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DIFRC Seeks Clinical Supervisor


Job Title:  Clinical Supervisor (Full-Time)

Employer:  Denver Indian Family Resource Center (DIFRC)

Address:  1633 Fillmore St., Suite GL2, Denver, CO  80206

Phone:  720-500-1020


Executive Director:  Lucille Echohawk

Our Mission: To strengthen vulnerable American Indian/Alaska Native children and families through collaborative and culturally responsive services.

Job Summary: The Clinical Supervisor oversees and manages the implementation of case management and clinical techniques in order to achieve the program’s overall objective of providing culturally responsive quality services to American Indian and Alaska Native children and families.  The Clinical Supervisor directly supervises the clinical team including case managers, and a resource and referral specialist. In consultation with the Executive Director, the Clinical Supervisor has decision-making responsibility for child welfare practice and the referral strategies implemented by clinical staff.  The Clinical Supervisor submits billing for county-contracted services and assists with data collection and reports to funders. The Clinical Supervisor builds and strengthens collaborations with the community to provide holistic, wraparound services to client families.

Essential Duties:

  1. Provides both  individual and group supervision as well as leadership to clinical staff.
  2. Carries a caseload when necessary.
  3. Develops and maintains professional child welfare standards necessary to meet licensing, accreditation, and program standards.
  4. Provides support to staff including attendance at court hearings, family team meetings, and other meetings as needed.
  5. Develops and monitors clinical service delivery protocol and guidelines in line with DIFRC’s practice model.
  6. Conducts annual performance evaluations for assigned staff.
  7. Plans and coordinates training schedule for clinical staff.
  8. Testifies in court as to case services and recommendations for holistic family outcomes and/or as an ICWA expert witness.
  9. Prepares and maintains necessary reports, including monthly service delivery summaries.
  10. Reviews, submits, and revises monthly billing for county-contracted services.  Also assists with funder reports.
  11. Interfaces regularly with outside agencies regarding child wellbeing, permanency, and case planning.
  12. Represents the Denver Indian Family Resource Center at relevant meetings and serves on relevant committees in the community.
  13. Takes part in ongoing staff development and training to increase knowledge and enhance professional development.
  14. Works closely with the Executive Director on staff development, task delegation, and training to ensure that grant goals and objectives have been met.
  15. Assists in reviewing proposals for funding in the family services area and in decision-making with the Executive Director about what funds to seek and what services DIFRC can provide.
  16. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. A minimum of a Master’s degree in a human behavioral sciences field (social work, sociology, psychology, guidance and counseling, and/or child development).
  2. Professional licensure (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, etc.) in the State of Colorado.
  3. A minimum of three years of experience in child welfare.
  4. A minimum of three years of previous supervisory experience.
  5. Extensive knowledge of American Indian and Alaska Native cultures; one year experience working with AI/AN families preferred.
  6. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  7. Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

Required Competencies:

  1. Experience with the Indian Child Welfare Act.
  2. Knowledge of child development and child welfare.
  3. Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  4. Understanding of the non-profit sector and basic knowledge of program implementation.
  5. Computer skills including use of emails, calendars, and data collection through the Microsoft Office suite.

Instructions and Deadline to apply:

Please send electronically your letter of interest and resume to

Position open until filled.  Please list subject as “Clinical Supervisor”.  NO phone calls, no walk-ins, no standard mail, incomplete submissions or faxed applications will not be considered.


Clinical Supervisor Job Description

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