is an advanced professional counseling position providing clinical evaluation,
treatment, and consultation services specifically for children, adolescents and
their families. Services are provided
for clients with mild to severe disability.
This position requires the ability to build professional empathetic
relationships with clients, while providing efficient and appropriate direct
clinical services. Senior clinical staff
may provide supervision to non-licensed clinical staff, students, and
Education: Master's degree in social work, counseling, psychology or closely related field. Preference given to individuals that have a current license as mental health professional or certified addictions professional.
Experience: Outpatient clinical experience preferred. Work experience must include work with population to be served.
1. Perform clinical assessments to determine diagnosis, level of care, treatment plan, and make recommendations to other agencies about these issues as needed.
2. Provides therapy services to assigned clients and/or family members in accordance with Center guidelines and procedures, and best practice standards for his/her profession. Any of the following may apply:
· Services are provided in schools, client homes, and in the clinic.
· Therapy is offered in a number of modalities including individual, family, and group.
· Therapy may include a range of levels of care from prevention and educational approaches to intensive on-site/in-home outpatient care.
4. Therapy is offered to clients with a range of problems including, but not limited to,
· Mental health issues, based on DSM diagnosis
· Substance abuse/dependence, based on DSM diagnosis
· Issues related to sexual, physical, emotional abuse and its consequences.
5. Crisis intervention/assessment
· Telephone screening for need for services or eligibility
· Face-to-face screening to determine need for inpatient admission.
· Provides consultation services to staff from other agencies also working with the client.
· Provide sufficient services to meet revenue requirements: 1170 billed hours per year.
6. Facilitates continuity of services within the agency and community for assigned clients.
7. Documents all services provided in a timely and accurate manner in electronic medical record, consistent with Center guidelines and procedures, and best practice standards for his/her profession.
8. Documents all services and job duties as required for billing, payroll, and reimbursement purposes, in accordance with Center guidelines and procedures.
9. Specific competencies required are identified on a department/program specific basis and identified in each employee's Competency Checklist. The following are general and apply to all positions with this title.
10. This position is responsible for the coordination and delivery of clinical services to include family, group and individual therapy for assigned clients. Assigned clients may include scheduled and unscheduled clients.
11. This position description is not designed
to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of skills, abilities, duties or
responsibilities that are required for this position. In order to meet
the needs of the organization, management may, at its discretion, assign or
reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time with or without
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Specific competencies required are identified on a department/program specific basis and identified in each employee's Competency Checklist. The following are general and apply to all positions with this title.
1. Has adequate assessment/evaluation skills
· Can effectively diagnose disorders in children and adults
· Can articulate developmental issues and how these affect assessment and treatment.
· Is aware of cultural and gender related issues that may affect assessment of client needs and treatment planning
· Can identify signs and indicators of abuse/ trauma
· Can determine the need for Crisis Stabilization
2. Has adequate treatment skills
· Appropriately applies behavioral, cognitive, and other interventions in manner sensitive to the age and special needs of the client
· Has facility with time effective treatment strategies
· Understands how abuse/ trauma needs to be addressed in treatment
· Can formulate treatment problems, goals and objectives based on assessment data
· Understands how to effectively integrate family/caregiver in treatment, as needed
3. Understands the nature of and maintains appropriate professional boundaries (e.g., can examine the use of self in therapy, transference/counter-transference issues)
· Provides culturally competent care
4. Has adequate consultation skills
· Understands the needs of host agency and community partners
· Is respectful of aims and personnel in host agency and community partners
· Adapts to the host environment and/ or community agency
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.Physical Demand:
The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions