Friday, January 9, 2015

Clinical Supervisor, Part Time, United Friends of the Children

Job Title: Clinical Supervisor

About the Organization

United Friends of the Children empowers current and former foster youth on their journey to self-sufficiency through service-enriched education and housing programs, advocacy, and consistent relationships with a community of people who care. By building relationships with youth over an extended period, UFC’s programs focus on commitment and consistency.  UFC has two programmatic departments: Transitional Housing and Education.  Our Pathways Housing Program provides students with housing and support services as they seek to obtain permanent housing and employment.  Our Education Programs consist of the College Readiness Program and the College Sponsorship Program. 

About the Education Programs

The College Readiness Program (CRP) helps 7th-12th grade foster youth throughout Los Angeles County become competitive applicants to four-year colleges/universities.  This service-enriched program offers: individual college counseling, tutoring, workshops, college tours, special events, and summer programs.  CRP’s goal is to instill our foster youth scholars with the belief that they are college bound and then provide the necessary support to help them get to college.

The College Sponsorship Program (CSP) helps LA County former foster youth who are attending four-year colleges obtain their bachelor’s degree.  This service-enriched program offers: financial assistance, academic monitoring and support, career planning, community events, post-graduate planning, summer internships, and enrichment opportunities.  CSP’s goal is to provide the support and encouragement necessary to help former foster youth reach greater levels of self-sufficiency through earning a four-year college degree.


Reporting to the Director of Education Programs, the Clinical Supervisor provides clinical supervision to the Education Department staff.

Work Location and Schedule

As an independent contractor, the Clinical Supervisor will be based out of the downtown UFC office on a part-time basis between the hours of 9:00am–5:00pm during the Monday-Friday workweek.  While work is primarily based in the UFC office, the Clinical Supervisor may work remotely on projects as needed.  Typical schedule will require between 10-20 hours per week. Clinical Supervisor should be available between the hours of 9:00am – 8:00pm should their support be required during a student crisis.

Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Supervision
·       Provide bi-weekly group supervision to three teams of College Counselors (with groups averaging between 3-8 people).
·       Provide individual clinical supervision as needed to the Education Department.
·       Provide expertise and support to staff when students are in crisis.
·       Inform staff of possible external resources to support students.
·       Assist with the training of the Education Department.

·       Attend management meetings on a bi-monthly basis.
·       Additional duties as assigned.
General UFC Responsibilities
·       Act as a role model within the organization to uphold and implement UFC’s organizational values:
o   Embrace program evaluation that leads to excellence and impact
o   Build effective and empowering partnerships with the youth, community and each other
o   Create a fun and exciting environment that inspires learning and innovation
o   Communicate openly, honestly and with humility across all groups
o   Work together as one organization
Experience and Skills

Required/Preferred Experience
·       Must be a LCSW/LMFT or other related licensed professional with three or more years post-graduate experience in appropriate and relevant setting.
·       Knowledge of and experience with motivational interviewing in practice preferred.
·       Extensive knowledge of substance abuse and mental health issues preferred.
·       Experience working with transition-aged foster youth population preferred.

Required Skills
·       Manages complex projects and balances multiple competing priorities.
·       Establishes and cultivates respectful relationships with people from diverse backgrounds.
·       Holds self accountable, sets high expectations for self and others, works both independently and collaboratively and relates tasks to organizational values.
·       Conveys thoughts and ideas clearly, listens well, communicates in a solution-oriented manner and incorporates others’ views into work.
·       Ability to maintain professional competency and skills required for professional practice.
·       Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
·       Ability to integrate resources, policies, and information for the determination of procedures, solutions, and other outcomes.

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