​Mental Health Clinical Supervisor

Mental Health Clinical Supervisor

SALARY: $7,843.00- $9,631.00 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 07/24/17

CLOSING DATE: 08/14/17 5:00 pm


The CIty of Berkeley is seeking a highly motivated individiual who is passionate about making a difference in the communitiy. The Mental Health Clinical Supervisor is a first-line supervisory classification responsible for providing clinical and administrative supervision to professional staff, interns, and trainees. Incumbents in this classification exercise a high degree of independent judgment in the supervision of the day-to-day operation of a unit within the Health, Housing and Community Services Department to provide quality care and client service coordination through effective case management and staff coverage. Other responsibilities may include reviewing and approving clinical documentation, monitoring programs for compliance as well as assisting in program development or modification.

This position may be used in the Mental Health Division, within the Children's System of Care, the Adult System of Care or in the Crisis and Assessment Unite. This position may also be used in the Aging Services Division in the Social Services Unite, providing case management services for older adults.

Typical duties include:

  • Planning, organizing, scheduling, assigning, directing, and reviewing the work of assigned staff; training staff in work procedures, writing performance evaluations, counseling employees regarding work performance, disciplining employees, and reporting the more difficult personnel issues to higher-level managers;
  • Reviewing and approving clinical documentation for accuracy and compliance; ensuring staff comply with licensure or registration requirements;
  • Reviewing, coordinating, and monitoring case assignements; determining client eligibility; and overseeing specific team/program functions;
  • Providing direct clinical service or supervisory consultations on more complex cases;
  • Participating, assisting or conducting program, staff or triage coordination meetings, case reviews or case conferences;
  • Monitoring and improving clinic operations by ensuring adequate staffing and provides clients' easy access to treatment services;
  • Participating in inter-departmental meetings as well as meetings with other divisions, departments, commissions, other public agencies, civic groups, private organizations, and the general public;
  • Participating in developing programs; ensures policy and procedure compliance;
  • Preparing a variety of reports and records for both administrative and professional purposes;
  • Acting in the absence of his or her colleague or manager on routine matters; and
  • Performing related duties as assigned.



A master's degree and licensure as a Clinical Social Worker of a Marriage and Family Therapist or Psychologist



Three (3) years of full-time post-licensure experience as a health professional in a mental health agency. Experience as a lead in a mental health clinic is desirable.


Must possess a valid California license as either a Marriage and Family Therapist or Clinical Social

Worker or Psychologist, and maintain the license in good standing over the course of employment.

Other Requirements

When driving on City business, the incumbent is required to maintain a valid California driver's license

as well as a satisfactory driving record.


Knowledge of: Principles and practices of effective employee supervision, including selection, training,

evaluation, and discipline; principles of mental health care system design and service delivery;

principles of development of case management, rehabilitative, and well ness/recovery based services;

applicable city, state, and federal guidelines and laws affecting mental health treatment services and

reporting procedures; and principles of budgetary administration and control.

Ability to: Plan, organize, assign, direct, review, and evaluate the work of assigned staff; select and

motivate staff and provide for their training and professional development; develop and implement

goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards and internal controls; ensure compliance

with city, state, and federal guidelines; review work of subordinates for quality, accuracy, and

compliance; assess client mental health status, develop effective treatment plans, and make

appropriate referrals; exercise sound independent judgment within general policy guidelines;

effectively represent the City in meetings with governmental agencies, commissions, and the public;

establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work;

and proficiently use work-related computer applications such as Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel,

Outlook, database management and related billing system.


Applicants must submit:



All materials must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. Postmarks, faxes, and incomplete

applications will not be accepted. Resumes are not a substitute for a completed application.

Application Review

The examination process will consist of a review of applications for minimum qualifications for the

position and to ensure all materials have been submitted. Applicants who meet the minimum

qualifications will have their names placed on an employment eligible list that hiring department(s) will

use to conduct final selection interviews. Hiring Department(s) will contact applicants directly if

selected to participate in their hiring/selection process.

Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an

employment background/reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history,

confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations,

certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on

the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained

from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.

Exam Access Accommodation: In compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations, the

City of Berkeley will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The City is

committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work

environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process must do

so no later than the final filing date for receipt of applications, otherwise it may not be possible to

arrange accommodations for the selection process. Such requests should be addressed to the Human

Resources Department I 1-510-981-6800 I hr@citvofberkeley.info I 2180 Milvia 1st Floor, Berkeley

CA 94704. Requests can be made via email, phone, or in writing via U.S. mail.

Alternative Application Formats: This application material is available in alternative formats upon

request. Alternative formats include audio-format, braille, large print, electronic text, etc. Please

contact the Disability Services Specialist and allow 7-10 days for production of the material in an alternative format. Ella Callow- Disability Services Specialist 1 ecallow@cityofberkeley.info 1 Phone: 1-

510-981-6418 I TTY: 1-510-981-6347.

The City of Berkeley is an EEO/ADA Employer.

DISCLAIMER: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, and any

provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice. Tests may consist of

any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures that test content.

Components may include, but are not necessarily limited to, typing, math, reading, writing and

analytical skills; problem solving ability; computer and software proficiency, or any other job-related

knowledge, skill, ability or qualification. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any

particular assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate.

All City employees are required to provide services as Disaster Service Workers in the event of an




2180 Milvia Street (1st floor)

Human Resources Department

Berkeley, CA 94704

(510) 981-6800

(510) 981-6806


Mental Health Clinical Supervisor Supplemental Questionnaire

Position #2017-07-14220



* 1. Do you possess a Master's Degree OR Doctoral Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychiatric

Nursing, or another Marriage and Family Therapy eligible discipline?

Yes 0 No

* 2. If you answered 'yes' to the question above, please indicate degree and major coursework. (Type

N/A if you answered 'no' to the question above.)

* 3. Do you possess a valid license as a Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, or

Psychologist, provided by the State of California? If so, please provide your License number (you

may be required to show proof at a later date). (Type N/A if you do not possess any of these


* 4. How many years of full-time post-licensure experience do you possess as a health professional in a

mental health agency?

0 Less than 3 years

3 years but less than 4 years

4 years but less than 5 years

0 5 years but less than 6 years

0 6 years or more

* 5. For questions 5-8 you may copy and paste your response from a WORD document. Do not type

"See Resume". Please describe your experience doing administrative and supervisory work in any

of the following four areas: Children's System of Care, Adult System of Care, working with older

adults and/or Crisis work.

* 6. Please describe your experience conducting clinical and administrative supervision of licensed staff,

paraprofessional staff, and interns.

* 7. The City of Berkeley serves clients from widely varied backgrounds including race/ethnicity, age,

gender, sexual preference, income, education, language, physical and mental health, and life

experience. Please discuss any experience you have that reflects on your ability to be effective in

serving diverse consumers/clients.

* 8. Please describe your experience in collaborating and building partnerships with community

organizations, commissions, boards, and members of the public.

* 9. I acknowledge that I have reviewed all my answers to all above supplemental questions for

accuracy .

* Required Question

Open until: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017