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YMCA of Greater Seattle Clinical Supervisor, Family Services and Mental Health in Seattle, Washington



This position provides administrative/clinical supervision of direct service staff and interns. This position will actively participate on the branch and department management teams. We are looking for someone with creative and entrepreneurial skillset to help build the programs capacity and strategies for our mobile outreach program in the community. This program will serve the youth and young adults with a focus on South Seattle and South King County as we expand services. The ideal candidate has experience in overseeing a seamless system of high quality rapid response, assessment, intervention, and referral for King County children and families. This position shares responsibility for the after-hours on-call rotation with the other clinical supervisors.


This position is at Accelerator Y, the social services branch of YGS. The mission of Accelerator Y is to accelerate young people’s ability to build safe, successful and happy lives.Every year, we serve 5,000 children, youth, young adults, and families across King County with programs that aim to strengthen young people’s ability to develop to their fullest potential through four strategies: reducing risk factors; navigating systems towards successful life transition; ensuring stability, safety and wellness in times of crisis; and building competencies and social capital. Accelerator Y’s programs include housing, behavioral health, foster care licensing, violence prevention, education, and employment. Many of the young people we serve have had involvement in the foster care, criminal justice system, and/or homelessness systems.



  1. Recruits, hires, trains, coaches and evaluates assigned staff and volunteers. Organizes the panel hiring interview process when needed, in order to ensure a diverse and skilled staff team.

  2. Provides clinical and administrative supervision of assigned employees, interns and volunteers.

  3. Maintains qualifications as an LMHC or LICSWapproved Clinical Supervisor.

  4. Helps implement the policies and procedures of the agency, including personnel, treatment services, and records.

  5. Prepares written Performance Appraisals annually for supervisees.

  6. Conducts regular individual supervision, weekly team Triage meetings and staff meetings for all clinical personnel to discuss matters pertaining to treatment issues, policies and procedures, case management, and staff relations.

  7. Assists the Clinical Director in updating of policies and procedures to meet contract requirements.

  8. Provides technical assistance and case consultation to staff by fielding calls and teaming on in-person outreaches during business hours and after hours.

  9. Monitors the clinical staff documentation and individual case records by periodically spot-checking case records from each staff and ensures timely documentation of services.

  10. Advises the management team on specific training needs of clinical staff members and recommends an appropriate course of action.

  11. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of this position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.


  • Business Acumen.

  • Communication

  • Critical Evaluation.

  • Relationship Management.

  • Ethical Practice.


This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.


This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university (required) ; and Licensed as a mental health counselor or social worker (preferred) with two or more years’ experience providing community-based services to youth and families from a broad range of cultures and who have a wide variety of needs and a minimum of one year of experience supervising clinicians or interns.

  2. Fifteen hours of training in clinical supervision approved by the Department of Health and meets WAC requirements as an approved clinical supervisor.

  3. Understands and adheres to state and federal confidentiality regulations. Knowledgeable about relevant Washington Administrative Codes and RCW’s.

  4. Conducts self ethically and professionally at all times.

  5. Demonstrates the ability to coordinate and supervise direct service and support personnel; to deal effectively with courts, probation department, and other agencies and professionals; and to develop and supervise successful treatment programs for various types of individuals are essential. Managerial and organizational skills are required.

  6. Demonstrates strong decision making and communication skills. Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team.

  7. Knowledge and experience with evidence-based treatment models and other assessment tools.

  8. Holds the conviction that mental health is a treatable illness and recovery is possible.

  9. Intermediate proficiency with computers, competent with Microsoft Office software and case management/client tracking software and previous experience tracking and summarizing data into reports in a timely manner.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.

ID 2019-8553

Type Regular Full-Time

# of Openings 1

Location Accelerator YMCA - 2100 Building

Category Behavioral Health

Address 2100 24th Ave S