The Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinician III is responsible for evaluation, assessment, and providing treatment for persons who present with substance use-related issues, and/or mental health problems, particularly with chronic and acute mental illness. Services can be provided to family members or concerned persons affected by someone’s substance misuse and mental health issues. Duties include providing evaluation and treatment recommendations; referring to appropriate services; and providing education and counseling to clients, family members, and affected others. Evaluation and treatment occur within programs of the Outpatient Behavioral Health Department. Clinician III Status designates a staff member with Master’s Degree and licensure (LCPC, LCSW), who can practice independently, maintain independent client records, be reimbursable with some insurers, and provide clinical treatment with reduced supervision. Group facilitation is an essential part of job responsibilities.
Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
Education: Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Addictions Treatment, or related field.
License/Certifications: Independent Licensure in Social Work, Counseling, or Addictions Treatment (LCPC, LCSW)
Experience: At least (2) Years previous experience in counseling adolescents and adults dealing with substance use-related and mental health issues; Two (2) years of prior sobriety if in recovery at time of hire.
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