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Clinical Supervisor RPC/BHS, Fairbanks, AK

Organization: Fairbanks Native Association
Category: Behavioral Health Professional
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Date Job Posted: March 9, 2020
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Clinical Supervisor

Department: RPC / BHS
Category: Regular Full Time
Reports to: Clinical Supervisor, BHS
Hours of Work: 40 hours
PCN: M606
Level: G-10
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date Approved: 5.10.16


The position provides clinical oversight within the Fairbanks Native Association Ralph Perdue Center Outpatient program. The Clinical Supervisor will have overall responsibility of all clinical services at the Outpatient unit including operation in congruence with the treatment philosophy, approach and service delivery model in compliance with State and CARF (Commission for Accreditation for Residential Facilities) standards along with monitory and achievement of program goals and objectives, outreach, monthly and quarterly grant and program reports, and clinical supervision and clinical trainings. This position will supervise and manage clinical staff personnel.


  • Develop, revise and maintain the clinical policies and procedures of the Outpatient program as needed.
  • Assure a thorough orientation of new clinical staff as prescribed in the policies and procedures.
  • Directly supervise the following positions: Counselor I/II and Case Manager.
  • Train, oversee and provide guidance in clinical documentation.
  • Approve all clinical documentation for billing and chart accuracy as outlined in the policy and procedures.
  • Review treatment charts routinely for accuracy, treatment compliance, and adherence to CARF and State Standards.
  • Perform as Directing Clinician for a limited caseload of consumers, ensuring accurate clinical documentation and treatment and discharge planning , and providing individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Create staff development and individual learning plans to ensure clinical staff are gaining and maintaining necessary skills for increased performance and certification.
  • Conduct annual evaluations on all clinical staff and write work plans that adhered to Alaska Core Competencies for each position.
  • Assist as needed in the writing of reports including quarterly grant and program reports and annual grant continuations.
  • Assist in outreach services to insure utilization of treatment.
  • Assist with providing orientation to all consumers entering the unit.
  • Maintain active presence and availability on the treatment unit for consumer and staff needs.
  • Develop and maintain treatment schedule and staff work schedule.
  • Conduct weekly case staffing and treatment plan reviews with the team in order to review consumer’s current issues and level of care.
  • Fulfill responsibilities during staff vacancies to meet the needs of the consumer.
  • Adhere to Alaska Core Competencies outlined in C. Supervisor Core Competencies.
  • Maintain CPR/First Aid and Non- Violent Crisis Intervention (MANDT or similar) training on a yearly basis.
  • Participates in external/internal meetings and trainings as necessary.
  • Complete other related duties as assigned.

Patient Relations:

  • Maintains a respectful relationship with consumer, former consumers, and family members.

Internal Relations:

  • Maintain confidentiality at all times in accordance with 42CFR Part 2 and HIPAA requirements.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with staff and supports management within the FNA organization.


  • Familiarity with human resources policies and procedures.
  • Ability to report to work in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of customer service concepts and practices.
  • Understanding and sensitivity to diverse cultures and lifestyles.
  • The incumbent of this position must work well under pressure; meeting multiple and conflicting deadlines. The incumbent shall at all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors and consumers.
  • Strong understanding and sensitivity to diverse cultures and lifestyles, with demonstrated experience working effectively with Alaska Native populations.
  • Strong understanding and sensitivity to consumer care and demonstrate experience working with this population.
  • Strong competency in addictions and ongoing needs of the population
  • Have the ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing to staff and consumer.
  • Skill in operating personal computer utilizing a variety of computer software.
  • Skill in managing multiple priorities and tasks concurrently and meet deadlines.
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other employees.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with teams.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience)

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or applicable degree within behavioral health field.
  • Certified as State of Alaska Counselor Level II.
  • First Aid and CPR certification required within thirty (30) days of hire.
  • Experience conducting group therapy and individual therapy.
  • Experience supervising clinical staff and offer effective clinical direction.


  • Master’s degree in related field.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending, and carrying of items weighing less than 25 lbs. The majority of work is performed in an office setting with a wide variety of people with differing functions, personalities, and abilities. The office is a non-smoking facility with outside smoking areas. Requires local travel between various program components of FNA which may involve exposure to extreme weather conditions. Works in an environment where protection of consumer confidentiality is essential. Personal Protective Equipment will be provided where/when needed.


Supervision Received:

Position receives direct supervision from the BHS Clinical Director; however, incumbent is expected to effectively perform day-to-day activity as denoted within job description. Work will be monitored through weekly meetings, monthly reports, and regular communication with the Director. General guidelines for operations are based on program requirements and the general policies and procedures of FNA.

Supervision Exercised:

Supervision requirements for this position as directed by BHS Clinical Director.

Driving Requirements:

This position will require you to frequently (or incidentally) drive your personal vehicle for FNA business. In order to drive your personal vehicle for FNA business an individual must provide a copy of their current Alaska Driver’s License and a copy of their proof of personal liability insurance. No employee may transport a FNA consumer in a personal vehicle.

Position Impact:

Impact at the program level is high. Program’s level of compliance with program standards is directly affected by the effective performance of duties, especially as they relate to providing HR services to divisions and programs.


Contacts include, and not limited to, volunteers, organizational staff, consumers, and outside resource agencies.

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