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Mental Health Clinician

Job Description

The Mental Health Clinician provides services to Hope treatment recipients through their work in providing clinical expertise for recipients of mental health services. The Mental Health Clinician provides mental health referrals, screenings and assessments for referred treatment recipients. This position develops treatment plans, provides counseling, staff debriefing and training, and mental health consultation. The Mental Health Clinician develops positive behavioral support, treatment, and safety plans and monitors their effectiveness. Services designed by the Mental Health Clinician are individualized to provide therapeutic interventions, informational and instructional activities, and skill development experiences that build upon identified strengths. The Mental Health Clinician maintains loyalty to the organization, its beliefs, values, mission, vision, and expectations and to the recipients of services.

Essential Job Duties

1. Completes all required State and Federal screening and assessments, and any additional assessments as warranted and necessary.

2. Develops individualized treatment plans based on the intake assessment, in coordination with support recipients, families, Mental Health Case Managers, supervisors, and direct support staff.

3. Provides training for Mental Health Associate staff and identifies these training needs through direct observation of services provided, as necessary.

4. Assists the team in implementing the treatment plan using evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including observation of service delivery.

5. Provides individual, group, and family therapy in a variety of environments, as needed.

6. Participates in treatment team meetings, including review of progress and treatments, according to State regulations and Agency policies.

7. Provides monitoring, clinical guidance, and direction to teams when a support recipient is in crisis.

8. Provides clinical recommendations to governmental agencies regarding individualized treatments for support recipients.


9. Attends all required clinical trainings to maintain scope of practice for populations served and requirements for licensing.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience

1. Master’s degree in Social work, Psychology or related clinical field required.

2. Two years of experience working with individuals who experience developmental disabilities, mental health diagnoses, traumatic brain injury, or similar populations required. Experience working with children, adults and families preferred.

3. A professional license appropriate to field of specialization required, or the ability to obtain it within two years of employment.


Additional Requirements

1. Possesses a valid Alaska driver’s license and has at least one year of driving experience(may include permit time). Obtains a driving record at time of employment, annually thereafter, and as requested by management.

2. Able to safely operate Agency vehicles when needed. Possesses reliable transportation and vehicle insurance when transporting support recipients or conducting Agency business.

3. Meets State and Agency requirements for passing a criminal background check upon hire and as required thereafter.

4. Lifts 25 pounds from a squat and kneel position on the floor.

5. Sits in a chair during therapy sessions or at a computer workstation for a minimum of six hours per day.

6. Completes all required State, Agency, department, and position specific training as assigned.

7. Obtains a tuberculin clearance at time of employment and annually thereafter.

Job Snapshot

Location US-AK-Anchorage
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Hope Community Resources

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US-AK-Anchorage
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Hope Community Resources
Company:
US-AK-Anchorage
Location:
Full-Time
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Health Care
Store Type:

Job Description

The Mental Health Clinician provides services to Hope treatment recipients through their work in providing clinical expertise for recipients of mental health services. The Mental Health Clinician provides mental health referrals, screenings and assessments for referred treatment recipients. This position develops treatment plans, provides counseling, staff debriefing and training, and mental health consultation. The Mental Health Clinician develops positive behavioral support, treatment, and safety plans and monitors their effectiveness. Services designed by the Mental Health Clinician are individualized to provide therapeutic interventions, informational and instructional activities, and skill development experiences that build upon identified strengths. The Mental Health Clinician maintains loyalty to the organization, its beliefs, values, mission, vision, and expectations and to the recipients of services.

Essential Job Duties

1. Completes all required State and Federal screening and assessments, and any additional assessments as warranted and necessary.

2. Develops individualized treatment plans based on the intake assessment, in coordination with support recipients, families, Mental Health Case Managers, supervisors, and direct support staff.

3. Provides training for Mental Health Associate staff and identifies these training needs through direct observation of services provided, as necessary.

4. Assists the team in implementing the treatment plan using evidence-based therapeutic modalities, including observation of service delivery.

5. Provides individual, group, and family therapy in a variety of environments, as needed.

6. Participates in treatment team meetings, including review of progress and treatments, according to State regulations and Agency policies.

7. Provides monitoring, clinical guidance, and direction to teams when a support recipient is in crisis.

8. Provides clinical recommendations to governmental agencies regarding individualized treatments for support recipients.


9. Attends all required clinical trainings to maintain scope of practice for populations served and requirements for licensing.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience

1. Master’s degree in Social work, Psychology or related clinical field required.

2. Two years of experience working with individuals who experience developmental disabilities, mental health diagnoses, traumatic brain injury, or similar populations required. Experience working with children, adults and families preferred.

3. A professional license appropriate to field of specialization required, or the ability to obtain it within two years of employment.


Additional Requirements

1. Possesses a valid Alaska driver’s license and has at least one year of driving experience(may include permit time). Obtains a driving record at time of employment, annually thereafter, and as requested by management.

2. Able to safely operate Agency vehicles when needed. Possesses reliable transportation and vehicle insurance when transporting support recipients or conducting Agency business.

3. Meets State and Agency requirements for passing a criminal background check upon hire and as required thereafter.

4. Lifts 25 pounds from a squat and kneel position on the floor.

5. Sits in a chair during therapy sessions or at a computer workstation for a minimum of six hours per day.

6. Completes all required State, Agency, department, and position specific training as assigned.

7. Obtains a tuberculin clearance at time of employment and annually thereafter.

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