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PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: The Skill Building Clinician is
directly accountable to the Program Clinical Supervisor for the organization,
management, administration and provision of all mental health-related services
to children in the care of the agency’s foster care program. Such services are to be provided in
compliance with all rules and regulations of the New York State Medicaid
Program and the Office of Children and Family Services.
- Provides skill building
services for youth in care and manages documentation.
- Establishes treatment goals for
youth in our program.
- Provides psychiatric supports
& therapy. Provide individual
counseling & treatment, substance abuse counseling & treatment,
trauma-informed counseling & treatment, family group counseling, and
- Provides psycho-education and
- Enhances youth’s compliance
with behavioral expectations.
- Uses interventions drawn from
evidence-based psychotherapeutic methodology structured interventions to
decrease problem behavior and increase pro-social behavior
- Promotes integration with
community resources & skill building.
- Communicates with families and
medical practitioners as needed
- Attends service planning
meetings with referring agencies, including intake, day one, service plan
reviews, etc. as able.
- Provides in-service trainings
for foster parents and foster care staff on skill building, daily living
skills, and other relevant identified topics.
- Assists with transportation
for children to appointments or visits as necessary.
- Serves as a member of the
Child Assessment Review Team (C.A.R.T.) and team meetings providing
direction on behavioral issues for children in care.
- Responsible for treatment plan
and for discharge plan as part of child’s service plan.
- Maintains documentation in
Connections system per program mandates.
- Provides after-hours on-call
coverage for the Therapeutic Foster Care Program (in program rotation).
TITLE OF DIRECT SUPERVISOR: Clinical
QUALIFICATIONS: A licensed behavioral
health practitioner (Master
Social Work, or Mental Health Counselor) required. Supervisory
experience and experience in Child Welfare preferred. Experience in the care and the special
health needs of children preferred.
Extensive travel within a six
Adheres to all applicable
federal and state laws and regulations including, but not limited to, those
governing confidentiality, privacy, program, billing and documentation
standards. All duties must be performed in accordance with CCDR’s corporate
compliance and ethics program.
Possess excellent verbal and
written communication skills.
Ability to multi-task and
Willingness to foster agency,
department and program wide cooperation and team work through use of
positive/constructive communication techniques.
Ability to maintain absolute
confidentiality in regards to all records reviewed including consumer records,
employee records and billing records.
Proficiency and experience with
PC’s and Microsoft applications.
Ability to analyze and
interpret data and to handle problem resolution.
Possession of a valid Driver’s
license and a driver's record considered acceptable by agency and insurance
Continuous use of a reliable,
registered and insured vehicle.
Demonstrate commitment to
Agency Mission Statement.
Provide effective, equitable, understandable and respectful
quality care and services that are responsive to diverse cultural health
beliefs and practices, preferred languages, health literacy and other
Ability to meet the following physical requirements with or without
Use hands to manipulate,
handle, feel, and control items or equipment, including motor vehicle;
Stand, sit, walk, bend, stoop,
kneel, and reach;
Climb up or down stairs;
Able to reach above or below
Occasionally lift or move
objects weighing up to 10 lbs;
Sitting at a desk or in a
vehicle for long periods of time to perform certain job functions;
Be able to read write and
interpret written documents;