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Clinical Practitioner I - CBH

Department: 9254 - COSA
Location: San Antonio, TX
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY: The Childrenís Behavioral Health (CBH) Clinical Practitioner I works within a multi-disciplinary team to provide an array of direct (face-to-face) and indirect clinical services to children/adolescents as well as caregivers in a child-centered, family focused approach utilizing evidenced based practices delivered to fidelity. These services are delivered in multiple types of settings including field based services in the childís home, the childís school, or other identified community locations as well as clinic-based services provided from multiple CBH clinic locations in San Antonio.

 

UNIT/PROGRAM UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS OR DESCRIPTION: This position works in the CBH System of Care SAMHSA Unit 9254 (Non-TRR Unit) and rotates among the Story Lane or community organization location and the clientís home, daycare, or school. The unit is funded through a 4 Year Federal Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association awarded to the City of San Antonio. CHCS is the lead agency for the grant and braids funding with two other System of Care Units in the CBH Division. Services in the unit include Skills Training and Development, Caregiver Training and Support, Case Management, Group Activities, and Case Coordination. Children served in this unit are ages 3-8 years of age who have an elevated score on the Pediatric Symptoms Checklist (PSC). This unit provides service delivery to 250 unduplicated children each year and also works with a Governance Council to develop community infrastructure around mental health needs of children with an emphasis on the development of a Community Parent Network. The unit consists of a Project Director, a Clinical Administrator, Clinical Practitioners, Business and Support Personnel and access to Certified Family Partners and Medical Services. Clinical Practitioners must be available for early morning, early evening, and weekend appointments to accommodate family needs. Participation in community events, meetings, and trainings are required of all employees in this unit.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

  1. Complete and maintain required training, credentialing, licenses, and background checks
  2. Regularly report to work on days and times of approved schedule that includes some early morning, early evening, and weekends to accommodate client and business needs
  3. Participate in centralized scheduling process
  4. Provide direct individualized clinical services 60% of hours worked that may include:
    1. Assessment
    2. Recovery Planning
    3. Psychosocial Rehab Services (Individual and/or Group)
    4. Skills Training and Development (Individual and/or Group)
    5. Medication Training and Support (Individual and/or Group)
    6. Routine Case Management
    7. Psychoeducation
    8. Case Coordination
    9. Community referrals
    10. Family Training (Individual and/or Group)
    11. Parent Support Group
    12. Family Case Management
    13. Crisis Services
    14. Transition Age Youth Services
    15. Other clinical interventions as assigned
    16. Case Transfers
    17. Discharge Planning

 

 

 

  1. Complete all CHCS and contract specific required documents in timely manner and to standard
  2. Ensure that all required SAMHSA evaluation assessments are done within the appropriate timelines.
  3. Participate in supervision and development opportunities including individual supervision, group supervision, and meetings/trainings as assigned
  4. Comply with and participate in Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement processes
  5. Coordinate coverage for planned absences in advance with supervisor
  6. Adhere to established CHCS Employee Handbook and policies and procedures
  7. Other job duties as assigned

 

 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

 

 

 

  1. Bachelorís degree in behavioral health field.
  2. Must be able to be credentialed with all Center payers.   
  3. Must maintain required credentials and mandatory      training requirements to ensure compliance with all State regulations and      CHCS policies.
  4. Proficiency with standard Microsoft Office      applications and system databases.
  5. Must be able to pass required background check(s).
  6. Must pass random drug screening(s).
  7. Must carry business phone and respond to clients and      supervisor in timely manner
  8. Must maintain a valid driverís license      and automobile insurance coverage, be able to travel as needed, and be able      to meet on a consistent basis the driving record requirements of the      Companyís auto insurance carrier if you drive your vehicle during company      business. 
  9. Must be able to meet the physical requirements to      complete SAMA and CPR training including lifting up to 12 lbs. and      supporting up to 55 lbs.; bending, stooping and getting on and off the      floor without assistance.
  10. Must have adequate mobility that requires frequent      walking, standing, bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching (vertical and      horizontal), using fingers, hands, feet, legs and torso in various      care. The employee must be able to      regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally must lift      and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  11. The employee must be able to occasionally transfer a      consumer.

 

 

 

Experience: The ideal candidate will have experience delivering culturally competent mental health services to children/adolescents preferably in a community mental health clinical setting. The candidate has a strong work ethic and positive attitude. The candidate has experience managing multiple caseload assignments and can demonstrate clinical understanding of assessment, treatment planning, engagement, crisis intervention, and discharge planning.

 

 

 

 

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

       1. One (1) year experience providing similar services

 

       2. Bilingual (English/Spanish)

 


Physical Requirements/Demands = 1 

1 = Primarily Direct Patient Care
2 = Primarily Office Work
3 = Primarily Physical Work

 

Compensation Package 

Recruiting and retaining talented individuals is important to us. At the Center for Health Care Services, we are committed to providing our employees with a total compensation package that includes competitive pay, affordable health and wellness benefits, generous paid time off, flexible work schedules, professional development opportunities and generous retirement savings options.

We have wide range of career opportunities and hope you will join us in our mission!

Apply online today at: www.chcsbc.org 

The Center for Health Care Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer