County of Alameda

Forensic Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor (#6530)

Bargaining Unit: ACMEA - HCSA Tech/Para Mgmt (R45)
$63.51-$76.29 Hourly / $5,080.80-$6,103.20 BiWeekly /
$11,008.40-$13,223.60 Monthly / $132,100.80-$158,683.20 Yearly

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


The classification Forensic Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor is located in the Health Care Services Agency, within the Adult Forensic Behavioral Health Program, which provides mental health services to incarcerated clients in the County jail. This is the first-line supervisory level in the Forensic Behavioral Health Clinician series.  Forensic Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisors provide day-to-day supervision, including the coordination and delegation of work/assignments, staff coverage, and performance evaluations.  Forensic Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisors provide day-to-day supervision of a behavioral health care team of clinicians and daily operational leadership.  Incumbents in this position may assist the Forensic Behavioral Health Clinical Manager in administrative functions.  

The Forensic Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor is distinguished from the lower-level class of Forensic Behavioral Clinician II in that the latter does not have supervisory responsibilities. It is further distinguished from the next higher class of Forensic Behavioral Health Clinical Manager in that the latter may supervise a Forensic Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor and has overall responsibility for program planning, development and evaluation, program reporting and statistics, and program outcome monitoring.  The Forensic 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 in a jail setting.
  2. Supervises a multi-disciplinary staff of three or more clinicians and additional paraprofessional staff; 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 caseloads.
  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; provides oversight of clinical staff participation in pre-planned use of force in collaboration with Sheriff’s deputies.
  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. Provides direct mental health support to incarcerated individuals, as needed, including assessment, crisis intervention and de-escalation.
  7. Partners with Alameda County Sheriff Deputies to support pre-planned use of force events with incarcerated individuals who have mental health needs.
  8. Ensures compliance with related federal, state and local regulations, as well as departmental and county policies and procedures.
  9. Participates in the establishment or revision of policies, procedures, guidelines, goals and objectives.
  10. Provides consultation to student interns and non-Behavioral Health Care staff regarding forensic behavioral health care services, programs, and guidelines. 
  11. Assists the Forensic Behavioral Health Care Manager with program planning, implementation and evaluation activities.
  12. Participates in community outreach and public relations activities.
  13. Complete all required annual trainings related to working in a forensic environment.
  14. Ensure all records are maintained in accordance with the Quality Assurance standards of Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services.



The equivalent of one (1) year of full-time experience in the class of Forensic Behavioral Clinician II or Behavioral Clinician II in the Alameda County classified service. 


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


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


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, is preferred.

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. 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 and justice involved individuals.
  • Clinical standards of practice and licensure requirements.
  • Principles and practices of direct client service delivery in a jail setting.
  • Principles of social needs, problems, attitudes, and behavioral patterns specific to criminal justice populations.
  • 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. 

New Spec 6530.dox
RE:saa 11/16/2022
CSC Date:04/19/2023


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.

E-mail | Phone: (510) 272-6471 | 8am - 5pm M-F | Powered by JobAps