County of Alameda

Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor (#6525)

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Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - HCSA Tech/Para Mgmt (R45)
$51.32-$61.64 Hourly / $4,105.60-$4,931.20 BiWeekly /
$8,895.47-$10,684.27 Monthly / $106,745.60-$128,211.20 Yearly


Under general direction, supervise Behavioral Health Clinicians and other behavioral health care professionals, paraprofessionals and/or interns; coordinate day-to-day functions and ensure appropriate staff coverage; provide psychiatric clinical and case management services; and perform other duties as assigned.  


This classification is located in Behavioral Health Care Services which provides alcohol and other drugs and mental health services through county staff, private providers and community-based organizations.  This is the first-line supervisory level in the Behavioral Health Clinician series.  Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisors provide day-to-day supervision including the coordination and delegation of work/assignments, staff coverage, and performance evaluations.  Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisors are responsible for the day-to-day supervision of a behavioral health care team of clinicians.   Incumbents in this position may assist the Behavioral Health Clinical Manager in administrative functions.   

The Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor is distinguished from the lower-level class of Behavioral Health Clinician II in that the latter does not have supervisory responsibilities.  It is further distinguished from the next higher class of Behavioral Health Clinical Manager in that the latter may supervise a Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor and has overall responsibility for program planning, development and evaluation, program reporting and statistics, and program outcome monitoring.  The Behavioral Health Clinical Manager manages a clinic/program which includes 8 or more paraprofessional and professional level staff. 


NOTE:  The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification.  However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.  Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.  

  1. Coordinates the day-to-day operations of clinic/program services.  
  2. Supervises a multi-disciplinary staff of three or more clinicians; confers with staff regularly regarding techniques used, case progress, and related matters for the purpose of promoting and evaluating professional development and assuring quality of care, as well as reviewing work in progress.
  3. Conducts regular case conferences with clinicians and interns for supervision and consultation; reviews psychiatric case records and selects cases for discussion; supervises staff in assessing social, emotional, and economic causes of problem behavior and mental or emotional disorders and in developing and modifying treatment and approves alternative plans, termination or transfer of cases; supervises consultation activities of employees; is responsible for assignment and reassignment of employee caseload.  
  4. Coordinates the assignment of cases, conducts staff meetings and provides training; schedules staff to provide for clinic coverage; evaluates work performance; assists in disciplinary proceedings.
  5. Personally maintains a small caseload or handles some of the more complex cases; performs a variety of direct clinical, diagnostic, treatment, and outreach services.
  6. Ensures compliance with related federal, state and local regulations, as well as departmental and county policies and procedures.  
  7. Participates in the establishment or revision of policies, procedures, guidelines, goals and objectives.
  8. Provides consultation to student interns and non-Behavioral Health Care staff regarding Behavioral Health Care services, programs, and guidelines.  
  9. Assists the Behavioral Health Care Manager with program planning, implementation and evaluation activities.  
  10. Participates in community outreach and public relations activities.




The equivalent of one (1) year of experience in the class of Behavioral Health Clinician II in the Alameda County classified service.     



The equivalent of two (2) years of post-license experience as a behavioral health/mental health clinician providing clinical and/or case management services.  (Note: Previous experience involving lead or supervisory responsibility is desirable.)



Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited school in social work, marriage and family therapy,  psychology, counseling, nursing or related field.    


Possession of a valid clinical license from one (1) of the applicable licensing authority: California Board of Behavioral Sciences, California Board of Psychology, or California Board of Nursing.

Some positions in this class require a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.  Applicants must possess such license prior to appointment to such positions.  

Special Requirements:  

  1. In compliance with the Administrative Simplification provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), employees in this classification are required to possess a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number prior to their first day on the job.
  2. In Compliance with Medicare regulations, eligible licensed clinicians in this classification are required to complete the “Medicare Enrollment Process for Physicians and non-Physician Practitioners” through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, prior to their first day on the job.  Active enrollment in Medicare is a condition of employment.  Failure to attain or maintain active enrollment will result in termination.  
  3. In compliance with the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and the Federal Cures Act, Employees in this classification who are required to render direct specialty mental health services in the course of their assignment must successfully be enrolled in Provider Application and Validation for Enrollment (PAVE) web portal prior to commencing employment.

NOTE:    The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.


NOTE:  The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the "Examples of Duties" section of this specification.  

Knowledge of:

  • Current theories, principles, and practices for services to clients with serious behavioral health care symptoms and diagnosis.
  • Principles and practices of effective supervision, work planning, evaluation, training, and community behavioral health care consultation.
  • Psychological diagnostic methods and terminology. 
  • Cultural and social factors affecting behavior patterns.
  • Wellness, recovery and resiliency-oriented strategies and supports.
  • Dual recovery/co-occurring disorder treatment, screening and assessment tools.
  • Community needs, resources and organizations related to behavioral health care.
  • Clinical standards of practice and licensure requirements.
  • Principles and practices of direct client service delivery.
  • Principles of social needs, problems, attitudes and behavioral patterns.
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
  • Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.
  • Computer applications related to the work.  

Ability to:  

  • Plan, supervise, review, and evaluate the work of staff.
  • Interpret, explain and apply regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Plan, prioritize, and organize.
  • Analyze, evaluate, and make sound decisions.
  • Prepare clear, accurate and effective reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal sensitivity and work with a diverse population.
  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships.


DW:Lm-h/Revised: 3/84

Retyped: 2/85

LB:pb  Revised: 2/86

AM:pb  Revised: 3/90

Old doc:  0645h

New doc:  /6525.doc


CSC Date:  3/28/90

SG:po Revised 7/30/09

CSC Date:    8/26/2009

SG:po  Revised/Retitle  12/1/09

old title:  Sr. Psych Social Wkr.

CSC Date:    1/13/2010    

RY:cs  Revised 6/12/12

CSC Date:  7/11/12

RE:sa Revised 08/16/2022

CSC Date: 09/07/2022

IL:saa Revised 3/16/23

CSC Date:11/29/2023


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

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