Family Specialist

County Of Racine, Wisconsin Racine , WI 53403

Posted 3 weeks ago

Essential Duties

1.Provide clinical assessment and document bio-psycho-social mental health and AODA assessments.

2.Provide parenting assessment (Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory) and recommendations to consumers including those receiving services through Youth and Family Division.

3.Provide short-term support that will include communication coaching, and psychoeducation to consumers receiving services through the Youth and Family Division.

4.Follow timely documentation requirements, as required by license and clinic standards.

5.Engage patient in treatment, e.g. motivational interviewing techniques.

6.Provide individual counseling, utilizing evidence based therapy, based on treatment goals.

7.Participate in professional staffing as required by license

8.Participate in continuous program quality-improvement efforts, which emphasize treatment engagement, continuation in treatment and successful completion of treatment.

9.Utilizing electronic case management software (TCM - The Clinic Manager) record summary of each encounter, including notations of missed, cancelled appointments, as well as telephone contacts according to Medicare, Medicaid and other clinic standards.

  1. Participate in professional staffing and meetings as required

  2. Maintain a professional and confidential relationship with patients.

  3. Employee will maintain records that are in compliance with Racine County and Wisconsin regulations.

  4. Employee to focus on continued quality improvement.

  5. Provide oral and written communication that is appropriate to the task and in accordance with agency, DHS 34, 35, 75 and Medicaid standards.

  6. Make intervention and assessment decisions using the "Best Practice" philosophy.

  7. Work collaboratively with law enforcement, families, other county departments, schools, acute care services providers, and other community resources to coordinate appropriate crisis resolution and referral.

  8. Communicate pertinent information on a timely basis and participate in clinical supervision case reviews, staffing's, and/or case planning meetings.

  9. Complete all necessary health care/medical and financial record documentation required to maintain complete medical and financial billing records.

  10. Perform other duties as assigned, including responding to an emergency event.

Supervision Received

Receives supervision from the Assistant Clinical Director


  • Masters Degree in Social Work or Counseling

  • Unrestricted LCSW, LPC with CSAC or AODA subspecialty

  • Five years counseling experience.

  • Valid Wisconsin driver's license and automobile insurance are required.

  • Prompt and regular attendance.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to travel to various locations in SE WI on agency business.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally using written, verbal or electronic formats.

  • Ability to maintain excellent relationships with members served and community partners

  • Familiarity with a variety of evidence based practices appropriate to members served

  • Working knowledge and experience with outpatient services including DHS 35, 75, Patient Rights, 42 CFR and all regulations governing State of Wisconsin

  • Ability to develop and maintain an effective body of knowledge regarding BHS's responsibilities to the community and consumers served.

  • Ability to work effectively with multi-disciplinary team.

  • Ability to relate to diverse economic and ethic population

  • Ability to work independently, yet fully participate as part of a therapeutic clinical team of professionals including mental health and substance abuse therapists, psychiatrists, APNPs and nurses.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to solve problems and negotiate solutions

  • Technically proficient with Microsoft office products, internet browsing and EMR.

  • Must be able and willing to work evenings.

This description has been prepared to assist in properly evaluating various classes of responsibilities, skills, working conditions, etc., present in the classification. It is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and characteristic levels of work difficulty that will be required of positions that will be given this title. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities. Nor is it intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.

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