Communicare
  • 03-Sep-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Elizabethtown, KY, USA
  • Full Time

POSITION SUMMARY: Serves as the Lead Therapist for Substance Abuse Programs (SAP). Assists SAP Supervisor/Coordinator in various clinical and administrative duties to include monitoring of staff productivity, shifting demands for resources in jails and Clinic settings and provides in-put for staff performance reviews. Provides direct substance abuse and behavioral health care services to consumers; completes required clinical and billing/payer documentation; provides consultation to referring community agencies and consumers.

QUALIFICATIONS: Licensed Clinical Provider with Qualified Mental Health Professional status.

SKILL SETS: Demonstrates superior oral and written communication skills. Possesses a basic knowledge of computers. Other demonstrated skills are problem analysis, resolution and superior customer service skills.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: Must have visual acuity sufficient to read a variety of written reports and documents; auditory acuity sufficient to understand spoken communications by phone and face-to-face with many staff, consumers and external sources; speaking ability sufficient to be understood clearly by a wide range of audiences.

JOB SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS:

  1. Serves as primary point of contact for internal SAP staff, and a supportive contact for community partners associated with Jail and Community SAP services. Maintains an active relationship with Department of Corrections (DOC) and Jail Administration.
  2. In the absence of the Supervisor – SAP, assists with collecting time sheets, productivity reports and other routine administrative tasks as directed by supervisor.
  3. Monitors and manages consumer flow, entry appointments, open schedule time and any special resource demands by jails.
  4. Performs intake assessment, completes diagnostic psychosocial evaluations and performs (or arranges) for psychological testing, and develops treatment plans.
  5. Provide clinical supervision in accordance with personal licensure.
  6. Conducts individual, couple, group and family therapy and crisis intervention as clinically indicated.
  7. Consults with referral resources in order to coordinate and collaborate on treatment plans as needed.
  8. Enters clinical reports in files and EMR to ensure timely completion of all required documentation for medical records and billing.
  9. Assume responsibility for quality client care.
  10. Consult with interdisciplinary team and with other program staff for case coordination.
  11. Participate in diagnostic and treatment planning conferences as needed.
  12. Consult as needed with administrative and/or clinical supervisor regarding clinical issues, policy and procedures.
  13. Participates actively in clinic staffing of clients and consults with members of interdisciplinary team to develop and coordinate optimal treatment plans and interventions.
  14. Exercises sound clinical and ethical judgment in treatment decisions and responsibility.
  15. Integrate knowledge of treatment and service protocols with DOC and supports all necessary documentation in timely fashion.
  16. Develop and delivers professional continuing education seminars and workshops to consumer groups.
  17. Represents program to referral sources, community agencies, judicial systems, social service agencies and others as requested.
  18. Manages work schedule to ensure adequate productivity.
  19. Participate in agency continuing quality improvement (CQI) activities.
  20. Perform other duties as assigned.

MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Adheres to Communicare policies and procedures.
  2. Attends mandatory in-services and other training/educational programs as required.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled


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