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Clinician - Juvenile

Hiring Wage: Depends on Qualifications
Status:  Full-time with benefits
Closing Date:  Until Filled
Application Materials:  Apply online at adacounty.id.gov/jobs
 
GENERAL SUMMARY
Provides individual and family counseling to juvenile clients and their families, conducts comprehensive needs assessments, provides clinical consultations to staff and others, supervises bachelor and master level interns as needed, and assists with counseling related program development. This position is located within Juvenile Court Services.
 
About Us: Ada County is a rewarding place to work. As an Ada County employee, you will serve in your communities, contributing to making Ada County a great place to live. Ada County employees are given opportunities for advancement and career growth as well as a generous Benefits Package for benefit-eligible employees including paid parental leave, competitive health, dental, and vision insurance, PERSI retirement plan, and much more.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Performs complex and varied work under general direction. This job is given latitude to exercise discretion and independent judgment to accomplish work objectives.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
·       Performs individual and family crisis intervention including assessing and managing mental health issues and suicidal ideation;
·       Facilitates treatment groups; and completes all associated documentation including discharge summaries, referrals, recommendations and billing;
·       Completes clinical assessments of clients and families;
·       Writes reports or assessments for the Court;
·       Provides individual, group and family counseling;
·       Provides clinical consultations to staff;
·       Provides case management services including referrals to community based resources;
·       Monitors and ensures client's compliance with treatment plans and/or contracts;
·       May develop family based counseling services, groups or programs;
·       Supervises bachelor and masters level interns as needed;
·       Assists with training of counseling staff;
·       Collects and documents statistical data related to program assignments;
·       Keeps supervisor informed of workload, and notifies supervisor of potential problems.
 
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
·       Serves on committees, as requested; and
·       Performs related work and other duties as assigned.
 
JOB REQUIREMENTS
Clinician I        
·       A Master's Degree from an accredited university or college in Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy, and maintenance of current LMSW, LPC, or LMFT licensure within the state of Idaho;
·       Qualified Substance Use Disorders Professional preferred;
·       Knowledge of substance use disorders;
·       Knowledge of the principles and practices of group work;
·       Knowledge of adolescent developmental theories and individual and family counseling theories;
·       Knowledge of program development and needs assessment;
·       Knowledge of systems theory and background;
·       Knowledge of chemical dependency and working knowledge of DSM-5;
·       Knowledge of GAIN I assessment;
·       Knowledge of the juvenile justice system preferred;
·       Skill in creating a comfortable atmosphere and conducting successful interviews/assessments, individual/family sessions, or groups;
·       Skill in making correct assessments;
·       Skill in writing clinically sound reports/assessments for the Court that adhere to ethical standards and Court protocol;
·       Skill in implementing/monitoring treatment plans;
·       Ability to collaborate with a variety of agencies within the community;
·       Ability to plan and organize work;
·       Ability to understand and interpret laws and regulations;
·       Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
·       Ability to develop and sustain collaborative working relationships with other members of the staff and work as part of a team to accomplish agency goals.
 
Clinician II       
·       In addition to above;
·       Minimum of three years as a Clinician I;
·       Advanced Licensing in field of Study (LCSW, LCPC or MAC);
·       Treatment Supervisor in programmatic focus area;
·       Reduction of Clinical Supervision to quarterly and up to bi-annually;
·       Reviews clinical content of documentation in programmatic focus area;
·       Staff cases with peers in programmatic focus area;
·       Bills Medicaid as an independent contractor under their own license;
·       Meet additional requirements of the Idaho Administrative Procedures (IDAPA) as needed.
 
OTHER REQUIREMENTS
·       Applicants must be able to successfully pass a detailed background investigation and criminal records check;
·       Must adhere to IDAPA and the Code of Ethics for Ada County Juvenile Court staff and Professional Code of Ethics;
·       This position has been designated safety sensitive and therefore the incumbent is subject to random drug testing.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
·       Work is performed primarily in an office environment and the employee in this class is subject to inside environmental conditions;
·       Position frequently requires a combination of sitting and standing to accomplish tasks and the ability to lift up to 20lbs.;
·       Requires sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, which permits the employee to function in a general office environment and in a classroom setting to accomplish tasks.

Employee Benefits: Ada County recognizes that employees are our most valuable asset. We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package to benefit-eligible employees designed to support the health, wellness, and long-term financial stability of our employees and their families. Visit us at adacounty.id.gov/Human-Resources/Employee-Benefits to view details regarding our benefits package, including: paid parental leave, healthcare benefits, retirement benefits, and more!