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Screening Clinician

East Bay Community Action Program is seeking a full time Screening Clinician to provide services to our clients in Newport. The Screening Clinician will provide office and community based services including individual, family, and group supports for our Newport clients. The Screening Clinician will provide a wide range of age-appropriate clinical services to one or more populations served by the organization (child, youth, adult, geriatric, addictions, etc.). In addition, provide a thorough assessment to include risk factors, including but not limited to history of abuse or neglect. EBCAP is an approved site for the NHSC Loan Repayment Program.


Job Responsibilities:
Conduct screenings using evidence based tools (PHQ, CAGE-AID, GAD etc.) and brief intervention, session limited interventions (Motivational Interviewing, CBT etc.) and referral to longer term counseling when deemed appropriate.
Receive telephone calls from individuals and referrals from organizations, families, police departments, or other third parties and determine appropriate intervention.
Manage treatment issues to ensure appropriate level of treatment, and to work through immediate crisis and appropriately assess risk. Conduct face to face assessments to triage proper interventions. Provide treatment that is compliant to SBIRT guidelines.
Participate in supervision, ensuring the process of quality assurance.
Collaborate with internal Care Team members on open clients who present to SBIRT for assessment.
Effectively and candidly presents ideas (with individuals and within groups) in both written and verbal formats and demonstrates active listening skills. Actively supports the two-way flow of information, with a strong emphasis on cooperative partnering and collaborative interactions, will respecting individuality and diversity.
Determine if and when a medication evaluation may be necessary to complement psychotherapy and refer to Prescriber. Provides medication adherence counseling and disease management counseling.
Educate clients in the process of treatment, overcoming obstacles, and resistance.
Adhere to Productivity Expectations.
Adhere to published standards for the Completion of Clinical Documentation.
Follow all organizational clinical and administrative policies and procedures.

Master's Degree in Social and/or Human Services from an accredited school of social work
Rhode Island Licensure - LICSW
Minimum of two (2) years' experience in a community health, substance abuse, social work or clinical setting.
Must submit a BCI and demonstrate proof of being free from disqualifying information.
Proficiency with electronic medical record(s); Ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary staff and outside providers; Experience with Motivational Interviewing; Experience working with patients regarding their care team coordination
All clinicians must demonstrate knowledge of age-specific, culturally sensitive assessments and therapies, as well as providing individual assessment, individual, family and group therapies. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. Employee is expected to maintain clinical licensure in good standing, and participate in continuing education activities.
Employ age-appropriate treatment strategies (understands growth and development of individuals served).
Complete family assessment and includes family strengths, participation in treatment goals/needs.
Obtain PCP and school information within first 3 months of care/resends if not obtained.
Recognize the behavioral manifestations of substance abuse.
Educate clients about the physical, medical, and pharmacological issues relating to substance use.
Utilize appropriate substance abuse interventions based on presented case information - (assists clients to recognize triggers, develop relapse prevention skills, and build support systems).
Utilize appropriate internal/external referrals based on presented case information.
Understand and adhere to the Substance Abuse Protocol.
Understand and utilize ASAM criteria as part of the treatment process when determining an appropriate level of care for client's treatment.

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We are an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a diverse work environment.