Adolescent Programs Clinician
SOUTHEAST ALASKA REGIONAL HEALTH CONSORTIUM
Official Position Title: Adolescent Programs Clinician I
This position provides a variety of treatment services including clinical assessment and treatment directing for you ages 12-18. This position also provides clinical services such as intake/diagnostic evaluations, case evaluations, and crisis intervention; as well as acts as a liaison with other agencies as required. This position is a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team and provides regular clinical supervision, ensures proper maintenance of clinical records in accordance with insurance regulations and established SEARHC policies and procedures. A clinician ensures that clinical productivity standards as established and followed. This position is available for after-hours telephone contact for clients in crisis when needed and as assigned; in addition to providing clinical support in person or by phone as needed at any SEARHC location within the Behavioral Health Division.
- Serve as the Assessing and Directing Clinician for youth Crossings program.
- Complete all required documentation to facilitate participant intake, treatment and discharge/aftercare, including:
- Brief initial screening for appropriateness/immediate needs
- Integrated Behavioral Health and Substance Use Assessment
- Individualized treatment plans
- In-person Mental Status Exam, Client Status Review and Alaska Screening Tool
- Contribute to Final Report and Recommendations and Discharge Summaries
- Provide training, guidance and intervention resources to field guides/behavioral health technicians (direct service providers).
- Provide direct service in the field as needed/scheduled.
- Provide family psychotherapy to families via phone when appropriate.
- Provide crisis intervention and referral to alternative levels of care when necessary.
- Work collaboratively as part of a treatment team that includes program case managers, program managers and field guides, as well as family members, probation officers, social workers, counselors/therapists, others involved in the youth’s care in the youth’s community.
- Contribute actively to clinical development goals and initiatives.
- Participate in the on-call rotation schedule as needed.
- Participate and learn base line hard skills such as paddling and camp skills required for field.
- Be actively involved and participate in annual field guide training.
- Complete all documentation required for services in a timely manner.
- Other duties and projects as assigned.
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related discipline from an accredited educational institution.
· Previous experience working with adolescents and families is preferred.
· Have professional competence with mental health and substance use issues, including experience formulating multi-axial diagnostic impressions using DSM-V criteria
License and Certification
· Meets the educational requirements for licensure in Alaska as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist at time of hire. Applicant may need to accrue supervised clinical hours and/or take the exam for licensure. Once licensure is obtained it is a requirement to keep it current for the duration of employment.
· Valid State of Alaska Driver’s License or can be obtained within 6 months of hire.
· Must be 21 years of age.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office © programs required (Word and Outlook primarily).
- Knowledge of issues facing Alaska youth including Alaska Native youth is preferred.
- Special education laws pertaining to emotionally disturbed children.
Skill and Ability to:
- Must be willing to work actively as part of a clinical team supporting field operations and desire to connect youth and families to the services they need.
- Ability to work positively with other staff, local professionals and community members required.
- Write clear/concise reports and chart notes in accordance with professional standards, State regulations, and department protocol.
- Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
- Fill out and maintain client-related paperwork, including federal- and state-mandated forms, client diagnostic records, and progress notes.
- Act as client advocates to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
- Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments