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Clinical Consultant

Date Posted:  Nov 18, 2022
Requisition ID:  415348

Monroe, IN, US, 47403


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Department of Child Services:
Join a team that engages with families and children to improve lives in meaningful and significant ways. DCS engages authentically with children who are victims of abuse or neglect and strengthens families through services that focus on family support and preservation. The Department also administers family preservation and prevention services, foster care, and child support throughout the State of Indiana. You will relentlessly pursue permanency for children and families through reunification, guardianship, adoption or support youth in making a successful transition to adulthood. While this job is difficult and may have long and sometimes unconventional hours, this is more than a job—it is a calling to improve your community and neighbors. Will you join us in supporting our Mission, Vision, and Values?

Mission: The Indiana Department of Child Services leads the state’s response to allegations of child abuse and neglect and facilitates child support payments. We consider the needs and values of all we serve in our efforts to protect children while keeping families together whenever possible.
Vision: Children will live in safe, healthy and supportive families and communities.
Values: We at the Indiana Department of Child Services empower our team, in collaboration with state and local partners, to make decisions in the best interest of every child in our care by embracing:
•    Respect for all
•    Racial justice
•    Diversity and inclusion
•    A culture of safety
•    A commitment to continuous improvement


This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $53,222. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.
Role Overview:

Each Clinician covers multiple regions (virtually). The coverage area for this specific position will be determined once positions are filled and be based on where candidates reside and the needs of the State. The position will report to the DCS office nearest to their residence, with the option of teleworking 2 days per week. This position does not administer psychological evaluations. Primary responsibilities are advising Family Case Managers on the clinical needs of children and families, assessing current treatment; and making recommendations for the appropriate level of care for children and adolescents

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Ensures proper assessment of children placed in residential facilities or receiving other therapeutic services and works with partner agencies to identify goals and establish timetables and plans to meet the child’s treatment objectives.
  • Administers and evaluates psychological tests and makes recommendations for services and/or ensures appropriate therapeutic interventions are being administered.
  • Evaluates cases to identify therapeutic treatment and service needs, which may include placement, of children and adolescents who have experienced abuse and/or neglect and placed under the agency’s supervision.
  • Consults with agency staff and attorneys regarding the assessment and therapeutic treatment of children and adolescents.
  • Reviews medications being administered to children and consult with the appropriate psychiatrist when questions arise.
  • May administer, assess or evaluate psychological assessments and/or review therapeutic interventions of parents for the purpose of developing or ensuring a holistic approach to address family needs and support the long-term safety needs of children.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirement to be considered for employment:

  • Current Indiana clinical licensure (Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Health Services Provider in Psychology (HSPP) required.
  • Clinical work experience with children and/or families preferred.
  • Knowledge of the principles of mental health and/or social work, state and federal laws, policies and regulations related to the administration of therapeutic services.
  • Knowledge of the characteristics and social aspects of mental and emotional disturbances and developmental disabilities.
  • Knowledge of the scope and activities of local and private health and welfare agencies and community organizations.
  • Working knowledge of assessment and prognosis relative to children’s mental health needs.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based counseling and psychotherapeutic interventions for children and adolescents based on their individual needs.
  • Ability to respond supportively and empathetically to emotionally disturbed children from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of others.
  • Ability to obtain accurate social data, to record such data systematically and to write clear, accurate and concise reports with realistic and meaningful recommendations.
  • Ability to make independent clinical judgments.
  • Ability to evaluate client treatment needs and collaborate with community-based and residential staff to develop an effective course of action.
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to transportation.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Bloomington Indiana