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Clinical Supervisor and Child and Family Services Trainer

Posted: 11/17/2022

Job Summary

This position will provide clinical supervision to the Children's Mental Health Social Workers as required by statute - identifies client needs, sets therapeutic goals, develops treatment plans, monitors, and adjusts with the case manager, reviews case plans, functional assessments, and ongoing case needs. Provides, and participates in orientation activities and training of newly hired social work staff in Child and Family Services, this can include in the field training in clients' homes and in other community settings. Also, serves as a resource to others in the department by providing clinical supervision, training, consultation on cases, and work direction, develops resources, trainings, policy, and process around agency goals and new initiatives.

This position may be assigned to specialized functions within the Health and Human Services Department.

Interpret, implement, and disseminate to Social Workers the state and federal program requirements for assigned Program(s), while monitoring for compliance. Provide staff training. Ensure rules and regulations are followed to prevent financial, legal and program sanctions by State and Federal entities. Provide day to day consultation to staff, as needed, and act in the place of the unit supervisors in their absence. Mandated services are provided as required by federal and state statute and rule.

Provide human service programs to the residents of Sherburne County, designed to protect, and enhance the lives of vulnerable populations (such as the developmentally disabled, children in need of protective services, vulnerable adults, mentally ill, and others). Under supervision and within State, Federal, and County; develop programs and policies, identify client needs, funding sources, create and develop a service plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate the service plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position. These duties are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. Regular attendance according to the position’s management approved work schedule is required for all positions.

  • Clinical Supervision of Children's Mental Health Social Workers including meeting with department staff to identify client needs, set therapeutic goals, develop treatment plans, and monitor and adjust with the case manager as needed - includes file reviews, signing functional assessments and case plans.        
  • Serves as a resource to others in the Department by providing consultation on cases, and work direction.
  • Attends and participates in case consultations quarterly with Child Protection, Child Welfare, Licensing and Intake.
  • Provides, and participates in orientation activities and training of newly hired social work staff in Child and Family Services, this includes in the field training in clients' homes and in other community settings.   
  • Consults with referring sources and other professionals; reviews, completes and submits paperwork related to clinical supervision, and ongoing training and support. 
  • Provides ongoing training across Child and Family Services related to areas of emerging interest including mindfulness-based stress reduction, motivational interviewing, protective factors, and other topics as determined appropriate.  
  • Develops resources for the agency around continuous learning, policy and process around agency goals, and continuous improvement, and fosters community relationships.  
  • Serves as a resource to others in Children's Mental Health by providing consultation on cases, attends and contributes to agency meetings including Children's Mental Health unit meeting, Children's Mental Health Consultation, Truancy consultation, Pre-placement Screening and BRIDGES Children’s Mental Health Collaborative.
  • Participates in agency unit and general staff meetings.
  • Disseminates information learned at trainings/meetings and shares resources.
  • Works cooperatively and respectfully with coworkers and management to create solutions.
  • Develops and maintains respectful and cooperative working relationships.
  • Provides training and resources to community groups and individuals.
  • Seeks out and attends training as it relates to appropriate target populations.
  • Seeks out opportunities to serve on committees requiring agency participation.
  • Promotes harmony within the workplace.
  • Ensures service agreements, case plans, and case notes remain updated.
  • Reviews DHS bulletins and mandates related to programs.
  • Assists with development of policies and procedures.
  • Assists the supervisors with oversight of budgets and compliance with statutes, rules, and policies.
  • Represents the Agency on various committees, task forces, regional state organizations, etc.
  • Assists supervisors in resource development and monitoring in designated program areas.
  • Provides initial and ongoing training to staff.
  • Carries out management directives and Agency policy in a professional and supportive manner.
  • In the absence of unit supervisors, attends to duties as assigned by unit supervisor.
  • Carries out Agency responsibilities related to resource development.
  • Uses a Collaborative Safety approach when working with human service staff, clients, and other community professionals.
  • Ensures data is kept confidential per HIPAA and data privacy standards.
  • Provides leadership, team development, direction, and case consultation to unit staff.
  • Keeps supervisor appraised of issues and problems.
  • Assumes supervisory duties when supervisors are unavailable; and
  • Evaluates training needs, designs, and provides specialized training and orientation to staff as well as service providers.
  • Designs and facilitates specialized training and orientation to the community and staff.
  • Coordinates and/or leads various task forces, committees, and multi-disciplinary teams as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned
Provide Leadership for Training and Workforce Development  
  • Ensures that agency procedures follow state rule and statute, and that staff receive training and support around procedures.
  • Collaborates with each unit Supervisor and unit Lead workers to develop and facilitate training curriculum for new staff.
  • Responds to requests for needed training from Supervisors for staff and develops needed training and support resources.
  • Participates in policy development as it pertains to Child and Family Services.
  • Maintains an understanding of current best practices, statutory requirements, and state expectations of all Child and Family Service Program Areas: Licensing and Intake, Child Protection, Child Welfare, and Children’s Mental Health.
  • Assists in internal quality assurance efforts and process improvements to support increased quality output.  
  • Develops and maintains respectful and cooperative working relationships.
  • Provides individual input and progress updates to hiring supervisor regarding all probationary staff.


Minimum Qualifications

Education: Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Clinical Counselor or Psychology.
Experience: A minimum of three-years of social work experience or experience in a closely related field or equivalent education plus work experience.  
Licensure: Must have a valid MN driver’s license. Certification as a Mental Health Professional and ability to provide clinical supervision. (Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Psychiatrist, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist)
 Other training which is desirable for the position:

  • SSIS
  • Mandated Reporter
  • Social Work Foundations training
  • Signs of Safety training
  • Advanced Practice training/Collaborative Safety training 
  • Children’s Mental Health modules
  • CORE Leadership training, or similar-type training
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion knowledge
  • Training experience 


Supplemental Information

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Skills needed include interviewing, information collection, assessment, counseling, program development, advocacy skills, leadership abilities, report writing and resource development, maintain objectivity.   
  • Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of all Federal/State laws, Department and County-wide policies, protocols and procedures that apply to the performance of this position.
  • Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of court processes, mental health, maltreatment, and delinquency.
  • Demonstrate by personal example the service excellence and integrity expected from all employees.
  • Develop respectful and cooperative working relationships with co-workers, including sharing knowledge with others and participating in new employee training.  
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with human services staff, other county employees, clients, and the public.
  • Confer regularly with and keep one’s immediate supervisor informed on all important matters pertaining to assigned job accountabilities.
  • Represent the County in a professional manner to all clients, professionals, and community members when doing the County’s business.
  • Ability to handle confidential and data privacy issues appropriately.
  • Ability to handle contentious issues appropriately.
  • Ability to solve problems and determine appropriate course of action.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrams or schedule forms.
  • Ability to manage crisis situations.
  • Work cooperatively with members of management and co-workers.
Accountabilities Shared By All Employees    
  • Performs job responsibilities in a manner consistent with the County's vision, mission, and values. 
  • Develops and maintains a thorough working knowledge of all department and county-wide policies, protocols and procedures that apply to the performance of this position. 
  • Develops respectful and cooperative working relationships with co-workers. 
  • Informs immediate supervisor of all-important matters pertaining to assigned job responsibilities. 
  • Seeks opportunities for further personal growth and development. 
  • Represents the County in a professional manner to all internal and external contacts when doing the County's business. 
  • Complies with all rules and policies in order to maintain a safe work environment.  
Hiring Salary Range: $37.88 - $45.46
Vacancies: 1 - Full-time
Union: Teamsters
Hours of Work: This position has a usual work schedule of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; may include occasional evening and weekend hours.

Position will be posted until filled.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Must be able to endure extended travel, up to 8 hours or more per day. Must be able to provide own means of transportation when county vehicles are not available. May be required to travel to remote areas and in all weather conditions.          
Must be able to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (15-25 pounds).
Typical Working Environment:
80% Inside Work (office and field work), 20% Travel. (These percentages are an estimate and may vary based on job duties.)
Work is performed both in the office and in the field (some examples of settings include client’s: homes, apartments, hospitals, group homes, schools, shelters, correctional facilities, and treatment facilities).
Serious mental stress, headaches, eyestrain, and other related occupational hazards reflect the most common potential for injury in the office. Field visits to clients’ homes may expose employee to unsanitary conditions, communicable illnesses, infrequent exposure to health hazards, unpredictable and/or unsafe environments.
 Likelihood of verbal abuse and threats from hostile, frustrated clients and may include unpredictable situations.

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