General Statement of Duties:

To provide individual and family counseling, education, evaluation, assessment, and treatment planning for children, adolescents, and their families with mental health concerns. The Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinician is directly responsible to the Supervisor of Children’s Clinical 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 a high level of expertise in the area of child/family diagnosis, treatment, and case management; a knowledge of and adherence to basic ethics and confidentiality appropriate for a helping relationship; the ability to problem solve and work cooperatively and effectively with Board staff from a number of different disability backgrounds and with staff from other community agencies that provide services to children.

This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides intensive psychotherapeutic services including individual and family treatment

to children of all ages who are experiencing mental health related problems;

Provides assessments for children, adolescents and their families for planning purposes. This service may be made available to other agencies within the constraints of available time and following guidelines outlined in standard operating procedures of the Board;

Under the supervision of the Child & Adolescent Clinical Supervisor plans, develops, and implements child and adolescent mental health services;

Provides crisis intervention/emergency services to children and their families;

May provide consultation, education and training services to individuals, groups and agencies concerning issues related to child mental health, parenting, or related topics;

May provide clinical supervision to other child and adolescent service providers, students or volunteers;

Maintains timely and confidential client records with progress notes, individual service plans, and written reports in accordance with Departmental and Board guidelines;

Serves on community boards or Interagency Councils as requested by the Director of Child and Family Services;

Makes effective use of available technology, including computers, e-mail, and voice mail in order to enhance customer service;

Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinician

Maintains effective relationships with co-workers and customers based on courtesy, compassion, and respect.

Is responsible for other duties as assigned, consistent with Board objectives, policies, and procedures.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Extensive knowledge of a wide range of diagnostic, evaluative and psychotherapeutic techniques and treatment modalities for children, adolescents, and families; advanced skills in delivering psychotherapy services to children of all ages and to their families; thorough understanding of the dynamics of child abuse and advanced skills in intervention with this population; knowledge and adherence to basic ethics appropriate for a helping profession; ability to provide effective consultation, education and training services related to children and their families; ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others; ability to speak and write concisely and effectively; demonstrated good judgment.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in human services. Professional licensure is required. Staff member is responsible for submitting proof of license renewal to Human Resources office.