Employer: Sedgwick County
Job Title: Clinician (Justice Reinvestment Initiative)
Salary: $40347.84 Annually
Veterans' Preference is available for this vacancy.
To receive Veterans' Preference, you must supply a copy of your DD214 to the Human Resources department at Sedgwick County after applying.
This position serves to fill a gap for individuals with Mental Illness or Severe and Persistent Mental Illness diagnoses in the community on probation for felony offenses for which their mental illness puts them at risk of revocation. Utilize a multi-faceted approach which includes but is not limited to; mental health intake and/or assessments to provide access to services, providing consultation to Intensive Supervision Officers (ISO) to advance approaches and interventions with these individuals, collaborating with a multi-dimensional team, providing brief and targeted therapeutic services, and providing referrals to behavioral health case managers.
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. Employee must be able to complete complex tasks by applying standard office policies, authorized instructions, and past precedents to achieve a desired outcome. Employee must quickly recognize emergency or sensitive situations and take appropriate action. Critical decision making and the ability to think through the consequences of a decision are essential in this position.
Essential Job Functions:
Service Provision Evaluation Services and Therapy
- Complete client intake/assessment to include history, presenting problems and diagnoses using DSM-V criteria.
- Individual and group therapy using identified and accepted methods to remediate symptoms of mental illness and/or substance use treatment to improve emotional and functional well-being as needed.
- Conduct risk assessments as needed to address safety of clients.
- Demonstrate flexibility in adapting to workflow when completing scheduled and unscheduled work assignments.
- Initiates outreach to increase engagement.
- Provide brief therapy to address immediate mental health needs of clients in crisis
- Provide clinical consultation and guidance to COMCARE JRI Case Managers as appropriate.
- Prepare quality treatment plans in collaboration with client and/or guardian.
- Facilitate treatment plan review, addressing updates and progress on goals with client’s treatment team if applicable.
- Complete intake summaries, risk assessments and agency referral documentation within 48 hours of meeting with a client to complete an intake for services.
- Complete Notes for Record, precautions, authorization for release of records, releases of information, safety documents and other documentation as required and/or recommended within established deadlines.
- Enters intake cancellations for accuracy and completeness of medical record.
- Maintain accurate records and data of referrals/contacts.
- Enter AIMS data as needed.
- Completes discharge summary when closing intake assignments.
- Completes court reports or treatment summaries within required timelines as set by the entity requesting these documents.
- Respond to Utilization Review staff feedback forms and make corrections as needed.
- Complete Corrections documentation as required
Collaboration/Relationship Building: Establishes rapport and personal connections, while maintaining professional boundaries. 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. Ensures appropriate stakeholders are kept informed and that information shared is accurate and timely. 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: 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 LMSW, LMFT, LMLP, LCP, or LP. Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. 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 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. Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE. 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.
License, certifications, etc…: May be clinically licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LCP or LCPC, LCMFT, or LSCSW.
Physical Requirements of Position:
Sedentary work. 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. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
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.
Background Checks to include KBI & DCF Child & Adult Abuse Registry Checks, Motor Vehicle Check, Pre-employment Drug Screen
Background Checks to include KBI & DCF Child & Adult Abuse Registry Checks Motor Vehicle Check Pre-employment Drug Screen
Usual working days/hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. / some varied hours
Location of work: 905 N Main and/or 622 E Central - Department of Corrections
May work in adverse conditions. Fast-paced environment and may occasionally work with combative emotional consumers.
*Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice*
*This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice. Must be at least 18 years of age to work for Sedgwick County*
It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Crissy Magee, Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator, by phone (316) 660-7056, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777), or email at email@example.com. Do not send resumes or application status request or employment questions to this email or phone number. This information is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. Applications must be submitted on www.hrepartners.com. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate. Sedgwick County will prohibit the hiring of spouses and/or immediate family members within the same department, but not within the County structure.
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