YMCA of Greater Seattle

  • Clinical Supervisor, Substance Use Disorders

    Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/16/2018 5:26 PM)
    Regular Full-Time
    # of Openings
    Accelerator YMCA - 2100 Building
    Family Services & Mental Health
    2100 24th Ave S
  • Overview

    You long for impact and purpose. We offer it daily. At our 14 branches, two overnight camps and more than 200 program sites, YMCA employees serve the people of King and south Snohomish Counties with programs and services tailored to fit the needs of those we reach. Three overarching goals drive our work: youth development, healthy lifestyles and social responsibility. We have an immediate job opening for a qualified candidate whose values align with our organization: Caring, Honesty, Respect, and Responsibility.



    Provides administrative and clinical supervision of direct service staff and interns.  Oversees and manages the clinical and administrative aspects of Accelerator’s SUD service delivery.  Ensures Quality of services and compliance with accreditation standards, and regulatory, contract requirements. Participates actively on department and branch management teams.  This position works occasional evenings and weekends and shares responsibility for the after-hours on-call rotation with other clinical supervisors.


    This position ensures a seamless system of high quality rapid response, assessment, intervention, and referral for King County children and families seeking substance use disorder treatment.



    • Recruits, hires, trains, coaches and evaluates assigned staff and volunteers.  Organizes the panel hiring interview process when needed, in order to ensure a diverse and skilled staff team.
    • Provides clinical and administrative supervision of assigned CDP’s and CDP trainees, interns and volunteers as per accreditation standards and the WAC.
    • Maintains qualifications as CDP and CDP approved Clinical Supervisor.
    • Under the direction of the Clinical Director, expand the referral base and number of Youth/Young Adults served.
    • May oversee both on-site and off-site SUD treatment services.
    • Helps implement the policies and procedures of the agency, including personnel, treatment services, and records.
    • Prepares written Performance Appraisals annually for supervisees.
    • Conducts regular staff meetings for all SUD personnel to discuss matters pertaining to treatment issues, policies and procedures, case management, and staff relations. And, participates in clinical consultation with the MH team to support co-occurring treatment needs.
    • Assists the Clinical Director in updating of the agency clinical manual.
    • Coordinates assignments concerning intake assessment, individual counseling, group sessions, and educational programs.
    • Monitors the clinical staff documentation and individual case records by periodically spot-checking case records from each staff. Signs off on all documentation for CDPT personnel.
    • Advises the management team on specific training needs of clinical staff members and recommends an appropriate course of action.
    • Organizes curriculum program and content, and monitors all treatment program sessions provided by the agency.


    • Licensed as a Chemical Dependency Professional with two or more years’ experience providing community-based chemical dependency treatment services to youth and families from a broad range of cultures and who have a wide variety of needs and a minimum of one year experience supervising Chemical Dependency Professional/Trainees or interns. Dually credentialed with a Master’s degree from an accredited university not required but preferred. 
    • Fifteen hours of training in clinical supervision approved by the Department of Health and meets WAC requirements as an approved clinical supervisor.
    • Understands and adheres to state and federal confidentiality regulations. Knowledgeable about relevant Washington Administrative Codes and RCW’s.
    • Conducts self ethically and professionally at all times.
    • Demonstrates the ability to coordinate and supervise direct service and support personnel; to deal effectively with courts, probation department, and other agencies and professionals; and to develop and supervise successful treatment programs for various types of individuals are essential. Managerial and organizational skills are required.
    • Demonstrates strong decision making and communication skills. Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team. 
    • Knowledge and experience with evidence-based treatment models i.e. Seven Challenges, Harm Reduction and the Global Assessment of Individual Need Short-Screen and full assessment tools.
    • Holds the conviction that chemical dependency is a treatable illness and constitutes a public health problem.
    • Intermediate proficiency with computers, competent with Microsoft Office software and case management/client tracking software and previous experience tracking and summarizing data into reports in a timely manner. 



    Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. Competitive pay range and excellent benefit package includes YMCA membership, health, dental, life and disability insurance; tuition assistance; 12% retirement contribution, as eligible.


    The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace.



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