General Statement of Duties:
To provide individual and group counseling, education, individual evaluation, assessment, treatment planning, for persons with mental health, substance use, and co-occurring disorders. The Adult Outpatient Clinician is directly responsible to the Senior Manager of Adult Outpatient Services. He or she is expected to exercise considerable independence and autonomy in day-to-day decision-making related to the delivery of behavioral healthcare and to carry out those services on a daily basis with a minimum of supervision. The position requires expertise in the area of person- centered, evidenced-based treatment of substance use and mental health disorders, and the ability to work effectively with other service providers both within the Board system and within the community. Good judgment and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality are also required.
Persons in this class are classified exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Major Essential Functions:
Provides treatment planning, direct counseling, individual and group therapy, and case management to consumers with mental health and/or substance use disorders, individuals with multiple challenges that interfere with functioning , and family members;
Meets agency standards for staff productivity
Assures compliance with agency policy, client rights, confidentiality, professional ethics, licensure regulations, and Medicaid regulations as applicable;
Participates in consultation and coordination meetings to assure effective and efficient delivery of services to consumers;
Maintains effective relationships with co-workers and customers based on courtesy, compassion, and respect;
Completes case recording and documentation promptly that meets external and internal standards, utilizing an Electronic Health Record;
Complies with human rights regulations, agency licensure requirements, confidentiality statutes, third party regulations, and professional code of ethics;
Provides crisis intervention/emergency services;
Participates in workshops and staff development;
Makes effective use of available technology, including word processing, electronic health records, e-mail, and voice mail in order to enhance customer service;
Performs other duties as assigned consistent with established operational policies and procedures.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of principles, practices and methods of mental health and substance use interventions; individual and group therapeutic techniques; crisis intervention/emergency techniques; demonstrated ability to work effectively with clients, co-workers, and service providers from the community; knowledge of and adherence to ethical standards appropriate for therapeutic relationships; ability to devise and conduct education and training programs for clients and service providers; ability to write concisely and effectively; demonstrated good judgment; good interpersonal skills. Computer literacy and work processing skills required.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in human services or related specialty, plus two years of experience in a mental health and/or substance use setting; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must be professionally licensed (LPC or LCSW). Staff member is responsible for submitting an active license at time of hire and annual proof of license renewal to the Human Resources office.
Equipment: Telephone, copy machine, PC, word processing, EHR, training software
Work Environment: General office environment with normal lighting levels, temperature, air quality, ventilation and noise levels.
Work Location: 1241 North Main Street, Harrisonburg; and other sites as determined
by program needs.
Work Hazards: Standard hazards associated with treatment programs.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, regular office hours; some evening hours required as scheduled. Additional hours as needed to perform job requirements. Regular and prompt attendance is required.