SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:
The Clinician I position is responsible for the provision of direct counseling services to Hockanum Valley clients with a wide range of emotional disorders, mental illness and substance abuse problems, using brief, focused treatment. This position will also provide clinical consultation for the provision of psychiatric services at HVCC.
§ Assesses for appropriate level of care, length and type of treatment
§ Provides group therapy and other services
§ Works with the Assistant Director and Director, Counseling on clinical policy issues
§ Participates in RFP completion
§ Maintains a clinical caseload and groups for clients
§ Provides crisis intervention when appropriate
§ Responds creatively to client and agency needs
§ Working a minimum of 40 hours per week in a full-time position with a variable schedule
§ Provides excellent client service.
§ Assists with special projects required for department.
§ Performs other duties as assigned.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrative of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or a logical assignment to the position.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:
MA/MSWMFT is required; LCSW, LMFT, LPC or other license strongly preferred.
Principles and techniques of interviewing, mental health diagnostic assessment and appropriate counseling methods along with strong clinical assessment skills.
Minimum one year of related experience is required.
Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with clients and colleagues
Ability to work independently without direct supervision, in new and unpredictable circumstances.
Experience with provision of case formulation to develop focused, goal-oriented treatment related to client readiness and developmental level.
Work with a broad range of cultural and ethnic groups tactfully and effectively.
§ Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and
groups, both professional and non-professional, co-workers, management personnel, and the public and/or disabled residents.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple priorities.
Able to think quickly, assess a situation and make a sound decision.
§ Solid written and verbal communication, listening, organization, presentation and priority setting skills.
§ Strong commitment to working within a team environment is required.
§ Ability to work independently is required.
§ Ability to relate well with people from diverse groups.
§ Ability to perform job with integrity and values consistent with the HVCC Mission.
Mental and physical requirements:
The Physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
§ Is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
§ Must be able to perform continuous bending, twisting, stooping, reaching and lifting of moderate to heavy weight material up to 10 lbs.
§ Vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Must be able to walk, sit and stand for extended periods during the work day.
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