Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Clinical Supervisor


Job Summary

Allies is committed to providing mental health support and consultation to families & those who interact with children and families with social, behavioral and emotional challenges and exposure to violence abuse and trauma. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for ensuring direct service staff under their supervision are providing high-quality services to children and families and ensuring that legal and ethical standards and program requirements are being met. The Clinical Supervisor oversees the work of clinicians/interns, signing off on hours for licensure and monitoring timeliness and accuracy of all documentation. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for carrying a small caseload (may fluctuate based on staffing and program need), providing direct mental health services and/or early childhood mental health consultation services to individuals and families, with a primary focus on families with children 0-5 years old.

Agency Overview

Allies for Every Child (Allies) exists to give at-risk children and children living in poverty the foundation they need to increase their life choices and lead fulfilling lives. For over 30 years, Allies has been providing thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs (including comprehensive Early Head Start services), family strengthening interventions, foster care and adoption services, and a range of vital, integrated services, including educational assessments, disabilities screenings, nutrition, dental and vision screenings, mental health and pediatric health consultations.


Categories / Dept

Early Childhood Mental Health


Early Childhood Mental Health Clinical Services





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide weekly individual clinical supervision of mental health therapists and Allies program staff, overseeing and signing off on hours of experience towards licensure as needed.
  • Run weekly group supervision for clinical staff when needed
  • Work closely with ECMH Directors to monitor the flow of cases on supervisees’ caseloads to ensure quality service and staff wellbeing.
  • Ensure client documentation is accurate and submitted within established timeframe
  • Review staff progress notes, assessments, treatment plans and other relevant documentation to ensure high quality services.
  • Provide ongoing support to clinical staff including crisis management and consultation regarding child safety issues, as needed.
  • Provide mental health service delivery including therapy and/or early childhood mental health consultation.
  • Monitor client progress toward goals and implementation of evaluation and outcome measures.
  • Attend and participate in, lead and/or facilitate routinely scheduled meetings as requested or required for the program.
  • As a part of our interdisciplinary approach, engage in regular, frequent cross departmental collaboration and support coverage needs for clinical staff serving clients in other programs as needed.



  • Support with the development and delivery of training for internal and external providers on topics related to early childhood mental health
  • Support implementation of the Allies Early Childhood Mental Health Internship Program.
  • Maintain confidentiality of clients and obtain and maintain on file legal releases of information when needed.
  • Comply with all applicable federal, state and county regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Staff must believe in and act in accordance with both the agency’s and the program’s mission statements
  • In accordance with our “team” philosophy, the person filling this position may occasionally be required to carry out or assist with other tasks in addition to the duties listed on this job description.
  • A minimum of master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage/Family Therapy, Counseling, or Clinical Psychology required
  • Current license as an LMFT, LCSW, or Psychologist in the state of California and in good standing required
  • Two (2) years’ post licensure and ability to provide clinical supervision to clinicians working towards LMFT/LCSW licensure and sign off on BBS licensing hours required
  • At least 2 years of experience providing clinical supervision to staff and/or interns and monitoring performance highly desired
  • Experience delivering reflective practice highly desired
  • Experience with infant mental health and work with the 0-5-year-old population required
  • experience with Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and other evidence informed practices highly desired
  • Experience with Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation highly desired
  • Bilingual English & Spanish preferred
  • Endorsement as an Infant-Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist preferred.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate tasks
  • Ability to work in a supportive team environment
  • Requires a high level of creativity, resourcefulness and flexibility
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of professionals & families
  • Knowledge of child abuse/neglect prevention
  • Commitment to social justice, inclusion, and client centered advocacy
  • Knowledge of community resources and experience with interagency collaboration
  • Ability to work independently, flexible, strong organizational skills, and commitment to teamwork
  • Basic computer skills required – Word, Excel, Software applications
  • Passionate about learning and possesses curiosity about issues affecting children and families
  • All employees, regardless of position, serve as role models for children and families who are served by our agency.
  • Fingerprint background clearance (DOJ, FBI & Child Abuse Clearance Index), or approved exemption
  • Successful completion of pre-employment physical, PPD risk assessment, proof of immunizations for COVID-19 + booster, pertussis, measles and influenza (can decline flu)
  • Class “C” driver’s license, proof of insurance, a safety record acceptable to CAA, and reliable transportation required


Pay Range: $80,000-$86,000 annual (In accordance with California law, the expected salary range for this California position. The actual compensation will be determined based on experience and other factors permitted by law.)

**Preferred: Bilingual in English and Spanish

FOR CONSIDERATION:  Email cover letter and resume to humanresources@alliesforeverychild.org

Full Benefits Package offered including:

  • Competitive pay
  • 100% employer contribution to: Health – Kaiser or Anthem, Dental, Vision
  • 401k retirement plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional Development
  • 12 paid holidays,
  • 10 days paid sick leave
  • 10 days paid vacation leave (increases with tenure)
  • 2 personal days for birthday and anniversary of employment
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Initial and ongoing training/mentorship to all employees


Allies for Every Child actively seeks candidates who reflect the rich diversity of the communities that we serve. We are committed to a work environment that embraces and promotes individuality and inclusion. We believe that diversity and inclusion of varied perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences are essential to our organization’s effectiveness, and allows us to serve our clients in the respectful, responsive, and understanding way that they deserve. We define diversity in broad terms to include race, ethnicity, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, geography, socio-economic status and other unique attributes that make us who we are.

council on accreditation

Allies for Every Child has achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA). This means our programs, services, administration, and management have been rigorously evaluated and meet best practice standards. Visit www.COAnet.org to learn more about COA Accreditation.

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