The Clinical Social Worker, under the direction of the Behavioral Health Supervisor, is responsible for providing outpatient behavioral health and crisis intervention services to client who are involved with the Advocacy Resource Center and who have experienced trauma. These services will include screening, intake and orientation, assessment, treatment, education, discharge planning, counseling and crisis intervention services. The position is responsible for providing prevention services to groups and individuals, professional consultation and other community services related to behavioral health issues and serves as the liaison between the Advocacy Resource Center and the Behavioral Health Program.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
· Counsels individuals, families, groups and couples.
· Documents client needs and progress notes.
· Develops diagnostic impressions according to DSM criteria.
· Develops treatment and continuing care plans in conjunction with clients.
· Consults with referral sources regarding clinical recommendations and client progress, if appropriate authorizations are in place.
· Determines appropriate therapies and implements those therapies for client needs and presenting challenges.
· Conducts case management services as an advocate for clients.
· Determines when discharge from clinical programming is appropriate.
· Determines the appropriate level of care for clients according to American Science of Addiction Medicine II criteria.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)
· Attends and participates in team meetings.
· Performs prevention and community education activities.
· All other job related duties as assigned.
Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, executives, Board of Directors, customers and outside vendors/service providers.
Position sedentary with primarily sitting/lifting a maximum of 10 pounds. Physical factors include constant use of near/field of vision; frequent sitting, use of midrange vision, typing and bending; and occasional walking, standing, carrying/lifting, stooping, reaching, manual handling, use of smell, and depth perception. Working conditions include occasional exposure to noise. Potential hazards include constant patient/client contact; frequent computer use; and occasional exposure to chemicals, equipment and infectious exposure.
Education: Master of Social Work (MSW), Psychology, or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) required.
Experience: Minimum of 1 year experience counseling high risk populations including mental health problems, substance abuse and addictive disorders, and/or prevention/community education services is required, 2 years preferred.
Certification/License: Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) Certification preferred. Certified Addictions Professional preferred. Registered Play Therapist preferred. Certified Prevention Specialist preferred. Child and Adolescent Specialist preferred. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of Play Therapy, Group Therapy, Co-occurring Therapy and CBT/REBT/DBT/Trauma oriented Therapies/Mindfulness preferred. Must be able to make clients comfortable in sharing personal information. Must have working knowledge and be able to use word processing and spreadsheet and data base software. Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate clearly in person, in writing, and by telephone and email. Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisory personnel, coworkers and the general public. Must be able to work in a high stress environment and handle difficult situations. Must maintain confidentiality of highly personal information. Must have willingness to obtain CPR for the Professional Rescuer Certification. Must have excellent organization skills; organizing work, prioritizing tasks and managing time. Native American preferred.