Job Description Summary:
The Child and Family Therapy (CFT) program Clinician is a talented clinical social worker or psychotherapist with a passion for and commitment to working with children age 3 -18 and their parents and/or caregivers. This clinician demonstrates an understanding of child development and has the expertise and flexibility to provide therapeutic interventions, based on the needs of each child and family. An unlicensed clinician ("Clinician I") works under the close supervision of a licensed clinician; a licensed clinician ("Clinician II") provides clinical services with a greater degree of independent functioning and may supervise trainees, but continues to receive the benefit of clinical supervision to promote continued professional development, support and quality clinical services. A licensed clinician with the requisite experience ("Clinician III") also supervises other clinicians.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Specific responsibilities of the position include:
- Conduct comprehensive, child and family assessments with diagnoses and clinical formulations
- Deliver psychotherapeutic services to children utilizing a range of psychotherapeutic interventions, including individual, family and group therapy modalities
- Provide guidance to parents and/or caregivers utilizing a family engagement framework and helping families access needed services and supports
- Provide assessment and treatment services to victims and witnesses of crime and other potentially traumatic events
- Provide clinical supervision to and conduct performance evaluations of trainees (Clinician II) or trainees and staff (Clinician III), promoting excellence, professional development and job satisfaction
- Actively participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning team meetings, supervision and other staff development activities
- Maintain positive collaborative relationships with referral sources and key community providers
- Utilize the agency's electronic health record (EHR) system to ensure proper and timely completion of all required clinical documentation, program statistics, and outcome data
- Other related activities as needed
Required Skills and Education
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
- A Master's degree in clinical social work or community counseling, such as MSW or MFT, or other license track mental health profession
- License in a mental health profession in Connecticut, or eligible to immediately become licensed
- (Clinician II and III)
- For Clinician II and III, the ability to model and promote high quality clinical practice, caring and appropriate professional boundaries in clinical work, compliance with administrative responsibilities, and the development of knowledge and excellence
- Minimum one year experience providing clinical assessments and psychotherapy with children, adolescents and families (Clinician I), minimum two years post degree experience (Clinician II), minimum three years post degree experienced (Clinician III)
- Minimum one year experience providing supervision required (Clinician III)
- Able to demonstrate an understanding of core theoretical concepts including child development, cognitive-behavioral, attachment, and systems approaches, resilience, and trauma-informed diagnosis and treatment
- Able to demonstrate solid grounding and experience in at least one relevant orientation to treatment, such as psychodynamic, CBT, TF-CBT, family systems and play therapy
- Verbal and written fluency in English required; bi-lingual fluency in Spanish, Haitian Creole or another language widely spoken in our community, highly desired
- Experience working with patients from culturally diverse backgrounds, and the ability to demonstrate cultural competence and sensitivity
- Computer skills required; familiarity with EHR systems a plus
- Hours will vary; our schedules range Monday-Friday from 7am-7pm and Saturdays.
- Minimal physical effort. Must be able to operate computer and telephone continuously. Regular regional travel as necessary.
The Moses/Weitzman Health System is a global leader addressing challenges faced by organizations caring for the poor and diverse populations, and is home to programs focusing on education, research, and process improvement support for safety net providers. The system delivers primary care to more than 150,000 patients in Connecticut, and extends access to specialty care for more than 2.5 million individuals across the U.S. It is a national accrediting body for organizations training advanced practice providers, and offers accredited education and training for Medical Assistants in multiple states. As an incubator for new ideas in areas including social justice, the environment, and social determinants of health, the MWHS is addressing challenges faced by providers caring for underserved communities, creating innovative and impactful initiatives led by nationally and internationally recognized experts. As it forges pathways into the future of primary care, the MWHS honors Lillian Reba Moses (1924-2012), a granddaughter of slaves, and Gerard (Gerry) Weitzman (1938-1999), whose ancestors escaped pogroms in Eastern Europe. Their vision and commitment to justice and equity in healthcare is the foundation upon which the Moses/Weitzman Health System was built.Location:
CGC - Child Guidance Center of Southern CT - Shippan AveCity:
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