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Blount County Schools Master's Level Clinician

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 by HELEN ROSS MCNABB CENTER

Knoxville, TN 37916
Health Care
26 Dec 2018
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Blount County Schools Master's Level Clinician The Helen Ross McNabb Center () is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services. The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient and crisis services. The Center is seeking motivated staff members that possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels and economic circumstances with respect and dignity. Excellent verbal, written and computer skills are necessary in order to work effectively and collaboratively with clients, collaborating agencies, and community professionals, as well as, maintaining proper documentation. Clinical staff members must be able to take and pass, without major modifications, a course in Handle with Care. This program requires hands-on, physical components to ensure the safety of the clients and staff. Clinical staff members must possess reliable transportation, ability to acquire an F endorsement on driver's license, and transport clients. HRMC is an EOE. HRMC conducts Background Checks, Driver's License Record Checks, Degree Verification, and Drug Screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or Testing. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. HRMC is currently seeking a qualified and enthusiastic professional for the following position: Blount County Schools Master's Level Clinician. Job Requirements: Master's degree in Human Services or related field with coursework or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, and mental retardation. Demonstrated knowledge and competency in mental health service provision and leadership. This position also requires that the employee has an F Endorsement on his/her Driver License to be available to transport individuals as needed. This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment. Required to be certified in and adequately implement verbal and physical de-escalation techniques that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, running, and walking. Physical de-escalation techniques will only be implemented at Helen Ross McNabb Center facilities, and not in community settings. Experience: Must have course work and or experience in the areas of cultural diversity, human development, etiology and treatment of mental illness, alcohol and drug abuse, physical and sexual abuse, suicide, and mental retardation. One year experience preferred. Experience working with children is preferred although applicants may have other skills and experiences that could accommodate this position. This person will either possess experience or training in the Re-Education Philosophy or will acquire such training in the course of employment. Physical: Ability to effectively and ethically counsel children and families. Ability to present professionally and work within a team format to plan, implement, and evaluate successful interventions. Ability to effectively run and process groups with children and families. Ability to work within a team format to meet positive goals for children and interface with other agencies involved in the ecology of the family. Must be capable of assisting in utilizing nonviolent methods of crisis intervention including therapeutic holding. Must have mental ability to exercise sound judgment under pressure. Ability to exercise sound judgment and effective decision-making, ability to set and demonstrate appropriate boundaries, ability to be an empathic listener, flexibility, willingness, and adaptability to working with diverse populations. Must also have the ability to communicate effectively and possess good time management and organizational skills. An essential job function is a reliable, predictable 40 hour per week job, on site and in the community, with regular attendance. Hearing of normal and soft tones. Close eye work. Valid driver's license. Lifting up to 50lbs. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. ________________________________________________________________________ Job Summary: Serves as the primary clinician that provides counseling/liaison services to a predetermined number of children/youth and families in the Blount County School Systems. Interfaces with the school system and other agencies to increase cooperation and consistency between home, school, and community. Functions as a member of a treatment team to plan, implement, and evaluate successful interventions for children and families. This individual will provide counseling activities that are adventure-based in nature and will lead group process and activities with identified children and youth. The holder of this position will provide group counseling sessions including initiatives that encourage communication, trust building, and responsibility of actions and clinical process of all activities. Experiences with high and low elements (ropes course) will also be utilized to meet these objectives, if needed. The Adventure-Based Counselor will facilitate the dynamic process of interpersonal communication and community building which is intrinsic to adventure-based activities and experiences. The holder of this position will be required to do the following and other responsibilities as assigned by his/her direct supervisor: Conducts individual, family, and group counseling Provides mental health assessments and evaluations Participates in treatment team meetings Participates in IEP and other school related meetings Provides parent training Provides advocacy, linkage, and referral services Provides medication monitoring Maintains appropriate chart records Interfaces professionally with school personnel and other agencies Conducts weekly group sessions with identified groups. Interfaces professionally with school personnel and provides therapeutic support Interacts with the Bridges Liaison Counselors to coordinate scheduling of adventure-based groups. Completes all documentation in a timely manner This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required. This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Created/Reviewed/Updated by: Name: Lindsay Stone, MA Title: Director of CY Mental Health Programming Date: 10/3/18 Location: Knoxville, TN
Category: Healthcare , Keywords: School Psychologist

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