Professional BH Child Clinician IV - Child Crisis Hospital Team

US-AZ-Phoenix
Job ID
2017-2593
# Positions
2
Category
Behavioral Health/Social Work

Overview

Provide direct therapy and case management services including intake and assessment to clients and families; analyzing, identifying and addressing the causes of the crisis situation, providing temporary in home support to the child/family and facilitating a smooth transition of care to the responsible clinical home for ongoing support and clinical intervention.  These services will be provided to children and families who present at any hospital in Maricopa County in crisis and the children do not meet the criteria for hospital admission but require further intervention to remain in the community.  Brief therapy facilitation, discharge planning and coordination with other agencies.  Perform administrative tasks in accordance with agency procedures. 

 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Provides behavioral analysis to determine precipitating events leading to the current crisis and to help the family identify viable interventions that would effectively address and ameliorate the crisis.Collaborates with the family to determine behavioral health needs and develop services tailored to increase the child's success at home, school and in the community. Crisis clinicians will be on call to meet with each individual to conduct an in-depth, comprehensive assessment of his or her current problems, psychiatric history, substance abuse history, medical history and family issues.  Provides clinical services such as direct therapy, case management services, intakes and assessments that foster solution/strengths based orientation. Assist in addressing the client and family’s ongoing needs.  Uses clinical best practices to engage formal and informal resources for the client including the transition, discharge and aftercare plans of behavioral health services. Demonstrates a positive, strengths based attitude of teamwork and shared leadership.
  • Performs the duties of a Clinical Liaison, developing programs directed at expanding the continuum of services in collaboration with clinical team members. Acquaints the agency with community trends and identify gaps in specific services as indicated by consumer's needs. Prepares required reports, inclusive of incident reports, CPS referrals, QI/QM activities, performance audits, and compilation of meeting minutes.
  • Provides coordination of behavioral health services with other agencies, such as Child Protective Services, Probation and Parole Departments, Division of Developmental Disabilities, Arizona Long Term Care, schools and other providers.  Participates in assigned JFCS and job related committees (BH Matrix; Training; Substance Abuse; Utilization Management; Safety, MIS/Nextgen Computer, and Risk Management)
  • Works effectively within the Arizona Recovery Model as outlined by the 12 principles including: Accessible services, Best practices, Collaboration with families, Collaboration with others, 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.
  • Works with special projects and committees to better meet the client’s needs. Identifies, prioritize and records the family vision and goals via the Behavioral Health Service Plan, Safety Plan, and all other related clinical documentation

Qualifications

Must have a Master's degree from an accredited school in the field of social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychology, or related behavioral health field. Behavioral Health License preferred. Independent licensure highly preferred. Minimum of two years work experience in behavioral health field post Master’s. Must be eligible to be Credentialed & Privileged by Regional Behavioral HealthAuthority. Ability to receive/maintain licensing and DPS fingerprint clearance. Skilled in risk assessments and crisis intervention required. Experience in a crisis and/or hospital setting a plus. Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred, but not required.

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