Mental Health Clinician I

This position provides individual and group counseling to participants of the Reflections for Women program. This program is a 16-bed residential program for women, pregnant women, and women with infant children who have severe substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.  Reflections for Women is a Medicaid and Special Connections funded program. Women with infant children 15 months of age or younger may reside with their child in treatment. Reflections for Women provides comprehensive treatment services. This includes, but is not limited to, individual and group counseling, medication-assisted treatment, psychiatric assessment, and mental health services, specialized services for pregnant and parenting mothers, community integration, and case management.

This position is responsible for monitoring the treatment planning and progress for their assigned caseload. One will ensure substance use and mental health disorders are addressed in a trauma informed and gender responsive manner. This position will be a part of an integrated and comprehensive team to ensure coordination of care. This position will participate in weekly staff meetings and provide feedback regarding risk, needs, and when the client is ready to enter into community reintegration activities, and will assist clients with Department of Human Services involvement with reunification plans with their children.

Note: This is an essential services position.  The incumbent is required to respond after hours during emergencies and report to work for regularly assigned shifts during emergency campus closures.

Key Responsibilities:

This full-time University Staff (unclassified) position is part of a larger interdisciplinary team that provides substance use disorder counseling to clients enrolled in the program.  Essential job functions include:

  • Facilitate groups and provide individual counseling.
  • Completes ongoing clinical assessments throughout clients stay in order demonstrate client’s need for continued residential services or progression to an outpatient level of care.
  • Complete a biopsychosocial assessment and utilize it to develop treatment plans.
  • Modify treatment plan goals as needed.
  • Prepare monthly progress reports, clinical reports, and document all services in the electronic health record and per oversight agency guidelines.
  • Observe urine screens, perform facility head counts, monitor medications, and assure the safety of the facility.
  • Address gender-specific issues in a trauma-informed approach.
  • Monitor and assist mothers with parenting skills.

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