Mental Health Clinician, Youth & Family - Boys & Girls Club

Position Title: Mental Health Clinician, Youth & Family - Boys & Girls Club
Position #: 2593
Location: Greeley, CO
Employment Status: Full time, flexibility required for evenings

North Range Behavioral Health - Where Hope Begins and Change is Possible

Program: The Youth and Family Outpatient program has developed a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club working with children/youth and their families to complement and enhance existing support and adjunctive services. Services include workforce development, consultation, education for parents, training for agency members, and engagement activities.

Position Summary: 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 preferred (LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LP)
-  Valid Colorado driver's license and a driving record that meets with hiring requirements as set forth for someone that must transport program participants

Experience
-  Demonstrated ability to plan and use effective interventions with children and families
-  Solid working knowledge of and demonstrated ability to use current diagnostic criteria and make strengths-based needs assessments
-  Experience in coordinating behavioral health intervention plans and services with other agencies
-  Training in Positive Behavior Interventions Supports and/or Motivational Interviewing preferred
-  Public speaking, teaching or training experience desired

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 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.
-  Coordinate mental health intervention plans and services with other agencies.
-  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 referred child/youth/families as assigned by clinical supervisor.
-  Provide person-centered assessment, goal planning, and treatment for mental health and/or substance use issues.
-  Observe program participants in a variety of situations. Assess diagnosis and mental status of child/youth, evaluate current level of functioning, and develop and implement treatment/service plan to address their needs.
-  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.
-  Intervene and de-escalate crisis situations with program participants.  Provide crisis intervention via telephone or face-to-face in a variety of settings. Assess risk of harm to self or others and arrange needed resources. 
-  Collaborate continuously with assigned child/youth/families in order to devise safety planning, provide symptom management, identify support systems, reduce and mitigate risk factors.
-  Perform case management services as needed to assist referred child/youth/families to meet their goals as stated in their service/treatment plans.
-  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).
-  Assist referred child/youth/families in improving their well-being and quality of life by training in behavioral skills; educate participants to make informed choices; develop child/youth/family coping skills; help referred participants/families to problem solve and negotiate tasks of daily living.
-  Collaborate with other clinicians, law enforcement, external providers, and psychiatrists to provide services to child/youth/families. Advocate for participants and maintain close and cooperative relationships with community agencies and other public agencies in carrying out treatment/service plans.
-  Facilitate counseling groups and provide individual/family counseling as assigned.  May provide intakes and Medicaid authorizations.
-  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
-  Advocate for child/youth/families in many different forums including at the federal, state and local court systems, with family, and/or school system.
-  May complete 72 hour hold and provide other 27-65 services as allowed by statute and may support emergency commitment and involuntary commitment processes.
-  Attend staff meetings/clinical supervision and other required meetings as assigned.
-  Make formal presentations, participate in public speaking engagements, and provide consultation and education to community members and facility personnel.
-  Perform other duties, as assigned by clinical/administrative supervisor.

Working Conditions:
-  Standard office environment within the Boys and Girls Club facilities.
-  Employee is regularly required to sit, stand, bend, talk, hear and may lift or move up to 25 pounds.
-  Evenings Required.
-  Community travel required on a regular basis.

Compensation:
Dependent upon skills and qualifications.  Salary placements generally occur near the minimum to midpoint of the range.  North Range Behavioral Health offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid time off, holiday pay, retirement savings plan, and much more! Bilingual skills may be compensated additionally.

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.