Arizona's Children Association
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Clinician II BH
at Arizona's Children Association
Responsible for clinical evaluation and assessment of clients and their family’s situation. Provide group and/or individual therapy, either in the client’s home or at the agency depending on program and/or assignment; maintain clinical files and complete required progress reports. Work and cooperate with school programs, referral agencies and other outside resources.
Essential Job Functions:
* Conducts a full and ongoing assessment utilizing the program specific protocol, including verbal and written diagrams, summarizes central issues, themes and agreements reached, develops operational problem definition, assess structural functioning of individual in relationship to environment/milieu/family, conducts thorough child/family strengths and needs assessment.
* Engages the child/ family collaboratively in order to create safety and stability for each family member.
* Builds rapport and credibility simultaneously with varying individuals, family members, populations, stakeholders, and community members. Relates to variety of individuals with professionalism, warmth, empathy, acceptance and humor.
* Develops and implements successful trauma informed intervention including identifying the treatment method, collaboratively establish treatment plans that identify issues, goals and measurable objectives that are achievable in a reasonable time frame, interventions/strategies that address the assessment issues, and maintains timely progress notes that reflect movement towards goals/objectives.
* Provides effective trauma informed crisis management according to program guidelines (within each program/specialty).
* Plans for client treatment discharge/termination including establishing treatment plans that addresses projected length of care and discharge criteria, helping the family plan and prepare for discharge needs, maintaining progress notes that reflect movement towards goals/objectives. Makes follow-up referral as needed.
* Conducts educational activities to promote client understanding of the impact of trauma, treatment issues including medication, diagnosis, parenting skills.
* Establishes team commitment to common goals and an environment of mutual respect and understanding.
* Maintains clinical records in a timely manner according to standards and requirements.
* Maintains professional boundaries and ethics specific to the agency and particular professional certification.
* Interacts professionally, clearly and in a timely manner with internal and external customers, other community professionals including staffing meetings, providing consultation or advocacy representing AzCA as a trauma informed agency.
* Conducts public education including making well prepared presentations, communicates clearly and comfortably, presents information in an attention grabbing and interesting manner, and engages audience as appropriate.
* Serves as a member of committees as assigned.
* Participates in in-service training and educational opportunities outside the agency as required and as time and resources permit.
* Provides effective client treatment.
* Will provide crisis management, including assessing and providing appropriate responses, handling the situation calmly.
* Safely and effectively monitor client activities.
* Attends and participates in all required meetings.
* Performs work and represents AzCA in accordance with our mission, vision and values and Foundations for Success.
* Maintains consistent attendance and punctuality to provide consistency in serving clients.
* Performs other duties as assigned, which are consistent with the general responsibilities of the position.
Minimum Education & Experience:
* Masters Degree in Social Work or related field of study from an accredited college or university.
* Associate License
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
* Demonstrates the knowledge and application of human development.
* Ability to provide family therapy from a systems perspective.
* Ability to apply knowledge of community resources to appropriately assist client.
* Ability to work in a diverse, multi-cultural environment and be sensitive to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
* Ability to participate as a team member, utilize supervision and able to accept peer support in the treatment planning process.
* Effective written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in the English language. Might also require Spanish.
* Must be organized with the ability to take direction, prioritize tasks, and to work independently with minimum supervision.
* Must have ability to maintain confidentiality, and exhibit sound judgment while providing emotional support.
* Ability to interact professionally with all staff and guests.
* Must be able to recognize and communicate with your supervisor to address self-care needs in order to effectively maintain all job duties.
* Ability to work in a variety of environments to include but not limited to in/outdoors with various obstacles, stairs and unknown conditions.
* Must be able to physically demonstrate competency in the following areas: operate transport vehicles as needed (unless declared a non-driver).
* Able to operate common office equipment and be proficient with electronic health records, calendaring, word processing and other needed computer and electronic device skills.
Minimum Qualification & Requirements
* Must be 21 years of age (licensing requirement).
* Possess a valid Arizona driver’s license and be insurable under the agency’s automobile policy.
* Must be able to provide own transportation to and from clients’ homes and/or other relevant organizations/agencies
* Must be able to provide DPS fingerprint clearance.
* Must be able to meet training and agency compliance requirements for the position.
* An individual may qualify for this position if the individual is able to "perform safely" the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. Perform safely means to perform without causing a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual or others that cannot be eliminated by reasonable accommodations, as defined by 42 U.S.C. #1211 (b) and the Commission’s regulations found at 29 C.F.R #1630.2 (r).