MH Licensed Clinician
$54,005.60 - $94,509.80
Open Until Filled
Posted February 14, 2020
POSITION OVERVIEW The primary role of the CD-CP Clinician is to provide clinical interventions for children and families exposed to violence and trauma through collaboration with Police Departments within Mecklenburg County, to include 24/7/365 after-hours and weekend acute trauma response. ***Spanish-English bilingual preferred*** This role will be achieved through acute trauma response, collaboration, referrals to appropriate community resources, clinical assessments; brief clinical and crisis interventions, training, and data collection. POSITION SUMMARY Responsible for performing licensed clinical activities for an assigned County program including criminal justice services, domestic violence, substance abuse, homelessness, child development, children and family violence or trauma exposures, and jail diversions. . Depending on the area of assignment, duties can include: performing diagnosis, assessment and evaluation, and psychological testing; providing immediate clinical trauma response and intervention, providing direct counseling/therapy; performing treatment planning; conducting home visits; providing referrals, conducting training and preparing progress reports. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
- Provides clinical treatment or assessments for clients (individuals, children, and/or families), which includes: determining appropriate intervention/therapies; frequency of interventions; ongoing assessment of progress and needs; and modifying therapeutic plans as required.
- Documents clinical treatments and evaluations, which includes: synthesizing information gathered by observation, interviews, and record reviews; records reviews and writes summary-style reports; and/or, performing other related activities.
- Conducts, biopsychosocial and social emotional evaluations, developmental assessments, and psychological testing on clients as appropriate to program assignment.
- Participates in multidisciplinary staffing’s regarding clients before and after evaluations, which includes: gathering and synthesizing extensive information to make decisions with the evaluation team regarding evaluation tools and assessment methods; participating in client’s level of overall functioning, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations; and/or, performing other related activities.
- Facilitates case consultations with other staff to address client’s social emotional issues and/or problems.
- Participates in revising service plans.
- Interprets evaluation results for clients and/or caregivers.
- Partners with law enforcement to provide acute trauma intervention for children and their families to include: crisis intervention and immediate safety needs addressed, acute trauma symptom identification, determining appropriate brief clinical interventions/strategies; determine the needed frequency of interventions; ongoing assessment of child/family progress and needs; and/or, performing other related activities including psychoeducation and any needed referrals for clinical and/or non-clinical services.
- Responds to crime scenes, children’s homes, hospitals, and other community locations to provide immediate clinical intervention and prevention services to children exposed to violence 24/7/365, to include nights, weekends, and holiday on-call acute response rotation.
- Documents child trauma symptoms and corresponding clinical interventions, including: information gathered by observation, parent or caregiver interviews, and case history, records progress, makes clinical recommendations; attends case staffings as-needed and/or, performing other related clinical activities.
- Collaborates with child protective service workers on all cases where child abuse, neglect, or dependency is a factor.
- Presentations and trainings provided to police officers and community groups regarding children exposed to violence
- Collection of program evaluation data
- Enter and access clinical data in the electronic data system
- Correspondence and collaboration with interested/involved collaterals, community resources, service providers, etc.
- Depending on the area of assignment NC Professional Licensure is required in one of the following areas: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist (LCAS), Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
- Valid North Carolina or South Carolina driver’s license.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a County Operator’s Permit.
- Full Mental Health clinical licensure in North Carolina (LCSW, LPC, LPA) *Clinicians with associate level licensure who are actively seeking full licensure and successfully completing required process are eligible for employment under “trainee” status if skillset of clinician fills a current program need.
- Experience partnering with law enforcement and community
- Teaching and presentation experience
- Bilingual (Spanish/English) strongly preferred
- Experience serving trauma and violence exposed children, families, or individuals: strongly preferred