Job Alert: Clinical Practitioner III - The Family Conservancy
Summary of Position Provides direct social work services, to consumers with supervision commensurate with social worker’s skills and abilities. This position requires licensures with an intermediate knowledge base.
Essential Job Results Effective Relationships:
- Responsible for sustaining and follow up contact with assigned consumers, ensuring continuum of quality consumer service.
- Contributes to the program’s effectiveness by responding same day to requests for information relative to case assignment or agency function.
- Meets scheduled appointments prepared and on time.
- Supports The Family Conservancy’s Strategic Plan and ensures accountability through successful implementation of assigned objectives where applicable.
- Maintains appropriate clinical professional licensure in Missouri/Kansas.
- Helps maintain effective program functioning by meeting with supervisor a minimum of once monthly unless supervisor sets a more frequent schedule.
- Maintains a consistent level of work production; Part-time Clinicians will bill a minimum of three hours per week.
- Assists individuals, groups and families through the counseling relationship, using a combination of clinical mental health and human development principles, methods, diagnostic procedures, treatment plans, and other psychotherapeutic techniques, to develop an understanding of personal problems, to define goals, and to plan action reflecting the client's interests, abilities, aptitudes and mental health needs. May administer and interpret assessment and outcome tools throughout the diagnostic and treatment process and provide guidance to individuals or groups.
- Accepts and responds to assigned 24 Hour Call responsibilities.
- Prepares accurate, timely work documentation including completing consumer assessments within two sessions or three weeks of first meeting, documenting each session with a session note completed at time of session, case closing will occur within 45-days of last contact, EAP or managed care forms will be completed and made available to office Program Office Assistant within ten days of work stage completion.
Performance & Quality Improvement (PQI):
- Contributes to the agency’s effectiveness by identifying short-term and long-range issues that must be addressed; providing information and commentary pertinent to deliberations, recommending options and courses of action and implementing directives.
- As part of our Performance and Quality Improvement (PQI) process, attends assigned meetings and contributes in a meaningful way.
- Maintains confidentiality of all agency information, consumer nonpublic personal information (NPI) and personal health information (PHI), as well as records directly or indirectly identifying any per¬son currently or formerly receiving services from The Family Conservancy.
- Carries out The Family Conservancy’s Mission: Championing the healthy development of children by supporting parents and families and promoting quality early education.
- Ensures agency and program visibility by representing the agency at appropriate community events, seminars, or workshops as assigned.
- Effectively utilize agency technology to accomplish tasks. (Microsoft Office Suite; Google Mail, Calendar, and Drive; program specific software; printers/fax/scanners/phone).
- Maintains professional standards and technical knowledge by annual attendance at educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, informs staff and colleagues of the results of these activities.
- Attends diversity training yearly. Application of knowledge will demonstrate awareness of the wide spectrum of socioeconomic, ethnic, racial and personal lifestyles/cultures found within the service populations. Employees are expected to apply knowledge gained from diversity training and to act in a sensitive, nondiscriminatory, professional manner.
- Accepts, uses supervision, direction, consultation to maximize available resources in the completion of work duties.
- Additional responsibilities will be assigned as needed to maintain and improve effective functioning of the department and to advance the mission of the organization.
All job responsibilities will be carried out under the direction of agency policies and procedures.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Master's Degree in Social Work from an accredited school required.
- Appropriate state (Kansas/Missouri) clinical licensure required. (LSCSW, LCSW)
Possess knowledge of parenting practices and experience in providing individual, couples and family therapy.
- Possess knowledge of treatment strategies in the areas of child behavior management and family crisis intervention.
- Possess written and verbal communication skills required to interact with mental health and health professionals, vendors, and agencies in a professional manner, developing rapport and enhancing business relationships.
- Possess working knowledge of community resources.
- Possess ability to work with families in a supportive manner throughout the diagnostic and referral processes.
- Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word and Excel.
- Prepare hand written and typed reports, perform basic business statistical calculations and draw correct inferences from data.
- Develop and implement programs and policies; exercise good judgment in developing and following policies and procedures and in conducting agency business.
- Develop rapport with consumers including children and their parents.
- Present information to groups and individuals.
- Lead and collaborate with a diverse group of staff; serve as a positive role model and team player.
- Present information to groups and individuals through verbal and written formats.
- Effectively carry out The Family Conservancy’s Mission.
- Speak, read, write and hear English to communicate with community members, clients, co-workers and others.
- Travel to all parts of the facility and throughout the service delivery community.
- Respond to agency’s needs when not at the facility.
- As a visitor in child care settings, must maintain good physical health verified by physician and must be free from tuberculosis.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Certified Play Therapists preferred.
- Training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) preferred.
- Training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) preferred.
- Prior relevant, working experience with Early Childhood Mental Health and families preferred.
- Bilingual fluency in written and oral English/Spanish preferred.
- Prior experience with Domestic Violence services and treatment preferred.
Reporting Relationships and Principal Contacts Reports to the Clinical Program Manager or the designated Supervisor. Principal contacts include other agency staff, voluntary and non-voluntary consumers, collateral’s related to health, school, legal, and business systems, along with other social service agencies.
Americans with Disability Specifications
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move materials that may weigh up to 40 pounds.
Work Environment Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Position requires off-site work; individual must have access to transportation. Travel throughout the facility, metropolitan area and counties within the service delivery area is required.
- Employment is contingent upon successful clearance of Criminal, Kansas & Missouri Child/Elder Abuse and Neglect, and Sex Offender background investigations.
- Occasional weekend and/or evening work may be necessary.
- Use of hand and fingers involved in work which is preformed through the extensive use of computer systems, email, phone and fax machines, and typewriters.
- Must have manual dexterity and experience to perform handwritten paperwork, recordkeeping, and filing.
- Some evenings and weekend work may occasionally be required.
- Must operate various input/output devices including keyboard and computer “mouse”.
- A cubicle within a larger work area may define workspace.
- As an employee providing direct services, must be free from tuberculosis.
The Family Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.