School Based Clinician (CTL), Youth & Family

Location: Soldotna, AK

Department: Peninsula Community Health Services

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

TITLE: Clinician, (Clinical Team Leader), Youth & Family Services - School based
REPORTS TO: Clinical Manager of Youth & Family with oversight by Director of Behavioral Health
WORK WEEK: Anticipate 40 hours per week to accomplish tasks
WAGE CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
OSHA RISK CLASSIFICATION: Low

SUMMARY POSITION STATEMENT
Clinicial Team Leaders function under the supervision of the Clinical Manager of Youth & Family.  This position is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of treatment plans and the provision/coordination of outpatient and rehabilitation services for severely emotionally disturbed children in the Youth & Family Services Program.  Clinical Team Leaders will provide clinical supervision to care coordinators.  Clinicians/Team Leaders  also provide assessment/intake services, group and individual therapy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE POSITION

Supervision

  • Leads a care coordination team
  • Processes Intra- and Inter- agency referrals to ensure appropriate and coordinated service provision
  • Coordinates assignment of referrals to team members in a timely fashion
  • Provides regular direct supervision to case managers and provides evaluations on performance of case managers

Clinical/treatment planning

  • Holds clinical responsibility for clients assigned to a team
  • Participates in staffing and other meetings as required
  • Ensures timely documentation, tracking, and requests for Medicaid authorization for extended services
  • Complete mental health and integrated assessments as needed for individuals to include Severally Emotionally Disturbed children, Chronically Mentally Ill adults, and clients with co-occurring disorders
  • Completes intakes and intake updates as needed
  • Assumes responsibility for the development, implementation and maintenance of treatment plans
  • Provides individual and/or group therapy as determined by program and agency need

Training/program development

  • Supports the Clinical Manager in program development
  • Maintains timely and accurate records of client related and program related information
    Assists in training of staff in the fundamentals of documentation to ensure compliance with Medicaid requirements

Performance and outcome management

  • Focuses efforts on improving clinical effectiveness, customer satisfaction and financial performance
  • Other duties as assigned

LEGAL CONCEPTS

  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Follow federal, state and local legal guidelines
  • Maintain HIPAA compliance

POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Education:  Masters degree in psychology, social work, counseling or closely related field
License:  Licensed or license eligible in Alaska preferred
Experience:  Prefer two years of supervisory experience and prior experience working with SED children

Job Requirements:

  • Must have knowledge of empirically valid strengths based treatment modalities
  • Must have an ability to work effectively with other community agencies and advocate effectively with other professionals on behalf of SED clients
  • Must maintain knowledge of appropriate services through PCHS and other agencies.
  • Must adhere to appropriate professional, ethical, and legal standards and demonstrate proactive, positive problem-solving skills
  • Must demonstrate positive professional leadership behaviors; including direct communication and effective conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work in a team and independent setting, good communication and organizational skills required
  • Must demonstrate the willingness to work with patients in the community.  Establish and maintain the confidence and cooperation of patients and persons connected to the course of work.
  • Demonstrated positive problem solving skills and prior experience working with SED youth is preferred
  • Complete documentation accurately within 3-5 business days. 
  • Must be computer literate, familiar with Microsoft Office Products and type a minimum of 25 words per minute.
  • Will be held to productivity standards set by Supervisor and/or Director of Behavioral Health.
  • Expected to read and respond timely to emails through Outlook.
  • Responsible for collaboratively documenting service encounters in a thorough, accurate and timely manner.  Clinicians are expected to do collaborative documentation according to protocols established by PCHS. Collaborative (with patient) documentation must be completed accurately within 1-3 business days.
  • Time off and schedule blocks (formerly called admin time) must be submitted to your supervisor for advanced approval.  The supervisor will then submit the approved request to the front desk for scheduling.  Time off and schedule blocks are approved at the discretion of the supervisor and will be based on the best interest of the clients. 
  • Clinicians are expected to assume/add clients to their caseload who are referred by the program manager or supervisor as relevant. 
  • Clinicians will not let treatment plans lapse and signatures will be current for all plans.  The treatment plans will be current or closed. 
  • Clinical supervision for licensure is an employee benefit offered to PCHS employees in need of supervision for licensure.  Supervision is not to occur during office hours although clinical supervision can occur with supervising clinicians who do not maintain regular office hours such as Emergency Services Clinicians. 
  • If licensed, must be willing to go through proctoring process at CPH to be backup to emergency services clinician. 
  • Able to work effectively with people who have a diverse set of personalities
  • Positive work ethic and attitude
  • Must pass State-required background check and pre-hire drug screen.
  • A valid, clean, Alaska driver’s license is required

CORE VALUES

  • Treat all co-workers and clients with dignity and respect.
  • Project a professional manner and image
  • Adhere to ethical principles
  • Communicate professionally & effectively, focus on cooperation and win/win outcomes
  • Serve as community liaison
  • Follow and enforce the mission of PCHS
  • Abide by the policies and procedures outlined by PCHS including the employee manual
  • Report any safety and/or health concerns to management as soon as they become apparent
  • Regular and timely attendance
  • Ability to bring your best work and attitude to PCHS
  • Employees are expected to handle complaints and grievances professionally, adhering to the employee manual (section IX) and to uphold employee core values as outlined in this job description. 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Occasional bending, stooping and stretching
  • Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard
  • May by occasional lifting papers or boxes up to 25 pounds


JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

Coordinates duties with Clinical Manager

 

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