Summary of essential job functions:
- Conducts regular clinical supervision and weekly team meetings and document in appropriate records
- Participates in peer review process of services and documentation including case compliance and review of charts.
- Responsible for providing direct services to clients including assessment of issues and progress, treatment planning and updates, individual and family counseling and some parenting skills intervention as needed.
- Development of treatment plans updates as required
- Family therapy will be conducted a minimum of two times per month, or more depending on family and treatment needs.
- Engages in applicable educational opportunities to continue to develop expertise in field of service.
- Communicate with families, juvenile probation officers, DFCS caseworkers, schools, and other authorized parties in order to exchange necessary information during the treatment process and documents all client- related contact in compliance with agency standards.
- Assist in maintaining a timely, complete, and updated clinical record for each assigned client.
- Supports the relationship between the agency and the community by demonstrating respectful, courteous, and cooperative behavior when interacting with clients, visitors, and other employees.
- Develops a culturally sensitive rapport and relationship with family, and uses that relationship as the basis for working together. Also works with families in an empathic, professional and objective manner.
- Documents all client- related contact in compliance with agency standards within 24 hours of providing the service.
- Informs the child and family of client rights and responsibilities, confidentiality, and limits of confidentiality.
- Assesses, reports, and documents suspected abuse or neglect to DBHDD, Child Protective Services and/or local law enforcement agency.
May be required to perform additional position-specific tasks
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:
- Excellent oral and written communication
- Ability to utilize and follow agency working procedures to complete job tasks.
- Knowledge of Mental Health principles, methods, procedures, and standards
- Knowledge of principles of individual and family-centered services
- Knowledge of community and state resources and facilitate linkage to meet client’s needs
- Ability to manage people and meetings
- Sensitivity to cultural diversity and differences
- Ability to utilize appropriate crisis intervention techniques, based on agency standards
- Understanding of the impact of trauma, substance abuse, social and emotional issues, and mental illness on individuals, families, parenting, and relationships; and the ability to utilize that understanding to influence therapeutic approach
- Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people from various socio-economic and educational backgrounds
- Ability to maintain open communication between yourself, your team, families served, and collaterals
- Understand and able to utilize DSM-5 Diagnosis information
Education, Experience and Requirements:
- Must be FULLY licensed in Georgia as LPC, LCSW, LMFT, or Psychologist.
- At least three years of experience working with children/adolescents with severe emotional disturbances.
- Minimum two years of clinical supervision experience is preferred, Georgia Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor (CPCS) or NBCC Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential preferred.
- Must be willing to provide services in the client’s natural setting
- Must be able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
- Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check
- Must have a reliable transportation
Job Type: Full-time
- children/adolescents with severe emotional disturbances: 3 years
- LPC, LCSW, LMFT, Psychologist