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Full Time Clinician (13-18 Year Old Group Home)

New Bedford, Massachusetts
Job Type
19 May 2023
The Clinician is responsible for the provision of direct services to each adolescent on his or her caseload, including the development of a comprehensive assessment for each client. In addition, the Lead Clinician acts as a liaison with the client's family, Department of Children & Families (DCF) Social Worker and outside agencies.


Program/Department Responsibility:
- Review referrals to determine appropriateness for placement within the program and respond to DCF within contracted timeframes.
- Ensure a thorough intake of youth into the program has occurred; ensuring a suicide screening/safety assessment is completed on each youth, including completion of MAYSI Screening and creation of safety plan.
- Completion of CRAAFT, LITE, and CANS assessment within 7 days of placement with each youth and his/her identified family.
- Develop an individual treatment plan with each youth and his/her identified family that is inclusive of the six domains, and identify all necessary therapeutic services, and medical/dental care needed (routine, ongoing, and emergency services) in accordance with EEC and CARF standards.
- Provide intensive individual, group, and family therapy and review each youth's progress toward identified goals and program objectives at treatment reviews that meet licensing timeline requirements.
- Ensure referrals/appointments are made for youth in need of psychological evaluation, psychiatric services, therapy, dental and/or medical appointments; oversee the completion of additional youth assessments as requested within stated timeframes.
- Assess and monitor all youths on suicide watch on an ongoing basis.
- Maintain communication with parent/guardian/LAR and collateral agencies.
- Attend and participate in program meetings (weekly clinical reviews, weekly house meetings, monthly staff meetings, and Administrators meetings).
- Track data and statistics in line with permanency and standards; as well as service referrals.
- Provide rotating on-call clinical coverage and be available for after-hours emergencies or intake.
- Be responsible for proper accounting of youth belongings/valuables.
- Ensure behavior management practice is followed on all shifts.
- Work with Caseworker to ensure all medical/dental needs are met in a timely fashion.
- Support program staff with skill development and coaching needs.
- Contribute to a positive work environment by illustrating pride in job performance, enthusiasm and cooperation with co-workers.
- Interface with, and provide support for, all clinical interns, community partnerships, staff, and volunteers in regard to the programming of the DCF congregate care sites.


Education/Experience Required:
- Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or Human Services field required and Licensure Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA) required. LMHC or LICSW is preferred.
- 1 - 5 years of related experience is preferred.
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft programs is required.
- Excellent reading and writing skills for contract and incident reporting.

- Ability to work Sunday through Thursday schedule.
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  • Job Reference: 1010171909-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Old Colony YMCA
  • Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent