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Clinician - CFTSS Program

Contact: Riley Eveland


Posted 1/8/24 - MUST be Licensed. The Clinician will work with assigned individuals providing rehabilitative services to children/youth under the age of 21 who are Medicaid eligible, that meet necessity. All Children and Family Treatment Support Services (CFTSS) can be delivered in the community where the child/youth lives, attend school, and/or engages in services. Treatment includes but is not limited to: individual, family and/or group therapy, assessment, evaluation and testing and crisis intervention. The Clinician is responsible for those tasks which require skill, judgment and decisions that involve clinical knowledge, training and experience. The Clinician is also responsible for planning, implementing and guiding treatment in all aspects of daily living during the individual’s placement in CFTSS services. Collaborating with interdisciplinary team.

Primary Duties & Essential Functions:

Comply with all requirements of CFTSS/CMHRS
Comply with all requirements of 29I Licensure
Compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations to include CFTSS
Participate in the intake and planning process which includes reviewing pre-placement material and participating in pre-placement interviews and assessments as requested.
Provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning for all assigned individuals.
Provides formal individual therapy to all assigned individuals as stated in treatment plan.
Provide formal family therapy to all assigned families as stated in treatment plan.
Develops and facilitates group therapy sessions as stated in treatment plans(s).
Provide crisis intervention activities: crisis triage (by telephone), crisis off-site (in-person) and/or Crisis complex care (follow-up) as needed.
Provides on-going communication with the individuals' family/guardians regarding all matters of a clinical nature.
Monitors CPST, PSR progress notes pertaining to individual for all assigned individuals.
Facilitates and provides clinical direction to members of treatment team regarding crisis, 
behavioral management and treatment plans of individuals.
Works in conjunction with the Care Manager to provide therapeutic direction in the
management of individuals.
Determines and facilitates necessary referrals for psychological and psychiatric evaluation, 
substance abuse treatment, group therapy and medication management.
Provide OLP services as treatment plan dictates.
Completes progress notes regarding clinical sessions and inter agency contacts that reflect 
services offered, individual, family and group response as well as progress in treatment.
Progress notes are completed within a timely manner in accordance with regulatory 
Participate in weekly staff meetings. Completes Treatment plans at time of intake and update
as required/needed.
Completes Behavior support plans (BSP) at time of admission and update as necessary or at 
least annually.
Perform on call consultation duties as assigned.
Engage in department planning and goal attainment.

Required Education, Knowledge and Skills:

Masters Degree from accredited program, in Social work, Psychology, Rehabilitation.
Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or related area required.
Preferred Experience in providing therapy/treatment services for at risk youth and families.
Experience in Cognitive behavioral therapy, evidence based psychotherapy interventions 
Valid and current NYS driver's license with clean driving record.
Limited permit mental health professional is permissible and will practice under the 
supervision of a licensed practicing Practitioner.

Abilities and Working Conditions:

Must be available to work a 40 hour work week
Must be able to lift 25 pounds
Must be able to stand and run for moderate periods of time
Willingness to respond to the needs of a culturally diverse population

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