Summary: The primary responsibility of the clinician is to provide clinical services and supports that are and individualized, youth-guided, trauma informed, aligned with the permanency goals of youth, and strength-based. These services include, but are not limited to individual, family, group counseling, case management, and case consultation and collaboration.
Supervision and Support:
Clinicians report to directly the Clinical Director. Support and oversight of relevant operational functions of the role also fall under the purview of the Director of Operations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide individual, group, family therapy and case management services.
- Create Individualized Treatment Plans that are strength based, address the individual needs of students and are guided by best practices in trauma informed care.
- Serve as liaison to student’s parents, referring agency, permanency team members, and community resources as indicated by treatment and permanency plans.
- Maintain data related to clinical services and submit to Clinical Director as requested.
- Participate in treatment, permanency and discharge planning with student, family and agency personnel involved with students.
- Participate in clinical on call rotation.
- Maintain accurate and timely clinical records and associated documentation including but not limited to psychosocial reports, ITP’s, case notes, CAFAS reports and other required assessments, correspondence with relevant stake holders and monthly reports.
- Provide case consultation to members of treatment team as needed.
- Maintain confidentiality of information in provision of services except when appropriate legal consent is given to do otherwise. Inform students of the limits of confidentiality, which includes information (1) needed to develop the treatment plan, (2) indicating the student is at risk of harming self or others, including running away behavior, (3) regarding criminal conduct of students or others, (4) indicating abuse or threat of abuse within and outside the facility.
- Collaborate with consulting psychiatrist as it relates to medication management including the incidence of side effects.
- Maintain clinical license or status on state registry.
- Understand and adhere to the administrative structure, chain of command and program philosophy of VPI.
- Appropriately represent VPI to the community, students’ parents and outside agencies.
- Follow all company policies and procedures.
- Perform other job-related projects and activities as requested.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
- 21 years of age
- Minimum – Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling.
- Be licensed or license eligible with expectation of being licensed within 2 years of employment. Acceptable licenses include: LISW, LCHMC, LMHC, PC, LPC, PSY or related/equivalent. (Exceptions are made for experienced clinical staff who are currently employed by organization this exemption does not apply for new hires).
- Experience working with children and/or adolescents.
- Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality.
- Excellent intrapersonal and organizational skills.
Physical Demands & Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment 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 talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme heat or cold. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.