Location: Dover, Delaware

Salary: Starting $52,000/year, plus program premium of $4,000

Sign-on Bonus Eligible: $3,000

JOB SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Crisis Program Manager, the MRSS Crisis Supervisor plans, directs and coordinates activities of MRSS (Crisis Intervention/Prevention) to ensure that clinically appropriate goals and procedures are accomplished in accordance with risk factors, time limitations, funding requirements, and JCAHO and licensing regulations.


  • Demonstrates knowledge of individual growth and development.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of family and community systems.
  • Responsible for managing a clinically appropriate 24/7 crisis program for children.
  • Develops and maintains procedures/policies for daily operations: mobilization of crisis workers to hospitals, schools, homes and other community agencies in order to provide risk assessments and appropriate referrals to insure the safety of the child.
  • Develops procedures to enable crisis workers to access supervision on a daily basis to resolve difficulties in clinical assessments and crisis situations.
  • Provides daily crisis case management and assigning of cases on an as need basis.
  • Monitors daily crisis interventions and risk factors for individual cases.
  • Responsible for making the final decision to hospitalize or to place a child in a crisis bed.
  • Facilitate ongoing crisis training to encourage growth among crisis counselors.
  • Provide on-site field assistance to crisis counselors as needed.
  • Implement and coordinate ongoing group and individual supervision for the crisis counselors paying attention to licensing requirements and employee career development.
  • Work closely with the community mental health providers, law enforcement departments, State of Delaware hospitals and Prevention and Behavioral Health Services to facilitate appropriate services for children and their families.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing procedures to manage crisis situations ranging from decompensation of the mentally ill, drug/alcohol problems, suicidal/homicidal ideation, family conflict, physical and sexual abuse, etc.
  • Participate in one week a month on-call rotation for supervisory consultation with crisis clinicians who are assessing clients in the community
  • Uphold professional standards of treatment and the mission of Delaware Guidance Services in imparting services to children and their families.
  • Maintain a quality code of conduct, ethics and professionalism as demonstrated in the MRSS Program Manual.
  • Impart clinical knowledge and expertise in a manner congruent with providing goal-directed and team-oriented services towards children.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally with all customers, including children, parents, Department of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services and other state and county agencies.
  • Maintain crisis services to children and families in compliance with requirements published in the Department of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services Manual.


  • Responsible for coordinating and maintaining proper documentation of all incoming assessments from crisis evaluation. Verify that risk factors are addressed and all notations are precise and accurate.
  • Establish and maintain outcome measures.
  • Responsible for assigning and scheduling crisis counselors to specific shifts and maintain a sense of stability on those shifts.
  • Attend individual meetings with the MRSS Program Manager and management team meetings.
  • Responsible for weekly crisis program updates to the MRSSS Program Manager.
  • Participate in the interview process of potential candidates for the crisis program.
  • Responsible for evaluating crisis counselors’ progress within the program and updating the MRSS Program Manager with staff concerns.
  • Facilitate training for newly hired crisis counselors.
  • Responsible for the coordination of cases and policies with the Department of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services.
  • Ensure staff knowledge of and compliance with appropriate licensing, contractual and other standards impacting daily operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory responsibilities: Clinical and administrative Supervision of assigned staff

Work environment: Office based, Partial telecommuting with approval

Physical demands: Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer, may be requested to lift up to 15 pounds at times

Travel required: Between sites as needed for supervision, meetings, etc.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree which qualifies for licensure in the state of Delaware as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), License Professional Counselor of Mental Health (LPCMH), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Psychologist
  • Possess Delaware Clinical Licensure (social work, psychology, counseling)
  • Minimum of 3 years post licensure clinical experience preferably within an evidenced-based or evidenced-informed child and family interventions
  • Minimum of 2 years post graduate supervisory experience preferably within an evidenced-based or evidenced-informed child and family interventions
  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record

Preferred qualifications:

  • 3 or more continuing education credits in clinical supervision within last year
  • Multilingual

Delaware Guidance Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

DGS is committed to the safety of its employees and clients. All employees must follow DGS’s vaccination policy. Face coverings and daily screens required to enter buildings. Social distancing is practiced in all locations.

Other duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


About Delaware Guidance Services
Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) is Delaware’s largest non-residential mental health provider for children and families. With 5 main offices and many community partners, DGS services are accessible from anywhere in the state. DGS aims to provide comprehensive mental health services to all families regardless of insurance, socioeconomic status or ethnicity. With over 200 staff, DGS is focused on growing a knowledgeable workforce that delivers treatment in an ethical and innovative way.

Delaware Guidance Services exists to provide quality therapeutic services to children, youth, and their families to increase their social, emotional, and behavioral wellness.

Benefits We Offer
DGS offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees, including:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Incentive Pay for Certain Clinical Staff (Productivity Bonuses)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Employee Elected Benefits (Accident, Critical Illness, Cancer)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Life, AD&D, Long Term and Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Vacation (3-4 weeks), sick (12 per year) and ALL Major Holidays, as well as Two Floating Holidays
  • 403(b) plans with match (2%) and generous company contribution (6%)
  • Internal Professional Development and Training
  • Clinical Supervision towards licensure
  • Clinical trainings with CE’s

**Employee contributions are required for some benefits.**

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $52,000.00 per year