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Clinician I (Chico)

compensation: DOQ
employment type: full-time

BASIC PURPOSE:
Under clinical supervision of a licensed clinician, conducts behavioral health assessments and provides non-medical psychotherapeutic and case management services to assigned individuals and groups.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
This is an entry level position leading to work as a licensed clinician; incumbents must work within the scope of either an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist or an Associate Clinical Social Worker under licensed clinical supervision; incumbents are assigned a full range of therapeutic support duties for assigned clients; Reports to a Program Manager or Program Director for program supervision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.

Performs intensive clinical services with children and adult clients and their relatives through individual and group therapy; participates in the intake process, the evaluation of problems presented, and the development of treatment plans.

Will perform clinical activities that may include the following: Assessing for functional impairment, diagnosing mental health disorders, developing needs and service plan, treatments plans, transition and discharge plans.
Gathers data of client’s history through personal interviews with client, parents, caregivers, relatives, friends, teachers and employers; prepares case histories with particular emphasis on psycho-social factors affecting the client; cooperates with other staff members and community agencies in carrying out a treatment plan.
Provides ongoing psychosocial clinical assessment, treatment planning and psycho-therapeutic treatment of all clients assigned, under the supervision of the licensed clinician, in homes, agency offices and in the field.
Documents clinical files and billing records for all client contacts, including consultations with other agencies in accordance with YFC agency policy and procedure.

Participates in multidisciplinary team meetings to review client caseload, treatment, concerns, and recommendations; prepares and presents progress reports.
Provides individual, family and group therapeutic services to reduce functional impairment; facilitates group therapy sessions; assists client to learn skills required to successfully engender psychological stability and personal independence.

Maintains professionalism in line with Youth For Change policies & procedures.
Supports and enhances the client's’ emotional stability; explains nature of diagnosis, plan of care, procedures and treatments to clients, family and significant others; provides advocacy as needed.
Maintains cooperative professional relationships with local community agencies significant to the continuum of care for clients.

Maintains expertise in field of service through participation in applicable educational opportunities.
Adheres to the standards of the Privacy Act of 1974, {U.S.C. § 552A} as amended; maintains and enforces all aspects of confidentiality of client information.

Supports the relationship between the Agency and the constituent population by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with clients, visitors, and other employees.

Completes all documentation in accordance to YFC policy and procedures.
Must attend orientation and other trainings as assigned.

Other duties as assigned.

*Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
A Master’s Degree from an accredited two year graduate school or program in social work, psychology or a related field; prefer prior clinical experience as a paraprofessional or an intern.

Must possess a registration or intern number for as an Associate Clinical Social Worker or a Marriage, Family Therapist Intern, in the State of California as established by the Board of Behavioral Science Examiners.

Enrollment in a Ph.D. or Psy.D program in clinical psychology from an accredited college or university may be substituted for an intern number.

Incumbents must obtain registration with the California Board of Psychology within one (1) year of appointment to this position.

An Ed.D and five (5) years of experience and on licensure track as a Psychologist may be substituted for the Ph.D or the Psy.D.

Must possess State of California Driver's license.

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge of County, state and Federal laws, statutes, rules, ordinances, codes and regulations.
Knowledge of the Agency’s policies and procedures.
Knowledge of protocols and practices in behavioral healthcare, and principles of psychotherapeutic techniques and procedures, including the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV).
Knowledge of the principles and practices of legal, ethical and professional rules of conduct.
Knowledge of the principles of file systems, case files and records management.
Skill in assessing and evaluating behavioral health problems, and making recommendations based on observations and interviews.
Skill in understanding, interpreting and applying relevant statutes, ordinances, codes and regulations.
Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
Skill in working within deadlines to complete projects and assignments.
Skill in interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
Skill in assessing, analyzing, identifying issues, and recommending solutions to problems.
Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, other Agency employees and representatives from other city, county, state and Federal agencies.
Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business software.
LANGUAGE ABILITY:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, students and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The following lists physical demands an employee will perform on a regular basis:

Sitting
Walking
Standing
Bending Neck
Twisting Neck and Waist
Handwriting (Simple grasping and repetitive hand use)
Reading
Talking and/or hearing

The following lists physical demands an employee may perform on an occasional basis:
Lifting Weight (Average 10lbs.-25lbs.)
Stoop, kneel crouch or crawl
Pushing & Pulling
Reach with hands and arms
Special activities with child/youth may include:
Walking on uneven ground
Driving
Running
Skipping
Swimming
Dancing
Hiking
Climbing
Skiing (water/snow)
Biking
Skateboarding
Fishing
Camping
Fundraiser

But not necessarily limited to the above list of activities.

A majority of the duties are performed inside with climate control, but on occasion can be in the outdoor environment under current weather conditions; in or near water and possible dust. Working with youth/clients there is always a chance of coming into contact with blood borne pathogens.

The typical noise level in the work environment of this position is of moderate notice. On occasion, you may be subjected to a loud noise level.

WORK ENVIRONMENT – SOCIAL
Employee shall work in a non-hostile work environment. This is, the employee is expected not to engage in any activity that unreasonably interferes with performance of any other employee, such as sexual harassment, unlawful discrimination or any other behavior unduly demeans or intimidates another employee.

As an essential function of this position, the employee must be able to handle levels of stress satisfactorily and be congenial with other employees, children, parents, the community and agencies at all times.

TRANSPORTATION:
Using your personal vehicle may be necessary from time to time for YFC business. You will be responsible for keeping a mileage record and submitting it to your immediate supervisor for reimbursement. Current vehicle insurance must be provided at time of employment and when it expires. Personal vehicle insurance is primary coverage in case you are in an accident in your vehicle while on business for YFC.

PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENT
Any offer of employment is contingent upon taking and passing a health screening /TB test, which is required to have within the first 7-days from start date (or your most recent TB test within the last year.) The examination assesses a candidate’s ability to meet the physical demands of the position with or without accommodation in accordance with applicable statutes for applicants with disabilities.

Current C.P.R. and First Aid certification or scheduled to certify within the first 45-days from date of hire, or as offered by the employer.

Any offer of employment is also contingent upon taking and successfully passing a criminal background investigation (fingerprinting/live scan); the guidelines set forth by the Department of Justice in accordance with the State’s Penal Code Section 11105.2 and if applicable, provide proof of a California State license or credential, which required a criminal background check before issuance of license or credential.

Any offer of employment is also contingent upon having a California Driver’s License, a motor vehicle record that passes the criteria from the Agency’s insurance carrier at time of employment and receive good and valid rapports on reference checks.

Applicants, who refuse to submit to testing or who do not pass all tests or provide required documents, will not be hired or retained in employment.
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