Provide goal-directed, client-centered, medically necessary individual and family therapy to children with Serious Emotional Disturbance and their families in the Family and Children's Community Services Clinic in order to improve the quality of life and ability to function more successfully in the community. Provides evaluation services to children and youth. Computer documentation of all services in a timely manner is required.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Essential Job Functions:
Service Provision Therapy and Evaluation Services
- Individual therapy using identified and accepted methods to remediate symptoms of mental illness and/or improve emotional and functional well-being.
- Intake/assessment to include history, presenting problems and diagnoses using DSM-V criteria.
- Conduct risk assessments as needed to address safety of clients.
- Psychological testing services as requested.
- Sexual offender evaluations as requested.
- Competency to Stand Trail evaluations as requested.
- Complete all applicable reports and follow-up for testing services.
- Prepare Treatment Plan including client and family participation on cases where needed.
- Collaborate in review, updates and progress on goals with Treatment Plan coordinator or other member of the treatment team.
- Complete progress notes in accordance with COMCARE guidelines which meet requirements for medical necessity, goal-directed therapy and client response to treatment within prescribed timelines.
- Complete Notes for Record, Precautions statements and authorizations for release of records as required and/or recommended.
- Enters no show and cancellations for accuracy and completeness of medical record.
- Enter AIMS data as needed.
- Completes discharge summary when closing to therapy services.
- Completes court reports or treatment summaries within required timelines as set by the entity requesting these documents.
Collaboration & Cooperation: Builds constructive working relationships with clients/consumers, other work units, community organizations and others to meet mutual goals and objectives. Behaves professionally and supportively when working with individuals from a variety of ethnic, social and educational backgrounds.
Communication: Clearly conveys and receives information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the listener, helps them understand and retain the message, and invites response and feedback. Keeps others informed as appropriate. Demonstrates good written, oral and listening skills.
Detail Oriented: Ensures information is complete and accurate; follows up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled. Follows process steps as outlined in standard operating procedures. Reviews materials to ensure they are accurate, clear, and concise. Performs follow-up to ensure quality of work product and/or actions completed.
Resilience & Adaptability: Adapts quickly to change and easily considers new approaches. Remains flexible and open to new ideas and encourages others to value change. Understands changes in work tasks, situations, and environment as well as the basis for change. Thinks and acts effectively under pressure. Persists towards solutions and goals in changing circumstances. Overcomes obstacles to achieve results.
Time Management: Shows ability to plan, schedule, direct work or self and others. Balances task requirements and individual abilities; organizes materials to accomplish tasks; sets high standards and well-defined, realistic goals for one ’s self. Displays a high level of effort and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner; works with minimal supervision and is motivated to achieve.
Educational Requirements: Master’s Degree or higher
License, certifications, etc… Must be licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LMLP, LCP, or PhD. Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy. Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens. Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.
License, certifications, etc… May be clinically licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LMLP, LCP, LPC, LCPC, or PhD.
Physical Requirements of Position:
- Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
- The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and using measurement devices.
KBI & DCF background screens, Driver's License screen, and Pre-employment screen
General office equipment, fax machine, copier, computer, and multi-line phones
Usual working days/hours: M - F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with one evening per week
Location of work: 350 S Broadway, Wichita, KS
May work in adverse conditions. Fast-paced environment and may occasionally work with combative emotional consumers.