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Mental Health Clinical Supervisor (Adult & Youth Inpatient Units) 

About the Organization KMHS is Kitsap's nonprofit, designated community mental health provider for adults with acute and/or chronic serious mental illnesses, and children with serious emotional disturbances and their families. During 2016, KMHS provided services to more than 6,800 children and adults.

On WA's beautiful Kitsap Peninsula, offers easy access to both the pristine wilderness of the Olympic Peninsula and the big-city lights and culture of Seattle. We offer competitive salary, benefits & a positive work environment.

Inpatient, residential, and outpatient treatment services offer evidence-based treatment, using trauma informed care to help people reach their recovery goals. We offer whole person care through mental health and substance use treatment and care management, close care coordination with on-campus and community-based primary care providers, and with partner PCHS, now offer dental care to KMHS clients and the community. Many community partners assure people receive behavioral health care in the right place, in the right way, at the right time. Together we are weaving a web that connects emergency room and hospitals, substance abuse treatment, and primary care providers; creates partnerships for early intervention at home and school, supports multiple law enforcement, jail, and justice endeavors, and works to ensure housing, food, and other social supports together with social service agencies and community collaborations.

The Kitsap Mental Health Services community fosters a culture of hope and empowerment through a safe, welcoming environment, compassionate relationships, and a commitment to respecting life experiences.

KMHS is a tobacco/smoke-free and scent-free facility  
Category Social Services  
Open Date 4/5/2018  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Location Adult/Youth Inpatient Building  

Supervise Shift Supervisors on the Adult Inpatient Unit (AIU) and facilitate the inpatient unit's clinical direction by working closely with staff of both the AIU, Youth Inpatient Unit (YIU), and other KMHS programs.


  • Hire, train, coach, develop, evaluate and discipline (if necessary) supervisees. Provide regular individual supervision. Document and keep records of significant interactions. Complete performance appraisals within agency standards and timelines.
  • Work very closely with the Inpatient Program Manager, RN Supervisor, Physicians, Mental Health Professionals and others to organize a cohesive AIU/YIU clinical direction - a direction(s) that compliments the efforts of the outpatient providers.
  • Hire, train, coach, develop, evaluate and discipline (if necessary) supervisees. Provide regular individual supervision. Document and keep records of significant interactions. Complete performance appraisals within agency standards and timelines.
  • Promote the enhancement of positive staff morale by facilitating a timely response to problems, ensuring thorough and accurate internal communications and providing opportunities for staff recognition.
  • Review and assess the accuracy of current unit policies and procedures. Identify which need revision and work collaboratively to revise as necessary.
  • Monitor and plan the use of unit resources to be within budgetary guidelines especially those related to unit activities and extra staffing. Provide input and assist the Program Manager in budget preparation.
  • Directly supervise the Shift Supervisors of the AIU 4.2 FTE. Facilitate coverage with 'Team Leaders' or personally provide coverage during leave time.
  • Directly supervise 1.5FTE Peer Counselor/Discharge Planner positions.
  • Indirectly provide supervision and oversight to the YIU team of Psychiatric Aides, Shift Supervisors, and Team Leads.
  • For continuity of care, regularly attend and participate in Treatment Team and Pass-downs. Facilitate multi-disciplinary staffings, incorporating technological media when appropriate and feasible.
  • Ensure that the Shift Supervisors are focusing their efforts on facilitating established core competency trainings. Help staff design and implement strategic therapeutic interventions.
  • Work with the physicians, Mental Health Professionals and AOP to organize the legal strategy around involuntary treatment decisions.
  • Organize and facilitate ongoing clinical trainings for staff, to include weekly clinical emails to educate staff on common disorders seen on the inpatient units, as well as clinical content for quarterly inpatient all staff.
  • Facilitate a common language within the unit as to assessing acuity, risk and methods of intervention.
  • Ensure the monthly Psychiatric Aide schedule is posted in a timely manner.
  • Represent the Unit in weekly Resource Management meetings.
  • Facilitate monthly shift supervisor meetings for the development of best practices between AIU/YIU supervisory teams.
  • Provide oversight on seclusion and restraint measures and take steps to reducing them on the units. To include monthly data collection, synthesis, and distribution to both inpatient units, and members of the Executive Leadership Team.
  • Provide oversight on admission process for both AIU/YIU, triaging the waitlist, streamlining the processes, and making sure that clients on both inpatient units admit to inpatient care in a timely manner.
  • Conduct an ongoing review of clinical charts for compliance.
  • Facilitate post incident debriefings using Crisis Prevention Intervention principles.
  • Assist Program Manager or KMHS Administration and cover for the Program Manager as requested in help to integrate the AIU/YIU for 'one team' mentality.
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities appropriate to the position and not specifically listed in the job description.

SUPERVISES: Shift Supervisors AIU, Peer Counselors/Discharge Planners

Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A master’s degree in a behavioral science plus a minimum of two years working with behaviorally/mentally impaired individuals is required. The following topics/skills are considered highly desirable for this position: supervisory experience, working knowledge of the Involuntary Treatment Act, Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change Theory, Co-Occurring Disorders, Dialectical Behavioral Theory (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Theory, inpatient adult psychiatric work with chronically mentally ill clients and computer skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

PHYSICAL CONSIDERATIONS: While performing the duties of the job the employee is required to stand, sit, use hands to finger or handle, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, talk or listen in normal conversation levels and lift up to 40 pounds. A significant degree of flexibility and strength is required in this position due to the infrequent, yet essential, use of ones limbs and body weight as a temporary means of physical restraint of some clients.

Salary DOE  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, marital status, age, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability.

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