Clinical Supervisor

posted Aug 28, 2018, 2:59 PM by Debra Williams-Baker

Socorro County

Job Description


Job Title:          Clinical Supervisor                                                                      Job Code:            

Division:          Program Services                                                                       Effective Date:    08/18

Department:     Community Alternatives Programs                                               Last Revised:       




Under the direction of the Socorro County DWI/ Alternatives Program Coordinator, assists in overseeing and supervising treatment staff and regulating overall clinical performance of the program. Performs a variety of full performance level, licensed professional duties related to the diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of groups and individuals. Works with the Director to identify problems and implement new programs or techniques to improve treatment facilities.




Works under the general administrative and managerial direction of the Community Alternatives/DWI Program Director




Will oversee treatment staff, programing, and facilities located within the program.




·        Ensure compliance with all Local, State, Federal rules, and regulations and to do so within the allocated budget for the program

·        Responsible for overseeing and developing the program's treatment facilities through tasks such as hiring, evaluating, scheduling, and supervision of treatment staff.

·        Plan, develop, coordinate and supervise the delivery of client care services.

·        Keep the program Director informed about treatment program, and any new developments that may occur.

·        Will provide professional recommendations to improve or facilitate change of the treatment program.

·        Diagnosis Alcohol Drug/Addiction and establishes a treatment plan. Provides therapeutic mental health and substance abuse treatment services; counsels and advises individuals with alcohol, tobacco, drug or other problems related to addition; completes intakes, assessments, and levels of recommended care according to various assessment tools.

·        Assesses and diagnosis clients; determines what kind of treatment to offer, making treatment plans with measurable objectives; assists with accessing additional services for clients; works with outside agencies to obtain services for clients.

·        Provides ongoing analysis of treatment and education and develops programming to be consistent with best practices for evidence-based treatment modalities; counsels with individuals, families, couples, or groups; engages in prevention programs; assists with coordinating preventative treatment programs.

·        Provides written and verbal communication with the courts, allied agencies, and case managers on client’s progress in treatment; documents treatment plans and case progress.

·        Complies with all rules and regulations set forth by any outside agency or programs that may be used to assist with treatment.

·         Performs other related duties as required.




1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from college with a Master’s degree with course background in Addiction Counseling;


B. Six (6) years of responsible experience performing above or related duties;


C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.


2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Working knowledge of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V; abnormal psychology, mental health, alcoholism and drug abuse; methods of treatment for mental health disorders and/or alcohol and drug abuse problems; agencies and organizations that provide services to persons with mental health disorders, alcohol, and drug abuse; principles and techniques of behavior assessment and modifications; psychotherapeutic techniques and methods; crises intervention techniques, ethical issues related to counseling and patient rights; Diagnostic Services Manual for Mental Disorders; professional treatment standards and appropriate client and staff boundaries; relationships between various factors affecting program services, such as economic, political, sociological, legal, etc.; county operations and inter-relationships of county departments; general office maintenance and practices; business and technical writing; interpersonal communication skills; public relations. Some knowledge of the art of negotiation and conflict management.  Some skill in the art of diplomacy and cooperative problem solving; leadership and organizational behavior management; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with State, Federal, and other local officials, elected officials, subordinate staff, and County residents. Skill in the operation of PC Computer, calculator, fax machine, copy machine, telephone.

Licensed Alcohol Drug/Addiction Counselor

Ability to tactfully and effectively work with treatment agencies and with other organizations that interface with the alcohol treatment of mental disorders and substance abuse service systems; exercise initiative, independent judgment and to act resourcefully under varying conditions; operate personal computer (windows) in utilizing various programs to produce or compose formal documents, reports and records; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.





 Must be a Licensed Alcohol Drug Addiction Counselor (LADAC). Must pass a background investigation and complete training, maintain job knowledge through continuing education related to alcohol and drug abuse.




Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching and lifting (30 lb). Essential functions generally require communications such as talking, hearing and seeing. Rapid work speed required to perform keyboard operations. Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist. Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and some creative problem solving. Periodic local travel is essential to job performance. Some exposure to threat of injury and stress associated with youth and adult legal offenders.