Catholic Charities of Buffalo
  • 24-May-2019 to 23-Nov-2020 (EST)
  • Clinical Services
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Full Time

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for providing direct assessment and treatment of an assigned caseload of children and/or adults with psychiatric disorders, including individual, group and family modalities, in both licensed outpatient and off-site settings.



  • Knows and follows Catholic Charities mission, vision and guiding principles.
  • Orients new clients to treatment expectations and course of outpatient treatment at Monsignor Carr Institute (MCI).
  • Completes a thorough initial assessment with each client to determine appropriateness for admission. Makes appropriate referral if client does not meet admission criteria.
  • Completes required electronic and paper admission documentation and admits appropriate clients to the program as per policy and regulations.
  • Completes initial and ongoing treatment plans within the required time frames that include the current needs, strengths, safety, and corresponding plan of care for each client.
  • Provides therapeutic individual/group/family therapy as prescribed in the client's course of treatment and treatment plan.
  • Utilizes an effective manner and therapeutic style that demonstrates caring and empathy toward clients.
  • Makes active attempts to re-engage clients who withdraw from treatment when clinically appropriate.
  • Produces accurate, timely and professionally formulated progress notes after each session or interaction that reflects the client's status, progress, and treatment plan goals.
  • Completes case record self-audits on each client's chart as required.
  • Promptly and actively communicates with the client's family and designated collaterals and service providers.
  • Conducts home visits when clinically appropriate, as per NYSOMH regulations.
  • Observes client confidentiality laws and regulations and assures that release of information forms have been properly initiated, signed and updated as necessary.
  • Completes outpatient treatment review (OTR) forms and all required paperwork to enable third party reimbursement in a prompt, professional, and efficient manner.
  • Discharges clients per MCI policy and procedure. Promptly completes discharge summaries and sends a copy to the appropriate referral sources as per policy and regulations.
  • Actively seeks guidance, consultation, and direction from the supervisor and members of the treatment team. Comes prepared to clinical supervision sessions and utilizes them as a means to improve clinical skills and expertise.
  • Participates in required staff meetings and designated training. Attends other educational training to keep skills current and maintain credentials.  Keeps credential up to date.
  • Consistently meets the MCI standard for clinical productivity.
  • Willingly accepts other duties as assigned by the clinic supervisor or department director.


EDUCATION: Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) with license-eligible degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, psychology, psychiatric nursing or related discipline:


Specify Special Requirements: New York State license (LMSW, LCSW, LCSW-R, LMHC, LMFT, RN or LCAT)


EXPERIENCE: Two years of professional mental health experience.  Internship experience completed as part of a license-eligible degree program may be counted toward this requirement.



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