As an important member of our multi-disciplinary team, provides assessments, individual and group counseling, family counseling, and other treatment modalities within an evidence-based framework with adult clients with mental health and/or substance use disorders. Provides counseling/therapy to clients requiring complex intervention, including those who are homicidal, suicidal or exhibit life-threatening behaviors; determines necessity for involuntary commitment; may partake in executing orders of involuntary commitment.
Complete assessments, manage a case load, complete treatment plans, and obtain authorization for services. Provides oversight and clinical accountability for the Clinic in the absence of the Center Director. May supervise master's level interns.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ASSESSES/SCREENS MORE COMPLEX CASES
1.Performs thorough bio psychosocial assessment of the less complex to more complex clients and documents the assessment within agency guidelines
2.Utilizes information from multiple sources as appropriate in the formulation of client driven treatment planning
3.Assesses and documents response to interventions and modifies interventions as needed
4.May utilize specific assessment tools regularly in evaluation of the client
5.Demonstrates strong clinical judgment in assessment, application of diagnostic criteria, clinical formulations, and sound triage decisions
6.Seeks clinical supervision as necessary
ADVANCED THERAPEUTIC COUNSELING
1.Creates therapeutic relationship as appropriate with clients and families/significant others
2.Conducts individual, family, group counseling / therapy, and educational sessions using evidence-based interventions
3.Demonstrates clinical knowledge in mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorder treatment
4.Demonstrates documented clinical proficiency (through education, training or experience) in client engagement, interviewing and recording
DEVELOPS AND PARTICIPATES IN COMPLEX CASE MANAGEMENT/CARE PLANNING
1.Creates, communicates, and coordinates treatment plan of the more complex consumer
2.Demonstrates expertise in care/planning through objectives, goals and specificity of plan
3.Serves as resource to staff in demonstration of up-to-date knowledge of DCSB, community, regional, and state resources
4.Assist treatment team in problem solving regarding needed resources for complex consumers
5.Insures timely communication with providers through proper exchange of written and verbal communication per policy and procedure.
6.Document referrals, discharges, resources or other issues for problem resolution and/or utilization as required in agency policy
7.May serve as a liaison in community resource activities
OPERATIONS: In collaboration with, during absence of, or delegated by Director.
1.Assists in managing personnel, including staff coverage, through collaboration with Director
2.Demonstrates data driven decision capabilities with consulting with director
3.Assists in ensuring compliance with contractual and regularity requirements in Director absence
4.Demonstrates excellent customer service to internal and external clients
5.Assists in maintaining environmental safety and therapeutic milieu for staff and clients
1.Provides highest level of services to clients
2.Maintain licensure/ certification
3.Maintains ethical standards
4.Supports clinical leadership to promote best practices
5.Actively support agency goals
SKILL, COMPETENCY AND EDUCATION AND/OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
Current licensure as a LCSW, LPC or LMFT by the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists is required. Must have at least two years of related work experience.
Must have experience in adults. Demonstrates competency in using evidenced based treatments for mental illness and substance use disorders. Applicant must be computer proficient and have the ability to multi-task. Applicant must demonstrate initiative, flexibility, and professionalism.
Experience in outpatient setting with clients with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Experience facilitating groups.
Able to communicate effectively with co-workers, internal and external customers and the public. Ability to interact and communicate with clients and their families effectively. Ability to provide encouragement and motivation to team members, including communicating team goals and identifying areas for new training or skill checks
Outpatient mental health clinic office setting
Friday 8:15am-5:00pm with some evening hours (as determined by clinic needs). Ability to use a computer, telephone, fax, copy and scanning machine
"Telehealth work currently available with anticipation of an office/telehealth hybrid in the future".
Ability to handle self well under stressful situations.
Ability to demonstrate initiative, flexibility, and professionalism.
Ability to communicate well with others.
Ability to multi-task.
Ability to work within frameworks of a medical model and recovery model.
Ability to work with co-occurring disorders.
Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse populations.
Pre-employment drug screening may be required. Selected applicant will be subject of an FBI Criminal History Record Check, and the applicant has the right to challenge the contents of their Criminal History Record Information, should they choose to do so.
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Master's degree in any behavioral science from an accredited college or university OR Bachelor's degree in Social Work from an accredited college or university AND One year of experience at lower level Social Svcs Spec 1 (SSP070) or position equivalent.
State Of Georgia