Clinician - Emergency Screener | GV CSU | 25411 | 11.19

Schedule: Full Time
Location: Gainesville, FL
Salary: Master's Degree in Counseling Related Field Required
  Un-Licensed $38,665 | Licensed $55,000 - $58,000

Position Summary:

This is advanced professional clinical work conducting emergency assessments for clients who present at Crisis Stabilization in crisis seeking mental health stabilization. Emergency Screeners provide 24/7 Emergency Intake and Evaluation services for both voluntary and Baker Act adults and children.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Master's degree required from an accredited university with major course work in the areas of psychology, sociology, social work, or a related human services field.

Experience: One year proven experience working with clients in the mental health field.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

1.  Conducts assessments for clients through telephone and face-to-face contact to determine treatment needs.

2.  Determines appropriate service provider based on clinical, demographic, and payer requirements.

3.  Serves as client and center advocate, consultant, and liaison with a wide variety of community agencies to ensure client continuity of care.

4.  Facilitates continuity of services within the agency and community for clients seen in Emergency Screening.

5.  Documents all services provided in a timely and accurate manner, consistent with Center guidelines and procedures, and best practice standards for his/her profession.

6.  Documents all services and job duties as required for billing, payroll, and reimbursement purposes, in accordance with Center guidelines and procedures.

7.  Performs other duties as required to meet program and departmental  goals and objectives. 

8.  MUST be flexible on shifts and availability 

9. Willing to be an active participant in client restraints, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Specific competencies required are identified on a department/program specific basis and identified in each employees Competency Checklist. The following are general and apply to all positions with this title.

I.  Has adequate assessment/evaluation skills

  A.  Can articulate developmental issues and how these affect assessment and treatment.

  B.  Is aware of cultural and gender related issues that may affect assessment of client needs

  and treatment planning. 

  D.  Can identify signs and indicators of abuse

  E.  Can determine the need for Crisis Stabilization

II.  Has adequate treatment skills

A.  Appropriately applies behavioral, cognitive, and other family interventions in manner sensitive

to the age and special needs of the client. 

  B.  Has facility with time effective treatment strategies

  C.  Understands how abuse needs to be addressed in treatment

  D.  Can formulate treatment problems, goals and objectives based on assessment data

  E.  Understands how to effectively integrate family/caregiver in treatment

  F.  Understands the nature of and maintains appropriate professional boundaries (e.g., can

  examine the use of self in therapy, transference/counter-transference issues)

  G.  Provides culturally competent care

III.  Has adequate consultation skills

  A.  Understands the needs of host agency(ies).

  B.  Is respectful of aims and personnel in host agency.

  C.  Adapts to the host environment

Language Skills:

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.

Mathematical Skills:

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.

Reasoning Ability:

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.