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Outpatient Clinician

This position is responsible for providing effective mental health intervention to assigned clients (individuals and families), coordinating with primary care physicians, referrers, insurance carriers or other agencies. Represents Children's Friend in a professional manner and adheres to all Children's friend policies and guidelines, state and federal regulations, and program requirements. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Meets with clients to assess their needs, provides complete diagnosis, in collaboration with clients determines manageable problem focus and treatment priorities. Clients may include: children, adolescents, families, adults and elders.
• Presents timely treatment plans to multi-disciplinary team for review and utilization management. Implements treatment directives developed at team meeting.
• Interacts effectively with each client. Works with clients and, when appropriate, their support systems to produce behavioral, cognitive, and/or emotional changes that meet treatment goals. Evaluates client progress and revises treatment plans as needed.
• Works collaboratively with payers, referrers, primary care physicians, and community agencies in providing effective treatment to clients.
• Completes all necessary documentation within required time parameters for each client including assessments and treatment plans, insurance authorizations, problem-oriented progress notes, and treatment summaries.
• Participates effectively in regular group supervision, in monthly staff meetings, and in quality improvement initiatives.
• Maintains current licensed status and, if applicable, obtains licensure as agreed upon hire. Adapts to new developments in field through continuing education.

Qualifications *
• Master's Degree, CAGs, terminal degree in social work, mental health counseling or counseling psychology from an accredited institution.
• Must be license eligible (LICSW, LMHC, LMFT, Ed.D, Psy.D, Ph.D) and have completed all coursework for licensure
• Have a minimum of 1 year working or interning in a clinical setting, residential program, school counseling program
• Be familiar and sensitive to diverse cultures and ethnicities
• Pass a standard CORI/SORI and driving record screening
• Must have basic computer skills: Ability to navigate the internet and basic working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook.

Please email resume and cover lettter to Crystal Contrino, LMHC, ATR, Director of community based services Gloucester,ccontrino@childrensfriend.net