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Community Health Connections Supervised Masters Level Clinician in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Description

Major responsibilities:

  • Provides culturally-competent, excellent quality care to all patients.

  • 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 urgent 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 mental health and medical staffs, 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 Mental Health/Substance Abuse 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.

  • Participates in the CHC quality assurance program.

  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to the health center mission, including service and teaching.

  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to the established CHC Values and Standards.

  • Performs other duties as required or assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Masters degree, or equivalent, in mental health counseling, or clinical/counseling psychology.

  • Graduate from an accredited mental health related program.

  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.

  • Proficiency with use of computer (Microsoft Office) as communication and data management tool.

  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.

  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards.

  • Familiarity with psychological testing.

  • Interviewing and psychological/developmental evaluation skills.

  • Skill in preparing and maintaining patient records.

  • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.

  • Knowledge of community mental health resources and willingness to reach out to existing resources.

  • Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.

  • Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and to make individual modifications.

  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.

  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of social and vocational rehabilitation as they relate to mental health clinical practices.

  • Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patients' rights.

  • Spanish language skills preferred

Qualifications

Skills

Preferred

  • Customer Service: Novice

  • Medical terminology: Novice

  • Bilingual (Spanish/Eng.): Novice

Behaviors

Preferred

  • Thought Provoking: Capable of making others think deeply on a subject

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Loyal: Shows firm and constant support to a cause

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Motivations

Preferred

  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Education

Required

  • Masters or better
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