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Primary Clinician

Jefferson Center for Mental Health

This is a Contract position in Denver, CO posted July 1, 2020.

Overview Primary clinician for client’s engaged with the Coordinated Specialty Care Interdisciplinary Team (Youth and Young Adults 15-29 y/o who are experiencing First Episode Psychosis) at Jefferson Center.

Will provide clinical/case management services to assigned caseload, following the guidelines of accepted clinical practice and program fidelity standards.

Will provide information, education, liaison, and transition services to various networks within Jefferson Center and with federal, state, and community based agencies and resources.

Responsibilities ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Provide clinical/case management services including service planning, monitoring, follow-up, linkage and crisis management for consumers.

Provide clinical interventions and Evidence Based Practice models to assigned caseload in individual, family and group format Serves as the point person for the participant and their family; Provide psych-education to clients and families Conduct needs assessments; Engages in safety planning and wellness management planning with participants; Connects participants and families with the services and supports they need; Provide behavioral interventions and take an especially active role in the family support domain.

Conducts clinical assessment to determine the participant’s level of social functioning and substance use via a shared decision making (SDM) framework Provides Social Skills Training, Substance Abuse Treatment, Behavioral Activation, Coping Skills Training, and Psycho-education.

Provides psychoeducation regarding first episode psychosis (FEP) and the goals of the CSC program; Provides supportive therapy; Develops and modifies treatment using a shared decision-making process with clients Support efforts for recruitment of clients to participate in the program Responsible for ensuring that the program meets the evidence based fidelity requirements of CSC Attend CSC team meetings and document attendance/agenda for data tracking and reporting to OBH Use PCOMs , CORS and SRS with clients and document in My Outcomes Submit 90% of all Progress-to-Date forms within 3 working days (team specific) Complete 95% of all paperwork by the due date Help with the reporting of CSC program outcomes to the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) Work as part of inter-agency and interdisciplinary team to review referrals, develop/provide treatment for each consumer Provide services to meet need in the appropriate setting: office based, community based, other agency location Make appropriate referrals to and act as liaison with community agencies, service providers, and natural support systems Collaboration with consumers, family members, and significant others in identifying strengths/needs in developing personal treatment goals Work with consumer and family/support system for appropriate service delivery Provide assessment of daily living skills (ADL’s), coordination, monitoring, planning, referral and follow-up with comprehensive community services and supports Provide assistance in developing community-based resources for social, vocational, and leisure skills Maintain communication and links with other Jefferson Center programs e.g.

Access, Inpatient, Outpatient, Intensive, Residential and Navigation Ongoing monitoring of assigned caseload, assessment of symptoms to prevent relapse, and follow-up with respite services as needed Coordination for emergency services when clinically indicated/medically necessary; risk/lethality assessment (including inpatient admission) Resource acquisition and assistance with application for benefits and entitlements in collaboration with Benefits/Navigation Team Assist consumers with basic needs such as housing, food, clothing, medical and dental care, legal, vocational, and psychiatric services Participate in team meetings, clinical staffings, and clinical consultation as scheduled Participate in Evidence Based Practices on the team and in the Center (i.e.: IDDT, DBT, CBT, PCOMs, psycho-education, etc.) Utilize clinical practice guidelines, Center and State Division of Mental Health standards for appropriate service delivery Supervision of staff working on licensure and/or graduate school internship Provide peer consultation and leadership to support clinical/professional growth of non-licensed staff CAC II/ CAC III/LAC DUTIES Will participate in the Centers’ CAC meetings and related trainings Will participate in monthly CAC clinical supervision (individual or group) Will provide CAC supervision to Center staff (CAC III’s or LACs only) to assist in the development of knowledge and skills in providing co-occurring treatment Complete substance use screening, assessments and related paperwork Other Duties (Professional Growth/Development/Community/Relationships & Productivity Performance Measures): Exhibit enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment Maintain effective interpersonal relations with consumers, peers, subordinates, upper management, visitors and the general public Attend mandatory in-services, compliance with individualized training plan as required Participate in supervision by coming prepared with an agenda.

Report high risk/problem cases, and utilize a problem solving approach/utilize feedback Use trauma-informed language and behavior to promote dignity/respect with consumers, Center staff and external customers Continually strives for self-improvement and is motivated to learn new skills to benefit consumer and Center Attend supervision at times and intervals agreed upon with supervisor.

Satisfactorily complete 90% of peer review charts needing corrections within 14 calendar days (only areas for which staff is responsible) Ensure that 95% of all authorizations are accurate and timely (insurance) Ensure that fee collections meet the team goal as determined by Network Director Meet required number of consumer service hours as determined by Network Director and/or Clinical Manager Demonstrate cultural competency/awareness/skills in working with diverse caseload and utilizes Center resources/trainings as needed Effectively respond to client/consumer needs and problems, initiate and maintain positive interactions, timely response to phone calls, pages, email, etc Work cooperatively with other community agencies, as appropriate, and in agreement with supervisor.

Volunteer to work on Center committees Note: Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Qualifications Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required: Master’s Degree in related field, required Colorado Licensure in either LPC, LCSW, or LMFT Experience providing treatment to clients with SPMI 2 years of related experience preferred Knowledge in the certification process of a client preferred CAC II, III, or LAC preferred Must have understanding of the effects of trauma on the individuals who access services at the Center.

Bi-lingual preferred but not required.

Colorado Drivers License and Current Motor Vehicle Report Required.