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part time clinician 

About the Organization Founded as a preschool in 1953, the Children's Guild has transformed into a national leader, recognized for creating innovative educational, child welfare and behavioral health models that produce positive outcomes for children, youth, and families. Today, the Children's Guild is among the most experienced child serving organizations in the Greater Baltimore/Washington region. Each year, the agency's continuum of care and its 300+ professional staff help thousands of youth and their families achieve resiliency, dignity, and self-sufficiency. We operate therapeutic group homes, a treatment foster care program, and family help center located in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County and Prince George County. We also service students in our nonpublic special education programs in Baltimore City and Prince George's County. The Children's Guild also operates public charter schools located in Anne Arundel and Baltimore City and will open our first DC charter school in September, 2015. We invite you to be part of our innovative team.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time  
Location The Children's Guild  
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THE CHILDREN'S GUILD, INC.

The Family Help Center

 

FAMILY HELP CENTER (OMHC) Clinician – Part Time

                                                                             

 

 

General Job Description: The purpose of this position is to provide outpatient individual, family and group counseling services to children in kinship placements and their families in the community by the terms set forth by COMAR.    The Family Help Center part time clinician is part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides services designed to maximize the potential of each child and family by providing comprehensive assessments and therapeutic interventions.  The Family Help Center part time clinician, under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor, works with children and families in the community. 

 

Academic Preparation and/ Experience: :  The minimum qualifications for this position are possession of a Master’s Degree in social work or psychology from an accredited university and certification/licensure as an LGSW, LCSW-C or LPCC. 

 

Accountability:  This position is responsible to the assigned Clinical Supervisor of the Family Help Center (OMHC).

 

Skills/Responsibilities:

  1. Clinical skills including knowledge about evidence based practices relating to individual, family and group counseling and trauma-informed care.
  2. Experience and knowledge related to the child welfare system and out of home placements specifically including kinship placements.    
  3. Sensitivity in relating to persons of varying backgrounds and demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups of people possessing various strengths, aptitudes and abilities.
  4. Ability to perform job responsibilities with a high degree of initiative and independent judgment.
  5. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and effective interpersonal skills.
  6. Proficiency in using Agency computer systems and software as required to perform essential job functions.
  7. Practical and creative problem solving skills.

 

Key Result Area #1:  Therapy

This KRA will be successfully completed when:

 

  1. A working knowledge of individual, family and group behavior is demonstrated through sound clinical interventions and decisions based on the analysis of case information, clinical observations and student interaction with peers, faculty and family members.
  2. Referrals assigned to the Family Help Center part time clinician are accurately assessed for the appropriate level of care and referred for more intensive services,if deemed necessary.
  3. Knowledge of medical and psychiatric terminology and concepts is demonstrated.
  4. Knowledge regarding the child welfare system and community referral resources is demonstrated.
  5. The Family Help Center part time clinician demonstrates an ability to apply therapy skills and clinical judgment that is consistent with the program’s philosophy.
  6. The Family Help Center part time clinician develops an individual treatment plan (ITP) on assigned students’ and ensures the implementation of these plans. 
  7. The Family Help Center part time clinician will respect the privacy of clients and hold in confidence all information obtained during the client’s treatment.  All client-related documents should be handled in accordance with HIPAA and Agency guidelines on confidential material.
  8. The Family Help Center part time clinician will maintain high standards of ethical and professional conduct and adhere to Agency policies and procedures.

 

 

Key Result Area # 2: Training and Compliance

 

This KRA is successfully completed when:

 

  1. The Family Help Center part time clinician demonstrates a thorough knowledge and understanding of COMAR and Guild regulations and carries out her/his duties in compliance with these regulations.
  2. The Family Help Center part time clinician successfully completes the Guild’s Pre-Service Training Program (PTSP).
  3. The Family Help Center part time clinician will attend scheduled staff meetings, individual and group supervision and on-going trainings if their part time schedule can accommodate these requirements.   
  4. All required trainings, certifications and licensure must be kept current in accordance with applicable licensing regulations and standards. 
  5. Adhere to The Children’s Guild’s Policy and Procedures.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of the Maryland State Law around reporting suspicion of child neglect and/or abuse. 

 

Key Result Area # 3:  Documentation

 

This KRA is successfully completed when:

 

  1. Ideas are expressed clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. All documentation is submitted within specified deadlines and meets accuracy and quality criteria 90% of the time. 
  2. The Family Help Center part time clinician turns in CQI data in accordance with the prescribed deadlines.
  3. The Family Help Center part time clinician completes all intake paperwork and assessment within one week of receiving a referral.
  4. All paperwork is completed on the computer and submitted electronically according to HIPAA and Agency standards unless otherwise approved and specified by the clinical supervisor.  
  5. Intake interview and all intake forms are completed in accordance with COMAR and DHMH guidelines.
  6. Individual Treatment Plans (ITP’s) are developed in accordance with COMAR, typed and submitted to the Clinical Supervisor by the end of the 5th therapy session.
  7.  Individual Treatment Plan Reviews are typed and submitted to the Clinical Supervisor in accordance with COMAR (at least every 6 months).
  8. Service tickets are completed after each therapy session and submitted to the clinical supervisor within 24 hours; summarizing the session and documenting the client’s progress towards the treatment plan goals.
  9. Quarterly progress summaries are completed and turned into the Clinical Supervisor on the 5th of October, January, April and July. 
  10. The Family Help Center part time clinician will track and manage all service authorizations for assessments, family, group and individual sessions.  The Family Help Center part time clinician will ensure that authorizations are current prior to delivering services.  The appropriate documentation to request additional authorized visits is completed and submitted via the APS web system.
  11. The Family Help Center part time clinician will complete and submit the Outcomes Measurement System (OMS) through the web-based system within defined time frames.
  12. Contact logs are completed and maintained on a daily basis documenting communication with clients, their families, and/or other involved parties, which occurs between regularly scheduled sessions.

 

Key Result Area # 4:  Productivity

 

This KRA is successfully completed when:

 

  1. The Family Help Center part time clinician will meet expectations to work in an efficient, productive manner that will meet the needs of the families and children they are serving.  Including but not limited to the following reimbursable mental health services:  
  • Conduct a mental status exam, psychosocial evaluation and coordinate any necessary evaluations and assessments.
  • Diagnose clients/students according to the DSM-IV[b1]
  • Participation in the development of the client’s Individual Service Plan (ISP)
  • Develop and implement behavior management systems.
  • Support, including education and consultation for families and/or significant others regarding the client’s behavioral health issues.
  • Provide individual, group, play, and family therapy interventions.
  • Provide psycho-education to the child’s caregivers. 
  • Monitor symptoms and assist client with learning to identify and manage symptoms
  • Assistance in increasing social support skills and networks
  • Coordinate and assess whether or not services are adequately meeting the needs of the client

 

Key Result Area #4: Other Duties

 

This KRA is successfully completed when:

 

  1. The Family Help Center part time clinician will provide services to their assigned children and families on a per session basis.  The Family Help Center part time clinician will work with their assigned clinical supervisor to set scheduled available times.  The Family Help Center part time clinician will remain in communication with their clinical supervisor if leave is required due to being sick or other extenuating circumstances.  The Family Help Center part time clinician is encouraged to participate in Guild training activities and will be reimbursed based on the fee schedule. 
  2. The Family Help Center part time clinician schedule is flexible enough to meet the needs of the families, children and the Family Help Center.
  3. All duties assigned by the clinical supervisor are carried out in a thorough, effective and timely way.
  4. Payment for services will be based on the attached part time clinician reimbursement schedule. 

 

 

 

 
Position Requirements

Must hold or be eligible to hold Maryland license as LCSW-C, LGSW, LCPC

 

The Children’s Guild  demonstrates an awareness of, respect for, and attention to the diversity of the people with whom it interacts (persons served, personnel, families/caregivers, and other stakeholders) that are reflected in attitudes, organizational structures, policies, and services.

 

This position is currently accepting applications.

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