Clinical Social Worker/LPC Therapist: CCS Child & Youth
Brown County Health and Human Services offers exciting challenges, personal growth opportunities and a chance to make a difference, all while preserving a strong work-life balance. As an employee, you will have the opportunity to serve individuals and families within your own community. Come and see all that Brown County has to offer!
The CLTS/CCS unit is looking for highly organized, adaptable, and team-oriented individuals to join our team now.
Assesses clinical needs and coordinates appropriate services to individuals, couples,
groups, and families, through the provision of counseling, psycho education,
development and monitoring of interdisciplinary treatment plans. May provide
Community outreach, education, and consultation regarding clinical issues.
Initial assignment will be working with youth enrolled in the Comprehensive Community Services program. Specific focus will be on assessment, psycho education, psychotherapy and direct intervention with youth and their families using family systems approaches and other evidenced-based practices, both in homes and community settings.
Serves as liaison with consumers/patients, families, referral sources, community agents, third party payers and others regarding services as needed; obtains and provides accurate and timely reports of consumer/patient status, progress, and needs.
Demonstrates familiarity with patient and other rights, assures their application in treatment provided, and assists in the resolution of complaints, disputes and grievances as may arise.
Achieves engagement and conducts psychosocial histories and clinical assessments of need.
Facilitates and participates in the development and delivery of outcome-oriented treatment plans and modalities including participating on interdisciplinary treatment teams and providing individual patient or group psychotherapy and family psychoeducation as needed.
Coordinates treatment/program admission and discharge planning, demonstrating collaboration with consumer/patients, their support networks, other department staff, and alternative treatment resources as needed to assure access to necessary living arrangements, clinical and other care.
Complies with applicable county, state and federal guidelines related to the provision of treatment and maintains accurate and timely documentation according to applicable requirements, codes, policies, and standards.
Identifies the need for and assists in the planning and development of additional or revised treatment approaches and services as necessary.
Assumes responsibility for and participates in activities which assure evidence-based practice and further professional growth and development.
Demonstrates an understanding and practice of dual diagnosis/co-occurring approaches and works with team members to address these issues.
Attends and positively contributes to staff meetings and department performance overall.
Attends in-service and outside agency training sessions as appropriate.
Maintains the confidential nature of client and business information.
Complies with the Human Services and/or Community Treatment Center policies.
Performs related functions as assigned.
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
General office equipment
Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or closely related field.
3,000 hours of supervised experience in clinical practice and current licensure or current eligibility for licensure strongly preferred.
One year of experience in AODA/mental health field, with experience in crisis intervention.
Licenses and Certification:
Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor required.
A candidate without licensure may be considered and if hired would be required to meet licensure requirements within 2 years of hire.
Dual licensure in mental health and substance use/ dual scope of practice strongly preferred.
Candidates who meet all other requirements and can obtain Substance Use credentialing shall be considered.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of psychopathology, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapeutic techniques.
Knowledge of alcohol and other drug abuse dynamics, programs, and treatment methodology.
Knowledge of applicable laws (Chapter 45, 51 & 55) and related court procedures.
Knowledge of community human services resources and utilization.
Ability to assess clinical needs in the areas of mental health and addiction disorders and determine treatment needs.
Ability to form positive relationships and engage consumers/patients and their families in treatment approaches.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and the public.
Ability to be decisive and to make sound decisions under the pressure of crisis or emergency situations.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to maintain emotional stability in stressful working situations.
Ability to accept and constructively use criticism.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to maintain records and reports timely and accurately.
Ability to use independent judgment in decision making.
Ability to work the required hours of the position, which is 37.5 hours weekly, with up to two evenings per week based upon the needs of the CCS consumers/families. The ability to be flexible in the hours of work between the hours of 7am-7pm M-F with core hours being 8:00am-4:30pm.
Lifting 20 pounds maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weight up to 10 pounds.
Intermittent standing, walking, and sitting; occasional driving.
Using hand(s)/feet for repetitive single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing and pulling, and operating controls.
Occasional bending, twisting, squatting, climbing, reaching, and grappling.
Communicating orally in a clear manner.
Distinguishing sounds at various frequencies and volumes.
Distinguishing people or objects at varied distances under a variety of light conditions.
Must be free from communicable disease.
The position description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description.