Provide strength-based short-term and solution-focused counseling interventions for child/adolescent (C/A) and caregivers. Provides individual family and group interventions to address needs identified by the Child and Family Team (CFT). Provides crisis interventions and clinical consultation for Southwest Network staff and CFTs..
As with all members of our team, this position is expected, above all else, to support services to children and families that meets the following 12 Arizona Principles:
All members of our team are expected to practice in a manner that is consistently mindful of our Arizona Vision and Principles.
- Collaboration with the child and family
- Emphasis on achieving functional outcomes
- Collaboration with others, including participation in unified assessment, planning and service approaches when children or families are involved with multiple systems
- Access for children to a comprehensive array of sufficient behavioral health services to meet their needs
- Best practices
- Most appropriate setting
- Services tailored to the child and family
- Stability in placements
- Respect for the child and family’s unique cultural heritage
- Independence, and
- Connection to natural supports
Primary Job Responsibilities
Education, Certification, and Experience Requirements
- Provides clinical/therapeutic interventions with C/A and caregivers in accordance to current best practices for the identified need.
- Provides clinical consultation to SWN staff and CFTs as requested.Completes documentation of all services provided in accordance to SWN policy.
- Assists clinical care directors and intake specialists with clinical formulations and oversight of clinical interventions provided by SWN and/or contracted providers.
- Participate in assessment process as needed.
- Assists SWN quality assurance team as needed.
- Attends RBHA and stakeholder meetings when appropriate.
- Adheres to minimum productivity requirements.
Knowledge and Ability Requirements
- Master’s degree in a social science field or equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience meeting OBHL standards of BHP equivalent is required.
- Current Arizona License meeting OBHL standards of BHP is required.
- Minimum of three years of experience in behavioral health required.
- Familiarity with the ‘Stages of Change’ model is required.
- Maintain current CPR, First Aid, and CPI Certifications.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
Thorough and working knowledge of psychiatric and co-occurring disorders is imperative. Knowledge of DSM-IV–TR codes and descriptions, psychotropic medications and crisis intervention. Requires effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. Ability to follow direction, use of sound judgment and excellent time management skills are essential. Must maintain good recipient relationships, and be able to identify priorities and stay organized. Knowledge of community based behavioral health services. Excellent problem solving skills; excellent customer service skills; detailed understanding of community resources, eligibility and entitlement funding sources.
Tools and Equipment Requirements
Ability to use current electronic records management system. The ability to use a phone, computer, printer, and copier is required. Frequently uses Microsoft Office products, including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The ability to use the internet and various web browser software is required.
Driving and Other Requirements
Must have and maintain a valid Arizona driver license, have a registered and reliable vehicle that meets Arizona state law standards, and meets the insurance standards of Southwest Network. Position requires travel between Southwest Network sites as well as the community .