Clinician

Staff Clinician/Crisis Clinician/ School Based Clinician

Department:  Outpatient/Crisis/School Based                  Job Status:  Full-Time   

FLSA Status:  Exempt                                                      Reports to:  Therapy Program Team Manager

Positions Supervised:  None                                           Amount of Travel Required:  Up to 20%, SN County

Work Schedule:  Monday thru Friday; Hours may vary between 7:00am-7:00pm; May include some on-call work.

Position Summary

The Clinician is primarily responsible for providing individual, family and group psychotherapy to children, adolescents and families at Family Service & Guidance Center.  The Clinician works closely with the client, family, teachers, school professionals and treatment team to identify treatment goals, objectives and discharge criteria.

The Clinician may facilitate crisis intervention sessions for children in immediate crisis that could have intensive emotional and/or behavioral symptoms.  These sessions will focus on safety planning and keeping the youth in the least restrictive environment. However, crisis clinicians will facilitate hospital and CRP admissions when appropriate during these sessions.


**This position provides a sign-on Bonus of $2,000 to be paid out in 2 tiers**


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Complete admission assessments per agency procedure for all new or returning clients. Psychotherapy processes may be provided in the office, the client home, school or community.
  • Provide individual, family and group therapy to children, adolescents and families. 
  • Meets productivity expectation of Family Service & Guidance Center.
  • Clinicians may complete PRTF pre-authorizations by CBST and face-to-face evaluations in a timely manner as expected by MCOs.
  • Crisis Clinicians will complete follow up crisis sessions with youth admitted to CRP if no CRP clinician is available.
  • Crisis Clinicians will follow critical care protocol in order to provide support to youth at risk of suicide as deemed necessary and appropriate by clinical staff.
  • Provide crisis intervention with families as deemed appropriate.
  • Be familiar in the philosophy of WrapAround Services both for the purpose of assessing needs and delivering services.
  • Participate in weekly team meetings for the purpose of case assignments, case review, individual case planning and collaboration with team members.
  • Complete clinical documentation (admission assessments, progress notes, 90 day progress reviews, referrals for other services, etc.) in compliance with time lines established by Family Service & Guidance Center's Quality Assurance standards as well as those set by funding sources.
  • Expected to stay informed of agency developments by reading memorandums and other agency related written communication.
  • Provide clinical oversight of clinical cases and direct treatment among multiple Family Service & Guidance Center providers when assigned the role of primary provider.
  • Master's or Doctoral Level Psychologists may be assigned the responsibility of completing psychological testing under the supervision of the licensed psychologist coordinating assessment services.
  • Respect and demonstrate ability to maintain client confidentiality.
  • Act as an ambassador of Family Service & Guidance Center in the community setting.  This may include doing public educational and informational presentations.
  • Supports and actively promotes the vision and mission of Family Service & Guidance Center and the philosophy of the strengths perspective.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Therapy Program Team Manager.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Licensure:

  • Master's degree in a recognized mental health discipline ? Social Work, Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy or Psychology.
  • Valid license to practice in the state of Kansas; advanced licensure preferred; LAC also preferred.
  • Must successfully pass the KBI and SRS Central Registry and all other background investigations.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license, a good driving record, current auto insurance and reliable transportation. 
  • Active membership in professional organizations strongly encouraged.

Experience:

  • Experience working with children and families preferred.
  • Passion and desire to work with children and adolescents.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Customer focused (internal and external)
  • Team oriented and ability to get along with others
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Accountability
  • Reliability
  • Trust/Integrity
  • Demonstrates Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Developed Time Management Skills
  • Developed Organizational Skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite with ability to learn other software programs as necessary including Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
  • Relationship building
  • Problem Solving
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in work
  • Ability to be collaborative
  • Open to learning and accepting feedback
  • Ability to maintain appropriate boundaries and confidentiality

Other Physical Requirements:

Clinicians must have sufficient ambulatory capabilities to work with children and adolescents in the office setting.  Position may require the ability to use physical holding (MAB) with children and adolescents exhibiting out of control behaviors.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Office and Community-Based working environment; requires flexible schedule; frequent interruptions occur; expected to deal with individuals in crisis, potential risk of exposure to aggressive and/or acting out (verbal and physical) children and youth. 



The company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contact of employment, and the company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the company may deem appropriate.