The Child, Adolescent and Family Clinician provides individual, family and group psychotherapy; crisis intervention; screening; evaluation, and diagnosis; maintains individual case records, provides supervision to treatment team, monitors overall service delivery and quality assurance, provides staff and community education and consultation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Treat clients with dignity, honesty and respect in order to establish and maintain rapport, and a relationship based on trust.
Focus on client strengths while working on the amelioration of client problems
Demonstrate comfort and competence in provision of psychotherapeutic services in individual as well as family and group settings
Demonstrate thorough knowledge of principles and techniques of service delivery to children, adolescents and their families: techniques of observing and assessing behavior and cognitive functioning, emotional, social and psychological influences on behavior and counseling techniques as they relate to assigned populations (e.g. developmentally disabled, preschool, latency, adolescent, young adult or families).
Perform competent and through diagnostic evaluation and assessment.
Maintain ongoing individual, family and group psychotherapy caseload and meet productivity standards set by SPBHS and direct supervisor.
Has a thorough knowledge of Medicaid regulations governing eligibility and access to services.
Comply with Medicaid regulations for service delivery, and timelines.
Complete all necessary paperwork, client related (assessments, progress notes, treatment plans, etc.) according to established policies and standards, accurately, and by the required deadlines.
Is punctual in work schedule, meeting with individuals for scheduled appointments and attends meetings on time.
Provide regular and consistent clinical supervision to case managers and direct service providers working with clients on their caseload.
Provide consultation within and outside the agency and facilitate case management services when needed as an adjunct to treatment.
Maintain good working relationships within the agency and with community agencies including but not limited to schools, OCS, Youth Probation, Guardian Ad Litem, Public Health, in the best interest of clients served.
Maintain client confidentiality in accordance with Federal, State and SPBHS regulations and policies.
Access educational and training opportunities and participate in ongoing supervision.
Respond to emergency situations appropriately, provide crisis intervention or referral as necessary, and communicate information to treatment team.
Share scheduled and backup emergency coverage with other clinical staff by phone at SPBHS, hospital, jail and court when necessary.
Provide prompt emergency response and assessments during scheduled on call shift.
Maintain harmonious working relationships: communicate and collaborate with flexibility, open, honest and positive attitude to support teamwork within the Children’s Program and other programs at SPBHS.
Demonstrate flexibility and positive attitude in assuming other duties as assigned.
General knowledge of principles and techniques of psychotherapeutic services to children, adolescents and their families.
General knowledge of influence of systems on individual and family functioning, sensitivity to challenges of the developmentally disabled and sensitivity to the intricacies of school based service delivery principles.
General knowledge of child development and social work principles to include scope and activities of public and private health and welfare agencies: community, state and federal resources available to clients and their families.
Ability to establish and maintain the cooperation of clients, families, school based staff, other agencies and all persons contacted in the course of work.
Ability to advocate effectively for client’s needs with other programs, agencies, and individuals.
Ability to analyze situations accurately and take effective action with clients and their families.
Ability also to assess mental health status and changes.
Master’s degree in a Behavioral Science.
Professional licensure or on tract to receive licensure within three years of hire.
Must have excellent 360° communication skills, strong ability to document services, and must be comfortable using computers to update the electronic health record system (CareLogic).
Valid driver’s license with clean driving record, dependable transportation.
Able to successfully complete a criminal background check.
Licensed in the State of Alaska as a Marital & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor, or Clinical Social Worker.
Three to five years of experience providing therapy to children, adolescents, and/or families.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary is dependent upon education, licensure, and years of experience.
Internal Number: 2018_004
About South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services
South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services partners with individuals, families, and communities to enhance their health, productivity, and social engagement by offering compassionate and evidence-based services in the areas of developmental disabilities, mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders.