The Assistant Clinician's primary responsibility is to assist the Lead Clinician in the management of the Clinical Department to ensure mental health services are delivered in accordance with ORR policies and procedures, Cooperative Agreement, licensing minimum standards, and all other applicable state and federal law, rules, and guidelines. The Assistant Clinician works at a childcare facility under the supervision of the Lead-Clinician and Program Director and consults with the Director of Clinical Services as needed.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensures that all contract policies and procedures are adhered to.
Conducts and documents mental health assessments for all children in care as well as provide ongoing individual and group counseling in accordance with contract policies and procedures.
Screens for human trafficking concerns.
Provides crisis intervention.
Ensures quality care for all children and timely response to their needs, including crisis intervention.
Provides weekly counseling to an assigned caseload.
Provides group therapy/community group meetings.
Coordinates caseload with assigned case managers and lead case managers.
Provides reports needed to the supervisor.
Attends internal and external meetings.
Maintains the UAC case file and database in accordance with contract policies and procedures.
Reports significant incidents in accordance with contract policies and procedures.
Follows up on all Significant Incident Reports (SIRs).
Other duties as assigned by the department head.
Performs duties in a safe manner.
Follows the corporate safety policy.
Participates and supports safety meetings, training, and goals.
Ensures the safety and security of all UAC and the operating conditions within the area of responsibility.
Maintains a clean and orderly work area.
Evacuates site with short notice in case of an emergency.
Bilingual in Spanish and English (Speaking, Writing and Reading).
Clean Background Check.
Clean child abuse and neglect or child protective services check (CAN).
Master's degree in social services or other relevant behavioral sciences in which clinical training and experience are required.
Licensure in LMSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, or equivalent plus 2 years of postgraduate direct service delivery experience is required.
Meet the requirements of the contract for all immunizations (Emergency Task Order or Cooperative Agreement).
The employee must be current on clinical practices, issues, trends, and be able to coordinate problem-solving strategies in order to meet the clinical needs of children in care.
Must have the ability to work after 5:00 p.m., weekends, and holidays, on-call and travel as required by the position.
Must have the ability to provide visual and auditory supervision as needed to maintain the health and safety of children in care as required by the position.
Must have the ability to provide behavior intervention techniques to include physical restraint as required by the position.
Must be driver insurable, able to drive a company vehicle, or provide transportation if required by the position.
Must have the ability to accompany the Agency as needed during an evacuation because of a hurricane, severe weather, fire, natural disaster, terrorist activity, disease outbreak, or any other reason that necessitates an evacuation to some other location.
Must have knowledge of and ability to interpret ORR Policies and Procedures, DFPS Minimum Standards, and all other pertinent rules and regulations.
Must have knowledge of administrative practices, principles, and techniques.
Must be proficient in skills associated with the position to perform the job successfully (i.e., communication, reading/language/writing in English/Spanish, mathematical, computer, and reasoning ability).
Must have the ability to analyze problems, identify solutions, and take appropriate action to resolve problems using independent judgment and decision-making processes.
Must have the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Must have the ability to develop tools, monitor, and formulate reports for the continuous improvement of program services.
In absence of a more specific rule requirement, demonstrate competency, prudent judgment, and self-control in the presence of children and when performing assigned responsibilities.
Able to evacuate at short notice to accompany residents possibly to a different city for several days at a time.
Two years of experience in ORR programs is preferred.
Clinical supervisory experience is preferred.
Ability to ascend/descend stairs.
Ability to lift up to 15 lbs.
Visual acuity required to complete paperwork, computer work and direct line of sight supervision of staff.
Able to communicate verbally and listen for constant surveillance of staff activities.
Able to withstand changing environmental conditions with the weather (rain, lightning, extreme heat and winds).
Able to withstand and manipulate through construction areas, sports fields, etc.
Ability to stand; particularly for sustained periods of time.
Caliburn International is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and other statuses protected by law.