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Clinician

Department: Community Health & Research Center
Location: Sterling Hgts, MI

Job Title: Clinician

Employment Status: Full-Time

Job Summary: Under general supervision, uses extensive knowledge and skills obtained through education and experience to provide a wide array of social work functions such as assessment interviews, client counseling, case evaluation and/or other social services to individuals, groups or families. Clinician may provide referrals to appropriate community services, including financial assistance or healthcare. Individual provides accurate and understandable interpretations of program policies and regulations to clients and maintains proper records according to organization, state and federal guidelines.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  •  Identify “in-need” individuals and conduct intake process and crisis intervention with person(s) requesting services, including completion of all forms pertaining to the services being requested. Assessments may be conducted on ACCESS property, in clients home, schools, hospitals, recreational programs and/or community agencies.
  •  Explain the processes, rules and regulations surrounding the eligibility and maintenance of the services being received with the client prior to submitting the application(s). Engage client(s) in participating in development of their individualized goals.
  •  Research and locate available help outlets based on identified needs of the client. May include both in-house and external referrals. May participate in services as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  •  Advocate on behalf of client when providing necessary contacts with other agencies/companies.
  •  May attend and facilitate client’s initial interview with Department of Human Services, Unemployment or other agencies at the time of benefit application, during follow-up meetings and/or during annual reviews, as needed, based on assigned functional area.
  •  Follow up on the various services the client was referred to ensure participation and program compliance. May involve reviews conducted in clients home, schools, hospitals, recreational programs and/or community agencies.
  •  May develop and implement educational programs targeted toward services being requested.
  •  Document all services in compliance with the agencies quality assurance plan. Report on program progress at required intervals per funding guidelines.
  •  May translate and interpret information for non-English speaking clients as needed.
  •  May be required to transport clients on an as needed basis.
  •  Maintain agency confidentiality and client’s privacy.
  •  May conduct individual or group sessions focused on providing targeted information using specific curriculum.
  •  May communicate and interact with external program funders and attend grant related meetings. May participate in grant proposal writing and submissions.
  •  May conduct early detection assessments by conducting family or individual assessments of clients and creating service plans as applicable.
  •  May participate in analytical analysis of the program and identification of participant characteristics.
  •  Maintains currency on new developments in field of specialization.
  •  Operates standard office equipment and uses required software applications.
  •  Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

Knowledge of:

  •  Intermediate to advanced concepts, practices and procedures of crisis intervention techniques.
  •  Community resources including social services agencies and crisis intervention providers.
  •  Processes, rules and regulations of various services and funding agencies surrounding the eligibility and maintenance of the services being received.

  

Skill in:

  •  Operating standard office equipments and using required software applications, including Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint, Michigan Single Sign On, and Community Health Automated Processing System (CHAMPS) based on assigned functional area.

Ability to:

  •  Actively listen to clients.
  •  Partner with other functional areas to accomplish objectives.
  •  Facilitate meetings, ensuring that all viewpoints, ideas and problems are addressed.
  •  Objectively gather information, identify linkages and trends and apply findings to assignments.
  •  Organize and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  •  Handle stressful situations and provide a high level of customer service in a calm and professional manner.
  •  Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  •  Speak and write in English. Ability to interpret, speak and write in Arabic, Spanish or other native language of the predominant service population a plus.
  •  Maintain confidentiality of agency and client information.

  

Educational/Previous Experience Requirements:

  •  Minimum Degree Required:
    • Bachelor’s Degree
  •  Required Disciplines:
    • Social Work, Psychology, Sociology or closely related field.

~and~

  •  A minimum of one to two years experience (based on assigned functional area) in a closely related position or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and/or training approved by Human Resources.

  

Licenses/Certifications:

Licenses/Certifications Required at Date of Hire:

  • Some licensing and certification may be required depending upon functional area assigned to.

Working Conditions:

Hours:            Normal business hours. Some additional hours as well as ability to be on call 24-7 may be required depending upon the nature of the position

Travel required: Local travel may be required. Some travel across the State of Michigan may be required based on assigned functional area.

Working Environment: Generally climate controlled office environment during normal business hours. May be some travel to clients home, schools, hospitals, recreational programs and/or community agencies.

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