Outpatient Intake Clinician

Description


JOB SUMMARY: Conduct Telehealth Outpatient Intake Admission screenings and assessments to streamline patients into specialty wraparound programs within the community for adults and children/ adolescences, as well as reassessments to continue in programs. Provides outpatient services in office and in the community (homes, schools and other community-based agencies) Duties include assisting with audits, compliance monitoring quality assurance and carrying a caseload.

Location: Randolph (Southeast Region), Chelsea (Boston Region), Malden (Northeast Region), MA

Job Type: Full-time

Program: Outpatient

Department: Community Direct Care

Age group:

Qualifications


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED AND EXPERIENCE: This position requires an MSW, Masters in Counseling, Psychology or Education with a concentration in Counseling or Doctorate Degree. Must have over two years of experience with adults, children and families or with mentally ill populations, urban youth and crisis management, including training in family therapy, children play therapy and Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Must be license eligible and preferred clinicians to have the following minimum qualifications & Education:

1. Psychologists: Doctoral degree in psychology (PhD, PsyD, EdD) from an accredited college or university and certification as a Health Service Provider (HSP) by the Board of Registration of Psychology in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

2. Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (LICSW): Master’s degree or higher in social work from an accredited college or university

3. Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC): Master’s degree in mental health field (including, but not restricted to, counseling, family therapy, psychology, etc.) from an accredited college or university

4. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT): Master’s degree in mental health field (including, but not restricted to, counseling, family therapy, psychology, etc.) from an accredited college or university

* Candidate must be currently licensed or license eligible in State of Massachusetts.*

*Must be Culturally and Linguistically competent; bilingual a plus: Haitian Creole, Portuguese Creole, Spanish, Cantonese, Cambodian, or Vietnamese.*

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:

  • Must understand medical necessity and be able to diagnose and assess patients Participate in interdisciplinary and/or care review meetings for plan of care.
  • Must be able to complete assessment, treatment plan and progress note within accordance to policy that meets the professional standards and timeframe.
  • Completes all documentation needed and develops clearly defined interventions and measurable goals and outcomes that are consistent in accordance to policy that meets the professional standards
  • Provides Telehealth Services, Family, Individual, Group Therapy in the community and in office
  • Has a caseload of 10 to 30 patients across programs
  • Collaboration with care coordinator via collateral contact (via phone, attendance at IEP meetings, hospital discharge meetings, Care Planning Team (CPT) meetings for youth enrolled in ICC services) and/or other behavioral health service provider
  • Coaching in support of decision-making in both crisis and non-crisis situations
  • Utilize comprehensive, home-based behavioral health assessment inclusive of the CANS, with fidelity regarding process notes, treatment plans and assessments and discharge plan
  • Coaching in support of decision-making in both crisis and non-crisis situations
  • Will be trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) treatment methods
  • 24/7 phone crisis response via phone
  • Pass CORI & SORI

KEY SKILLS & BEHAVIOR:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in a community based environment
  • Must be highly motivated and self-directed Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must possess knowledge of child development; including physical, mental, emotional
  • Must have Clinical and Psychiatric Expertise; must have Cultural and Linguistic Competence;
  • Must be computer literate. Detail and organizational skills critical;
  • Strong analytical skills and interpersonal skills willing to work directly with patients and clients
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • Fee for services – $ 23 to $36 per hour depending on licensure and experience
  • Supervision provided by the clinical supervisor
  • Paid holidays
  • 14 Days Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Monthly Gas Allowance
  • Flexible Schedule but must be able to work in the late afternoons and evening until 8:00 pm and some weekends

*Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and travel locally (as required by Plan)


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