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PDFWAC 388-60B-0260

Supervisor responsibilitiesWhat responsibilities must the supervisor document for the program?

(1) Each program certified for assessments or any level of domestic violence intervention treatment must have at least one person providing supervision to direct treatment staff.
(2) Supervision must be documented in the direct service staff's personnel file and follow the program's policies and procedures regarding supervision. At a minimum this must include:
(a) At least once every six months, the supervisor must directly observe all treatment staff who are at the trainee or staff level and who provide direct treatment services such as assessments or any level of treatment;
(b) At least once every six months the supervisor must review a sample of each direct treatment staff's assessments and participant's records as applicable for compliance with program policies and the WAC standards found in this chapter;
(c) A program's supervisor must document their observations and feedback for the program trainee or staff member and include it in the employee or volunteer's personnel file; and
(d) Programs that consist of one employee, who is the supervisor, are not required to document group observations or file reviews.
(3) A supervisor may be located either on or offsite.
(4) If no other direct treatment staff besides the supervisor possesses at least two hundred fifty hours of experience providing direct treatment services to participants, then the supervisor must be present on site at all times that direct treatment services are being provided.
(5) The supervisor is responsible for reporting critical incidents, as defined in this chapter to the department within one business day.
(6) The supervisor must provide the department with documentation of the incident and the actions the program has taken as a result of the incident.
(7) If a program has more than one supervisor, the program must either:
(a) Designate a lead supervisor to fulfill the responsibilities of this section; or
(b) Document in writing how the responsibilities in this section will be shared among the supervisors. 
[WSR 19-15-044, recodified as § 388-60B-0260, filed 7/11/19, effective 7/28/19. WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-60A-0260, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 26.50.150. WSR 18-12-034, § 388-60A-0260, filed 5/29/18, effective 6/29/18.]
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