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Clinician

The Old Colony Y is currently seeking a licensed or license eligible, Master's Level Clinician to join the Brockton Revocation Program. The Brockton Revocation Program is a 10-bed DYS contracted residential program for adolescent males involved in the juvenile justice system. Responsibilities include individual and group treatment, with a focus on DBT. Family therapy is also offered when applicable. Case management is a significant part of the clinical role which involves contacts with collaterals in order to best meet the needs of the youth served. Come be a part of a multi-disciplinary team working in a strengths-based approach with this challenging population. 
Schedule: Sunday - Thursday with some late night coverage. 
Competitive benefits. Salary based on licensure/experience. 

The Clinician of the Brockton Revocation Program is responsible for ensuring that proper casework services are provided to the residents and that all clinical services are consistent with the operating policies of the Old Colony Y, Early Education and Care, Department of Youth Services, and other regulatory agencies. S/he will reflect and display the character development core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.

JOB FUNCTIONS:

PROGRAM/DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES

 Attend and participate in all case presentations, unit meetings (staff and community meetings) and behavior rounds.
 Conduct periodic reviews of client's progress towards program objectives and when necessary, provide intensive individual, group, and family counseling.
 Develop an individual service plan for each resident which includes education, health, social, psychological and psychiatric services, and cognitive, behavioral, individual, group and family therapy, and medical/dental care (routine, ongoing, and emergency services).
 Submit casework status, statistics and other required reports as requested.
 Be responsible for covering caseloads left uncovered due to clinical staff absence.
 Ensure that a thorough intake of the client into the program has occurred
 Maintain communication with parent/guardian and collateral agencies.
 Ensure that an intake screening form (suicide/safety assessment) is completed on each resident.
 Responsible for proper accounting of resident belongings/valuables.
 Ensure behavior management practice is followed on all shifts.
 Working with the Clinical Coordinator, oversee the medical component as it relates to psychotropic medication, physicals, doctor's appointments and sleep logs and communicate with nursing staff on these issues.
 Assess and monitor all clients on suicide watch in conjunction with the Clinical Coordinator. Consult with Emergency Services Mobile Crisis Team when necessary.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 Adhere to all fiscal policies regarding petty cash, purchase orders, vouchers, and employee expenses.

FACILITY RESPONSIBILITIES

 Ensure proper cleanliness of clinical office and surrounding area.

INTERDIVISIONAL/COMMUNITY/VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES

To provide the Old Colony Y with support on a voluntary basis during any and all campaigns.

YMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES - TEAM LEADER

Mission Advancement: Models and teaches the Y's values. Ensures a high level of service with a commitment to improving lives. Provides volunteers with orientation, training, development and recognition. Cultivates relationships to support fundraising.

Collaboration: Champions inclusion activities, strategies, and initiatives. Builds relationships to create small communities. Empathetically listens and communicates for understanding when negotiating and dealing with conflict. Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audience. Provides staff with feedback, coaching, guidance, and support.

Operational Effectiveness: Provides others with frameworks for making decisions. Conducts prototypes to support the launching of programs and activities. Develops plans and manages best practices through engagement of team. Effectively creates and manages budgets. Holds staff accountable for high-quality results using a formal process to measure progress.

Personal Growth: Shares new insights. Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Utilizes non-threatening methods to address sensitive issues and inappropriate behavior or performance.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS (Minimum Required):

• Masters Degree in Behavioral Sciences. Must have ability to earn licensure.
• Minimum of 6 months to 1 year of related experience.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to restrain juveniles up to approximately 200 pounds. Capable of consistently and successfully dealing with up to 10 residents with severe emotional and behavioral problems. Must have visual and auditory acuity in order to maintain security of unit.

CLOSING STATEMENT
To ensure the overall operations of the Y and support teamwork, I will accept additional responsibilities as assigned. In addition, I understand that my work location and hours of employment are subject to change to meet the business needs of the Old Colony Y.

Resumes should be submitted to:
Elizabeth Novacek, LICSW
Clinical Director 
enovacek@oldcolonyymca.org