Brandywine Counseling & Community Services, Inc. (BCCS) is a welcoming and innovative
organization that contributes to stronger communities and enhancing quality of life by creatively
providing Education, Advocacy, Treatment, Early Intervention, and Prevention services. With integrity,
we promote hope and empowerment to persons and families touched by mental health, substance
use, HIV and multiple occurring diagnoses, and their related challenges.
Summary of Position
The Clinical Supervisor has primary responsibility for clinical care of clients served by the program.
The program provides an array of clinical and support services, including methadone maintenance,
individual and group counseling to drug and alcohol abusers. The Clinical Supervisor fulfills the
responsibilities of this position primarily by guiding, monitoring and assisting clinical staff in providing
quality, sufficient and appropriate clinical care and support services for all BCCS clients served by
this project. It is also the responsibility of this position to model and maintain high professional
conduct and standards among all clinical staff.
Core Functions - Knowledge Areas
Drug and alcohol treatment principles and clinical practices, standards and best practices.
Methadone maintenance treatment principles, standards and best practices.
Responds to urgent or emergency situations in a way that minimizes trauma to the client and staff
members and results in stabilization.
Job-Specific Performance Standards
Conducts and promotes staff orientation, development and on-going training.
Complies with all BCCS policies and procedures and ensure that all staff follow them as well.
Meets with assigned clients as required to formulate and carry out clinical goals.
Assigns clients to counselors/case managers.
Confers with medical staff, including psychologists/psychiatrists.
Provides outreach and educational activities in the community.
Reviews, at random and as required by licensing and accreditation standards, case records and take
appropriate action when deficiencies are identified.
Participates in BCCS subcommittees, committees and meetings.
Provides direction to, supervises and evaluates via daily observation and annual staff performance
reviews to staff, including: Counselors, Assessors, and Case Managers.
Assists the Senior Clinical Supervisor and/or Program Manager in the hiring and termination
Ensures that counselors follow agency policies and procedures.
Acts as Senior Clinical Supervisor and/or Program Manager in the absence of the Senior Clinical
Supervisor and/or Program Manager.
Reports progress or deficiencies in the program to the Senior Clinical Supervisor and/or Program
Makes recommendations to the Senior Clinical Supervisor and/or Program Manager concerning
program planning and changes.
Provides regular reports and any specially requested reports to the designated administrative and
Reviews evaluations and change recommendations with counselor responsible for the client.
Conducts Addiction Severity Index (ASI) assessments.
Assists Senior Clinical Supervisor and/or Program Manager in preparing for audits and other licensing
and accreditation reviews.
Provides work-related counseling, administers corrective action and addresses grievances of the staff
according to BCCS policies and procedures.
Resolves client/counselor conflicts.
Client Contact and Responsibilities
The Clinical Supervisor maintains daily contact with clients through individual caseload contact and
supervisory contact. Caseload contact is aimed at providing quality, sufficient and appropriate clinical
care. Supervisory contact is aimed at ensuring quality, sufficient and appropriate clinical care is
provided by the primary counselor.
The Clinical Supervisor works most closely with the Counselors, Assessors, Case Managers, and
with the Senior Clinical Supervisor and/or Program Manager. The Clinical Supervisor also maintains
strong working relationships with all BCCS staff.
REQUIRED: CADC or CCDP
PREFERRED: LPC or LCSW
REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in behavioral science or related field.
PREFERRED: Master’s Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Human Services or related field.
REQUIRED: 5 years of counseling experience in the drug and alcohol field.
PREFERRED: 7 years of counseling experience in the drug and alcohol field.
Every other Tuesday 10am-6pm