The Outpatient Clinician provides outpatient clinical services to children and families who have unique and individualized needs. The Clinician will provide direct clinical services including the assessment, treatment planning, behavioral interventions, individual therapy, family therapy or group therapy. In this role the Clinician will work as part of an interdisciplinary team, which includes medical, clinical, case management and in-home supportive services to the children and families served.
- Provide outpatient, solution-focused individual counseling, family therapy and crisis intervention in an office, home, and community-based setting. Collaborate with internal and external partners in support of the family’s case management needs. Provide advocacy when needed.
- Develop treatment plans with each client and their family; specify presenting problem, objectives, interventions, and desired outcomes.
- Collaborate and coordinate efforts with client’s treatment team, school, PCP, and/or other involved providers.
- Demonstrates a high level of clinical competence with children and families. Provides evidence-based, quality, culturally proficient and relevant therapeutic, educational, preventative and crisis services to children and their families in community-based environments.
- Facilitate access and referral to guardians and conservators, self-help groups, advocacy services, and legal advocacy service when available and necessary.
Qualifications and Competencies:
- Master’s degree in Psychology, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Social Work or other related field required.
- Vermont State License or licensed eligible in field.
- Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation with personal automobile liability insurance coverage at or above the levels mandated by the State of Vermont.
- Successful completion of a criminal history background check after hire.
- Experience within a clinical setting providing children and adolescent services.
- Knowledge with services, systems, and programs available in the community including primary health care, support services, eligibility criteria and intake processes, generic community resources, and mental health, mental disabilities, and substance use treatment programs.
- Working knowledge of serious mental illness, mental disabilities, and substance use depending on the population served, including clinical and developmental issues.
- Demonstrated ability to interview and assess clients using appropriate assessment tools. Ability to observe, record and report on an individual’s functioning. Proficient with the treatment planning process and major components of a treatment plan.
- Knowledge and ability to understand and use different types of assessments, including functional assessments, evaluations, observations, and interviews to develop a treatment plan.
- Knowledge of treatment modalities and intervention techniques, such as behavior management, independent living skills training, supportive counseling, family education, crisis intervention, discharge planning, and service coordination.
- Strong documentation skills and prior experience utilizing electronic records.
- Effective communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task.
- Strong ability and desire to work as part of a clinical team. Ability to work with team members, maintaining effective inter- and intra-agency working relationships.
- Ability to work independently, performing position duties under general supervision.
- Ability to engage and sustain ongoing relationships with individuals receiving services.
$2000 sign-on bonus is payable in $500 increments at hire, 6 months, 1 year and 1.5 years of employment.
CCN is an equal opportunity employer.