Clinical Behavioral Health Supervisor (#MDMB02)
$65,185.00 Yearly Min / $81,481.00 Yearly Mid / $97,777.00 Yearly Max

Description of Occupational Work

This class series uses four levels of professional work in the Health and Human Services occupational group, Human Services occupational series, and describes clinical behavioral healthcare work involving direct service, supervision, management, and administration of services and supports for children and families.  Incumbents in this class series must possess a valid clinical license as recognized and issued by the Delaware Board of Professional Regulation such as Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health (LPC-MH), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Psychologist

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete similar job duties not specifically listed here.

  • Works with youth and families and other formal or informal supports to gather information used for connection to and delivery of evidence-based behavioral health services.
  • Develops and implements plans of care, evaluates effectiveness, and adapts plans according to the needs of children, youth, and their families. 
  • Refers or assigns youth and families to appropriate unit or staff for effective service monitoring and delivery.
  • Communicates with public, private and state agencies, community service organizations, courts, schools, police, and families in order to develop, coordinate and evaluate effective behavioral health services and programs.
  • Participates in multi-disciplinary team meetings to ensure appropriate behavioral health service plans.
  • Plans, directs, and evaluates the work of staff. Provides technical guidance and supervision to staff and supervisors. 
  • Prepares program budget requests to include resource allocations and programmatic justification for such requests; submits requests to superior for inclusion in divisional budget initiatives; oversees and monitors the use of approved program funds.
  • Oversees the application of policies relating to quality assurance regarding programs, services, and the rights of children, youth, and families.
  • Manages and directs the development of programs for children and families; ensures programs conform to federal/state regulations and departmental goals and objectives.  
  • Writes, reviews and maintains comprehensive clinical records including progress notes, summaries, and reports.

Levels of Work

This level describes Clinical Behavioral Health Specialist work. A class incumbent delivers, develops, monitors, evaluates, and oversees the implementation of behavioral health programs, services, and supports for children and families in their homes, school community, and residential settings. Individuals in this class coordinate care (referral, utilization review, facilitate transitions across different levels of care) and/or deliver care directly (clinical assessment and treatment intervention services).

  • Receives general supervision from a clinical or administrative supervisor.  
  • May oversee the work of non-licensed staff, student interns, and/or other professional employees.
  • Works with youth, families, and providers to ensure access to clinically necessary services and resources, including coordination of referrals, authorizations, and discharge planning, as well as delivering behavioral health treatment, psychoeducation, or care management.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with internal agency staff and other agencies to gather and analyze information, make recommendations and resolve problems. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills, and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of theories, principles, and best practices of behavioral health diagnosis and treatment including assessment and treatment services for children and families.
  • Knowledge of the functions and resources of community social service agencies.
  • Skill in clinical documentation and treatment service planning.
  • Skill in providing evidence-based behavioral health assessment and treatment.
  • Skill in safely and effectively transitioning youth to lower intensity levels of behavioral health care.
  • Ability to work effectively with people and agencies of diverse backgrounds, interests, needs, and requirements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with youth, families, co-workers, and representatives of other state agencies and community organizations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Job Requirements

Clinical Behavioral Health Supervisor
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
  1. Possession of a Delaware clinical license that allows for independent practice or possession of a clinical license in another U.S. state consistent with eligibility for a Delaware license, e.g., Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health (LPC-MH), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Psychologist.
  2. Two years' clinical experience working with children or adolescents.
  3. Two years' experience with clinical documentation, including narrative report writing.
  4. Coursework, training and/or work experience in supervising licensed behavioral health practitioners, which may include performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of licensed behavioral health practitioners.    
  5. Possession of a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or canceled, or disqualified from driving).