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Behavorial Health Clinician - 10k Sign On Bonus

Company: ECHN Careers
Location: Middletown
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

NEW HIRE SIGN ON BONUS ELIGIBLE POSITION! - $10K POSITION SUMMARY: This position reports to the Social Work Manager and works collaboratively with all unit staff.# Provides direct and indirect services to adults in need of mental health and substance abuse care. Core skills will include didactic groups focused on relapse prevention, education on MAT (medication assisted treatment), life/coping skills, and multiple paths to recovery.# In addition, will provide substance abuse case management, linkages to community resources as appropriate through team/community collaboration, patient/family education, and contribute to discharge planning. Creates a caring and compassionate environment through ECHN#s Core Values of Teamwork, Communication, Respect and Caring. May float to other behavioral health units: Adult, Older Adult, Adolescent EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION: This position requires a minimum of master#s degree AND Connecticut licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) OR Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). OR Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), OR Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) OR Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), #EXPERIENCE: Level of care and age-specific competencies are required. Training and/or familiarity with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), familiarity with abuse and neglect reporting and duty-to-warn mandates, knowledge of community-based resources and experience with pre-authorization and billing processes is preferred. COMPETENCIES: Strong clinical skills including a demonstrated strength in team orientation with the ability to function effectively, at times independently, in a work environment where multitasking is necessary. Strong written and verbal communication skills using the English language is essential. Computer competency with basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Outlook, must be flexible in approach so that service- specific as well as overall system needs can be met. Employee must possess and maintain a valid driver#s license and have access to reliable transportation to travel between multiple work sites in order to perform essential duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: Disclaimer: Job descriptions are not intended, nor should they be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job.# They are intended to be accurate reflections of the principal duties and responsibilities of this position.# These responsibilities and competencies listed below may change from time to time. # # # Job-Specific Competency Actively participates in clinical supervision and treatment team meetings as needed Demonstrates an awareness of his/her behavior on peers# and clients# behaviors, as evidenced by the ability self-reflect in supervision and accept feedback. Contributes expertise about mental health and substance use disorders. Demonstrates knowledge and respect for cultural differences in respect to the treatment approach, as evidenced through documentation, team meetings and patient satisfaction. Contributes to advocating for the patient to create realistic treatment goals Understands and supports harm reduction and is able to work with all patients. Conveys warmth, genuineness and empathy and respects the patient as a whole person with strengths and needs, as evidenced through direct observation and patient feedback. Establishes a shared sense of outcome and processes goals with the patient, as evidenced by patient feedback and direct observation. Indicates progress or lack of progress in group notes and updates the treatment team. Performs conscientiously and productively and fulfills responsibilities without reminder, as evidenced by direct observation, and chart audit. Exercises good judgment in seeking help, understanding the importance of any change of condition. Knows the milieu and facilitates skill development with careful planning for various groups.# Knows the patients and is responsive to patient needs and safety. Assists social workers with case management functions when asked. Acts as a role model to create and sustain a recovery-oriented culture. Is committed to lifelong learning and stays current with the Addictions field and increases understanding of mental health. Demonstrates proficiency with group work that support the mileiu and recovery Willing to provide Community Education supporting Recovery Contributes to quality improvements and centers all work activities around patient care. Demonstrates ability to identify obstacles and barriers that interfere with treatment compliance and resolve issues, as evidenced by discharge planning and treatment outcome evidenced by chart audit and supervisor observation. Facilitates skill development by careful planning of therapeutic groups, DBT groups, individual and family interventions, as evidenced by direct observation, documentation of progress and/or individual or group supervision. Demonstrates flexibility in meeting the fluctuating staffing needs of the department, as evidenced by willingness to adjust scheduled hours and assignments in accordance with the needs of the program, as evidenced by supervisor observation. Effectively uses psychological and physical management techniques to manage violent or potentially violent situations consistent with non-violent crisis intervention training (CPI), as evidenced by peer feedback, supervisor observation with participation in Early Response codes and Dr. Strong codes and attendance at CPI refresher trainings. #

Keywords: ECHN Careers, Middletown , Behavorial Health Clinician - 10k Sign On Bonus, Healthcare , Middletown, Connecticut

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