Outpatient Clinician

Job Description

1. Adhere to Children's Service Center and appropriate governing body Code of Ethics

2. Follow Children's Service Center Crisis procedures and intervene in crisis situations when appropriate

3. Monitor side effects of medications and consult with medical staff when appropriate

4. Attends and participates in appropriate meetings

5. Collaborate  with schools, courts, and community agency personnel regarding individual case situations

6. Maintains active caseload and completes documentation and case management in accordance with Children's Service Center Policies (i.e. Progress Notes, Treatment Plans, Referrals, etc…).

7. Use time management and organizational skills to maintain an open caseload that has the ability to add clients when referred.  Outpatient clinicians must ensure flexibility to allow for assigned cases to be seen in a timely manner without a cap on clients.

8. Establish and/or maintain effective working relationships with other Children's Service Center programs/services along with all community resources/agencies.

9. Maintains compliance with applicable program regulations, i.e. JCAHO, managed care, as well as Agency Policies and Procedures. 

10. Participates in evaluation of services.  Assists in planning for modifications of programs with the overall community

11. Prepares reports in accordance with established policies and procedures

12. Attends various conferences and/or seminars as needed to ensure current, up to date knowledge of therapeutic models as required

13. Attend appropriate educational courses to maintain licensure and/or certification(s).

14. Achieve and maintain expected productivity standards.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Basic Organizational Responsibilities

1. Sanctuary- Demonstrate understanding of Sanctuary commitments in all interactions

2. Sanctuary Knowledge (practices SELF/dedicated to 7 commitments /understands trauma theory & psychobiology/participates in Community meetings/utilizes Safety Plan/grasps treatment team meetings/Red Flag Meetings/Psycho-educational Groups /TreatmentPlans/VicariousTrauma/ParallelProcess/Collective,Disturbance/Traumatic Re-enactment

3. Commitment to continued learning- Works to improve self and team members.

4. Attendance – works as scheduled.

5. Continuous Quality Improvement – works to eliminate waste and make improvements.

6. Teamwork – acts as team player, supports team goals, can lead and follow.

7. Positive attitude – gets involved in company groups.

8. Cross training – works to share knowledge with others in a helpful way.

9. Flexibility – ability to accept new direction in short notice.

10. Initiative – seeks ways to complete assignments with a minimum of guidance.

11. Job knowledge – consider relationship to length of time in assignment.

12. Problem Solving – takes on new responsibilities and works toward solutions.

13. Safety – Follows required safety procedures.

14. Communication –Employee is effectively communicating with peers, consumers and supervisor.

Job Requirements

Purpose of this position:

Provides professional social casework services.  The Outpatient Clinician is entitled to and required to have an annual written evaluation, which is arranged by the employee’s supervisor.  Evaluations must be completed and signed by the Outpatient Clinician and the supervisor.  In the event of disagreement about the evaluation the employee has the right to utilize the defined grievance procedure.



Masters Degree (LCSW or LPC) in Social Work or related field from an accredited school. Knowledge of professional casework principles, practices, and methodology. Knowledge of individual and group dynamics.

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