Sep 30, 2019
Position Summary: The Clinician is responsible for providing individual, family and group therapy to clients in the Outpatient Program and/or Partial Hospitalization Program at CRH. DBT knowledge and/or experience preferred. The Clinician works closely with county social workers, parents and team members, consulting and collaborating on client’s progress and treatment plans. The Clinician will also serve as a program consultant to the shelter program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide Individual, Group and Family Therapy For Each Client. • Assess clients’ needs and level of functioning including a bio psychosocial assessment of all clients referred to the case load. • Provide crisis counseling to children/families as necessary. • Write safety, behavioral, and treatment plans. • Schedule and coordinate therapy sessions. • Provide clinical interventions for teachers, parents, and other caregivers to generalize skills in other environments. • Meet with clients for individual, group and/or family therapy sessions. • Provide collateral parties with information to best meet the client’s needs as necessary. • Assess, determine and make a referral when special services or care are needed for a child (i.e. medication evaluation, psychiatric hospitalization, in-home services or psychological testing, etc.).
Paperwork and Documentation. • Write daily/weekly progress notes for each therapy session and mental health service. • Complete appropriate mental health documentation, including but not limited to, client plans performance outcomes, progress reports, health questionnaires, and termination reports as required. • Continuously review charts for new and/or relevant information concerning clients. • Prepare and maintain charts in accordance with audit requirements. • Perform Utilization Reviews as assigned.
Training and Consultation • Attend clinical, school, planning and discharge meetings etc. to consult with clinical and program staff. • Attend weekly supervision meetings with therapy supervisor if unlicensed, to comply with California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) licensing requirements. • Licensed Therapists who have met the California BBS requirements to provide supervision, may provide weekly individual and/or group supervision for unlicensed clinicians so they may obtain licensing hours. Attend weekly meeting with Clinical Director.
Other • Attend external training/conferences to meet licensing requirements and keep up to date with current information and developments. • Present information gathered at conferences at clinical meetings and staff in-services/training as appropriate. • Attend Med. reviews as needed for clients receiving medication. • Perform other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Ability to work varied hours including nights, weekends and holidays. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as client safety/treatment plans, assessment materials and procedure manuals. Ability to write professional/clinical reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Education/Experience: • The licensed Clinician must possess a Master’s Degree from an accredited school of Social Work or other graduate program in Psychology, Counseling or Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. • Licensed Clinicians must be registered with the California BBS as an MFT or LCSW. • Unlicensed Clinicians must possess a Master’s Degree from an accredited school of Social Work or other graduate program in Psychology, Counseling or Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. Unlicensed Clinicians must also be registered with the California BBS as an ASW or MFT intern. • Must receive MFT, LCSW license within six years of initial registration with the California BBS as an intern to meet Sacramento County contract requirements. • Experience working in an inpatient or residential clinical setting is desired. • Two years experience working with infant/toddlers, children, adolescents and families with emotional problems is required.
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations: • LCSW or MFT license. • If unlicensed, registration with the California BBS as an ASW or MFT intern is required. Must receive MFT, LCSW license within six years of initial registration with the California BBS as an intern to meet Sacramento County contract requirements. • Must possess a valid California Driver’s License. • Must be at least 21 years of age. • Must pass First Aid certification course before start of employment. Certification can be completed through the Children’s Receiving Home. • Must pass CPR within the first six weeks of employment • Must pass Bloodborne Pathogens and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) certification courses offered through the Children’s Receiving Home within the first three months of employment. • Must maintain TCI, CPR, First Aid and BBP Certification throughout employment. • Must complete online Mandated Reporter Training within first week of employment.
Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities: • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language. • Must be able to function independently and be able to seek guidance when necessary to assist in working with children and families. • Knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV). • Good knowledge of a variety of therapeutic interventions and models emphasizing empirically validated interventions • Knowledge of child/adolescent development. • Knowledge of child abuse issues. • Knowledge of legal/ethical issues as outlined by BBS. • Knowledge of CPS reporting mandates and limits of confidentiality. • Knowledge of substance abuse issues. • Knowledge of family dynamics. • Knowledge of anger management and coping skills. • Basic knowledge of psychotropic medications. • Knowledge of Microsoft Word. • Excellent writing skills. • Good communication skills. • Good organizational skills. • Good time management skills. • Skill to maintain a professional, confidential work environment. • Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time in an efficient manner. • Excellent problem solving skills. • Skill to accurately diagnose and assess clients. • Ability to relate to children and families in a positive manner. • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries with children and families.
Physical Demands: 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
Children's Receiving Home
Sacramento, CA, USA