Clinician

Dodge County Human Services & Health, located in Juneau, WI, has multiple job opportunities as full-time Clinician I, II or III – Community Programs.

POSITION INFORMATION

Status: Full Time, Non-exempt

Application Review Date: December 16, 2019 – Position Open Until Filled

Starting Wage Range (1/1/19):

· Clinician I $20.75 – $22.43

· Clinician II $22.89 – $24.75

· Clinician III $25.05 – $27.08

Starting Wage Range (1/1/20):

· Clinician I $21.37 – $23.10

· Clinician II $23.58 – $25.49

· Clinician III $25.80 – $27.89

Pending approval of Human Resources and Negotiations Committee – 12/02/2019

Overall Purpose/Summary:

Under the general direction of Human Services Supervisor, provides coordination and monitoring of services and treatment to meet consumer’s needs. Provides therapeutic environment and skill-building to consumers with mental illness and substance abuse concerns through the Community Support Program and Comprehensive Community Services Program of Dodge County Human Services.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Collaborates with other members of the CSP and CCS Team, including the consumer, family members, service provider staff, other supports, and guardian, if applicable, to develop consumer treatment goals and plans based on assessment and agency guidelines.

2. Maintains ongoing assessment of consumer’s physical, psychiatric and social needs, and refers for additional services if indicated. Evaluates consumer’s progress, referring and coordinating additional evaluation or alternative treatment services as indicated.

3. Monitors medication compliance by observing consumer taking medication, checks to see if medications being taken, watches for side effects of the medication and the seriousness of these side effects, and watches for signs of deterioration which would suggest the consumer is not taking the medication or the medication is not effective, then reports these findings to a designated CSP or CCS staff member or other medical professional.

4. Assists consumers with living accommodations, including locating, financing and maintaining safe and healthy living arrangements, and provides advocacy and assistance to the consumer in relating to his or her landlord and neighbors in an appropriate manner.

5. Provides individual and group interventions in social or recreational skills training to improve consumer’s communication skills and facilitate appropriate interpersonal behavior.

6. Provides problem solving, support and supervision related to activities of daily living to assist consumers in gaining and utilizing skills related to personal hygiene, household tasks, transportation utilization and money management.

7. Accompanies consumers to appointments in order to assist in gaining necessary services including medical and dental care, legal services, transportation services and living accommodations.

8. Provides support and guidance to families/friends of persons receiving/needing treatment.

9. Arranges for or provides consumer’s transportation.

10. Serves on appropriate standing or ad hoc committees as assigned. Gathers and provides to administration such information as may be deemed useful for ongoing program evaluation and planning.

11. Provides crisis intervention services as needed.

12. In accordance with CLTS rules and guidelines, coordinating or facilitating access to all services and supports, both formal and informal, which are needed by the child and family to meet their identified outcomes.

13. Works in partnership with service providers to coordinate services and to avoid delays or duplications.

14. Advocates on behalf of consumers to assure their needs are met appropriately and in a timely fashion through meeting with service providers or agency administration to explain the consumer’s needs and to facilitate service delivery.

15. Suggests to administration the need for new programs or services to meet unfulfilled consumers needs.

16. Attends required staff meetings and case staffings.

17. Provides consultative services to other agency staff as needed.

18. Maintains accurate and timely records.

19. Regular attendance and punctuality required.

20. Performs related duties as may be required or assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

· Knowledge of community support programs and comprehensive community services.

· Knowledge of chronic mental illness and substance abuse disorders, and applicable treatment methods.

· Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.

· Knowledge of computer technology as related to job responsibilities.

· Ability to communicate effectively.

· Ability to maintain confidentiality.

· Must meet requirements of Dodge County Driver Qualification Policy.

Education and Experience:

Clinician I: Associates degree in a related field and two (2) years related work experience, or Bachelor’s degree in a related field and no related work experience. Medical Assistance Certified for billing. Wisconsin State certified as appropriate to experience and education.

Clinician II: Associates degree in a related field, four (4) years related work experience, and five (5) CEUs; or Bachelor’s degree in a related field, two (2) years related work experience, and five (5) CEUs; or Master’s degree in a related field with no related work experience. Medical Assistance Certified for billing. Wisconsin State certified as appropriate to experience and education.

Clinician III: Associates degree in a related field, seven (7) years related work experience, and ten (10) CEUs; or Bachelor’s degree in a related field, five (5) years related work experience, and ten (10) CEUs; or Master’s degree in a related field, two (2) years related work experience, and ten (10) CEUs. Medical Assistance Certified for billing. Wisconsin State certified as appropriate to experience and education.

Other Requirements:

· Previous experience working with children preferred.

Working Conditions:

Office and field working environment. Potential of work in adverse interpersonal situations and hazardous home environments.

Physical Demands:

The County of Dodge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Read the full article at: https://www.co.dodge.wi.gov/government/departments-e-m/human-resources/job-opportunities