CLASSIFICATION:             Direct Services – Early Childhood

JOB TITLE:                         Clinical Supervisor of Trauma Services

CENTER:                             Englewood

REPORTS TO:                    VP of Centers

OVERVIEW:  Family Focus’ mission is to promote the well-being of children from birth by supporting and strengthening their families as individual units and within their communities. We are committed to ensuring our centers provide exemplary services with innovative programs and that family support principles are integrated into every aspect of the work.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Clinical Supervisor’s primary responsibilities will be the following: Program management, Reflective Clinical Supervision, and Direct Services including trauma-focused therapy and family support for young children (ages 0-6) and their families who have histories of trauma and or exposure to violence. Program Management includes the planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of trauma-focused mental health assessments and interventions for young children, in center- and community- based settings, including families’ homes.

Additionally, the position will establish clinical practice policy, facilitate case conferencing, create and review clinical documentation, and perform monthly file auditing. Reflective Clinical Supervision includes provision of individual and group clinical supervision in accordance with the Title 59/IB3 Waiver Project, quality assurance for productivity and clinical benchmarks as well as for the use of evidence-based Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and alignment of clinical work to MEDICAID standards and guidelines. Direct Services: provision of therapy services to six to eight participants using clinical best practices, family support principles and trauma-informed interventions within the home, center and/or community.


  • Oversight of day to day operations in the delivery of behavioral/mental health and children’s mental health services.
  • Participate in and co-lead the Family Focus Child Exposure to Violence (CEV) coalition, and work collaboratively with other child serving trauma-informed community councils/partners to maintain the wider community’s focus on young children’s exposure to violence and trauma.
  • Plan and implement the program components related to trauma-informed services, including direct services, community education and outreach.
  • Assess the needs and strengths of families and develop Individual Family Support Plans (IFSPs)/Individual Treatment Plans (ITPs) with families.
  • Ensure appropriate delivery and accurate documentation of program activities in database systems by Infant Mental Health Specialist (IMHS) and gather information needed for reports, documentation and maintenance of tracking systems.
  • Maintain a 30/70 ratio of direct client services to clinical and administrative supervision.
  • Provide mental health consultation, including the development of education materials to the program staff.
  • Administer and supervise assessments conducted by IMHS per program contract requirement.
  • Supervise IMHS as necessary in behavioral health screenings as well as comprehensive diagnostic assessment and the formulation of service delivery.
  • Provide guidance and direction to IMHS staff on clinical intervention strategies, treatment planning, as necessary for excellent service delivery standards according to CPP standards.
  • Provide supervision and instruction as necessary in agency protocols, customer service and client de-escalation strategies.
  • Assess IMHS capabilities as clinicians, both licensed and unlicensed, to provide well-being and assessment services to families with young children, and provide performance evaluations in compliance with agency protocol.
  • Work in collaboration with finance staff for Medicaid billing as needed.
  • Working in partnership with biological parent, foster care providers, case management providers, DCFS Liaison, and other outside consultants as needed to ensure a high quality continuum of care that comprehensively meets the needs of the participants.
  • Conduct case conferences with an external mental health consultant and other Family Focus clinical staff on a monthly basis.
  • Review and sign off on all case records required and in compliance with all state/federal laws for pre-licensed registered IMHS.
  • Maintain records sufficient to meet State, and Federal clinical documentation requirements as well as ensuring that the program is audit-ready.
  • Engage in quality assurance processes and meet benchmarks set by contract deliverables.
  • Attend trainings and workshops as required for professional development and mandated by contract.
  • Participate as a member in the facilitation of multi-disciplinary team meetings.
  • Complete various chart audits for documentation compliance and based on results, provide guidance to Mental Health Professional (MHP) staff, recommend trainings, and provide in-service trainings.
  • Provide weekly reflective-clinical supervision to all IMHS, interns and volunteers.


  • LCSW, LCPC, LMFT or related clinical license required.
  • 4+ years experience working in a strength-based capacity with families and young children providing therapy and support services
  • At least 2 year experience providing clinical supervision to therapists 
  • Strong clinical skills in trauma-focused work with young children and families
  • Experience providing reflective supervision
  • Knowledge of or training in Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) required
  • Sensitivity to work with families of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Knowledge of effects of violence and trauma on young children
  • Knowledge of early childhood and lifespan development, systems theory, and family dynamics
  • Knowledge of Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood, Revised (DC:0-3R) a plus
  • Comfortable providing services within stressed/overburdened communities
  • Knowledge of how to access available community resources for referrals
  • Possession of a personal vehicle for work related travel within and outside of the community
  • Maintain confidentiality and ethical standards of practice with families and co-workers
  • Ability to work as a part of a team, working to support parents and children and to hold and provide internal consultation on an as needed basis for home visiting staff 
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualified applicants should submit cover letter, resume, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and salary requirements.

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Family Focus values a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on agency needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. Qualified applicants will be considered in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Posted Date: 
Friday, August 25, 2017
Chicago, IL