Provides, oversees, and/or administers a wide range of psychosocial evaluation/assessment, diagnostic, counseling therapy, crisis intervention, and/or case management services in a clinical environment which requires a high degree of independent decision-making and program administration. Leads and trains lower level counselors/social workers, and/or interns engaged in related therapeutic/patient care activities, as appropriate to the individual position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Included but not limited to the following);
Provision of intensive, integrated professional mental health services and treatment planning in a clinical and/or outpatient environment.
Provision of professional leadership in the determination of appropriate therapeutic approaches and methods.
Planning and implementing outreach/education programs, workshops, and activities.
Supervising clinical activities of therapists, students, and/or interns within area of specialty.
Establishment and maintenance of case files and related documents for clinical and legal purposes.
Provides counseling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to the position; prepares treatment plans, discharge plans, and follow-up care programs; provides therapeutic crisis intervention and emergency services as required.
Collects data about patients through interview, case history, psychological tests, and/or observational techniques; evaluates data to identify causes of problems and to determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists.
Consults with other therapists and related professional and paraprofessional staff, as appropriate, in the performance of therapeutic and/or casework; refers clients to appropriate service agencies as required.
Provides and/or arranges for therapeutic interventions as appropriate for patients or clients in a crisis condition and for those with serious disturbance problems.
Refers clients to appropriate social service agencies for financial assistance and other required services.
Follows up to determine reliability of treatment used; changes method and degree of therapy when indicated.
Establishes and maintains case files, referrals, and other related documents for the treatment of clients; prepares related documentation for civil commitment hearings or other legal proceedings; keeps abreast of patient data to ensure appropriate treatment and care are delivered.
Consults with other legal and treatment agencies and individuals in relation to patient/client records, rights, and responsibilities.
Plans and facilitates community outreach and education activities, as appropriate to the position; may serve as a liaison and representative to community organizations and schools.
As appropriate to the position, performs various administrative functions such as monitoring budgets and preparing reports and correspondence; may participate in a variety of research projects to develop service plans, and may propose changes to program policies and procedures.
May provide formal teaching, consultation, and in-service training to relevant professionals in immediate and proper handling of and/or referral of a variety of matters.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Knowledge and understanding of clinical social work and mental health counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards.
Knowledge of psychological testing interpretation.
Interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills.
Skill in preparing and maintaining patient records.
Knowledge of community mental health resources.
Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and to make individual modifications.
Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
Knowledge of the principles and methods of social and vocational rehabilitation as they relate to mental health clinical practices.
Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patients' rights.
Knowledge of community support services and funding agencies.
Knowledge of community health care and vocational services.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
One of the following:
Master’s degree in social work, or related field, with a minimum of one year of experience as a therapist and current license to practice in South Carolina.
Doctoral degree in psychology, with a minimum of two years of continuous experience as a therapist and a current license to practice in South Carolina as a Psychologist (or working toward licensure).
Competency in providing cognitive and behavioral interventions to individuals, children, adolescents, families, couples, and groups with behavioral health/ substance abuse problems in a primary care setting.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with primary care staff, patients, and other behavioral health clinicians.
Fetter Health Care Network is a Federally Qualified Health Center, founded in 1967.
Our mission is to provide quality, affordable, culturally sensitive comprehensive primary health and home care services to children and adults throughout our communities. Our highly qualified team of providers and staff are passionate about service to the community and providing an environment that is engaged and poised to meet the challenges of healthcare during this paradigm shift.