Clinical Therapist (Crisis)

Full Time
Posted 2 months ago

Under the general supervision of the respective Supervisor, the Clinical Therapist I/II provides professional psychotherapeutic services associated with evidence-based practices and psychosocial rehabilitative services to individuals and families.

Key Responsibilities:

The following duties are most critical for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Generates and maintains accurate clinical documentation as required by established standards and internal departmental policies.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with other Health and Human Services Divisions, medical and human service agencies in the County and State.
  • Maintains licensure in Wisconsin by meeting all requirements of defined discipline.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance, works overtime/extra hours as required.
  • Provides on-call services as assigned.
  • Maintains productivity standards as defined by Division standards.
  • Investigates and provides services to allegedly abused or neglected adults.
  • Makes clinical assessments of consumers, family dynamics, medical and psychological histories, and formulates individualized outcome based treatment plans.
  • Manages consumers with varying degrees of mental health needs in a clinically effective and ethical manner.

Responds to daytime crisis service needs, makes preliminary emergent psychosocial assessment based on available information, provides short term psychotherapy and makes referrals as appropriate.

Education Requirements:

Clinical Therapist I:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, human services related field.
  • Certification in the State of Wisconsin as an Advanced Practice Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor – In Training, or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – In Training.
  • Under 3 year’s licensure as Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
  • Substance Abuse certification and experience assessing and working with dually diagnosed consumers is preferred.
  • One to two years of supervised experience with crisis intervention and/or adult protective services is preferred for assignment to Crisis Unit.

Clinical Therapist II:

  • Licensure in the State of Wisconsin as Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, or Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Three or more years’ experience as fully licensed practitioner.

Required or Preferred Skills

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated ability to conform to goals, policies, and procedures of the Department as well as the Outagamie County Work Rules and Terms of Employment.
  • Ability to transport oneself to and from various locations in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including computers and software utilized by the Department.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, calculate decimals and percent’s, and make use of the principles of descriptive statistics.
  • Ability to comprehend and interpret a variety of documents including clinical, hospital, and other medical records, policy and other manuals.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with consumers, multidisciplinary staff, law enforcement, legal professionals, school personnel, general public and others verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to adhere to professional ethics and standards.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of cultural issues and differences.
  • Skills in organization including paperwork management, time management, and prioritization of crisis demands.
  • Ability to make public presentations in provide community speaking engagements when needed.

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