Intake Clinician - Bilingual

Manchester, CT

Sign on Bonus:  $2,500.00:  $1,500.00 upon hire; $1000.00 after 90 days

JOB TITLE:                          Clinical Intake Clinician

DEPARTMENT:                  Outpatient Clinic

SUPERVISED BY:              Outpatient Supervisor

JOB SUMMARY:

The Clinician is to function as a member of the clinical team, to carry out assignments relating to triage, application, intake, diagnosis, and therapeutic treatment of children and families referred to the Clinic, under the supervision of the designated Licensed Supervisor. The Clinician provides individual, family and group psychotherapy as indicated to assigned clients of the outpatient program

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains an outpatient caseload as a member of the clinical team, to carry out assignments relating to application, intake, diagnosis, and treatment of children and families referred to the Clinic.
  • Completes all required intakes/assessments following guidelines and policies for content, format and timeliness.
  • Coordinates with the Business office in screening and supporting the application of children and families into the clinic.
  • Conducts screenings on clients applying to outpatient clinic prioritizing by acuity of need, eligibility for priority access if without immediate treatment the child and family are at risk, determine wait times for assignment, offer a list a resources that may offer the same or additional supports, and advise of services in times of crisis that includes access of Emergency Mobile Crisis through 211 and local Emergency Room support.
  • Coordinate closely with business office, Intake and Urgent Care Coordinator and intake team to meet and maintain Enhanced Care Clinic and DFC Licensing requirements as well as best practices of intakes in the outpatient clinic.
  • Conducts clinical case-management and coordination of care with pediatricians, school personnel and other providers in the community as applicable to client and family needs.
  • The Clinician is expected to maintain clinical records.
  • Completes clinical documents in accordance with agency policy.
  • Participates in routinely scheduled clinical supervision
  • Attend Case Review Teams, and clinical staff meetings as assigned.
  • Maintains networking relationship with community service providers.
  • Maintains ongoing professional development
  • Responsible for other jobs that may be assigned by a service Director, Coordinator, or Executive Leadership.
  1. Obtains appropriate and essential information during client intake.
  2. Establishes rapport with clients and obtains and documents the essential clinical data which is age, culturally and disability sensitive and specific.
  3. Interprets clinical data to establish and substantiate medical necessity and diagnosis.
  4. Develops treatment recommendations, case conceptualization and goals.
  5. Completes all required treatment plans following guidelines and polices for content, format and timeliness.
  6. Applies assessment, evaluation and reassessment data to the formulation of treatment plans.
  7. Supports treatment planning process by incorporating the individual’s and their family’s strengths, barriers and needs into the plan components.
  8. Documents problem statements and treatment goals/objectives/ discharge plan that are written in clear and understandable language and includes client’s own perspective.
  9. Formulates measurable, achievable goals and objectives within the scope of treatment provided in collaboration with the client and their caregivers.
  10. Describes clinical modalities/interventions
  11. Reassess treatment effectiveness and adapts treatment plan as needed in collaboration with the individual client and their caregivers.
  12. Assesses for risk and safety and completes a risk assessment.
  13. Develops and documents appropriate safety plan.

QUALIFICATIONS:

•           Master’s degree in Social Work or mental health related field is required.

•           Knowledge of Childhood Development

•           Proficiency in oral and written languages

•           Work as a team member with fellow co-workers and agency staff.

•           Cultural sensitivity and understanding of special youth and family issues.

•           Position requires ability to work independently, organize tasks, problem solve, make decisions, and handle multiple priorities.

 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

Master’s degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, or related field required, with eligibility for professional licensure within two years of hire. Current licensure requirements as outlined by the state law in each field.

CREDENTIALING:

This person is credentialed to provide diagnostic and treatment services to children 0-18 and their families under the supervision of a Licensed Clinician