Part-time Substance Abuse Clinical Supervisor - Community Social Services of Wayne County

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Detroit, MI

Title:  Part-time Substance Abuse Clinical Supervisor



The Clinical Supervisor of Substance Abuse Services of the Behavioral Health and Community Services Division is delegated responsibility for the planning, developing and supervising the clinical services and administrative functions of substance abuse unit personnel. The Supervisor assures that needed and appropriate services are provided as required by state, federal, contractual and licensing and applicable service standards.  Additionally, the Supervisor performs oversight functions for the following outpatient substance abuse related treatment contracts: Southeastern Michigan Coordinating Agency contracts, Michigan Department of Corrections, United Way of Southeastern Michigan, the Detroit Health Department.



  • To carry out the philosophy, program and policy of the agency through the administration of the program to ensure maximum service to clients and the community as determined by the staff complement and resources.
  • Training team staff and supervising ongoing performance, including review of ongoing groups and modifying content as appropriate.
  • To implement the department program and agency policies in a manner that will attain established and quantitative standards.
  • To insure that the required monthly, annual statistical and miscellaneous reports are prepared accurately and by due dates.
  • To participate in supervisory meetings and the Utilization Review Committee meetings.
  • To maintain proper coverage of all caseloads during periods of absence of workers.
  • Imparting knowledge of the program to the community to gain public awareness and support of the program and its purpose.
  • Assuming responsibility for the management/compliance aspects of the program.
  • Participating in staff meetings, committees and agency groups.
  • Maintaining up-to-date compilation of community resources available for families and individuals participating in agency programs.
  • To supervise each staff person, student and percentage worker on a regular basis for a minimum of one (1) hour per week.
  • To teach, when necessary, the application of basic casework principles, diagnosis, casework treatment and appropriate case recording.
  • To work differentially with supervises on continuing and changing trends and modes in service delivery in order to develop a more effective service.
  • To provide written performance appraisals on all staff according to agency format, and within prescribed time limits.
  • To attend concurrent reviews with each staff and consultants.
  • To assure that established productivity levels are met.
  • To serve on and actively participate in committees of the agency as appointed.
  • To maintain confidentiality of all client information per agency, state and federal regulations.
  • To assure client complaints/grievances are handled appropriately.
  • To ensure  compliance with regulatory bodies such as Council on Accreditation (COA), Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry (Licensing), United Way Community Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and other contractual relationships.
  • To perform all duties in accordance with the NASW Code of Ethics and Agency Policies.
  • To perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.



  • Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work or Professional Counseling preferred. Possess a full and unencumbered Professional Clinical License or Certification in Substance Abuse in the State of Michigan, or if a bachelor’s level graduate, must currently hold the Certified Clinical Supervisor credential (CCS) or Certification in Substance Abuse. 
  • Minimum of three years of clinical therapy experience including conducting substance abuse group cognitive behavioral based relapse and recidivism and process treatment with criminal offenders.
  • Minimum of two years of experience as a clinical supervisor.
  • Demonstrate personal stability, integrity and flexibility.
  • Mature with an ability to interact in a constructive manner with superiors and subordinates.
  • Ability to integrate the use of the computer into daily task i.e. word-processing, spreadsheet and database.
  • Ability to interpret, generate and manage statistical and financial reports.
  • Knowledgeable of outcome evaluation.
  • Good writing and speaking ability.
  • Automobile with valid Michigan’s driver’s license and automobile liability insurance coverage.


Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to: If your application is selected for an interview, you will be contacted directly. No telephone calls or inquiry emails, please.



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