Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a Clinical Supervisor with Crisis Support Services of Alameda County (CSS). We began as a nonprofit, volunteer-based crisis intervention and suicide prevention agency in 1966. Since then, we have grown and now provide a variety of mental health services to a wide range of persons in varying degrees of crisis.
Our primary mission is to assist people in emotional distress, to offer supportive counseling to those in crisis, and to prevent suicide.
The Grief Counseling Program provides up to 20 grief counseling sessions for those suffering the loss of a loved one. CSS specializes in traumatic or sudden loss due to suicide, homicide, and accidental death.
The Counseling Services for Older Adults Program offers in-home counseling to socially isolated, home-bound older adults living in North and Central Alameda County who otherwise would not have access to mental health services. Older adults who are able to come on-site receive counseling at our North Oakland office.
School-Based Counseling is provided to students from elementary through high school at schools throughout Alameda County.
Crisis Line Counselors provide suicide prevention and crisis counseling to more than 65,000 callers each year on our 24-hour telephone crisis lines.
Clients served by each of these programs represent a broad spectrum in terms of age, ethnicity, and socio- economic backgrounds.
As a Supervisor, you will have wonderful support and training that typically begins with a tutorial, our comprehensive manual on supervision, and regular consultation. Nancy Fuller Hebble, Ph.D., facilitates our supervisors’ meetings, where clinicians receive training, support, and consultation regarding our trainees and interns. Some of our supervisors have been with us for many years, while others started at CSS as practicum students and have returned to supervise.
Licensed mental health professionals make a one-year commitment to supervise one of the agency’s Mental Health Counselors working in any combination of 4 clinical areas: 24-hour Crisis Line, Grief Counseling, School-Based Counseling, and Geriatric Mental Health Counseling.
Our monthly Supervisor Meeting is held the first Wednesday of each month and satisfies. Attendees are awarded 2 hours of continuing education credit (CAMFT CEPA Provider number: 130303). Participation, while not required is, recommended.
How to Apply
If you would like to become a Volunteer Clinical Supervisor with CSS, please complete the following application and return it along with a copy of your current license, malpractice insurance, resume, and certificate of completion of six hours of supervisor training documentation to Crisis Support Services at P.O. Box 3120, Oakland, CA 94609, or you can submit your completed application materials through the form below.Download Clinical Supervisor Application