Position:         Clinical Training Program Manager

Reports to:       Clinical Training Director

Supervises:     Psychology trainees and interns

Pathways Counseling Center is the mental health department of Girls Incorporated of Alameda County. Pathways operates as a general outpatient mental health clinic, treating a wide variety of patients of all ages (male and female) and presenting problems. Individuals and families treated at the Pathways are referred by numerous community agencies, schools, employers, physicians, managed health care organizations and other therapists. Although our primary service area tends to be Alameda County, we have no specific restrictions or eligibility criteria.

Professional development is valued and supported at Pathways Counseling Center. Clinicians are actively involved in their own continuing education outside of the agency and (attend several agency-sponsored trainings with outside clinical experts).  Case conferences and training events within the agency provide opportunities for stimulating and fruitful discussions among us. An atmosphere of collegiality promotes collaboration and consultation among staff. Weekly individual and group clinical supervision are provided.

 Nature of Position: Pathways seeks an experienced clinical supervisor to partner and collaborate with the Clinical Training Director to:

  1. Clinically supervise and train approximately 15 trainees and interns (shared with the Clinical Training Program Director).
  2. Assist Clinical Director in overseeing all clinical supervision of trainees and interns.
  3. Engage in the performance review and professional development of the professional staff involved in the training program.

Primary Responsibilities: Partners with the Clinical Training Director for:

  • All levels of the clinical training program.
  • Day-to-day operations of mental health treatment services delivered by clinical trainees and interns.
  • Annual recruitment, interviewing, and selection of clinical trainees and interns for the coming placement year; directing and training other staff in the interviewing and selection process.
  • Maintain training and clinical supervision standards consistent with those of trainees and interns graduate departments/schools, CAPIC (The California Psychology Internship Council), with relevant professional organizations, and the relevant regulatory boards (Board of Psychology and the Board of Behavioral Sciences).
  • Coordinate with Clinical Training Program Director in overseeing all professional clinical staff in the execution of their responsibilities as clinical supervisors and trainers.
  • Address quality improvement matters in individual clinical supervisors’ clinical supervision of interns and trainees (quality/style).
  • School-based services: Assess best match for: 1) Service modality; 2) Campus capacity for service delivery; and 3) Individual trainee/Intern skills (strengths and weaknesses).
  • Ad hoc clinical supervision to clinical trainees and interns as needs arise or when their assigned individual clinical supervisor is not directly available.
  • Maintain visibility with and provide routine professional contact with key graduate departments/schools and training directors in other placements
  • Management of clinical trainees and interns vis-à-vis their graduate departments/schools/case conference leaders.
  • Management of trainees/interns vis-à-vis their off-site clinical placements in public schools.
  • Collaborate with Outpatient Mental Health Services Director to evaluate the performance management of all clinical staff involved in supervision and the Clinical Training Program.
  • Curriculum development and implementation of new clinical training/training modules for all levels of training.
  • Supervision, direction and support to clinical trainees and interns:
  • In ad hoc crisis situations (e.g., mandated reporting, suicidality, Tarasoff situations, psychiatric hospitalization, etc.).
  • Greater parental involvement in the child’s treatment.
  • Coordinated collaboration with other service provider’s involved in client’s life.
  • Ongoing mentoring (e.g., letters of recommendation for future clinical placements and professional positions).
  • Provide training, support and supervision to interns working on the DSO on-call contract. This requires being available a few Saturdays and Holidays over the year as a supervisor to an on-call in-custody trainee or intern.
  • Provide training and support to interns facilitating the Family Communication Workshops.
  • Serve on agency special projects, initiatives, and planning endeavors.

The Clinical Training Program Manager also:

  • Maintains a small clinical caseload of patients referred to our downtown Oakland center.
  • May act as mental consultant for various consultation projects (e.g., schools, other community partner service providers, and Girls Inc. youth development program staff and mangers).

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

  • A current California license as a Psychologist.
  • A minimum of 2 years of outpatient assessment and treatment experience with adults, adolescents and children, as well as experience in family therapy and group dynamics and therapy.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience and training in child therapy.
  • A minimum of 2 years experience and training in various modalities of conflict resolution and crisis intervention.
  • A minimum of 2 years of provision of mental health services in community based setting.
  • Demonstrated abilities in incorporating diverse cultures, ethnicity and abilities in clinical work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, auditorily, visually, in writing and via computer.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Knowledge and skill in working with county and state children’s services bureaucracies (e.g., Social Services, Mental Health, Probation, schools and school districts, psychiatric hospitalization protocols and procedures, alcohol and drug treatment services, etc.).
  • Demonstrated abilities in incorporating diverse cultures, ethnicity, languages and abilities in programming.
  • Background clearance from the FBI and Department of Justice. TB clearance is needed.
  • A valid California Drivers License, access to a reliable vehicle and proof of automobile liability insurance with minimum policy requirements as established by Girls Inc.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • A minimum of 2 years as a clinical supervisor
  • Bilingual(Spanish-English) preferred

Salary:                         DOE

Benefits:           Health and dental, vacation, sick and holiday pay, and 403 (b) plan through employee payroll deduction.

Start Date:        This position will remain open until filled, and is available immediately.

To apply: submit a cover letter indicating the position title, along with salary history (letters without salary history will not be considered) and resume to:

Human Resources

Girls Incorporated of Alameda County

510 16th Street

Oakland, Ca. 94612

humanresources@girlsinc-alameda.org

 Employment is contingent upon a State Driver’s license and good driving record.   Fingerprinting and a criminal background check required. TB clearance is needed.

Girls Incorporated is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

For more information about Girls Inc., please view our website at www.girlsinc-alameda.org