Assistant Lead Clinician
Company: Southwest Key Programs
Location: San Benito
Posted on: May 3, 2021
The Assistant 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 Unaccompanied Minor's program. The
Assistant Lead 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 Assistant Lead Clinician is subject to
work extended hours and weekends, and to be on-call.
- Coordinate clinical services by assisting the Lead Clinician in
providing oversight, supervision, and training of staff clinicians,
monitoring clinical services documentation, and developing and
maintaining ongoing partnerships with community-based
- Assist lead with the daily assignment of intakes, delegation of
crisis interventions and completion of weekly clinical
- Assist lead with weekly / monthly schedules to include, on call
and evening coverage.
- Conduct intake, admission, and diagnostic assessments with
clients, and document results according to SWK standards.
- Initiate and collaborate with treatment team members and
clients to develop treatment plans.
- 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 assist
Lead Clinician in arranging for appropriate services as
- 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.
- Assist with the completion of weekly and monthly compliance
chart audits / clinical assessments and alohas as merited.
- Assist Lead in initiating / ensuring all Mental Health
Emergency Protocol steps / interventions are implemented
- Assist lead in preparation for Southwest Key and ORR yearly
- 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 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:
- 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.
- Experience working with children and youth in inpatient,
residential, or detention facilities.
- Experience working with undocumented children and/or
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
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.
Keywords: Southwest Key Programs, Brownsville , Assistant Lead Clinician, Other , San Benito, Texas
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