Job Description

Position Summary

Clinicians provide individual, family, and group counseling for children and families with a focus on the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) population. Clinicians conduct intakes and assessments, develop service plans, and collaborate with Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings. Clinicians work and collaborate with school programs, referral agencies, and other outside resources. Clinicians maintain clinical documentation and complete progress reports.

 

Schedule

The clinician’s schedule varies by client and depends upon needs. Services may be provided in-home or at the clinic, depending on the clients’ needs, and are typically scheduled Monday through Saturday between 8:00am and 8:00pm. Clinicians collaborate to develop their weekly schedule.

 

Clinician Responsibilities

  • Provides clinical services including psychotherapy, case management, and intakes and assessment.
  • Engages the child/family collaboratively to create safety and stability for each family member.
  • Develops and implements trauma-informed interventions.
  • Collaboratively establishes strengths-based treatment plans that identify presenting issues, dated goals, and measurable objectives.
  • Assesses client progress and needs, including recommendations for formal and informal community resources, transition planning, and aftercare plans of behavioral health services.
  • Attends and participants in S.E.E.K. Arizona integrated care staff meetings.
  • Participates in in-service training and educational opportunities outside the agency as required
  • Documents and submits encounter notes, progress reports, assessments, and other clinical records according to industry standards.
  • Works effectively within the Arizona Recovery Model as outlined by the 12 principles including: accessible services, best practices, collaboration with families, collaboration with others, and connection to natural supports, functional outcomes, independence, most appropriate setting, respect for the child and/or family’s unique cultural heritage, services tailored to the family, stability, and timeliness.
  • Follows ethical guidelines as outlined in the American Counseling Association’s code of ethics.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of family systems, human development, and developmental disabilities.
  • Knowledge of the special needs population, with an emphasis on how to treat Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, electronic health records (EHR), and Windows Operating System.
  • Independently schedule and manage a caseload with minimal oversight.
  • Work in a variety of settings, including in-home, office, and the community.
  • Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Empathize and understand multicultural populations and their needs.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and diligent.
  • Teambuilding and collaboration skills.
  • Follows current research trends in counseling psychology and behavioral health.
  • Recognizes compassion fatigue and engages is self-care.
  • Trained in DSM-V.

 

Requirements

  • 21 years of age
  • Reliable transportation to and from the clinic, client homes, and/or other community organization/agencies/schools.
  • Valid Arizona Driver's license and a clean 39 month driving record
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • Fingerprint Clearance - Must successfully past a criminal background check for the purpose of obtaining DPS Class One Fingerprint Clearance Card. If you are currently on probation DPS may deny your Class 1 Clearance and you may be terminated from your employment upon verification of the denial from DPS
  • Confidentiality – HIPAA compliance

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in related behavioral health field
  • LAC, LMSW, LAMFT preferred