The Assistant Clinician’s primary responsibility is to assist the Lead Clinician in the management of the Clinical Department to ensure mental health services are delivered in accordance with ORR policies and procedures, Cooperative Agreement, licensing minimum standards, and all other applicable state and federal law, rules, and guidelines.
The Assistant Clinician works at a childcare facility under the supervision of the Lead-Clinician and Program Director and consults with the Director of Clinical Services as needed. This is a full-time, exempt position subject to work after 5:00pm, weekends, holidays and be on call.
- Conducts and documents mental health assessments for all children in care as well as provide ongoing individual and group counseling in accordance with contract policies and procedures.
- Screens for human trafficking concerns.
- Provides crisis Intervention.
- Ensures quality care for all children and timely response to their needs, including crisis intervention.
- Provides weekly counseling to assigned caseload.
- Provides group therapy/community group meetings.
- Coordinates caseload with assigned case managers and lead case managers.
- Maintains the UAC case file and database in accordance with contract policies and procedures.
- Reports significant incidents in accordance with contract policies and procedures.
- Follows up on all Significant Incident Reports (SIRs).
- Other duties as assigned by department head.
Summary of Qualifications:
- Bilingual in Spanish and English (Speaking, Writing and Reading).
- Clean Background Check.
- Clean child abuse and neglect or child protective services check (CAN).
- Master’s degree in social services or other relevant behavioral sciences in which clinical training and experience is required (ORR requirement).
- Licensure in LMSW, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, or equivalent plus 5 years of postgraduate direct service delivery experience is required.
- Meet the requirements of the contract for all immunizations (Emergency Task Order or Cooperative Agreement).
- Current on clinical practices, issues, trends, and be able to coordinate problem-solving strategies in order to meet the clinical needs of children in care.
- Any educational or experiential qualifications to be considered as equivalent, in lieu of the above, require prior approval of the President/CEO or the Chief Executive Director.
- Ability to provide behavior intervention techniques to include physical restraint as required by the position.
- Must be driver insurable, able to drive company vehicle, or provide transportation if required by the position.
- Ability to accompany Agency as needed during an evacuation because of hurricane, severe weather, fire, natural disaster, terrorist activity, disease outbreak.
- Must have knowledge of and ability to interpret ORR Policies and Procedures, DFPS Minimum Standards, and all other pertinent rules and regulations.
- Able to evacuate at short notice to accompany residents possibly to a different city for several days at a time.
Comprehensive Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, gender identity, and sexual orientation, and other statuses protected by law.