We are looking for motivated and passionate clinical supervisors looking to make an impact in their community to join a new Street Crisis Response Team in San Francisco! The Street Crisis Response Team (SCRT) is an innovative co-responder model responding to triaged 911 calls for non-violent, behavioral health issues on the streets of San Francisco, as an alternative to police response. Since November, two teams have been launched, with a further four teams set to launch Spring 2021 to respond to calls citywide.
The Clinical Supervisor will play a crucial role in supervising behavioral health clinicians performing assessment and crisis response for those in psychiatric and substance-induced distress outdoors in San Francisco. The SCRT aims to avoid harm to the individual in crisis by intervening in person-centered and trauma-informed ways and attend to the immediate needs of the person in crisis. This will be done by treating each person in crisis with the utmost dignity and respect, as well as an active participant in their own de-escalation process and reestablishment of personal safety. The Clinical Supervisor role will work in a 12-hour shift, three to four days per week with usually four days off in between. Clinical Supervisors will work as a team to ensure at least one is available off-site by phone throughout all shifts worked by the Behavioral Health Clinicians. Occasional shifts will require in-field work to shadow and observe clinical work, or work in place of a clinician who is unable to report for their shift.
**Please note this position requires licensure with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences or Board of Psychology**
This role is a full-time position with benefits, and will be mostly remote with some on-site work (2-4 times/month) as needed. Clinical Supervisors will have access to the COVID-19 vaccine upon hire.
Provide weekly group and individual supervision to SCRT Behavioral Health Clinicians (BBS or BOP registered and licensed,) on culturally responsive, trauma-informed, gender-responsive, and person-centered mental health and substance use crisis assessment, intervention, de-escalation, and appropriate follow up.
Instruct and supervise clinicians to assess for suicidality, homicidal intent, violence risk, grave disability, and substance use using appropriate measurements, including C-SRRS, Mini Mental Status Exam, and others.
Obtain SFDPH 5150 Certification so that in situations that warrant it, supervisor can advise clinicians to initiate a 5150 psychiatric hold by properly assessing and documenting per SFDPH protocol.
Clinical Supervisors will also substitute for clinicians in the event of illness, vacation, or staff turnover, and must be able to perform all of their clinical job duties as well.
Licensed (for at least two years) with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC) and have completed BBS-required trainings to be an approved supervisor.
At least 4 years providing behavioral health services in a public health, community mental health, crisis services, or other setting serving people who are unhoused.