MH Licensed Clinician

Work Type

Position Number

$54,005.60 - $94,509.80

Closing Date
Open Until Filled
Posted February 14, 2020

Agency Name
Mecklenburg County

Work County

Job Description

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.
For assignment in Child Development – Community Policing:
  • 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.
  MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Experience: Two years’ experience providing clinical services in the area assigned. Education:  Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or a related human services field. Combination of relevant education and relevant experience accepted? Yes Computer Skills:  Basic proficiency. Licenses and Certifications:
  • 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
  KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: • Ethical standards of practice; • Typical and Atypical human development; • Family dynamics; • Family dysfunction; • Adult and child psychiatric disorders; • Child-caregiver attachment issues; • Individual and parent-child treatment modalities; • Community resources; • Multidisciplinary approach to assessment and treatment. Skilled in: • Assessing typical and atypical human development, psychiatric disorders, family dynamics, family dysfunction, and child-caregiver attachment issues; • Implementing treatments for various individual and parent-child modalities; • Assessing community resources; • Integrating client social emotional needs into treatment plans; • Using a computer and related software applications; • Providing customer service; Abilities: • Communication – Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message. • Collaboration – Working effectively and cooperatively with others; establishing and maintaining good working relationships. • Care Management – Having the knowledge and skills to secure relevant patient care data and identify key issues and relationships in the management of patient care; understanding the relationships among assessments, interventions, and patient responses; skilled in documentation of assessments and adjusting physical and cognitive prescriptions as needed. WORK ENVIRONMENT Moderate noise is typical for the work environment for this job. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS STATEMENT To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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