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					Clinician (Provisional Licensure)
Essential Job Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with
Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledges, skills and other
characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended
to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities.
Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to
perform additional, position-specific tasks.

   1. Guides, supervises and assists staff; prioritizes and assigns cases and tasks;
       develops staff skills and conducts performance evaluations; identifies training
       needs and provides training for staff.
   2. Supervises Mental Health Clinician Interns for State licensure hours; provides
       coaching, counseling and guidance on professional responsibilities and technical
       skills.
   3. Reviews cases, and assigns to Clinicians; facilitates and guides development of
       behavioral health assessment and treatment plans; reviews and critiques progress
       notes and performance outcome measures; performs ongoing risk management
       assessment of cases and Clinicians.
   4. Leads and manages multi-disciplinary team meetings to review client caseload,
       treatment, concerns, and recommendations; prepares and presents progress
       reports.
   5. Performs intensive casework services with children and adult clients and their
       relatives through individual and group therapy; participates in the intake process,
       the evaluation of problems presented and the development of treatment plans.
   6. Gather’s data of client’s history through personal interviews with client, relatives,
       friends, teachers and employers; prepares case histories with particular emphasis
       on psycho-social factors affecting client; cooperates with other staff members and
       community agencies in carrying out treatment plans; acts as liaison with parents
       of clients and group homes where clients are located.
   7. May analyze trends, and evaluate program requirements and resource utilization;
       coordinates program planning and evaluation; coordinates protocols to effect
       integrated services with other programs, departments and agencies; responds to
       requests for information.
   8. Monitors budget and expenditures for services; assures that appropriate services
       are provided; coordinates information and assures effective communications
       between programs.
   9. Performs a wide range of general administrative duties; reviews and approves
       documentation.
   10. Provides ongoing psychosocial assessment, treatment planning and
       psychotherapeutic treatment of clients; utilizes specialized techniques for
       treatment and prevention of violence.
   11. Documents clinical files and billing records for all client contacts.
   12. Provides individual and group therapeutic services; facilitates group therapy
       sessions; assists client to learn skills required to successfully engender
       psychological stability and personal independence.
   13. Supports and enhances the clients’ emotional stability; explains nature of illness,
       plan of care, procedures and treatments to clients, family and significant others;
       provides advocacy as needed.
   14. Develops and enhances cooperative professional relationships with local
       community agencies.
   15. Provides consultation and training to other organizations in the community on
       mental health issues; conducts presentations and training to County staff and
       general public to introduce and communicate the roles and functions of the
       behavioral health programs.
   16. Maintains expertise in field of service through participation in applicable
       educational opportunities.
   17. Adheres to the standards of the Privacy Act of 1974, {U.S.C. § 552A} as
       amended; maintains and enforces all aspects of confidentiality of client
       information.
   18. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications:
a) Individual should hold a license, provisional license, certificate, registration or permit
issued by the governing board regulating a human service profession, except a registered
nurse who is licensed to practice in the State of North Carolina by the North Carolina
Board of Nursing who also has four years of full-time accumulated experience in
mh/dd/sa with the population served; or
(b) a graduate of a college or university with a Masters degree in a human service field
and has one year of full-time, post-graduate degree accumulated mh/dd/sa experience
with the population served, or a substance abuse professional who has one year of full-
time, post-graduate degree accumulated supervised experience in alcoholism and drug
abuse counseling; or
(c) a graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in a human service field
and has two years of full-time, post-bachelor's degree accumulated mh/dd/sa experience
with the population served, or a substance abuse professional who has two years of full-
time, post-bachelor's degree accumulated supervised experience in alcoholism and drug
abuse counseling; or
(d) a graduate of a college or university with a bachelor's degree in a field other than
        human services and has four years of full-time, post-bachelor's degree
        accumulated
 mh/dd/sa experience with the population served, or a
substance abuse professional who has four years of full-time, post-bachelor's degree
        accumulated supervised
 experience in alcoholism and drug abuse counseling.

				
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