JOB SUMMARY: Provides diagnostic and psychotherapeutic services to older adolescents and adults
using evidence-based practices and feedback-informed therapy models; Coordinates with client and family, as appropriate, to develop person- and/or family-centered Treatment Plan; Serves as member of multi-disciplinary team, collaborating with clinical staff, primary care providers, community support workers/programs, and peers; Provides clinical, and administrative supervision to staff and interns, when assigned; Participates in Quality Assurance and Utilization Review for the agency; Assists in implementing programmatic and agency priorities within the clinical programs.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provides evidence-based, feedback informed, recovery-oriented services to adolescents, adults, groups and families. Specific tasks may include:
Assessment and engagement
Providing DSM V Diagnosis in consultation with Supervisor and medical staff
Development of client-focused, client-directed treatment plans
Implementation of treatment plan, modifying it as appropriate during the course of treatment
Discharge planning which may include linkages to community support services
Case management services
Clinical documentation required by agency and program policies, HIPAA regulations, Joint Commission standards and funding sources.
Reaching productivity targets determined by service.
Utilizing client-generated feedback to inform clinical activities and practice; monitoring and tracking such information; documenting client information in the client record
Completes accurately and on time all required documentation and reports
When assigned, provides clinical and/or administrative supervision to staff members and/or interns, including orientation, evaluation, and support/monitoring of staff development
Participates in individual/group/team supervision, clinical quality improvement and Quality Assurance activities; participates in Utilization Review
Contributes to program functioning by assuming responsibility for special tasks or leadership in special projects, as approved
Participates in Clinical Supervisor and management trainings to develop/enhance supervisory skills, when requested
Contributes to agency organizational life by participating in agency-wide task forces, committees or problem solving teams, as requested
Contributes to agency visibility and development of community linkages by representing The Village in community groups or committees, when directed by Supervisor
Acquires and maintains the needed skills in evidenced based and feedback-informed models that the agency/program utilizes
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by management
Educational Requirements: Master’s Degree in a relevant field or PhD/PsyD in Psychology
Licensure Requirements: CT license as LCSW, LMFT, LADC, LPC or Psychologist
Experience Level: At least two years’ experience working with individuals/groups/families that have substance abuse-related issues
Specific Skills, Knowledge and Ability Requirements: Extensive experience working with culturally diverse populations, a wide age range, and a variety of clinical presentations; Strong diagnostic, assessment and treatment skills for individual, family and group therapy; Willingness to learn and apply cutting-edge treatment models and practice outside traditional orientations; Knowledge of mental health treatment, adult treatment system, and community resources; Proficiency with word processing and general computer skills
Personal Characteristics: Good organizational, communication and supervisory skills; Ability to function autonomously in day to day responsibilities, yet, seek consultation appropriately when needed.
Cultural Competency: Bilingual/bicultural skills strongly preferred; Cultural competency to serve a diverse population;
Physical Abilities: Physically able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations. These essential functions include, but are not limited to the ability to function safely in a therapeutic situation.
Announcing an exciting opportunity to join a new team of dedicated professionals providing cutting edge substance abuse treatment services. The Village is recognized as a leading provider of client-focused and evidence-based care for children and families. As part of our strategic direction, we are expanding our programs to include adult services. This initial program will target individuals an...d families affected by substance use. It will utilize best practice models of treatment, including feedback-informed, solution focused, relapse prevention, and incentive-based treatment models to assist our clients with their recovery from alcohol and drug related issues. The clinician in this program has the opportunity to shape the future of the service, including potentially supervising other clinicians and identifying future treatment direction.