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Clinical Services Specialist

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  106081

Richmond, IN, US, 47374

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.

About the Job:

The Clinical Services Specialist functions as an experienced clinician with a background in social work, mental health, psychology or child and family therapy and is responsible for assessing, reviewing, monitoring and recommending therapeutic interventions administered to children and adolescents by community-based or residential service providers.

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 time tables 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 consults with 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.

What We're Looking For:
  • Current Indiana licensure as a Licensed Social Worker (LSW), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) required.
  • Master's level degree.
What You'll Need For Success:
  • 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:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave

If this is an Intermittent position, the position does not offer benefits and is limited to 180 working days in an eleven (11) month continuous period.


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Richmond Indiana