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Clinical Coordinator

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY
The Clinical Coordinator oversees the implementation of the therapeutic programs within specified teams within the school. The Clinical Coordinator provides clinical supervision, crisis intervention, clinical consultation, and provides individual, group, and family counseling to assigned students. 

  

MISSION STATEMENT

Wheeler Clinic fosters positive change in the lives of individuals and families, as well as in communities. We provide cutting-edge human services that address a diverse range of needs and backgrounds, enhance strengths and provide the supports that encourage recovery from challenges for a satisfying life in the community.

  

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:

 

For Good Health

 

  •          Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance
  •          Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution of up to $1,000 per year
  •          Wellness Programs
  •          Free annual flu shots

 

For a Secure Future

 

  •          Company paid Life and AD&D insurance
  •          Company paid long-term disability insurance

 

For Retirement

 

  •          403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees

 

For Career Advancement

 

  •          Education Reimbursement Program
  •          Training and development opportunities

 

For Work Life Balance

 

  •          Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave
  •          Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling
  •          Employee discounts at local spa and on Verizon Wireless services

 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Demonstrates knowledge of child development, psychopathology, trauma-informed and relationally based treatment, and evidence based treatment modalities and translates this knowledge into classroom based psycho-educational interventions as well as individual, group, and family therapy and crisis intervention designed to promote positive social and emotional development, increase healthy and effective coping skills, improve functioning at school, and increase student self understanding.

 

Collaborates with Admissions Coordinator to ensure that intakes are assigned and completed in a timely manner.

 

Conducts initial evaluations, performs mental status exams, accurately diagnoses, and develops and presents clear clinical formulations that are specific, attainable behaviorally oriented treatment plans, and identifies and provides therapeutic interventions appropriate to specified problems.

 

Provides guidance and consultation to interdisciplinary team regarding the effective implementation of therapeutic programs within the educational program.

 

Serves as a role model for staff to promote strong work ethic and the use of evidence-based trauma-informed relational approaches/models of intervention with youth and families, as well as other staff members.

 

Provides clinical support and leadership across all teams as needed.

 

Provides clinical services to designated number of students.

 

Facilitates communication between guardians, classroom staff and school-based psychiatric provider for medication reviews.   

 

Assists in the development of the client's (student's) Individual Educational Plan (IEP) and provides discipline related mandated services in compliance with the IEP.

 

Provides clinical supervision to clinical staff and clinical trainees.

 

Provides orientation to new clinical staff.

 

Provides guidance, intervention, and direction in clinical emergency situations.  Assists clinicians and staff in hospitalizations and mandated reporting situations. Orders and participates in emergency safety interventions (i.e., restraint and /or seclusion) when needed.

 

Reviews and edits clinical documents and reports.

 

Completes risk assessments and Functional Behavioral Assessments as needed for students across the program.  Completes psychological evaluations as assigned, if a psychologist.

 

Communicates in a positive, effective manner with all clinical, educational, and administrative service providers and provides clinical consultation to classroom staff.     

 

Completes performance evaluations for supervised clinical staff.

 

Identifies potential risk factors and taking measures to reduce those risks in the milieu through reinforcement of positive and safe behaviors, trauma-informed and relationally-based therapeutic interventions, and reporting of suspected child abuse/neglect, according to agency policies and procedures.

 

Trains and participates in emergency safety interventions authorized and approved by the agency, when a student presents with an imminent safety concern.

 

Serves as a trainer for one of the training programs provided to staff.

 

Orders restraint/seclusion in the event that a student demonstrates an imminent safety concern, in accordance with agency practice.

 

Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.

 

Wheeler Clinic is an EO Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.

Affirmative-Action Equal Opportunity Employer 

Job Requirements

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS

Graduate degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, or another related clinical field, plus 3 years experience in an educational setting is required. 

Credential(s) Required: CT Licensure for independent clinical practice and/or Certification from Department of Education in related clinical field.

  

This role will support the Elementary and Middle School programs.


SCHEDULE

Full time, 10 month position.

Job Snapshot

Post Date 6/28/2015
Location Plainville, CT
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Nonprofit - Social Services, Health Care
Education Graduate Degree
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Social Services, Healthcare - Health Services, Not for Profit - Charitable
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 2644
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