Clinical Supervisor

North Santa Barbara County
Full Time

About Us:

Founded in 1970, CALM is a community-based mental health agency serving Santa Barbara County with a mission to prevent childhood trauma, heal children and families, and build resilient communities.

Our team of CALM staff and dedicated volunteers share a vision of supporting every family in our community so that every child thrives.

CALM’s guiding principles are:

Clinical Excellence | All-in Approach | Leading the Way | Meaningful Relationships


It’s an amazing time to join us as CALM was just awarded a substantial $694,000 grant from the Department of Health Care Services to implement and scale Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) across Santa Barbara County!  This exciting opportunity affords CALM the resources to establish an 18-month learning collaborative for up to 18 therapists with dedicated time for training, consultation, and implementation of CPP and the ability to hire and train a new Clinical Supervisor in this modality and CALM’s other evidence-based practices.

What is Child Parent Psychotherapy?  CPP is an intervention model for children aged 0-5 who have experienced at least one traumatic event (e.g. maltreatment, the sudden or traumatic death of someone close, a serious accident, sexual abuse, exposure to domestic violence) and/or are experiencing mental health, attachment, and/or behavioral problems, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). You can learn more here.

Work for a mission driven organization committed to transparency, collaboration, and communication. Our values are at the heart of what we do.


CALM is looking for a driven and dedicated Clinical Supervisor to join its Great Beginnings Department. Based in Santa Maria or Lompoc, this integral role will both deliver therapy services directly to clients as well as supervise a minimum of (3) unlicensed employees, including trainees, associates, and/or practicum students, providing clinical and administrative oversight. This role will monitor supervisee’s caseload, clinical interventions, crisis management, and documentation, to ensure clinical excellence, compliance, and timeliness in the support hundreds of clients.

How you will make an impact:

  • Provide weekly individual clinical supervision of clinical staff and facilitates group supervision or case consultation as required.
  • Support supervisees in developing the skills necessary to assess, diagnosis, case conceptualize, and manage interpersonal dynamics that impact the therapeutic process.
  • Help supervisees identify yearly professional development goals and collaboratively monitors progress toward those goals.
  • Ensure that supervisees are implementing CALM’s core evidence-based modalities to fidelity by maintaining training and/or certification in these modalities, observing supervisee-client sessions at least quarterly, and reviewing client standardized assessment data to monitor progress.
  • Regularly solicit and provide feedback to/from supervisee regarding supervision, including providing a yearly evaluation of supervisee’s clinical performance.
  • Monitor supervisee caseloads and client charts to ensure supervisee is complying with agency, legal and ethical practices as outlined by CALM’s policies and procedures, the California Board of Psychology, and the Board of Behavioral Sciences.
  • In conjunction with the Program Manager, provide support, training, and remediation where needed to assist supervisees in meeting CALM’s clinical productivity standards, documentation standards and all other quality assurance standards.
  • Communicate any concerns about quality of clinician’s work to Program Manager in a timely manner. Identify training needs and make recommendations to the Program Manager.
  • Participate in clinical meetings, administrative program meetings and trainings as required.
  • Provide CALM with all the necessary documentation to ensure on-going eligibility to provide clinical supervision.
  • Spend approximately 50% of your time delivering therapy services directly to clients.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.

Role requirements:

  • Doctoral degree in clinical psychology, master’s degree in social work, or master’s degree in marriage and family therapy
  • Current California licenseand minimum of 2 years clinical experience post licensure required
  • Experience working with complex clinical issues surrounding children and families preferred
  • Experience working with or certification in any of the following modalities preferred: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and/or Mental Health Consultation
  • Clinical Supervisor must maintain training and/or certification in the clinical modalities they supervise
  • Must have a valid California driver’s license, clean DMV record and criminal record clearance from the DOJ
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus

Essential knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Strong commitment to CALM’s mission, vision, and strategic plan
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Strong commitment to confidentiality with the ability to work with discretion, diplomacy, and integrity
  • Strong computer and technology skills, including Microsoft Office and other web-based systems, Zoom, etc.
  • Proven skills in problem-solving, resourcefulness and decision-making with good judgment.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational abilities. Able to prioritize competing responsibilities with effective time management skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Comfortable providing constructive feedback to staff
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, ethics, and demonstrated ability to develop & maintain productive relationships across employee groups.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility to accommodate evening appointments as needed

Physical Demands:

  • Prolonged periods sitting, listening, and observing or working on a computer
  • Stand, walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Drive from one location to another
  • Lift and /or move up to 20 pounds at times

Compensation & Benefits:

CALM offers an array of clinical opportunities, including promotion, prevention, early intervention, and treatment in an array of settings, including CALM’s clinics, early care and education centers, and pediatric offices.

CALM partners with more than 75 partner organizations to further its mission and serves 2500 clients per year.


Culture & Wellness Events

Schedule flexibility

100% Employer sponsored Life Insurance (1x Salary)

100% Employer sponsored Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance for Employees

60% Employer sponsored Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance for Dependents

403b Retirement Plan with a 3% Match, increasing to 5% after 7 years

Student Loan Repayment Opportunities of up to $50,000 per year

AD&D, Long-Term Disability and Voluntary Benefits

Medical and Dependent Care FSA

Employee Assistance Plan that provides access to mental health, legal, and financial resources

Monthly Data Stipend of $35

Benefits opt-out stipend of $5,400/year

10 days of PTO for 1st year of service, increasing each year and 80 hours of sick leave

13 Paid Holidays

Training & Development:

We provide clinical supervision for doctoral students, ASW, AMFT, APCC

Access to Therapist Aide

Weekly sponsored Clinical Supervision & Support

We support staff who have a private practice and offer our space at CALM at no charge

Clinical Training & Advancement Opportunities, including certifications in evidence-based modalities:

Attachment, Regulation and Competency (ARC)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Healthy Families America (HFA)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (IECMHC)

Nurturing Parenting Program (NPP)

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Parent-Child Care (PC-CARE)

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

Coming soon: Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)


CALM is committed to being an “employer of choice” and strives to recruit and retain qualified, high performing employees committed to our mission. Competitive compensation that rewards excellent performance is integral to this goal.  CALM’s compensation program is designed to be externally competitive, internally equitable, and financially sustainable.  CALM regards compensation holistically and considers wages, benefits, a supportive and positive work environment, staff wellness, on-going professional development, and work-life balance all critical aspects of our total rewards program.

CALM offers a 10% compensation increase upon licensure.

CALM offers a $1-3/hour bilingual stipend to employees that use a second language.

The salary range for this role is $81,120-108,160

 The salary range provided denotes the minimum and maximum rates applicable to the position. Factors influencing the placement of newly hired employees within this range include their specific skills, qualifications, relevant experience, and comparison with existing employees in similar roles. Typically, newly hired employees are positioned below the midpoint of the salary range.

(805) 965-2376
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