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Clinician, Youth Residential

Job ID 147566 Date posted 05/09/2018

Responsible for providing direct clinical services to children, adolescents, and/or families with identified mental health or substance use needs. Provides assessment and evaluation services, formulates effective treatment plans, safety plans/assessments, discharge planning and conducts individual, family and/or group counseling and case management services in a residential care facility. Must provide training and treatment services for youth with behavioral health needs and/or substance abuse challenges in a residential setting. This service is designed to meet the specific mental health needs of the identified person/family as they relate to their clinical diagnosis and can be provided in-house, in-school or other approved/appropriate community setting.


1. Interviews youth and families, reviews records, and confers with other professionals to evaluate the mental health and behavioral needs of the youth.

2. Obtains and documents in a precise and timely manner all relevant intake and subsequent material. Assesses youth's continuing care needs, contacts appropriate community based resources, and arranges for transfer or admission to appropriate facilities, when appropriate.

3. Formulates a treatment plan based on the development of a comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment of youth, safety plans/assessments and when applicable CANS. When appropriate complete necessary paperwork on Virtual Gateway. Otherwise complete all documentation according to required timelines.

4. Provides and assists with the clinical training for staff, youth and families.

5. Facilitates and coordinates youth evaluations and case conferences. Must have the ability to drive youth to DCF, DYS, DMH, or other provider offices for team meetings in the community and then process afterwards with the youth.

6. Counsels youth individually and/or in family and in group sessions to assist youth to achieve treatment goals in a timely manner as required.

7. Oversees and supervises program clinical team.

8. Routinely audits youth clinical charts.

9. Prepares and maintains reports and case histories in accordance with organization guidelines for format, timeliness, and quality assurance.

10. Attends staff meetings and supervisory sessions as required.

11. Participates in on-call duties as required. Will need to be able to respond to the program within one hour of a phone call or transport youth to the emergency room or to maintain the safety of the milieu.

12. As appropriate participates in leadership and other meetings as requested.

13. All other related duties as assigned.


Must have a minimum of a Master's Degree in a related field and experience working with youth with behavioral health and/or substance abuse challenges. If providing supervision, one year of supervisory experience is required. Must demonstrate ability to relate and desire work with a diverse adolescent population in a sensitive manner, an interest and willingness to work in a multicultural setting and must share a customer service orientation. Manages difficult or emotional situations; responds promptly to youth needs. Computer literate in standard desktop applications such as Windows, Word, and Excel.Must have a valid driver?s license.

Scheduled Hours

Full time, 40 hours per week, benefited position

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand and sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.