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Residential Clinician


Residential Clinician needed at Eliot Community Human Services.

Responsibilities:

1. Develop and maintain effective working relationships with residents, parents, siblings and/or significant others.
2. Provide individual and family therapy in accordance with program, DYS, DEEC and ECHS policies and procedures.
3. Participate in the development and implementation of Individual Service Plans.
4. Provide case management and advocacy for youth as needed.
5. Have knowledge of resources in each community in which youth may live.
6. Attend administrative, staff, shift change, clinical and community meetings.
7. Help organize and participate in staff training.
8. Organize client case record information and track outcomes and community service utilization when applicable.
9. Complete comprehensive psychosocial assessments on youth as required.
10. Maintain and submit written reports that are complete, accurate and timely as required by funding sources, licensing agencies and the program/agency.
11. Coordinate treatment team meetings to discuss Individual Service Plans, progress reviews, re-entry plans and discharge plans.
12. Safely transport residents to activities, appointments, school, work, and visits.
13. Work with outside consultants and funding source personnel as necessary.
14. Assist with crisis management and use CPI skills.
15. Work shifts in residence as needed.
16. Maintain a flexible schedule to allow for programmatic needs including night and weekend clinical coverage.
17. Be a positive and professional role model for residents and staff.
18. Maintain professional boundaries at all times.
19. Coordinate and facilitate DBT skills, substance abuse and other specialized services as necessary.
20. Ensure that all documentation is completed by end of shift in accordance with regulatory and ECHS policy and procedures.
21. Maintain and adhere to ECHS policy/ procedures regarding consumer confidentiality, ensuring that: records are maintained in a locked area and access is limited; clinical conversations occur in an area where the information can not be overheard by others; privileged information regarding a client is not given verbally or otherwise without the client/guardian's written consent.
22. Obtain and maintain current certifications in CPR, First Aid, CPI, Suicide Prevention and all other required training. Ensure that all certificates are current and provide required documentation to the Agency.
23. Responsible for promoting and upholding the principles of Corporate Compliance and the ECHS Corporate Compliance program. Adhere to all ECHS policies and procedures including the Code of Conduct, Consumer Confidentiality, and HIPAA.
24. Act in an ethical, legal, and responsible manner, following all applicable ECHS policies, state/federal laws, regulations, and reporting requirements.
25. Respect diversity of others by demonstrating and modeling cultural awareness and sensitivity at all times.
26. Perform other job related duties as assigned.

Qualifications *
Master's degree (license eligible) in Counseling Psychology or Social Work or independently licensed as a LICSW or LMHC.
At least three year experience with population.
Knowledge and experience with clinical issues of children and adolescents and working knowledge of DBT.
Computer literacy and skill in the use of computers and related software applications.
Ability to consistently meet all necessary background and credentialing requirements.
Must be at least twenty-one (21) years old and possess a valid driver's license and reliable transportation to and from work and for the transportation of clients to and from appointments and activities as needed.
Must have reliable telephone notification system for emergency contact.
Must be proficient in English and possess and convey effective verbal and written communication skills with residents, staff and service providers.
Demonstrate sound judgment and effective, solution focused, problem solving skills.
Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with residents, staff, co-workers and supervisor.
Ability to work effectively with diverse populations and cultural groups.

Physical and Mental Demands:

Frequent walking, standing, bending, reaching and lifting to carry out job responsibilities.
Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle as needed.
Ability to work a flexible work schedule contingent upon program needs.
Ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment with periods of high stress.
Ability to physically carry out Crisis Prevention Intervention techniques.

Working schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 11am-7pm Wednesday and Thursday 9am-5pm

The position is open for students (graduation date: May 2017) and alumni.

Please apply using the following link:

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