Full Job Description
Since 1925 The Child and Family Guidance Center has been serving children and families. We provide culturally informed mental health care and complementary supports, regardless of ability to pay. If you would like to be a part of our team and make real difference in people’s lives. The Child and Family Guidance Center is currently seeking a full time Outpatient Clinician.
The Outpatient Clinician is responsible for provide direct, quality clinical services to OPCC program youth, parents/guardians in our Stratford satellite office and at the Bridgeport main office. Maintain timely and complete client records in accord with all department, licensing and regulatory requirements.
The selected individual will be responsible for but not limited to the following Essential Functions:
Provide Intake assessments, Individual, Family and Group therapy.
Administer all applicable assessment tools at Intake, every 90 days and at discharge.
Provide Case and Crisis Management services to clients as needed.
Maintain all records in a timely manner (Intake, Treatment Plan, Treatment Plan Review,
Discharge Summary, etc).
Maintain productivity required in contracts and grants, as indicated by all KPI standards.
Participate in weekly supervision, team meeting, and attend case conferences.
Participate in research activities of CFGC.
Provide emergency backup treatment (family, individual, and group therapy and case management) as needed.
Present at least two high risk cases per year to the CFGC Risk Management meeting.
Participate in various CFGC special interest committees/groups (ie. Trauma trained/informed care).
Provide Intakes for the Outpatient Department as needed.
Have a working knowledge of various EBPs (eg. TF-CBT) used by clinicians in the Outpatient Department.
Become certified in at least one EBP.
Demonstrate an increasing comprehension of the dynamics of human behavior and appropriate intervention techniques.
Collect and maintain program information to meet reporting and evaluation requirements.
Utilize and track Contingency Management rewards for clients to improve engagement
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The position requires a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Marriage & Family Therapy.
LMSW, LMFT, LPC, Ph.D, or be license eligible to work with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems and their families.
Bi-Lingual in Spanish or Portuguese is preferred.
Good clinical skills to assess and treat child, adolescent and family mental health issues.
EEO Statement: The Child and Family Guidance Center is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, or physical disability.
Disclaimer: The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.