Clinician - EXCEL Pittsburg

LINCOLN CHILD CENTER
Lincoln Child Center enables vulnerable and emotionally troubled children and their families to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Clinician
PROGRAM: EXCEL Program
ACCOUNTABILITY: Clinical Manager or Clinical Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY:
To provide direct clinical services to children and adolescents in school-based settings; to provide comprehensive assessments of mental health needs; to provide clinical direction to the treatment team.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
M.S.W or M.A/M.S. in relevant field, from an accredited graduate school. Current license or registered internship toward licensure.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Two years experience in providing direct clinical services to children with emotional/learning problems and their families, strong assessment and diagnostic skills, experience participating in IEP meetings.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of inter-disciplinary teams; and ability to provide ongoing clinical consultation to assigned staff.
  • Demonstrated awareness of, sensitivity to and competence in dealing with cultural and socioeconomic diversity of client population.
  • The willingness and the ability to be trained, using our therapeutic and relationship-building philosophy that includes Collaborative Problem-Solving, Life Space Crisis Intervention (LSCI), and SAFE Environments training programs.
  • Physical fitness with the ability to bend, stoop, kneel, drop to one knee and get back up.
  • Physical ability to work on a keyboard to prepare reports and to enter data.
  • Valid California driver's license, a clear driving record and personal vehicle insurance coverage.
  • Must meet eligibility requirements to bill for Medi-Cal services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in intake process.
  • Obtain and complete necessary clinical records/documents within assigned time frames.
  • Provide individual, group and family therapy as assigned.
  • Assess psychotherapeutic and case management needs of children and families and develop a treatment plan agreed on by the parent(s), placement agency and treatment team.
  • Complete outcome measurements within specified time lines.
  • Provide crisis intervention to children and families in collaboration with the treatment team.
  • Develop agreed upon discharge plan and assess continuing care needs in collaboration with the Clinical Manager, parent(s), placement agency, and treatment team.
  • Ensure culturally sensitive and relevant treatment plans.
  • Provide consultation to special education, regular education and administrative staff as needed in EXCEL Programs.
  • Participate in planning and implementation of six-week summer program.
  • Involve the child and family members in the treatment plan and promote understanding.
  • Collaborate with other involved agencies.
  • Develop and monitor working treatment goals and objectives with measurable outcomes.
  • Meet agency expectations regarding levels of direct service.
  • Meet required deadlines for documentation.
  • Provide supervision and/or consultation to assigned student interns and volunteers.
  • Participate in treatment reviews, IEP's and other case conferences as needed.
  • Participate in weekly supervision, individual and group, as assigned.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

  • Seek out internal consultative resources as appropriate.
  • Attend required meetings as assigned.
  • Follow agency protocol and procedures.
  • Maintain and promote consumer perspective with parents, placement agencies and providers.
  • Understand and follow all LCC safety policies, procedures and rules. Perform all job duties safely. Attend all required safety training sessions. Identify and immediately report all workplace hazards, safety rule violations, near misses, and work-related injuries.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

CLASSIFICATION: Regular, full time, exempt, non-union, benefited position.

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with background and experience.

BENEFITS: Competitive benefits package available.

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