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Division: Vigo County Services
Department: Vigo County Support Services
Supervised By: Clinical Therapist Supervisor / Director of VCSS
FLSA Status: Exempt/Regular/Full-time
Effective Date: July 2013
Provide a wide range of clinical services to consumers within limits of training and credentialing under supervision.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Conduct initial evaluation and consumer intake interviews; assess consumer's presenting problems and formulate diagnosis
- Refer the consumer to the appropriate therapist based on assessment of presenting problem and area of expertise of the clinician.
- Provide follow up information, assessment information, and presenting information to clinician and case manager to follow up with consumer to meet required needs.
- Educate consumer and/or family in the structure, flow, and expectations regarding mental health treatment in VCSS.
- Carry out case management services related to consumer's treatment
- Temporarily maintain an active caseload when needed, providing individual, group, family, marital, child, and adjunctive therapies as needed and within area of expertise and limits of credentials; assure procurement of additional services as needed
- Provide crisis management for consumers, including on-call, hospital and jail consults; make recommendations for interventions as appropriate
- Participate in continuing education activities, remaining knowledgeable in area(s) of expertise
- Attend meetings as appropriate and meet regularly with supervisor to exchange pertinent information and receive supervision
- Serve as a resource person to Center and community in area(s) of expertise, including presenting to classes, speaking engagements and agency consultation
- Maintain consumer and program records in accordance with applicable standards and regulations, grant requirements, etc.
- Maintain a high level of ethical conduct regarding confidentiality, dual-relationships and professional stature
- Completion of required CANS and/or ANSA training and ongoing certification
- Timely completion of HAP paperwork and reassessments within specified deadlines
- Ability to demonstrate competent use of Profiler
- Licensed staff assist in provision of clinical supervision of assigned staff
- Maintains knowledge of accrediting bodies and payor requirements
- Perform any other duties as assigned
- Master's/Doctoral degree in mental health field
- Advanced knowledge and skills in community-based mental health care
- Good written and oral communication skills
- Demonstrate competence in assessment and treatment planning of chemically dependent clients, including obtaining and interpreting information in terms of the dependence
- Knowledge of the natural history of dependence and the relevant biological and socio-cultural factors
- Understanding and knowledge of the range of treatment needed and appropriate utilization of available treatment resources
- Good interpersonal skills
- Willingness to use personal transportation in work capacity
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
- Licensed in the State of Indiana preferred
- Valid driver's license in accordance with MVL policy
The physical demands 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.
- Prolonged periods of sitting, standing or walking.
- Tolerates temperature variances
- Gets into and out of a car
- Frequent lifting up to 25 pounds.
- Work is normally performed in comfortable physical environment under numerous mental demands and emotional stress.
Conditions of Employment
- Satisfactory reference and background investigation checks
- Completion of a pre-employment drug screening and completion of post employment drug or alcohol tests upon reasonable suspicion of use
- Completion of tuberculin screening no later than three days prior to first work day of employment and annually thereafter
- Completion of Center-wide new employee orientation and ALL required paperwork prior to reporting for work
- Completion of HCI's Commitment to Quality Training
- Attendance at all mandatory staff development & training
- Successful completion of a six month on the job orientation period
- Participation in payroll electronic deposit
- Adherence to Compliance Program Plan
- Satisfactory completion of an Indiana Department of Child Services criminal fingerprinting background check at the time of hire and every four years (or at contract renewal when applicable) for any employee that has direct contact on a regular and continuing basis with DCS and IVB clients
Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. They are meant to be accurate reflections of the principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about jobs.