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Licensed Clinician

Company: The Center for Health Care Services (San Antonio)
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY

Works within a multidisciplinary team to provide an array of direct (face-to-face) and indirect clinical services to adults in a person-centered, trauma informed, individualized focused approach utilizing evidenced-based practices delivered to fidelity. These services are delivered in multiple types of settings including field-based services in the individual's home or other identified locations as well as clinic-based services. Individuals served may have multi-system involvement such is Criminal Justice, Child and Adult Welfare, Veterans, Homelessness, etc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

_Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position._

Coordinate coverage for planned absences in advance with supervisor.

Ensures clinical documentation is submitted in accordance with CHCS standards, and contract specific requirements.

Links and refers consumers presenting to clinic to appropriate services.

Participate in centralized scheduling process. (_varies by program)_

Participate in supervision and development opportunities including individual supervision, group supervision, and meetings/trainings as assigned.

Provide direct individualized clinical services 60% of hours worked.

Provides compliance and clinical updates to court. Makes recommendations for treatment, incentives and sanctions. (_varies by program)_

Provides direct clinical services & assessments; develops treatment plan for consumers. (_varies by program)_

Provides emergency case management assistance, as needed. (_varies by program) _

Provides outpatient treatment services, including individual & group counseling. (_varies by program)_

Performs other related duties as required.

_ Specific Program Descriptions _

ABH Complex Care: Complex Care focuses on tailoring services to individuals that would benefit from a multidisciplinary, team-based approach. Our teams (AOT, ACT, FACT, and POWER) strive to build community connections and tackle stigma associated with severe mental illness. As a result, our teams work closely with consumers in a community-based approach, overcoming the barriers of multiple hospitalizations and treatment non-adherence. Complex Care team members are provided with the tools/skills necessary to advocate, assist, and motivate consumers to take part in their recovery. Complex Care Licensed Clinicians provide trauma informed therapeutic services utilizing evidenced based practices to empower individuals. Together, we work to integrate individuals back in the community, instill hope in recovery, and provide the additional support for mental health needs.

Justice Intake & Assessment Annex (JIAA) Programs: Jail diversion program designed for helping eligible arrested persons be diverted from jail and into outpatient mental health services within CHCS in efforts to reduce recidivism. Licensed Clinicians in this program screen individuals who are arrested and brought into the JIAA (Bexar County booking center) for possible mental health and/or substance abuse issues that have exhibited a mental health history as evidenced by various alerts via law enforcement screening and/or county computer systems. Clinicians assess individuals charged with Class A/B misdemeanors and felonies who has been identified with possible mental health and substance abuse issues, to divert them into outpatient treatment with CHCS instead of jail. Clinicians also assist with separating arrested persons with Developmental & Intellectual Disabilities (DID) from general population in the booking center and help them to be linked to AACOG services. Clinicians further complete assessments to comply with SB1326 (Sandra Bland Act), as well as crisis and risk assessments (Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale/CSSRS) for individuals who are/or may be meeting crisis criteria.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a related behavioral health field from an accredited university

Complete the Qualified Mental Health Professional Community Services (QMHP-CS) within six (6) weeks of hire or transfer.

Licenses or Certifications

Must have and maintain current license in good standing in the State of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), and/or Licensed Psychologist (LPHD)

Must be able to be credentialed and enrolled with CHCS payors (determined by license type and subject to Provider regulations)

Other Requirements

Must maintain a valid driver's license and automobile insurance coverage, be able to travel as needed, and be able to meet on a consistent basis the driving record requirements of the Company's auto insurance carrier if you drive your vehicle during company business.

Must maintain required credentials and mandatory training requirements to ensure compliance with all State regulations and CHCS policies.

Must be able to meet the physical requirements to complete Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) and CPR training including lifting up to 12 lbs. and supporting up to 55 lbs.; bending, stooping and getting on and off the floor without assistance.

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) is a proven safe and harm-free method of behavior modification. All consumer-facing employees of CHCS must take NCI courses facilitated by the CHCS Training team within the first 45 days of employment.

NCI is intended to support human service professionals in giving aggressive, disruptive, or out-of-control people the best care and welfare possible, even in the most violent situation.

NCI training provides staff with the skills to safely recognize and respond to everyday crisis situations that may involve more challenging behaviors. It focuses on prevention and offers proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage.

Justice Intake & Assessment Annex (JIAA) Programs: Licensed Clinicians working within this program must be able to lift at least 50 lbs to maneuver boxes of completed assessments.

Depending on assigned unit/program, applicants for this position must pass a Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) fingerprint-based background check and maintain CJIS eligibility. Due to CJIS requirements related to system access, the following may result in being disqualified for this position: Felony Convictions, Felony Deferred Adjudication, Class A & B Misdemeanor Deferred Adjudication, Class B Misdemeanor Convictions, an Open Arrest for Any Criminal Offense (Felony or Misdemeanor), and Family Violence Convictions.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience working with individuals with substance use and/or mental illness.

Prior experience with or knowledge of trauma-informed care.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Language Proficiency Pay (LPP) payments are subject to successful testing, certification by CHCS Payroll, and availability of funding. Funding may be renewed in subsequent fiscal years but is not guaranteed.

SUPERVISION

Job has no responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.

COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PERFORMANCE OF JOB DUTIES

Knowledge of:

Applicable software applications.

DSM 5 diagnoses.

Local community resources.

Mental health and substance use disorders.

Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment.

Programs and services in area of assignment.

Skilled in:

Crisis prevention and intervention and demonstrated leadership.

Organization and time management.

Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature.

Performing basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and ratios.

Ability to:

Accurately document clinical observations.

Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files.

Effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Formulate treatment goals.

Lead counseling sessions.

Maintain accurate and complete records.

Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries.

Meet schedules and deadlines of the work.

Understand and carry out oral and written directions.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $55,893.90 - $83,831.70 per year

Benefits:
401(k)
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Flexible schedule
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance
Medical specialties:
Psychiatry
Schedule:
8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday
Work setting:
Clinic
In-person

Application Question(s):
Have you ever been employed with the Center for Health Care Services?
Have you EVER been convicted of a crime? (This includes DWI/DUI; 'no contest' or guilty plea; deferred adjudication, or agreement for eventual dismissal of a criminal case)?
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