PLN 1000

Mental Health Clinical Supervisor

Clinical Services Hill St, 3751 S. Hill St., Unit 4, Los Angeles, California, United States of America Req #215
Monday, March 25, 2024

About PLN

Founded on Skid Row in 1980, Para Los Niños provides education and wraparound support, serving over 10,000 children, youth, and families annually in some of the most underserved areas in Los Angeles. PLN fosters pathways to success by striving for excellence in education, family support, and comprehensive social-emotional, and community-based services.

Through early education, TK-8th grade education, youth workforce services, and family and community services Para Los Niño’s’ model provides a comprehensive, holistic approach to break the cycle of poverty and help children and youth thrive.

Position Overview

The Mental Health Clinical Supervisor will report to the Clinical Program Manager and will guide and empower UMHP’s and Senior UMHP, and Supervising UMHP within their role and will also engage communities, community, and County partners with the goal of improving overall community wellbeing. Clinical Supervisor will also coordinate training and oversight of internship training program.


  • Carries out mission, vision and values established by President/CEO and Board of Directors.
  • Assists Director of Family Services in ensuring program standards are followed at all times.
  • Provides support and administrative oversight.
  • Act as a central point of contact with the County.
  • Able to effectively communicate in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Duties may vary based on the needs of the community being served, DMH, Service Area and/Supervisorial District. DMH, Service Area and/Supervisorial District.
  • Provides Individual and Group Supervision to all staff in UMHP.
  • Attends and participates in all required activities may include outreach and engagement, individual and community advocacy, facilitating groups, referral and linkage, and collaboration with internal and external systems within LACDMH, and other County Departments, community partners and thought leaders.
  • Engages in partner recruiting to improve supports and outcomes for families.
  • Responsible for clinical on-boarding of all new hires.
  • Works with the Director of Outcomes and Evaluation to review all outcome data and apply findings to supervision for CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement) and training purposes.
  • Develops and coordinates training programs for all new UMHP team members and continuing in-service training for all current UMHP team members.
  • Reviews and ensures documentation is submitted in a timely manner and in compliance with agency and county standards.
  • Participates in the overall agency accreditation/continuous quality improvement processes.
  • Must have the ability to nurture respectful relationship with clients, children and be sensitive to the client’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Position may require travel within the neighborhoods and communities served.
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements

  • Bilingual English/Spanish required. English proficiency supporting professional-level verbal and written communication to children, parents and other staff members required.
  • Lived Experience: Has learned from challenges and mentors; willing to learn from others and create and engage with others. Life experience reflecting familiarity with systemic racism, the cultural practices and other experiences of the community in which they work.
  • Formal Education and/or Trainings/Certifications a plus.
  • Computer proficient (Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Quicken, Internet Explorer, Outlook and other basic data management software).
  • Strong experience working with the Latino Community, experience working with African American and/or Asian Pacific Islander Communities preferred.
  • Flexible approach to Problem-Solving.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skill in Spanish and English.
  • Experience working in a multicultural settings and sensitive to multicultural issues preferred.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which will include occasional evenings and/or weekends.

Education and Certification Requirements

  • Successfully pass all post offer, pre-employment screening requirements, including criminal background check, drug test and provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Current certification in CPR/First Aid.
  • LCSW / LMFT/ or Licensed Psychologist.
  • Minimum of two years post Licensure experience required for LMFT’s and LCSW’s.
  • Experience in providing clinical supervision preferred.
  • Experience working with low-incoming children and families.
  • Experience in providing high quality training in the areas of family dynamics, and strength base models.

Special Skill/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Have the ability to identify and access community resources for families.
  • Have knowledge of the needs of children and families and factors that support their social and physical well-being.
  • Satisfactory completion of all background screening requirements.
  • Must have reliable automobile for use on the job (mileage to be reimbursed).
  • Valid CA driver license. State required automobile insurances coverage.
  • Good verbal and writing skills
  • Bilingual (S/E) / bicultural required.

Other Requirements

  • Must have reliable transportation and State required automobile insurance coverage and valid Class C California driver’s license (mileage to be reimbursed).
  • Clean driving record.

Physical Requirements

To perform this job the individual must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Approximately 50% of time is spent sitting, while frequently required to walk, stand and bend.
  • Must be able to speak and hear well.
  • Good vision is imperative.
  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Employee will be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds without assistance.
  • Must be able to carry out all essential functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Approximately 50 percent of time is spent sitting.
  • Employee may be required to walk, stand, lift, kneel, stoop, crouch, crawl or bend while performing some of the duties of this job.
  • Must be able to speak and hear well..
  • Good vision is imperative.
  • Employee will be required to lift and/or move unassisted up to 25 pounds.

Expectations for All Para Los Niños Staff

Candidates for employment at Para Los Niños, regardless of position, will consistently demonstrate the following:

  • Unwavering belief in and commitment to fulfill the mission of Para Los Niños.
  • Deep commitment to the success of all PLN students and families.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards -- for self, students, and colleagues.
  • Continuous learning by engaging in reflection, self-assessment, and individual professional development.
  • Use of data to inform decisions and drive continuous improvement.
  • Ability to thrive as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Self-motivation and initiative with solutions-oriented disposition.
  • Belief in and ability to develop respectful relationship with parents and children marked by sensitivity to the students’ cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  •  Ability to effectively handle challenging situations
  • Comfort with basic Microsoft Office applications and a curiosity and propensity to push own adoption of new technology and approaches.
  • Regular, punctual attendance and professional appearance.

Para Los Niños is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

It is the established policy of Para Los Niños (PLN) to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees without discrimination with regard to race, religious belief (including dress or grooming practices), color, sex, sex stereotype, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions (including breast feeding), age, national origin (including possessing a driver’s license issued under Vehicle Code § 12801.9), ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, transgender status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics, genetic information, family care, marital status, enrollment in any public assistance program, status as military, a veteran or qualified disabled veteran, status as an unpaid intern or volunteer, or any other classification protected by law. PLN also prohibits discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics.

Other details

  • Job Function Full Time
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $70,890.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $97,598.00
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Master’s Degree
Location on Google Maps
  • Clinical Services Hill St, 3751 S. Hill St., Unit 4, Los Angeles, California, United States of America