• Behavioral Health Child Clinician

    Location US-AZ-Glendale
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  • Overview

    For over 80 years JFCS has been providing care, help, and healing to those in need; serving nearly 30,000 children and adults of all faiths throughout Maricopa County.  Counseling services for children, adults, older adults and seniors.  Counseling Programs include counseling and behavioral health services, outpatient mental health services, play therapy & treatment (younger children), adolescent substance abuse counseling, psychiatric care, HIV/AIDS services, medication services, parenting group workshops, marriage/couple counseling, bereavement/grief support, and care management.


    Become Part of the JFCS Team!

    “Healing Lives.  Whatever It Takes.”





    • Provides clinical services such as direct therapy, which includes individual and family.  Provides case management services, which
      includes coordination of services within JFCS, such as medical but also often involving other systems such as Department of Child Safety, DDD and/or Probation/Parole.  At times, this may include coordination of services outside of Maricopa County.  Facilitates child family teams that foster solution/strengths based service plans. These services may require out of office travel to homes or schools.  Problem solves service needs.  Assists 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. Provides intakes and assessments including adults. Demonstrates positive strengths-based attitude of teamwork and shared leadership. All services to be provided in the most appropriate setting which includes in office, in home, in school or other
      appropriate location in accordance with Arizona’s 12 principles.  Assesses and recognizes risk and utilizes supervisory consultation as appropriate. Completes all appropriate documentation, including progress notes, contact notes, BHSP, Crisis Plans, OOH Packets, SCA, ASR, flex funds etc.  Completes clinical screens to evaluate risk levels and medical conditions.  Ensures all services are clinically necessary and are documented as such within outlined timeframes at least 95% of the time.
    • Performs the duties of a Clinical Liaison, developing programs directed at expanding the continuum of services in
      collaboration with clinical team members. Provides clinical oversight for the coordination of behavioral health services with other agencies, such as Department of Child Safety, Probation and Parole Departments, Division of Developmental
      Disabilities, Arizona Long Term Care, schools, and other providers.  Acquaints the agency with community trends and
      identifies gaps in specific services as indicated by client’s needs.  Assesses and recognizes risk and utilizes
      supervisory consultation as appropriate.
    • Prepares required reports, inclusive of incident reports, CPS referrals, QI/QM activities, performance audits, and compilation
      of meeting minutes.  Participates in assigned JFCS and job-related committees (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.


    Master's Degree from an accredited school in the field of social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychology or related behavioral health field.



    • Will need to become Certified in A-CRA and attend trainings as needed with JFCS.
    • Minimum of two years’ work experience in the behavioral health field preferred.
    • Prior experience working with youth with substance abuse problems and teens preferred.

    Must be eligible to be credentialed and privileged by the RBHA or relevant licensing board.


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