Clinician - Jefferson County Youth Residential Program
Company: Wisconsin Community Services
Posted on: November 19, 2023
Job Responsibilities: Wisconsin Community Services is pleased to
offer a sign-on bonus of $5000 to new employees hired into the
Jefferson County YCSF Clinician role! This bonus will be paid in 3
separate checks in the following manner.
- $1000 after completion of the first 30 days of employment.
- $1000 after completion of the first 90 days of employment.
- $3000 after completion of the first 6 months of employment. The
signing bonus is taxable, and all regular payroll taxes will be
withheld. Position Summary: Responsible for providing individual
therapy and supervising milieu group therapy to the youth residing
at Youth Crisis Stabilization Facility utilizing the Integrated
Treatment Model including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Provide service coordination in collaboration with the Youth
Treatment Specialist team. The Youth Crisis Stabilization Facility
is licensed under the Department of Health Services Chapters 50 and
34 to provide a short-term stabilization service for up to 8 youth
(ages 10-17). Essential Functions:
- Interview, assess, screen, and approve admissions of youth for
services at YCSF.
- Assist with admissions process on site, assisting families with
paperwork completion and orientation of youth to the program.
- Supervise the youth coordinator, providing weekly individual
supervision, review and sign off on youth care plans and service
- Facilitate treatment and value-added groups for the youth
including but not limited to DBT skills, sex education, healthy
relationships, cultural awareness, substance use, independent
living and life skills for 8 youth across the gender spectrum, ages
10-17 years old.
- Provide daily (more frequently as needed) 1:1 individual
therapy session following treatment plans utilizing a variety of
therapeutic approaches in the spirit of DBT.
- Complete assessments to develop youth care plans including
stabilization and safety plans.
- Provide DBT training and coaching to the direct care staff by
engaging in activities/programming to role model and teach DBT
skills to both youth and staff.
- Provide weekly clinical supervision to Youth Treatment
Specialists in the YCSF program per DHS 34 requirements.
- Engage in monthly peer review with clinical supervisor per DHS
- Participate as a member of the medical peer review committee
per DHS 50.
- Participate in consultation teams both as a team member and as
a facilitator for program staff to assist in monitoring the
fidelity of the milieu group therapy.
- Participate in weekly consultation, training and supervision on
the integrated treatment model.
- Conduct daily risk assessments to ensure the youth are safe and
not a risk to themselves or others.
- Coordinate with Jefferson County Crisis Services as
- Work collaboratively with child and family team to implement a
comprehensive treatment plan outlining each youth's identified
- Attend court hearings as needed to provide updates and advocate
- Work on-call to ensure clinical needs of youth are being met
and provide clinical guidance to staff during crisis after
- Document all interactions in the electronic medical record
- Engage with youth's support network and participate in family
- Attend psychiatric medical appointments and assist in
- Keep appropriate documentation for all funding sources.
- Maintaining resident record files in accordance with YCSF
certification, Department and Health Services (DHS) 50 and 34 to
ensure all records are updated and complete.
- Uphold and promote a positive and supportive culture for youth
- Maintain confidentiality within all written and verbal
communications Other Duties and Responsibilities: Provide coverage
and direct service to youth as needed. Other job-related duties as
may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.
Job Qualifications:Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Working
knowledge of positive child/youth development; patience and
understanding of difficult life situations; the ability to interact
with escalating youth and/or parents in a calm and professional
manner; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to
respond appropriately in crisis situations; proficient with
Microsoft Word and Excel; perform basic computer functions; uses
time efficiently and effectively; ability to multi-task;
sensitivity towards cultural, ethnic and disability needs. Minimal
- A master's degree in a social work, psychology, or a behavioral
science field. Training license as an Advanced Practice Social
Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor In-Training, or Licensed
Marriage and Family Therapist In-Training required, full licensure
as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional
Counselor or Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist preferred.
- Two years field work experience or employment experience
working with children or families with significant life needs.
- Working knowledge of computer applications preferred (Windows
and Microsoft Word).
- Ability to display cultural competence by responding
respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, languages,
classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, religions and other diversity
factors in a manner that recognizes, affirms and values the worth
of each client.
- Knowledge and skills to work with population age 10-17.
- Valid driver's license, automobile, and insurance sufficient to
meet agency requirements.
- Meet all the employee requirements including references,
criminal background check, drug test, and driver's license check.
Other Job Information (if applicable):Work Relationship and Scope:
Reports directly to the Program Director. Has contact with a wide
variety of individuals including youth and family members, other
program staff, vendors, and other collateral contacts, neighbors,
funders, Jefferson County Department of Health and Human Services,
court officials, the Department of Health and Human Services,
Public School staff and administrators, staff of youth serving
agencies, and the community. Personal Attributes: Follow agency
Code of Conduct and Leadership Code of Conduct; adhere to
established policies and procedures of the agency and of all
funding sources; conduct self in an ethical manner; maintain
professional and respectful relationships with program staff, other
WCS staff, youth and all external persons and agencies involved
with service provision; sensitivity toward cultural, ethnic and
disability needs; demonstrate commitment to agency values and
mission. Working Conditions:
- State Certified Youth Crisis Stabilization Facility (YCSF)
- Local travel as required fulfilling essential functions of the
- Ability to take rotational 24-hour supervisory call
- Ability to serve youth who have experienced a great deal of
trauma and express trauma through behaviors. Physical Demands:
Duties require activity while monitoring or interacting with youth
in the program. Staff may be required to use physical intervention
during crisis. Driving is required. pm21
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