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    Clinician II - ELEVATE Program Therapist - 2684

    Indian Rivers Behavioral Health
    Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Job Description

    Clinician II - ELEVATE Program Therapist

    Children's Services

    Full-Time: 40 hours

    Monday - Friday; 7:45am to 4:45pm

    - Tuscaloosa, AL -



    Competencies:

    • In-depth knowledge of medications:medical – purpose for usage, administration details, possible complications, side effects, interactions; psychotropic – purpose for usage, administration details, possible complications, side effects and interactions.
    • In-depth knowledge of physiological responses to medical illnesses and treatment and psychiatric illnesses and treatment.
    • Excellent ability to work within the school setting to effectively serve the needs of the consumers enrolled in the ELEVATE Program.
    • Ability to formulate and implement a holistic treatment plan from information obtained from consumers, their family members (when appropriate) and past and present referral resources.
    • Clinical knowledge and experience to facilitate medically necessary treatment interventions identified in the individual treatment plans.
    • Excellent ability to work with TCSS personnel and other program staff in a cooperative, supportive manner.
    • Must be able to successfully meet State training requirements to ensure the delivery of comprehensive, effective, and efficient recovery services to individuals within the agency’s target populations.
    • Must possess effective understanding of and adhere to the policies/procedures and standards of Indian Rivers, Department of Mental Health, TCSS, and Medicaid.
    • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must be able to organize and prioritize a variety of tasks.
    • Knowledgeable in cultural diversity.
    • Competent computer skills.

    Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

    • Ensure that all assigned duties are implemented according to Indian Rivers Behavioral Health’s Policies and Procedures.
    • Ensure that all assigned duties are implemented according to Department of Mental Health standards.
    • Ensure all safety, fire prevention, and health measures are followed while on duty.
    • Meet or exceed a monthly productivity requirement of 88 hours per month, providing school-based mental health services to a caseload of students enrolled in the ELEVATE Program. Services may include intake, individual, family, and group therapy, family support, individual and group basic living skills, medication monitoring, crisis intervention, and mental health consultation.
    • Assess the client’s need for services based on findings from approved Department of Mental Health Assessment (CANS ASSESSMENT).
    • Provide the appropriate interventions that are defined in client’s treatment plan to guide the client through the continuum of care.
    • If intervention is not within departmental scope of services ensure that client is linked to the appropriate resource.
    • Complete appropriate reviews of clinical documentation at all times; reviews should assess client’s response to treatment, the accuracy of previously defined goals, objectives and interventions, and support the need to continue or discontinue any part of the treatment plan.
    • Complete documentation within established times per Indian Rivers’ policy.  Ensure complete and accurate data is maintained in AVATAR, (diagnosis approval, admission flow, open episodes, enrollment)
    • Attend and actively participate in ELEVATE Program meetings, treatment team meetings, I.E.P. meetings, etc. as assigned.
    • Ensure safety of consumers, preserving basic human and legal rights.
    • Demonstrate appropriate and ethical behavior at all times.
    • Demonstrate a positive attitude toward work and the completion of work assignments.
    • Attend in-service trainings and staff meetings as required.
    • Maintain and support open communication with supervisor.
    • Respond to phone calls, emails, and other communications in a timely manner.
    • Practice efficient time management skills.
    • Provide consultation and education to the general public and school personnel as needed.
    • Provide information about mental health services to members of the general public, judges, physicians and referral agencies to ensure proper referrals for consumer services.
    • Provide and/or arrange in-service training programs as needed.
    • Support Organizational Code of Conduct, Standards Compliance, HIPAA and Security Programs by ensuring job tasks are performed in a legal and ethical manner, assessing the work area for non-compliance and notifying the supervisor, manager, Executive Director or designee as appropriate, and maintaining training requirements and understanding that training is a required condition of employment.
    • Maintain the confidential nature of all consumer and Organization related activities by not divulging information outside the facility, discussing information within the facility on a need-to-know basis, acknowledging policy annually by signing confidentiality statement, and by referring media and general inquiries to the Executive Director.
    • Maintain communication and awareness of current Organization events by reading memos, emails, bulletin boards, and communication logs.
    • Work independently and/or with teams to complete assigned tasks accurately and in a timely manner with minimum supervision.
    • Work with school personnel to ensure appropriate scheduling of clients, in accordance with ELEVATE Program Agreement.
    • Support Organizational Code of Conduct, Standards Compliance, HIPAA and Security Programs by ensuring job tasks are performed in a legal and ethical manner, assessing the work area for non-compliance and notifying the supervisor, manager, Executive Director or designee as appropriate, and maintaining training requirements and understanding that training is a required condition of employment.
    • Adhere to attendance and punctuality policy by allowing adequate time to arrive, clock-in and assume responsibilities at designated time, adhering to meal and break times and making timely requests for annual leave and reporting the need for sick leave in accordance with policy.
    • Comply with all standards related to safety and health by maintaining current CANS Certification, TB Test, CPR/First Aid, CPI, and by reporting infections and on-the-job injuries in accordance with policy.
    • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor or Executive Director.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in behavioral sciences required.
    • At least 3 years experience providing clinical and therapeutic services to children in a community mental health or school-based setting required.
    • Professional licensure (i.e., LICSW, LPC, LMFT) preferred.
    • Current Alabama driver's license and good driving record as defined by Indian Rivers’ policy.
    • Negative pre-employment drug screen.
    • Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English. 

    Working Conditions, HIPAA and Other Guidelines

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the essential functions.

    Must be knowledgeable of and abide by HIPAA regulations with regard to protected health information as defined by HIPAA and IRMHC.  Minimally accesses verbal, written, and /or electronic PHI, usually incidentally to an approved use and /or disclosure as pertains to consumer’s financial, demographic, and/or clinical data.

    Works in general office environment and in outpatient facilities; may require long hours.  Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to, computer, copier, multi-line phone and fax machine.  Some risk involved in the event of aggressive/out-of-control consumers.

    The Physical Requirements described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform essential functions.

    Physical presence onsite is essential.  Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range.  Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation.


    Full-Time Employee Benefits:

    • Blue Cross Blue Shield Medical Insurance
    • Employees Retirement System of Alabama
    • Prescription Drug Coverage
    • Mileage Reimbursement
    • Paid Time Off
    • Voluntary Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance

    Indian Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    This Employer participates in E-Verify

    Posting ID: 568207010Posted: 2020-11-02