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Lead Clinician

Company: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Location: Oakland
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Brief DescriptionWho is Fred Finch?Job Summary:The Lead Clinician is responsible for providing high quality, trauma-informed therapeutic services and/or case management to a diverse population of at-risk youth, young adults, and families who may be experiencing barriers to receiving office-based behavioral health services. These developmentally appropriate, individualized services may occur in the community, school, office, or residential setting. The Lead Clinician is also responsible for taking on a leadership role within their program (as outlined in the Professional Development section below) and within the agency as needed.Essential Functions (Duties and Responsibilities):Clinical Practice: 1) In a manner consistent with FF core values of family-centered, strength-based, co-occurring capable, trauma-informed, and needs-driven practice, provides and is responsible for all aspects of participants' clinical program. This includes but is not limited to completing culturally mindful comprehensive behavioral health evaluations and assessments, treatment planning, discharge planning, participation in family conferencing when appropriate, provision of individual and collateral therapy, crisis management and coordination of care including working with adjunctive resources such as group home staff, therapeutic behavioral service providers, teachers, and/or psychiatrists. 2) Delivers services to participants with an awareness and integration of the developmental milestones of children, youth, or young adults, including those impacted by trauma. 3) Performs a full therapeutic schedule of participant contact hours based on supervisor directives. 4) Provides clinical leadership and consultation to other treatment team members, within and outside FF. 5) Utilizes de-escalation techniques, including but not limited to: attentiveness to potential triggers/stressors and early indicators of distress; motivational interviewing; reflective listening; providing responses that rely on engagement and empathy; modeling composure through use of calm voice and neutral facial expressions; remaining self-aware of verbal and non-verbal communication, demonstrated ability to adjust verbal and non-verbal communication, prompting for use of known coping skills; etc., to defuse distress and ensure safety in a manner that aligns with the trauma informed care model.Case Management/Coordination: 1) Provides comprehensive and individualized clinical case management and coordination of services, resources and referral services. 2) Communicates collaboratively and regularly with essential team members to keep them informed and to facilitate continuous open lines of communication. 3) Collaboratively works with collateral contacts to assess participant/family needs and to identify appropriate natural supports and community services to meet those needs. 4) May serve as case manager, as well as a community liaison for placement workers, professional and community resources, parents and significant others.Documentation/Administrative Duties: 1) Maintains participant records in an orderly and timely manner. 2) Utilizes the Electronic Health Record system(s) or other computer-based means to effectively complete all clinical documentation. 3) Demonstrates knowledge of and meets all charting and billing deadlines. 4) Adheres to administrative and productivity goals (up to 65% depending upon program). 5) Participates in internal and community-based quality assurance as assigned. 6) Verifies all aspects of documentation meet or exceed county, state and federal guidelines. 7) Meets all HIPAA standards including but not limited to in exchanging information, keeping Protected Health Information (PHI) secure, and following procedures to protect electronic transmission/access to PHI at the agency and in the community. 8) As assigned by supervisor provides consultation, coaching and training to staff and interns related to compliance with agency and program documentation standards. 9) Provides completion or review of treatment plans, mental health progress notes, reports and other documentation for MFT or MSW interns assigned to them.Professional Development: 1) Participates in weekly individual and group supervision meetings as assigned. 2) Maintains current license or waivered status with the BBS which includes promptly completing Continuing Education or examinations as required. 3) Participates in trainings and provides training as assigned. 4) Provides New Hire Orientation Training and other new hire onboarding tasks as assigned by Supervisor. 5) Participates in candidate selection process for open positions upon request from and in collaboration with Supervisor. 6) Participates in the screening, selection, onboarding and weekly supervision of masters level or bachelor level interns as needed or assigned. 7) Provides weekly clinical consultation and coaching for adjunct or Mental Health Rehabilitation Specialist (MHRS) staff as assigned by Supervisor. 8) Provides group supervision for adjunct or MHRS staff as needed. 9) Promotes team building and collaborative problem solving among program staff; 10) May serve as subject matter expert in relevant areas, such as outcome measures, assessments, documentation, etc.Community Leadership: 1) Represents FF professionally in every community situation. 2) Participates in community committees and delivers presentations as assigned.Compliance: 1) Maintains excellent professional boundaries and adheres to all professional ethical standards including abuse reporting, and maintenance of participant confidentiality. 2) Adheres to all agency and program policies including Boundary Code of Ethics, Core Competencies, Code of Conduct, Employee Handbook and state and federal regulations.Additional Duties: 1) Other related duties as assigned by Supervisor 2) May drive on agency business as required. 3) Participates on a rotating basis, in providing clinical 24-hour on call services, if applicable. 4) May participate on agency Continuous Quality Improvement Committees.Competencies: 1) Demonstrates knowledge of child/adolescent/young adult development and emotional disorders as relevant to program's target population. 2) Demonstrates knowledge of individual and family assessments, diagnosis, differential treatment approaches and interventions including intensive case management services. 3) Demonstrates knowledge of documentation standards and capacity to meet documentation expectations. 4) Provides developmentally appropriate treatment services consistent with program model and involving multiple systems planning and coordination. 6) Demonstrates consistent teamwork and collaboration with others. 7) Seeks opportunities to improve knowledge, skills, and abilities. 8) Helps others with professional growth. 9) Demonstrates a desire for professional growth by volunteering for additional duties, beyond assigned responsibilities.RequiredQualifications

  • A. Degree in Social Work or Counseling from an accredited college or university.
  • Registered intern or associate with the Board of Behavioral Some programs may consider candidates who are able to obtain registered status within first six (6) months after hire. Registered PCC intern (PCCI)* with relevant experience with target population eligible in San Diego/Alameda/San Mateo Counties (If working in a program licensed by Community Care Licensing must meet minimum training and experience requirements). For more information please see http://www.cdss.ca.gov/cdssweb/entres/pdf/CCR/STRTP_ILS.pdf
  • Licensed (LCSW or MFT; or, in San Diego/ Alameda/San Mateo County Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCC). A license may be preferred based upon program
  • Certified to conduct a CANS/ANSA assessment within 90 days of employment if the work assignment is in a County program that requires CANS/ANSA
  • Demonstrated understanding of the developmental milestones of children, youth, or young adults to provide to provide care, treatment and
  • Supervised experience in providing counseling and/or psychotherapy services
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the areas of diagnostic assessment, individual/family/group behavioral treatment methods for target population of program.
  • Experience with or knowledge of designing, supervising, monitoring, changing, and discontinuing individualized behavioral interventions for staff delivering behavioral services (e.g., TBS).
  • Utilizes de-escalation techniques, including but not limited to: attentiveness to potential triggers/stressors and early indicators of distress; motivational interviewing; reflective listening; providing responses that rely on engagement and empathy; modeling composure through use of calm voice and neutral facial expressions; remaining self-aware of verbal and non-verbal communication, demonstrated ability to adjust verbal and non-verbal communication, prompting for use of known coping skills; etc., to defuse distress and ensure safety in a manner that aligns with the trauma informed care model.
  • Demonstrated cultural responsiveness in working with diverse families and
  • Clean driving record; current CA Driver's License or ability to obtain within 10 days after
  • Must have access to dependable transportation; personal car insurance meeting minimum liability coverage required if position requires driving for work or transporting
  • Basic computer and keyboarding competence with the ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and/or competency with electronic clinical documentation
  • One (1) year post-graduate school experience with program target population (Example: intellectually disabled, homeless, teens or young adults, seriously emotionally disturbed).Preferred
    • One (1) year experience with program modality (example: school-based, residential, mobile/community-based, assertive community treatment, wraparound,)
    • Demonstrated ability to assess, triage and organize
    • Applies a strength-based, culturally responsive, trauma-informed approach to supervision, participant and community
    • Experience with relevant evidence-based practices (e.g., CBT, DBT, trauma- informed interventions).
    • Exhibits strong behavioral, crisis management and family/individual/group therapy
    • Fluency in prevailing language(s) of the community(*) For LPCC/PCCI's, the county-specific eligibility must be verified by the hiring manager including certification by the BBS to work with families, as required.Physical Demands:The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet and, at all times, maintained within safe California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL/OSHA) standards. Communication
      • Communicates clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with co- workers, supervisors, and
      • Prepares clearly and concisely written reports and
      • Must be able to comprehend, follow, and clearly convey instructions to
      • Must be computer proficient and be able to work on a computer for up to 20 hours perPhysical Activities
        • Possesses the ability to actively participate in and supervise participants' recreational activities, including noncompetitive
        • Must be able to bend, lift as much as 25 lbs., and walk up to a mile at one time.
        • Must be able to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer
        • Must be licensed and have the ability and skill to drive cars, vans, or other
        • Must be able to respond quickly to emergencies, and to learn and implement Pro- ACT (or other agency approved training).
        • Must be able to physically monitor youths to ensure they do not hurt themselves or
        • The job has potential for injury or harm, and the ability to assess and avoid threats posed by participants and the community is necessary to maintain

Keywords: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services, Oakland , Lead Clinician, Other , Oakland, California

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