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 therapy to those in crisis, and to prevent suicide. Our program uses a social justice lens and works to address inequity in all forms. We are looking for supervisors who are interested in learning about reflective practices, looking to build community, and open to having conversations about how our identities impact our work. CSS seeks supervisors who come from diverse backgrounds and have experience working in a wide range of settings.
About Our Programs
The Grief Therapy Program provides individual, family, and group therapy 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 Older Adults Therapy Program offers in-home therapy to socially isolated, home-bound older adults living in Alameda County who otherwise would not have access to mental health services. Older adults who are able to come on-site receive therapy at our North Oakland office.
School-Based therapy is provided to students from elementary through high school at schools throughout Alameda County.
Crisis Line Counselors provide suicide prevention and crisis therapy 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.
Supervisors are invited to attend our monthly supervision meeting 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.
We ask for a one year commitment.
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.