Clinical Supervisor

The Center for Urban Community Services, a national leader in the development of effective housing and service initiative for homeless people, invites applications for a Clinical Supervisor position at the new Intensive Mobile Treatment Team.  The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene asked CUCS to operate two of the Intensive Mobile Treatment Teams that launched as part of an initiative called NYC Safe. The Intensive Mobile Treatment Team will work with individuals that move frequently across the behavioral health care system (outpatient and inpatient), the homeless services system (shelter, street, Safe Haven), and the criminal justice system (jail, probation, parole), and fail to engage in the services they need.

General Information
Location  198 E 121 STREET
New York, NY 10035
United States
Employee Type  Exempt
Job Category  Social Work, Mental Health, Supervisory Clinical SW
Industry  Social Work, Mental Health
Required Degree  Masters
Manage Others  Yes

The Clinical Supervisor will provide administrative support to the IMT program, including supervision of the Peer Specialists, Case Manager, Social worker, and will have an integral role in program development and the creation of a culture that is person-centered, outcome-oriented, and dedicated to continuous quality improvement.  The Clinical Supervisor will also provide direct services, including:


  • Screening and assessing (including for risk) consumers, families and /or significant others involved with the consumer to develop a person-centered treatment plan. 
  • Screening and assessing consumers for the treatment of co-occurring substance use disorders including through involvement in an interdisciplinary assessment.
  • Advocating and liaising for recipients within the criminal justice and shelter system.
  • Assisting program consumers in securing medical care, entitlement and other community supports that promote integrated physical and mental health, safety, wellbeing and recovery.  
  • Providing or connecting consumers with employment counseling, vocational rehabilitation, completion of housing applications and placement, and provision of life skills training. 
  • Providing individual counseling that includes principles of Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment as appropriate.   
  • Provide on-call support on a rotating basis for the 24-hour emergency line.


The position requires a thorough understanding of relevant service delivery concepts and structures, including strong knowledge and experience with mental health systems, and the ability to access and negotiate the full range of services for recipients.  It also requires strong supervisory and administrative skills and the ability to interface effectively and efficiently with colleagues to ensure quality services and program operations.  Furthermore, it requires good decision-making skills and the ability to identify and facilitate necessary programmatic change.  It requires creativity, attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills, and computer literacy.  The Clinical Supervisor will be responsible for crisis management, clinical intervention, creation of team culture, and supporting the team in the development of advocacy and clinical skills.


Experience and Education Required:


  • LCSW
  • Minimum of 4 years post-masters applicable experience with related populations including supervisory, administrative, and management experience
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Bilingual Spanish/English is preferred


Please be advised that you must upload your cover letter and resume in one document. Applicants will only be considered for positions they apply for.
CUCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind