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TREATMENT SERVICES - Behavioral Health Supervisor

Long Island City, 2976 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, New York, United States of America Req #78
Friday, October 28, 2022
The Fortune Society, Inc. (Fortune) has been working for over 54 years in service to our mission: to support successful reentry from incarceration and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities. The organization has evolved into one of the nation’s preeminent reentry and justice-informed service organizations, providing formerly-incarcerated people with the skills and wrap-around services needed to break the cycle of crime and incarceration and to build productive lives in their communities. Fortune has a highly specialized skill set to serve this population, with over 54 years of experience serving formerly incarcerated individuals in New York City and over 20 years of experience managing supportive housing. 

Title: Behavioral Health Supervisor

Units: 1) Treatment Services, an OASAS-Licensed Article 32/822 Outpatient Clinic & 
2) Better Living Center, an OMH-Licensed Article 31 Outpatient Clinic

Reports to: Senior Director, Behavioral Health

Status: Full-Time Regular; Exempt

Location: Long Island City

Position Summary:

This position is essentially dual-role. One role facilitates day-to-day clinical aspects of Fortune Society’s two behavioral health clinics via providing clinical supervision to staff, reviewing junior staff documentation, addressing administrative tasks, stepping in to assist with occasional client crises, overseeing group services, and training needs of the clinics. The other role is as a clinician, see carrying an approximately 50% caseload of clients and providing clinical services to clients with a range of diagnoses. The role will report to the Senior Director of Behavioral Health.

Core Competencies:

Mission Fit

This person shall demonstrate an interest in, and talent for, working with persons with criminal justice system involvement. The successful candidate will have an understanding of the impacts exposure to the criminal justice system may have on clients and will demonstrate commitment to helping them overcome these difficulties. The successful candidate will also have demonstrated a commitment to using respectful, constructive means of communication when interacting with clients and colleagues. The individual will utilize a strengths-based, person-centered model and endorse the concept of looking for the best in people, rather than judging them by their worst decision(s).


The successful candidate will possess excellent clinical experience, personal maturity and judgement and therefore will be comfortable occasionally being a visible face for the clinic, making clinical decisions and being able to explain and justify those decisions to clients and other Fortune programs.
The person will be an excellent communicator, in both written and verbal interactions. The person will understand that leadership is most effective when it is exercised through constructive support and mentoring. The person should be effective in their own time management skills and clinical documentation habits such that they are able to mentor others to learn those skills.

Clinical Expertise

This person shall demonstrate knowledge and hands-on experience in treating a wide variety of mental health diagnoses, as well as experience working with co-occurring substance use diagnoses. Successful candidate will have experience working and treating persons with trauma histories, and in using both cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches to therapy. Additionally, this person will be comfortable working in non-clinical language as well as a means to make themselves and the clinical process more accessible to clients who may find traditional “clinical-ese” off-putting. The person should be comfortable interacting with persons experiencing strong emotions and skilled at de-escalating such persons when appropriate. Familiarity and comfort with making decisions regarding need for emergency services for suicidal ideation, psychosis, etc is important. Person should also have strong familiarity with relevant medications.

Clinical Engagement & Productivity Skills

This person shall demonstrate strong history of engaging clients in treatment and building a meaningful therapeutic relationship. This includes the ability to pursue reluctant clients with aim of establishing a rapport, and creating a stable and productive caseload. Additionally, candidate will have integrated concurrent and collaborative note-writing into their clinical practice and be able to successfully teach others how to do the same. The person will understand and accept the reality of having clinical productivity requirements, and shall be constructive in helping staff achieve them.

The person will have good computer skills, familiarity with an electronic health record system and minimum 40+ wpm typing skills in order to facilitate completing all documentation correctly and in a timely manner

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·Ensure that clinical staff are conducting themselves in clinically effective, ethical and safe manner in all their interactions with clients through formal supervision, informal discussion, and review of clinical paperwork.

·Promote the clinical growth and diversification of skills among clinic staff.

·Work to promote constructive collaboration among staff (intra-clinics, inter-clinics and with Fortune’s non-clinical programs).

·Collaborate with administrative staff and supervisor to ensure that all aspects of clinical operations are in compliance with regulations and Fortune Society Policy & Procedures.

·Provides day-to-day leadership in ensuring quality service delivery consistent with agency values, and contractual obligations.

·Responsible for overseeing the daily operations of group services.

·Conduct and record supervision sessions ensuring oversight of day to day operation and staff job performance and development.

·Clearly communicate unit and agency priorities and ensuring that priorities are carried out.

·Attend and participate in meetings, conferences, coalitions and public speaking opportunities relating to his/her unit and/or agency.

·Assess unit staff training needs and/or arranging for training needed to ensure professional and clinical standards in service delivery.

·Review, monitor and update training manuals and specific training guidance documents within the unit.

·Carry a part/time caseload.

·Take on additional responsibilities as directed.


·LMHC, LMSW or LCSW is required, additional CASAC credential preferred.

·Minimum of 3 years of clinical practice required.

·Experience working with wide variety of mental health diagnoses required, including experience with substance use and/or co-occurring diagnoses.

·Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as overall interpersonal skills are required.

·Experience with supervising full-time clinical staff is required. Experience with mentoring new professionals in fundamentals of engagement and documentation is desired.

·Solid Microsoft office skills; experience with electronic health record, and typing of at least 40 wpm+ is preferred.

·Experience with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a plus.

·Knowledge of OASAS regulations (Article 32/822) in outpatient required, additional knowledge of OMH regulations (Article 31/599).

Travel Requirements: May require infrequent travel to our Harlem location.

Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The responsibilities and requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensing, experience and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or World Health Organization (WHO) authorized vaccine (or approved for an exemption as a reasonable accommodation due to a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief or other legal basis). Applicants should not provide medical or genetic information in their applications.

The Fortune Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunities without discrimination because of conviction history, race, religion/creed, citizenship status, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, victim of domestic violence status or marital status.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $60,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $70,000.00
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  • Long Island City, 2976 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, New York, United States of America