Position title
Clinical Supervisor

PURSUE YOUR PASSION, Not Just another Job!

Veterans Village of San Diego is looking for employees who are passionate about serving all veterans. Changing the life of a vet takes a whole lot of work. It also takes dedication and commitment to our motto: Leave No One Behind. But the rewards are out of this world! We work hard, but we also enjoy having fun together. If you wish to be a part of this team and are ready to work for a cause, not just a paycheck, then VVSD is the place to start!

The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for assuring the delivery of quality therapeutic services to VRC-DMC clients and supervises associates of the Program.  The VRC-DMC Clinician is responsible for assuring the delivery of quality therapeutic services to veterans in the VA Special Needs Grant for the Chronically Mentally Ill.

If you are committed to positive outcomes, this is the position for you!


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Responsible for supervision and training of program’s therapist interns and trainees.
  • Advises, trains, and makes decisions regarding clinical issues that affect clients.
  • Co-conducts weekly clinical Staff meetings for all staff of the VRC-DMC programs providing direct client services, where client issues are discussed, treatment approaches are decided, the need for outside consults and referrals are evaluated, and ethical/legal issues are reviewed. Ensures that treatment is coordinated between various team members, including counselor/case managers, employment staff, LPHA’s, also ensures that the initial and ongoing assessment of the client's needs and progress is made and that documentation is within Drug Medi-Cal standards.  Is also available for emergency consults.
  • Teaches theory and practice of therapy and group facilitation to interns and trainees. Assists group leaders in problem-solving, dealing with group process, resistance, co-therapy, confidentiality, and other legal/ethical issues, making referrals to outside agencies are appropriate and other aspects of running groups.
  • Provides clinical supervision of LPHA staff.
  • Assists with the recruitment and interview of LPHA staff. Available for consults regarding client issues.  Completes University required evaluations of supervisees.
  • Understands program standards and paperwork requirements of Drug Medi-Cal program
  • Is responsible for monitoring timelines and quality of documentation, checking them for completeness and appropriateness; giving feedback to LPHA’s, and checking that corrections have been made.
  • Refers clients to outside treatment and/or support groups as needed to assist them in receiving appropriate and adequate care.
  • Actively participates in continuing education and encouraging staff to do the same. Provides in-service training to staff when requested.
  • Represents the agency at community meetings/events as assigned by the Clinical
  • Director and/or COO.
  • Consults with staff regarding this specific clinical population and collaborates care with other medical personnel involved in their care.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • LMFT, LCSW, or LPCC with a minimum of 2 years of supervision experience
  • Experience in a residential treatment setting is a plus
  • Ability to supervise MFT, LPCC, or MSW associates
  • Must be up to date on LMFT/LCSW/LPCC requirements and supervision guidelines
  • Demonstrate an understanding of addiction, homelessness, trauma, PTS, and other co-occurring disorders.
  • Must have respect for those supervised as well as clients and staff
  • Ability to work within a diverse population and be part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent experience with, and understanding of addiction issues and how these relate to psychotherapy
  • Must support 12-step principles and practices and be familiar with local 12-step resources
  • Ability to be a team player, while also maintaining professional integrity and standards
  • Experience with the Veteran population is a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to bend and lift light objects
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time while viewing a computer monitor
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
  • Capable of hearing and speaking to exchange information
  • Seeing to read reports and data
  • Ability to speak English
  • Must be able to work in a noisy, busy environment


Job Benefits

VVSD offers competitive pay and benefits including 12 paid holidays a year, paid vacation and paid sick leave, pension, health insurance, dental and vision plans.

Please Note:
• • If you were a client of VVSD, you must have been out of all programs for a minimum of 2 years.
• • Veterans Village of San Diego is an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Date posted
November 9, 2021
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