Gilead Community Services

  • Clinician II

    Job Locations US-CT-Middletown
    Job ID
    2018-1297
    Category
    Human Services
    Type
    Regular Full Time - 40 hours
    Job Schedule
    Mon-Fri 8a-4p
  • Overview

    The purpose of this program is to deliver comprehensive and effective services to individuals who are diagnosed with severe mental illnesses and whose needs have not been well met by more traditional approaches. The treatment used here is an evidence-based practice. This program provides a wide integrated set of other evidence-based treatment, rehabilitation, case management and support services delivered by a mobile, multi-disciplinary mental health treatment team. This team supports client recovery through a highly individualized approach that provides clients with the tools to obtain and maintain housing, employment, relationships and relief from symptoms as well as recover from medication side effects. The nature and intensity of these services are developed through the person-centered service planning and adjusted through the process of daily shift and informal team meetings.

     

    Summary

    Responsible for performing direct clinical and administrative services for the ACT Team including psychotherapy, case management, advocacy, education and outreach services.

    Responsibilities

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Perform individual, marital, family and group psychotherapy for clients of the ACT Program.
    • Establish and maintain collateral relationships important for the well-being of clients (families, landlords, police, legal system, employers, other agencies and treatment providers and any other community supports).
    • Formulate and complete detailed client psychosocial assessments including mental status and diagnosis; provide complete and accurate client records, statistics, treatment plans, progress notes, insurance paperwork, and other pertinent written data in a timely manner.
    • Maintains and implements the Recovery philosophies with direct implications to staff, clients, family, and community development.
    • Participates in the intake and referral, continued service and discharge processes; including phone screens and assessments.
    • Provides direct services (clinical assessment, crisis intervention, psychotherapy, status evaluations) in a variety of modalities to ACT clients.
    • Maintains current knowledge of state treatment initiatives, program development trends and other relevant issues that may impact ACT clients and seeks out opportunities to advance personal knowledge of treatment trends that positively impact the services provided by the organization.
    • Provides clinical knowledge regarding severe and prolonged mental health and substance abuse disorders through training and education.
    • Carries an individual case load of no more than 10 clients. In some situations this is reduced.
    • Functions as part of a treatment team, participating in case conferencing, treatment team meetings, ACT clinical and other treatment related meetings.
    • Supports an effective program by implementing desired clinical services, best practice models of care and daily functions as required by contractual and regulatory bodies.
    • Carries out all phases of clinical services, including intake, engagement, assessment, treatment planning, continued services, transitioning and discharge processes. Facilitates step down to less intensive support services when necessary.
    • Provides individual and group supportive counseling in the areas of problem solving, coping skills and interpersonal interactions as needed.
    • Provides support and advocacy for individuals needs such as: entitlements, housing, food, clothing, pursuit of personal interests, vocational interests and finance management where applicable.
    • Supports the processes for all contractual agreements, certifications or licensing regulations including but not limited to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).
    • Implements and provides feedback to improve policies and procedures for programming.
    • Supports and provides monitoring of positive outcome measures as defined by the state regulations and agency quality assurance processes. Insures program compliance through the timely and accurate reporting of data as needed.
    • Consults and monitors medical and mental health needs regarding risk management. Implements risk management plans as necessary.
    • Makes individual program percentage of required face to face or phone contacts per week.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Documentation requirements:

     

    • Timely completion of assessment of client interests, strengths, abilities and preferences and other treatment planning documentation as required by program.
    • Provides completed assessments, plans and supporting documentation both electronic and paper copy in the required time periods.
    • Documents all required encounters. Completes contacts and progress notes within 72 hours of encounter.
    • Meets direct-care productivity expectations.

    Qualifications

    Education and Years of Experience

    • Degree: Masters Degree required in human services, Connecticut Professional License in the field of clinical studies preferred.
    • Number of Years of Experience: 5 Total 

    Requirements

    • Prior clinical experience in the field of mental health and addictions.
    • Must maintain and provide proof of valid driver’s license and automobile insurance in good standing.
    • Ability to provide leadership under stressful situations. Ability to problem-solve. Ability to meet deadlines by prioritizing and completing multiple tasks.
    • Ability to travel to various agencies, businesses.
    • Must meet and maintain all required trainings, certifications etc. as needed.
    • Demonstration of ethical behavior and sound judgment that supports the NASW standards of care.
    • Uphold confidentiality by following the HIPAA regulations.

     

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