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Clinician - Jefferson County Youth Residential Program

Company: Wisconsin Community Services
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

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 recommendations/resources.
    • 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 50.
    • 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 needed.
    • Work collaboratively with child and family team to implement a comprehensive treatment plan outlining each youth's identified target behaviors.
    • Attend court hearings as needed to provide updates and advocate for youth.
    • Work on-call to ensure clinical needs of youth are being met and provide clinical guidance to staff during crisis after hours.
    • Document all interactions in the electronic medical record SecurManage.
    • Engage with youth's support network and participate in family engagement initiatives.
    • Attend psychiatric medical appointments and assist in medication administration.
    • 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 and staff.
    • 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 Qualifications:
      • 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 position.
        • Ability to take rotational 24-hour supervisory call responsibilities.
        • 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 PI6a03c0848054-31181-32437671

Keywords: Wisconsin Community Services, Milwaukee , Clinician - Jefferson County Youth Residential Program, Other , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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