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PURPOSE

 

Under moderate supervision, provides clinical services to assigned client populations.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Performs clinical services, including intakes and therapeutic interventions such as group, individual, and family therapy, and crisis intervention. Maintains and completes service documentation such as psychosocial assessments, case notes, case reviews, court reports, letters, etc., according to prescribed standards. Conducts case reviews and determines current and future treatment and treatment planning based upon resulting quantitative results and professional opinion of client progress. Collaborates with external agents including school officials, family members, and other health agencies regarding organizational programs and client needs and conditions. Attends and participates in staff meetings, treatment planning meetings, case conferences, and clinical seminars providing information relating to program administration and development. Writes correspondence on behalf of clients and their families such as court reports, letters of recommendation, etc., according to prescribed standards.

 

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
EDUCATION

Master’s degree in social services field with certification or licensure in area of specialization (e.g., CSW, LCSW, LPCC, LPCA, LMFT, Marriage and Family Therapy Associate)
EXPERIENCE

Three to six months of related internship or practicum experience.
Basic knowledge of mental and physical characteristics of applicable population group (e.g., growth and development and range of treatment needed), psychotherapy, human behavior, treatment modes, and related issues.
Basic knowledge of community resources and SCS services.
Good communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to handle a case load with varying levels of client disability and need.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/REQUIREMENTS

Position has some unusual physical demands, including occasional exposure to threat of bodily harm from clients or their families.
Normal work tasks may involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue.
Position at times may require incumbent to remain on twenty-four hour call.
Reliable transportation for frequent travel.
*Incumbents/new hires with either of these master’s degrees must ensure that they are not practicing without a license or evading professional licensing/certification laws.  To comply with such laws, incumbents/new hires with either of these master’s degrees must sign their notes as professional equivalents.
Within the bounds of their respective job descriptions, all staff are expected to exercise principle-centered leadership, focused on customer service responsiveness, with a continuous quality improvement orientation.  Additionally, all staff are expected to develop a working knowledge of and follow all policies and procedures related to safety management and other Joint Commission standards.
REQUIRED SKILLS/COMPETENCIES

Knowledge of normal growth and development and of culture/ethnicity relevant to age groups/populations served
Use results of assessments, reassessments, including client strengths and preferences, to construct a case conceptualization
Apply DSM 5 criteria to diagnose mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and/or substance use disorders
If substance use disorder is primary, assesses the readiness of client for treatment via stage of change
Utilize case conceptualization and problem areas to guide development and collaboration with clients to build individualized Treatment Plans
Utilize EBPs and clinical techniques in sessions
Measures client progress towards Treatment Plan goals and objectives throughout treatment course
Assess and manage client risk and additional adjunctive services with appropriate and congruent interventions and collaboration
Assess client’s measurable progress towards goals/minimum discharge criteria and discharging client when they have met minimum discharge criteria
Utilize Treatment Team and supervision to address client case conference needs
Manages client caseload and services to maximize direct care client time and reach expected productivity targets
Understand role of OTRs to appropriately represent client need for services required for authorization

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