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Clinical Services Specialist

Date Posted: 
Requisition ID:  25462
Location: 

Richmond, IN, US, 47374

Summary/Objective:

The Clinical Services Specialist functions as an experienced clinician with a background in psychology, mental health, social work, chemical addictions, and/or adult therapy.  Provides the following: initial assessment of patients, recommendations for therapeutic interventions; individual and group counseling and therapy; and overall monitoring of patients. This position will be expected to work collaboratively with other interdisciplinary treatment staff to deliver evidence-based therapeutic interventions.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

Administers Assessments for all patients on their assigned units including entering that information into the Electronic Medical Record per departmental guidelines and hospital policy.

Prepares treatment documentation including but not limited to progress notes, treatment plans, and recommendations for treatment.  Documentation is consistent with SOF, departmental, and HIPAA guidelines.

Provides counseling/therapy to patients individually or in group sessions.   May provide family therapy sessions if needed.

Develops and provides training and seminars within the areas of expertise to other mental health professionals.

Maintain HIPPA compliance

Participates in ongoing education and training activities both at the hospital and in the community to meet professional licensure and continuing education requirements.

Assume additional roles as needed (e.g. case manager, educator, liaison) to facilitate discharge process.

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.

Requirements:
  • Current Indiana clinical licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Health Services Provider in Psychology (HSPP) required.
  • Master's level degree.
  • 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.
Difficulty of Work:

Work requires a high degree of knowledge and assessment of patients including the most recent DSM diagnoses.  Knowledge of therapeutic interventions and independent judgment are also needed. The position requires an advanced level of professional and technical knowledge and wide array of clinical and interpersonal skills commensurate with a licensed Master’s level professional.

Responsibility:

Under general direction, assesses existing needs for and monitors the development, implementation and evaluation of community-based treatment programs and services for emotionally disturbed patients. Provides best practice guidance and technical consultation to agency personnel regarding the therapeutic needs of patients. Works with residential treatment providers to ensure appropriate therapeutic interventions are developed. Reviews client treatment plans, monitors client progress toward delineated objectives and makes recommendations regarding alternative treatment options. May make recommendations to the court and/or testify on behalf of agency with regards to therapeutic needs of patients.

Personal Work Relationships:
A high level of judgement and effective communication is required during times of contact with facility residents/offenders.
Facility residents or offenders may have family, friends, community partners and/or other interested parties come to the facility requesting information or to visit with the resident according to policies and procedures.
Partnership with relevant public agencies, federal, state & local governments and/or community leaders may be required.
This individual will be expected to partner with agency personnel and related stakeholders working towards completion of assigned functions. Exceptional customer service is provided to agency partners and/or the general public.

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Nearest Major Market: Richmond Indiana