Mental Health Clinician, West Greeley Center

Position Title:  Mental Health Clinician
Position #: 2041
Location:  Greeley, CO
Employment Status:  Part-time (19 hours)

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Program: Our program allows clinicians to operate within a private practice model without the stresses of overhead costs, billing, and waiting for insurance payments. The Counseling Center at West Greeley provides individual, family, group and couples therapy, to those facing life challenges, including substance use, stress, depression, and anxiety.

Position Summary: Provide clinical services within a private practice model counseling center to customers including children with life challenges and mental health issues. Assist with case finding, networking, and other activities in support of the practice's vision. Must be entrepreneurial and understand the balance of clinical and business goals. Provides on-going assessment, crisis intervention, individual, family, and group therapy and case management services. Develops strength-based service plans, monitors treatment progress, documents interactions and maintains electronic clinical records and other reporting data for individuals with mild to severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Coordinates with internal as well as external supportive services to deliver needed services to clients.  Collaborates with clinical supervisor, other team members and psychiatrist regarding treatment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education/Credentials
-  Master's Degree in psychology, social work, or other behavioral health discipline from an accredited college or university required
-  Colorado clinical licensure in appropriate discipline required (LPC, LCSW, LMFT)
-  Ability to become credentialed with various health insurance companies
-  Bilingual/Spanish highly desired 

Experience
-  2 years' experience required
-  Specialty or evidence-based therapy experience and certification highly desired
-  Experience in coordinating behavioral health intervention plans and services with other agencies preferred 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
-  Mild to severe mental health and/or substance use disorders/disabilities and the recovery process.
-  Professional and ethical guidelines as outlined by the State of Colorado.
-  Basic and routine computer keyboarding, programs and software.
-  Basic, routine, and advanced records maintenance and filing practices. 
-  Basic, routine, and advanced office management practices and operating procedures.
-  Workplace policies and professionalism.
-  Organizational structure, workflow and operating procedures.
-  Effective de-escalation techniques.
-  Identify and support appropriate diagnostic assessment using current diagnostic system.
-  Coordinate mental and/or behavioral health intervention plans and services with other agencies.
-  Plan and use effective interventions with clients.  Appropriately assess the need for law enforcement involvement.
-  Provide treatment and case management in routine and crisis situations.
-  Plan, organize, time manage and prioritize multiple tasks and assignments. Use effective follow through.  Endure periods of heavy workload. 
-  Visually assess responses to mental illness or reaction to substance abuse medications.
-  Read, analyze, and interpret related professional periodicals, journals, technical procedures or government regulations. 
-  Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
-  Communicate effectively and positively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of individuals and constituencies, including when under emotionally charged and stressful situations. 
-  Work with diverse populations and be culturally sensitive.
-  Maintain confidentiality.

Responsibilities:
-  Adhere to utilization, quality improvement and corporate compliance policy and standards.
-  Provide services to clients as assigned by administrative/clinical supervisor.  May work with specific age group and/or level of care based on program assignment.
-  Provide person-centered assessment, goal planning, and treatment for mental health and/or substance use issues.  Provide screening, intakes, and assessment of clients utilizing required instruments and formats within appropriate time lines.
-  Develop strength-based written treatment plans/updates and continuing care plans and make appropriate referrals. Complete written discharge summaries and correspondence within established time lines.
-  Observe clients in a variety of situations. Assess diagnosis and mental status of clients, evaluate current level of functioning, and develop and implement treatment/service plan to address clients' needs.
-  Intervene and de-escalate crisis situations with clients. Assess risk of harm to self or others and arrange needed resources. 
-  Collaborate with other clinicians and psychiatrists to provide services to clients. Maintain close and cooperative relationships with community agencies and other public agencies in carrying out treatment/service plans.
-  Collaborate continuously with assigned clients in order to devise safety planning, provide symptom management, identify support systems, reduce and mitigate risk factors.
-  Assist individuals in improving their well-being and quality of life by training in behavioral skills; educate clients to make informed choices; develop clients' coping skills; help clients to problem solve and negotiate tasks of daily living.
-  Learn, utilize, and support fidelity of any evidence-based practices within assigned program to ensure effective interventions with clients.
-  Perform case management services as needed to assist clients to meet their goals as stated in his/her service and/or treatment plans. 
-  Refer clients to internal and external supportive services such as vocational, medical, social services, and housing authority as well as residential, respite, and inpatient treatment.
-  Maintain electronic health records in accordance with agency standards; confirm coding of services rendered is ethically appropriate and results in successful billing.  May include entry into partnering agency electronic systems (i.e. integrated care).
-  Demonstrate fiscal responsibility by supporting agency collection policies and procedures; assure client understanding of service charges and fee changes.
-  Work proactively with payor sources to ensure payment of services; align services with payor authorizations and/or request authorization prior to provision of service. Facilitate counseling groups as assigned.
-  Attend staff meetings, clinical supervision and other meetings as assigned.
-  May be called upon to occasionally make formal presentations or participate in public speaking engagements as representation for NRBH.
-  Other duties as assigned by the Program Director and/or Coordinator.

Other:
-  A non-competition agreement and conflict of interest disclosure document are required from Private Practice Model Clinicians of the Counseling Center at West Greeley.
-  Private Practice Model Clinicians at the Counseling Center at West Greeley are considered to have "Deemed Status" for purposes of state licensure. This position is eligible for periodic consideration of an increase in the number of weekly work hours scheduled.

Compensation:
Dependent upon qualifications and experience. 

North Range Behavioral Health is among the largest employers in Weld County, and provides compassionate, comprehensive care for people who face mental health and addiction challenges. Our team members are hard workers, and we strongly believe in the importance of a healthy work/life balance. We provide cutting-edge tools, training and thoughtful supervision to our employees to assist them in their professional development. Our open environment encourages employees to share ideas.

Our values are:
-  Customer First. We help our customers achieve recovery, every day.
-  Compassion. We treat everyone with kindness, empathy, and dignity.
-  Collaboration. We build strong relationships, internally and externally, to ensure effective care for our customers.

North Range Behavioral Health promotes a philosophy of giving… to the community, to our customers, and to each other. If you're driven to help others, have high standards and a desire to work in a collaborative environment, we hope you'll consider a career at North Range Behavioral Health. Visit us at http://www.northrange.org/employment/careers/ to learn more.

North Range Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.