Employment Opportunity

Crisis Clinician
Full Time Position

Position Summary:

The Clinician is responsible for providing individual crisis services for youth in the Centralized Placement Support Unit (CPSU) of Child Protective Services (CPS).  In this role, the clinician provides trauma-informed clinical support to youth who have recently been placed in protective custody or youth who are dependents of the court.  Included in this population served are youth who are involved in Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC), or demonstrate frequent runaway behavior.  The Clinician works closely with county social workers, parents, consulting, intake, and collaborating on client’s progress and treatment plans. The Clinician will also serve as a program consultant to the residential program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide Individual Clinical Services For Each Client.
  • Assess clients’ needs and level of functioning including a bio psychosocial assessment of all clients referred to the case load.
  • Provide crisis counseling to children/families as necessary.
  • Write safety, behavioral, and treatment plans.
  • Schedule and coordinate therapy sessions.
  • Provide clinical interventions for teachers, parents, and other caregivers to generalize skills in other environments.
  • Meet with clients for individual sessions.
  • Provide collateral parties with information to best meet the client’s needs as necessary.
  • Assess, determine and make a referral when special services or care are needed for a child (i.e. medication evaluation, psychiatric hospitalization, in-home services or psychological testing, etc.).
Paperwork and Documentation:
  • Write daily/weekly progress notes for each therapy session and mental health service.
  • Complete appropriate mental health documentation, including but not limited to, client plans performance outcomes, progress reports, health questionnaires, and termination reports as required.
  • Continuously review charts for new and/or relevant information concerning clients.
  • Prepare and maintain charts in accordance with audit requirements.
  • Perform Utilization Reviews as assigned.
Training and Consultation:
  • Attend clinical, school, planning and discharge meetings etc. to consult with clinical and program staff.
  • Attend weekly supervision meetings with therapy supervisor if unlicensed, to comply with California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) licensing requirements.
  • Licensed Therapists who have met the California BBS requirements to provide supervision, may provide weekly individual and/or group supervision for unlicensed clinicians so they may obtain licensing hours.

Education/Experience:

  • The licensed Clinician must possess a Master’s Degree from an accredited school of Social Work or other graduate program in Psychology, Counseling or Marriage, Family and Child Counseling.
  • Licensed Clinicians must be registered with the California BBS as an MFT or LCSW.
  • Unlicensed Clinicians must possess a Master’s Degree from an accredited school of Social Work or other graduate program in Psychology, Counseling or Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. Unlicensed Clinicians must also be registered with the California BBS as an ASW or MFT intern.
  • Must receive MFT, LCSW license within six years of initial registration with the California BBS as an intern to meet Sacramento County contract requirements.
  • Experience working in an inpatient or residential clinical setting is desired.
  • Two years experience working with infant/toddlers, children, adolescents and families with emotional problems is required.

Licenses, Certifications, Registrations:

  • LCSW or MFT license.
  • If unlicensed, registration with the California BBS as an ASW or MFT intern is required. Must receive MFT, LCSW license within six years of initial registration with the California BBS as an intern to meet Sacramento County contract requirements.
  • Must possess a valid California Drivers License, a reliable automobile, and auto insurance.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must pass First Aid, CPR, and Bloodborne Pathogens certification courses offered through the Children’s Receiving Home within the first three months of employment.

If you are interested in this position, please apply through our website: 

http://www.crhkids.org/pod/click-here-apply-position-us 

Or submit your resume and cover letter stating your availability. 

If the hiring manager determines that you have the qualifications they are looking for, they may give you a call for an interview, otherwise, we will keep your resume on file for 6 months. 

All positions require a background check, drug & physical test, valid California Drivers License, acceptable DMV record and that you be 21 years of age or older. 

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

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