Clinical Team Leader Position

 

POSITION: Clinical Team Leader

 

REPORTS TO: Director of Services

 

 

SUPERVISES: Counselor(s), Family Advocate/Parent Aide, Administrative Staff

 

 

 

PURPOSE: Under indirect supervision, provides, oversees, and/or administers a wide range of psychosocial evaluation/assessment, diagnostic, counseling therapy, crisis intervention, and/or case management services in a high-intensity clinical environment which requires a high degree of independent decision-making and program administration. Leads and trains lower level counselors/social workers, students, and/or interns engaged in related therapeutic/patient care activities, as appropriate to the individual position.

 

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Provides counseling, therapy, and/or psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to the position; prepares treatment plans, discharge plans, and follow-up care programs; provides therapeutic crisis intervention and emergency services as required.

  • Collects data about patients through interview, case history, psychological tests and/or observational techniques; evaluates data to identify causes of problems and to determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists.

  • Consults with other therapists and related professional and paraprofessional staff, as appropriate, in the performance of therapeutic and/or casework; refers clients to appropriate service agencies as required.

  • Provides and/or arranges for therapeutic interventions as appropriate for patients or clients in a crisis condition and for those with serious disturbance problems.

  • Refers clients to appropriate social service agencies for financial assistance and other required services; may visit patients and families in their homes to provide counseling and outreach services.

  • Follows up to determine reliability of treatment used; changes method and degree of therapy when indicated.

  • Establishes and maintains case files, referrals, and other related documents for the treatment of clients; prepares related documentation for civil commitment hearings or other legal proceedings; keeps abreast of patient data to ensure appropriate treatment and care are delivered.

  • Consults with other legal and treatment agencies and individuals in relation to patient/client records, rights, and responsibilities.

  • Plans and facilitates community outreach and education activities, as appropriate to the position; may serve as a liaison and representative to community organizations and schools.

  • Provides clinical supervision to lower level therapist and/or graduate social work students/interns, as appropriate, and/or consulting services to other patient care professionals.

  • May provide formal teaching, consultation, and in-service training to relevant professionals in immediate and proper handling of and/or referral of a variety of matters.

  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

State of Georgia Licensed professional counselor or licensed clinical social worker with 3-5 years of experience working with children diagnosed with serious mental health illness and/or emotional disturbances and a minimum of 1-2 years clinical experience working with individuals with dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance abuse.

 

Essential Knowledge and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of mental health disorders and treatment methods.

  • Considerable knowledge of case management principles and methods.

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, methods, and techniques used in the treatment of mental health disorders.

  • Considerable knowledge of human services and health resources in the community.

  • Working knowledge of techniques to identify clients with alcohol or drug problems.

  • Working knowledge of computerized program software, internet access, and database, spreadsheet and word processing programs.

  • Ability to utilize word processing, database and spreadsheet programs.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, their families, service providers, colleagues, and the general public.

  • Ability to respond appropriately to mental health emergency situations and procedures.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.

  • Ability to communicate with clients who have mental health disorders.

  • Ability to interpret mental illness and its diagnosis and treatment to clients and families.

  • Ability to provide skilled treatment to clients with social and behavioral problems.