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The Center for Great Expectations Clinician - Early Relational Health in Newark, New Jersey

Clinician - Early Relational Health

Newark, NJ (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=332+South+8th+Street+Newark+NJ+07103) • START Program

Job Type

Full-time

Description

Clinician - Early Relational Health (START Program)

Under the supervision of the Site Manager, the Clinician - Early Relational Health (Clinician) is responsible for performing clinical assessments, creating treatment plans, and providing individual, dyadic and group counseling and family education to women with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Services will be provided primarily in an in-home setting and via telehealth, as needed. The Clinician will carry an active caseload of approximately 10 clients and will be required to travel locally. The Clinician will promote the use of the Nurtured Heart Approach, as well as the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) model for trauma-informed care in all activities with the goal of sustaining a safe and comfortable environment for the individuals served in the program.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

  • Perform all duties and demonstrate behaviors and attitudes consistent with the Mission Statement and Core Values of the organization, and the Nurtured Heart Approach.

  • Continually participate in building and maintaining positive working relationships through effective communication, performance improvement and teamwork efforts.

  • Be of good character and reputation; sufficient physical, mental, and emotional health to satisfactorily perform her or his job duties.

  • Actively participate in safety programs of the organization by identifying potential risks and promoting client safety as well as environmental safety.

  • Accomplish individual and team goals and objectives established by supervisor based on prior performance evaluation.

  • Comply with HIPAA guidelines regarding client rights and confidentiality.

  • Comply with documentation and training set forth by Human Resources.

PROGRAM DUTIES:

  • Participate in intake sessions and collaborate with other START program staff to ensure accurate completion of all intake documents.

  • Administer clinical assessments of women and their children in order to lead to diagnostic impression and appropriate level of care and recommendations for management and development of treatment plan.

  • Provide trauma-informed substance use treatment and attachment-based interventions, as indicated, including in-home individual counseling, group counseling and family education to address trauma, substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.

  • Integrate attachment-based knowledge of parenting into substance abuse interventions to support long term recovery and maintain an awareness the impact of parenting challenges on treatment interventions.

  • Provide psychoeducation regarding infant/child development, attachment principles and parenting/infant care and soothing techniques.

  • Address immediate parenting concerns as they arise, ensuring a strengths-based, relationally focused approach to in-the-moment interventions.

  • Participate in client-guided treatment planning in collaboration and coordination with all providers, ensuring that goals and objectives reflect the ARC and Nurtured Heart frameworks.

  • Request and coordinate APN/psychiatric consultation for further assessment as needed. Provide all necessary treatment updates to APN as needed.

  • Provide proper crisis management/intervention as needed and notify supervisor as soon as practical.

  • Exercise independent judgment when observing and assessing a client’s current functioning.

  • Respond to clients in an attuned and effective manner, employing CGE’s protocols and procedures as appropriate to presenting situation.

  • Make appropriate judgments with respect to life threatening circumstances and take appropriate action.

  • Communicate with social service agencies as appropriate to ensure client safety; demonstrate critical thinking, crisis management, and consultation skills in decision making regarding client safety reporting.

  • Conduct urine drug screens as deemed necessary by program guidelines.

  • Prepare and deliver oral and written case presentations to the treatment team and appropriate professional agencies as indicated.

  • Maintain records as required by organization policies and regulatory and accrediting agencies.

  • Identify, coordinate and prepare client for appropriate discharge upon completion of program.

  • Participate in weekly START program meetings for development and revision of integrated treatment plans and coordination of case management activities.

  • Participate in program, committee and clinical staff meetings and clinical training program(s) as indicated.

GENERAL DUTIES:

  • Continually participate in building and maintaining positive working relationships through effective communication, performance improvement and teamwork efforts.

  • Participate in CGE staff meetings as requested.

  • Work as a member of a team to establish and maintain a high level of care and respect for, and communication with clients.

  • Work in a consistently professional manner at all times, which includes, but is not limited to, treating all residents, staff, guests, and volunteers with dignity and respect.

  • Adopt a lens of cultural humility in all client and staff interactions.

  • Perform other duties as requested.

  • Remain flexible and available for day and evening hours.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in counseling, education, social work or related field experience.

  • LAC, LSW or comparable licensure required; LPC or LCSW preferred. LCADC /CADC or willingness to pursue such credentials within three years of employment.

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in the addiction field.

  • Experience working with high risk, minority, substance-using populations.

  • Experience in trauma-informed approaches and motivational interviewing preferred.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking a plus.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in counseling, education, social work or related field experience.

  • LAC, LSW or comparable licensure required; LPC or LCSW preferred. LCADC /CADC or willingness to pursue such credentials within three years of employment.

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in the addiction field.

  • Experience working with high risk, minority, substance-using populations.

  • Experience in trauma-informed approaches and motivational interviewing preferred.

  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking a plus.

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