Company: Southwest Key Programs Inc.
Location: El Cajon
Posted on: April 2, 2021
As a national, nonprofit organization, Southwest Key exists to
create opportunities and improve the quality of life for thousands
of youth each day by providing safe shelter, alternatives to
incarceration and quality education. This is done through three
areas of programming: immigrant children's shelters, youth justice
and Promesa Public Schools. About Southwest Key We are a nonprofit,
charitable 501(c)(3) social service, education, and community
development organization. Posted Date 4 weeks ago (2/5/2021 9:52
PM) Job ID 2021-15407 # Positions 1 Category Licensed Clinical Job
Summary: The Lead Clinician is responsible for providing mental
health assessment and counseling intervention services, as well as
continually monitoring and documenting clients' mental well-being
and overall adjustment to the program. The clinician's functions
are performed as part of a multi-disciplinary team and include
development and implementation of client therapeutic plans,
facilitating transfers, and reunification planning. All duties will
be performed based on education, training and certified counseling
experience within the social service field. The Lead Clinician is
subject to work extended hours and weekends, and to be on-call.
- Coordinate clinical services by providing oversight,
supervision, and training of staff clinicians, monitoring clinical
services documentation, and developing and maintaining ongoing
partnerships with community-based providers.
- Conduct intake, admission, and diagnostic assessments with
clients, and document results according to SWK standards
- Collaborate with treatment team members and clients to develop
- Provide weekly one-to-one counseling and crisis intervention as
- Facilitate psycho-educational and therapeutic client
- Continually monitor the mental well-being of clients and
arrange for appropriate services as needed
- Provide consultation and documentation regarding clients'
functioning, mental health status, and treatment needs
- Provide clinical services within Southwest Key, licensing and
funding source guidelines
- Participate in and comply with all meetings, assignments,
process improvement, and quality improvement initiatives as
assigned by supervisor Other Functions:
- Attend all organizational required trainings.
- Attend all departmental and program meetings to ensure that
up-to-date information is received and/or information of policy
changes or practice are adhered to.
- Must assist in the evacuation of youth as needed due to
inclement weather conditions, natural disasters, or other
- Travel as needed for trainings, conferences or to transport
youth to destinations located within the U.S.
- Maintain a safe, clean and hazard-free work area.
- Ensure the proper supervision of youth at all times.
- Able to react to change productively and handle other essential
tasks as assigned. Qualifications and Requirements: These
requirements may be waived with written approval from the ORR
- Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) and 5 years of full-time
direct service delivery experience OR A Master's Degree in
Psychology, Counseling, or other relevant behavioral science field
in which clinical training and experience is a program
- Licensed to independently provide mental health diagnostic
assessment and treatment.
- One year of supervisory experience.
- Two years of postgraduate direct service delivery experience
conducting clinical interviewing and assessment, as well as
individual and group counseling.
- Experience working with children, youth, and/or families from
- Successful completion of 86 hours of pre-service training and
- Required to work a flexible schedule to facilitate program
- Cleared Tuberculosis test results.
- Cleared background check from appropriate entity.
- Cleared drug test results. (Texas programs only)
- Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing.
- Compliance with annual requirement of 50 training hours as
mandated by SWK, ORR, and state licensing standards
- Ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing
- Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire. Preferred
- Experience working with children and youth in inpatient,
residential, or detention facilities.
- Experience working with undocumented children and/or refugees
Physical Demands: Must be able to obtain Crisis Prevention
Institute (CPI) certification and First Aid Certification (CPR).
Must be able to supervise clients indoors and outdoors as
necessary. Bending, stooping and lifting up to 15 lbs required to
complete daily tasks. This is a twenty four hour residential
facility at which minors receive all services. It requires three
shifts to cover twenty four hour period which are subject to
change. Noise level varies from mild to moderate. Predominantly
indoors, occasional outdoor monitoring or activities. Sorry the
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without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or
disability status, or genetic information.
Keywords: Southwest Key Programs Inc., El Cajon , Lead Clinician, Other , El Cajon, California
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