s license and current car insurance.
  9. Bilingual Spanish/English preferred, but not required.


  1. Responsible for intakes/assessments and supportive counseling for families, adults, and children as needed during and after their programs.
  2. Participate in case conferencing with the case management team.
  3. Provide additional support, including crisis intervention, when needed, in collaboration with the case management team.
  4. Provide Counseling Center orientation for families at Les Marquis and Banyan House.
  5. Set up and maintain “Play Room” for children is counseling sessions.
  6. Obtain professional development related to ongoing needs of homeless families.
  7. Collect data and provide service reports to comply with agency and contractual reporting requirements.
  8. Maintain and secure comprehensive case files and prepare and timely submit all programmatic reports as required.
  9. Provide referrals to other La Familia programs/services or outside service providers for further assessment/treatment services for any areas of concern, such as developmental, learning disabilities, behavior problems, school readiness, family violence, and exposure to drug and alcohol abuse within the household.
  10. Work collaboratively with other staff to coordinate the use of space for counseling center/counseling services.
  11. Maintain relationships with local counselor training programs and resources, and maintain a community mental health resource library.
  12. Meet with supervisor weekly; provide reports as required and/or requested.
  13. Provide weekly individual and group clinical supervision to clinicians providing mental health services in various programs throughout the agency.
  14. Provide support to Program Director as needed, which may include sharing client success stories and participating in funder monitoring visits.


  • Assumes responsibility for doing assigned work and for meeting deadlines. Completes assigned work on or before deadlines in accordance with directives, policies, standards and proscribed procedures.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of and sensitivity to clients including cultural and ethical beliefs; and implements care in a thorough, skillful, consistent and continuous manner.
  • Knowledge of community resources for client referrals.
  • Attends work regularly and adheres to policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness. Provides adequate notice to supervisor and management with respect to vacation time and time-off requests.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues including client confidentiality and risk management in all aspects of client care and department functioning.
  • Evening availability to meet client service needs
  • Performs other duties as necessary.


  • Viewed by others to be an effective team member who is flexible, cooperative, and willing to assist others; and acts as a resource to team members and clients where appropriate.
  • Handles difficult or conflict situations constructively and seeks appropriate assistance.
  • Takes accountability for own actions and accepts constructive criticism.
  • Attends all mandatory meetings and staff meetings as required, and actively participates in other departmental professional development including providing training and consultation.
  • Participates in the assessment of department learning needs and assists in the development of learning plans.
  • Observes and keeps self-informed of activities in the department and makes recommendations for change.
  • Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships with fellow employees, supervisor, managers in other departments, senior management and executive staff, and community stakeholders.
  • Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints from other departments and persons in order to maintain good will within the agency.


  • This position is for 8-15 hours per week and does not provide benefits.
  • External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws.