Provide an ecological model of family and individual therapy which includes crisis intervention and mental health services with an emphasis in service to families identifying concerns related to their child age birth to 18. The Clinical Specialist will also provide mental health consultation to other KCSL prevention programs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Mental Health Intervention & Treatment 50%
The Clinical Specialists primary responsibility will be to provide intervention and treatment services based on an initial assessment for each family referred or requesting service. The Clinical Specialist will use an ecological approach in working with families, incorporating a family systems model which includes human development, cognitive behavioral and attachment theories. Standardized assessment and treatment goal planning will be used, and will emphasize solution-focused interventions embedded within the context of the community, external systems, and culture of the family.
Case Work and Service Coordination 30%
The eco-systemic model of family therapy also includes interventions and treatments that help all members of the family better negotiate their environment. The Clinical Specialist will facilitate strategies that help the family improve interactions and comfort levels within larger community settings. This will require the Clinical Specialist to initiate contact and consultation with services and systems involved with client families, and to negotiate for needed services and support from systems not involved with the family at the initiation of service.
The Clinical Specialist will provide mental health consultation to program colleagues and other KCSL staff providing direct client services. The Clinical Specialist will occasionally be asked to provide informational/educational presentations to KCSL staff, other professionals, and community groups regarding infant/toddler/child mental health.
Clinical Supervision and Team Meetings 5%
The Clinical Specialist will meet regularly with the clinical supervisor for individual clinical and administrative supervision. The Clinical Specialist will also participate in regular Team meetings to discuss general program information, receive in-service training and engage in discussions involving practice technique and strategies. Specialist will also attend and participate in agency meetings.
Other Duties 5%
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Excellent work habits including attendance, business casual attire
Professional, courteous conduct, excellent interpersonal skills, and an engaging phone persona.
Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities.
Excellent planning and organizational skills.
Maintain a positive supportive attitude within the workplace in support of service goals and objectives.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Work Environment Office
Lifting Requirements Up to 25 pounds.
Travel Requirements Occasionally required
Other Valid drivers license, reliable transportation, current auto insurance, pass all required background checks.
Educational and Experience
MS in Human Services Field
Holds a current clinical license issued by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
Knowledge of infant, child, adult and family life development
Knowledge of DSM diagnostic procedure
Intervention skills that foster individual and family growth
Experience in home-based service delivery
Experience in play therapy
Experience in infant mental health
Experience working with multidisciplinary teams
Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker
Our competitive salary and benefit package is set to attract and retain competent employees who take pride in their work.
Kansas Children's Service League