Catholic Charities of Buffalo
  • 02-Jan-2018 to 03-Mar-2018 (EST)
  • Clinical Services
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Full Time

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for providing direct assessment and treatment of assigned caseload of children and/or young 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
  •         Comply with the Agency's Compliance Program, Code of Ethics, laws, regulations, and ethical standards applicable to your job duties

EDUCATION: Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) with license-eligible degree in Social Work or Mental Health Counseling

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

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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