Clinician III, Child and Adolescent Ambulatory Behavioral Health
Posted on: January 24, 2023
NEW HIRE SIGN ON BONUS ELIGIBLE POSITION - $15K
This position reports directly to the Clinical Coordinator and/or
Director of the Child and Adolescent Ambulatory Services. Provides
direct and indirect clinical services to children and/or
adolescents in need of mental health care and is responsible for
the provision of age-appropriate care. Core skills include crisis
assessment, intake assessment, individual therapy, group therapy,
family therapy, treatment planning, case management, team/community
collaboration, patient/family education, and triage/discharge
planning. This position also interfaces with managed care for the
purpose of obtaining authorization for treatment. As skill set
permits, may provide flexible coverage to another service within
Behavioral Health on a short-term basis. Contributes to creating a
caring and compassionate environment through ECHN's Core Values of
Teamwork, Communication, Respect and Caring.
- This position requires a Master's Degree and licensure in the
State of Connecticut as Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and
Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC),
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC).
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification is considered
a plus. EXPERIENCE
- Clinicians in Child and Adolescent Services must have a minimum
of one (1) year experience in family therapy with age group served,
preferably in the Behavioral Health Field and level of care
age-specific competencies are required.
- Training and/or familiarity with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
(DBT), familiarity with abuse and neglect reporting and
duty-to-warn mandates, knowledge of community-based resources and
experience with pre-authorization and billing processes is
- This position requires computer competency with basic knowledge
of Microsoft Word and Outlook, strong clinical skills including a
demonstrated team orientation, and strong written as well as verbal
communication skills using the English language.
- Must be flexible in approach so that service-specific as well
as overall system needs can be met.
- Must be able to function effectively and, at times,
independently in an environment where multitasking is
- Certain Incumbents must posses and maintain a valid drivers'
license with public passenger endorsement, maintain a driving
record free of any violations and pass a safe driving educational
program upon hire and annually thereafter in order to participate
in the Fleet Vehicle Program as outlined in the Eastern Connecticut
Health Network's Environment of Care Safety Policies and Procedures
. ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be
construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills,
efforts or working conditions associated with the job. They are
intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and
responsibilities of this position. These responsibilities and
competencies listed below may change from time to time.
Job-Specific Competency 1. Demonstrates skill in gathering and
assessing comprehensive information regarding biopsychosocial
influences and etiology of addiction and co-morbid psychiatric
disorders, including: client's physical status and
compulsion/preoccupation, as evidenced by chart reviews and
2. Develops, implements and modifies treatment plans,
interventions, and disposition/discharge plans as needed,
addressing both age-specific and substance abuse-specific issues
within professional standards and per department guidelines, as
evidenced by chart reviews and supervisor observations.
3. Makes timely and appropriate referrals to the least restrictive
setting, demonstrating knowledge of levels of care and appropriate
community and treatment resources and appropriate
transfer/discharge planning, as evidenced by chart reviews,
feedback on satisfaction surveys and supervisor observations.
4. Completes all requested forms, documentation and other reporting
requirements in a timely manner and in accordance with Department
of Children and Families (DCF), managed care, JCAHO and other
standards with which program must comply, as evidenced by chart
reviews and supervisor observation.
5. Demonstrates timely and appropriate documentation and
accountability with respect to authorization for treatment, as
evidenced by absence of unauthorized treatment issues and/or
denials for reimbursement by payer.
6. Demonstrates sound knowledge base of, and appreciation for,
growth and development and current issues specific to age group
being served, as evidenced by development of age-appropriate
treatment plans and therapeutic interventions in individual, family
and group therapy, as evidenced by chart reviews, supervisor
observations and successful completion of competency.
7. Demonstrates flexibility in meeting the fluctuating staffing
needs of the department, as evidenced by willingness to adjust
scheduled hours and assignments in accordance with the needs of the
program, as evidenced by supervisor observation.
8. Demonstrates value of patient and family education, utilizing
appropriate psychoeducational material, as evidenced by chart
reviews, feedback on satisfaction surveys and supervisor
9. Establishes rapport with patient and family, consistently
demonstrating perceptiveness and empathy in clinical interactions,
as evidenced by patient and family feedback and supervisor
10. Facilitates skill development by careful planning of
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) groups and implementation of
DBT in individual and family therapy, as evidenced by chart
reviews, patient and family feedback and supervisor
11. Effectively uses psychological and physical management
techniques to manage violent or potentially violent situations
consistent with Physical Management Training (PMT), as evidenced by
participation in Early Response Team and Dr. Strong codes, peer
feedback, supervisor observation and attendance at annual PMT
12. Consistently obtains releases of information, and communicates
and coordinates with community providers, Department of Children
and Families (DCF), etc., during treatment and at the time of
discharge, as evidenced by chart reviews, discharge plans and
13. Demonstrates accuracy in scheduling and communicating patient's
scheduled days to attend program/session with patient, family and
those responsible for transportation, as evidenced by peer, patient
and family feedback, productivity on location reports and
14. Demonstrates ability to identify obstacles and barriers that
interfere with treatment compliance and resolve issues, as
evidenced by attendance, treatment outcome, feedback from patient
and family and supervisor observation.
15. Actively participates in individual or group clinical
supervision by presenting cases for discussion, identifying
clinical skill areas needing improvement and openly accepting
feedback from supervisor and peers, as evidenced by supervisor
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