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Summary: Describe why it is important, how it creates value for the organization, and important decision-making and/or budget authority. Under the supervision of the appropriately credentialed individual, the student intern/practicum student will be an active part of a multidisciplinary team that provides outpatient assessment and clinical treatment services to children, adolescents, families and adults who present with a wide range of significant behavioral health needs. Treatment is aimed at assisting individuals and families by helping them develop the skills necessary to improve their quality of life. Essential Responsibilities and Target Outcomes: Provide five (5) brief statements that identify how the job is performed and key outcomes of competent performance. · Performs comprehensive intake assessments that results in diagnosis and recommendations for psychiatric and substance abuse treatment for children, adolescents, adults and/or families and assists with appropriate referrals and linkage to others services, if appropriate. · Develops treatment goals and objectives with child, adult and/or family. Utilizes evidenced based treatments and appropriate treatment modalities (individual, family, group, couples) that promote the amelioration of psychiatric symptoms and/or substance abuse and behaviors exhibited by clients. · Evaluates client risk on an ongoing basis and formulates and implements appropriate safety plan. · Collaborates and coordinates with external agencies such as schools, PCPs, DCF, probation, court and other social service agencies. · Maintains accurate documentation that is submitted within program and funder timeframes. · Completes all placement requirements established by agency and University (i.e. # of client, supervisory and training hours). Principal Customers: List the primary people/groups who receive your services/products, both within CMHA and outside CMHA. Clients self-referred or referred by DCF, Parents, Schools, Court System, Pediatricians, other programs within CMHA and other social service agencies. Critical Work Relationships: List the people/groups (within CMHA and outside of CMHA) with whom you must share information with in order to fulfill your job purpose. Regional Director, Coordinator, Child and Family Outpatient, Program Clinicians and psychiatrist, DCF, Juvenile Court, Schools, Pediatricians, other programs within CMHA , other Social Service Agencies as appropriate and University Internship/Practicum Director. Minimum Requirements: Education: In pursuit of a Masters or Doctoral degree in a clinical discipline such as psychology; social work; counseling; marriage and family therapy Credentials and Licenses: None Experience: Demonstrates desire to work with children, adolescents, families and adults with serious behavioral health issues. Demonstrates beginner to intermediate experience with Microsoft Office products including Word and Outlook. Experience in, or the ability or willingness to learn how to use an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system which includes appointment scheduling, authorization tracking, assessments, treatment plans, progress notes and discharge summaries. Competencies: Behavioral Skill Sets · Effective interpersonal skills, ability to problem solve and use good judgment · Professional · Flexibility and ability to adapt creatively to stressful situations · Awareness/sensitivity to all types of issues related to diversity, including cultural, language, gender, sexual orientation, gender preference, physical handicap and spiritual diversity. · Strong organizational abilities and verbal and written communication skills · Ensure the security and confidentiality of client information and records in a manner consistent with professional and agency codes of ethics.

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