Position: Intensive Family Preservation Clinician
Department: Intensive Family Preservation - 462
Reports to: Intensive Family Preservation Supervisor
FLSA Status: Exempt
I. Minimum Requirements:
Master’s degree from an accredited college or University
Provisionally or fully Licensed as a Mental Health Practitioner in the state of Nebraska
Minimum of Two years experience in children and/or family services.
II. Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
III. Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position does require in-home services which may present some unsanitary or other hazards.
IV. Position Summary:
The Intensive Family Preservation Clinician provides intensive in-home family therapy, parenting skills, supportive services and monitoring to families during or post reunification or to prevent removal of children.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned according to the qualification of staff and development of programs.
• To continue to build a child welfare system that is safe, secure, and stable; family centered; connected to the community; which relies on evidence-based practice necessary to support contract services in Nebraska.
• Provide intensive in-home family therapy on a regularly scheduled basis.
• Develop, review, and evaluate treatment plans on a regular basis.
• Prepare reports for court as required by the Case Manager.
• Prepare monthly updates of family progress for the Case Manager.
• Maintain accurate and timely client records, assessments and treatment plans.
• Serve as a liaison between clients and community services (school, work, community mental health professionals, medical, etc).
• Provide crisis intervention to families.
• Document all contacts, attempts, and outcomes with client and families.
• Make contact with established support systems on a regularly scheduled basis.
• Required to participate in an on-call rotation for families that is available 24 hours every day.
• Work hours will frequently include "family hours," after 5:00pm on week days and/or weekend hours.
• Attend court hearings as requested.
• Attend required trainings.
• Document all contact with clients and collaterals; complete all related documentation; maintain client files.
This positions requires the following:
Education: Master’s degree from an accredited college or University
Licensure/Certification: Provisionally or fully Licensed in the state of Nebraska
Experience: At least two years experience in children and family services.