PATH and HOST SUD Clinical Supervisor (no SUDP license required)
Downtown Emergency Service Center
Seattle, Washington 98104

Job Description


Days Off: Saturday, Sunday

Shift: Office Day

Insurance Benefits: Dental, Life, Long-term Disability, Medical

Other Benefits: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan

About DESC:

DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center) is a nonprofit organization working to help people with the complex needs of homelessness, substance use disorders, and serious mental illness achieve their highest potential for health and well-being through comprehensive services, treatment, and housing. Our vision is a community where no person is abandoned, ignored, or experiencing homelessness.

As the region's leading provider of services to multiply disabled adults who have experienced chronic homelessness, DESC serves almost 2,000 people each day. Our integrated service model is designed to help people secure and maintain appropriate, safe and affordable housing. DESC is recognized nationally and regionally as an innovator in developing solutions to homelessness.


In conjunction with the HOST Project Manager and Senior Program Manager, the PATH and HOST SUD Clinical Supervisor specifically oversees the acceptance and assignment/facilitation of referrals to the HOST program. In conjunction with the HOST Project Manager, this position oversees all aspects of outreach and engagement, short-term case management services, as well as contractual obligations. HOST Supervisors collaborate internally and externally to promote continuity of care for our clients. The supervisors are expected to coordinate with internal outpatient teams, such as SAGE, and other PHP providers to assure successful transition of consumers to on-going care. The HOST Clinical Supervisors will have education and experience as a Mental Health Professional.


  • Assist HOST Project Manager in planning, implementation and coordination of all HOST services and other relevant services at the agency.
  • Assist in Screening/assessing referrals to HOST Program for eligibility and provide coordination of other HOST staff involved in screening and initial engagement effort.
  • Coordinate and participate in psychiatric consultations, clinical supervision meetings, program meetings, and in-service training of mental health program staff; participate in clinical reviews and case conferences.
  • Assess staff members supervised for strengths and training needs. Provide regular supervision, clinical consultation, performance feedback, support and assurance of needed training for staff.
  • Facilitate team meetings in a manner, which promotes team members contributing in their areas of strength and learning as needed. Develop team cohesion, which effectively serves the clientele and provides the needed support for team members to effectively perform their job.
  • Coordinate and schedule for all aspects of HOST services, including scheduling of individual team members and coverage of offices as needed; review and authorize staff time sheets; submit on time to payroll department.
  • Guide and participate in appropriate delivery of screening/assessment activities to assure resources are used for the target population.
  • Review team clinical documentation to assure that team members maintain current and complete clinical records, and that records comply with the agency, state, and county clinical accountability policies and procedures.
  • Provide individual supervision/consultation for assigned team members.
  • In cooperation with agency management and HOST staff, establish and maintain cooperative relationships with a broad spectrum of human service organizations that provide resources needed by mental health consumers.
  • Provide clinical outreach & case management services to a partial caseload.
  • Become and stay aware of related contractual and working agreements; assure supervised staff awareness of same.
  • Collaborate with non-mental health DESC staff to ensure continuity of care for consumers using other DESC services.
  • Assist Clinical Programs Entry Services Manager in coordination of services and activities, which span the mental health department and other DESC programs.
  • Assure the gathering of accurate service and other program data; assist with report writing in compliance with HOST/PATH/City of Seattle contracts.


  • Comply with all agency policies and procedures, relevant Washington Administrative Code, and King County Mental Health Division policies and procedures.
  • Attend and participate in relevant team meetings, agency-sponsored trainings and all-staff meetings.
  • Participate as an on-going member of clinical program committees as assigned.
  • Participate in program evaluation activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


DESC is committed to diversity in the workplace, and promotes equal employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. The Agency will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, caste, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification. Minorities and veterans are encouraged to apply.



  • Master's degree in a social work, psychology or other relevant behavioral science or Bachelor of Nursing degree with specialty in mental health, preferred.
  • Meet criteria as a Mental Health Professional as defined in RCW 71.05, WAC 246-341.
  • Strong collaboration and problem solving skills.
  • Possess the skills and attitude to provide sound clinical and administrative supervision.
  • Interest or experience in working with clients who are difficult to engage and refer to traditional programs.
  • Ability to meet Washington state requirements for registration as a counselor.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff from various backgrounds.
  • Valid Washington State Driver's License and insurable driving record.
  • Subscribe to the philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs and of consideration and respect for clients.


  • Experience working with adults who are homeless, have a mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders.
  • Licensed Social Worker (LICSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in State of Washington.
  • Qualified to provide Department of Health Approved Supervision to LICSW, LMFT and/or LMHC candidates.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish.
  • Supervisory experience.


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Salary Range:

$90,063.60 - $101,927.52

Employment/Position Type:

Full Time
Date Posted : 04/02/2024