JOB SUMMARY: Renders diagnostic and psychotherapeutic services to children, adolescents and families; Participates in Quality Assurance and Utilization Review for assigned cases; Assists in implementing programmatic and agency priorities within theECC and Permanency programs.
RESPONSIBILITIES:Unlicensed clinicians are hired prior to obtaining their license to practice as mental health practitioners (i.e. psychology, social work, LMFT, LPC, LADC). Unlicensed clinicians will receive supervision by a licensed clinician, and may be offered training opportunities. When eligible, all unlicensed clinicians are expected to obtain licensure in order to be considered for ongoing employment at The Village.
- Provides direct services to children and their families which may include:
- Assessment and engagement
- Provide DSM IV Diagnosis in consultation with Supervisor and Medical Director or designated Psychiatrist
- Formulation and contracting for services or treatment plan
- Implementation of treatment plan, modifying it as appropriate during the course of treatment
- Discharge planning which may include linkages to community support services
- Case management services
- Clinical documentation required by agency and program policies, HIPAA regulations, and funding sources.
- Maintain productivity targets determined by service.
- Provision of service in the office, school, or other identified setting to meet the unique needs of families served.
- Participates in Peer Consultation and Quality Assurance Reviews
- Works as a team member with other clinical and administrative staff to respond to client and programmatic needs, including the implementation of agency policies, procedures, and initiatives.
- Partners with Supervisor to identify and develop plans for professional growth.
- With Supervisor’s approval, partners with other program or clinical staff to identify and develop approaches to address clients’ unmet needs or service gaps.
- Contributes to program functioning by assuming responsibility for special tasks or leadership in special projects as appropriate.
- Contributes to agency organizational life by participating in agency wide task forces, committees or problem solving teams as appropriate.
- Contributes to agency visibility and development of community linkages by representing the Village in community groups or committees.
- Acquiring and maintaining the needed skills in evidenced based models that the agency / program ascribe to.
- Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.
Specific Responsibilities for Residential & Extended Day Treatment Clinician:
Provide individual, group and family therapy; maintain contact with schools and other collateral providers; provide on-call clinical support to program; assist milieu staff in working with children in crisis; maintain clinical documentation according to licensing, accreditation, PNMI and Medicaid regulations as appropriate; attend and facilitate treatment meetings for clients; maintain insurance authorization on each client by conducting initial and monthly authorizations; conduct clinical in-service trainings for program staff. Physically able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations, i.e. must be able to supervise groups of children and perform physical intervention if required; must be able to move freely from place to place without restrictions.