Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Phoenix, AZ

Youth Clinician

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description


Under general supervision, provides direct and indirect, covered services and treatment to youth and child individual clients and their families, coordinates community supports and stakeholder referral need, using the Child and Family Team Process, as part of the behavioral health program of Centro De La Familia-Phoenix Outpatient Clinic. Responsible for managing appointment schedule, assigned caseload as a clinical liaison, conducting assessments, implementing treatment plans, facilitating out-of-office services, performing crisis services when needed, and participate in ongoing learning experiences and treatment team consultation and coordination.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Bachelors degree in a behavioral health-related field and four years of full-time behavioral health work experience
  2. Knowledge and understanding in general mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and serious mental illness.
  3. Familiarity with application of behavioral principles in youth treatment, understanding of the Arizona Child and Family Team model.
  4. Possess a valid drivers license and the ability to be insured under the automobile insurance policy.
  5. Able to work a flexible schedule as needed per program requirements.
  6. Must successfully complete the agencys orientation and demonstrate competence regarding skills and knowledge per R9-20-204.
  7. Have basic typing/computer skills.
  8. Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  9. Have good organization and time management skills.
  10. Ability to obtain fingerprint clearance card, CPR, and First Aid.
  11. Ability to attend required Child and Family Team training within one month of assuming the position and participate in ongoing learning requirements.
  12. Bilingual language skills in English/Spanish and as appropriate to the population served preferred.
  13. Must be 21 years of age.

A.) Performs comprehensive intake and ongoing assessments.

  1. Accurate documents the assessment service, including assessment tools and progress notation.
  2. Assessment information includes individual and family voice and participation, informed consent, and integrated into initial and ongoing treatment planning.
  3. Conducts ongoing assessment, documents functional and symptomatic improvement, cultural values, crisis planning, functional family assessment, and addenda.

B.) Works with individuals and families that present with a range of behavioral health presentations, including co-occurring disorders.

  1. Recognize symptoms to the full and broad range of DSM diagnoses.
  2. Ability to provide routine, urgent, and emergent interventions.
  3. Application and integration of American Society of Addiction Medicine criteria in service planning and implementation.
  4. Application and integration of the Child and Adolescent Service Intensity Instrument.
  5. Ability to apply motivational enhancement, stages of change, family systems, and appropriate family communication process.
  6. Ability to understand and screen for serious mental illness, and complete requests for determination.

C.) Educate families on the stages of child development.

  1. Ability to demonstrate education and verbalization of information in a culturally competent and sensitive manner.
  2. Working knowledge of 0-5 and continuing lifespan development.

D.) Facilitate and coordinate the child and family team process.

  1. Able to promote an individual/family culture.
  2. Effectively engage families in the process.
  3. Knowledge of crisis management concepts and practices and apply and exercise such knowledge and skills as necessary to develop crisis and safety plans.
  4. Facilitate and documents strengths, needs, and cultural discovery.
  5. Collaborates, coordinates, and consults with other involved service providers and treatment team members.
  6. Ability to provide clinical leadership and consultation to team

E.) Implementation and application of behavioral management strategies in therapeutic related activities.

  1. Understands benefits and principles of behavioral management strategies.
  2. Model and assist in the implementation and integration of age-appropriate behavioral strategies.

F.) Manage and monitor individually assigned caseloads.

  1. Maintains personal contact with clients/families and not exceeding 30 days.
  2. Accurately documents progress notes same day as service, not to exceed 24 hours; crisis documentation completed the same day as service.
  3. A follow-up to service commitments, engagement, re-engagement for missed appointments, letters of intent, welfare checks, and appropriate discharge functions completed within required time periods.
  4. Maintains and monitors caseload statistical information, including presenting issues, length of stay, and outcome measures when assigned.

G.) Provide individual/family counseling and are able to facilitate groups. Engage consumers, their families, and their community supports in treatment, provide illness self-management education, and coordinate services with referral sources and discharge planning.

  1. Coordinates and conducts group functions and facilitates cohesiveness in its entirety that demonstrate improvement in a clients/familys symptom and functioning level.
  2. Conducts home visits, other community-based services, as needed and requested by the client and/or family.
  3. Demonstrates ability to de-escalate and de-brief disruptions to the group and /or family content and process.

H.) Assist in working with clients with medication and case management services.

  1. Consults and coordinates with the prescriber, prescriber liaison, laboratories, medical providers, pharmacies, and assists with eligibility and access to prescription services when needed.
  2. Consults on initial and ongoing psychiatric evaluation requests.

I.) Responsible for maintaining and coordinating service plan development and updates, when applicable.

  1. Demonstrates integration of the 12 principles in the development of the service plan.
  2. Integrate needs identified in assessment with service plan development and review.
  3. Evidence of child participation in service plan development.
  4. Evidence of family/stakeholder participation in service plan development.
  5. Accurate and timely completion of service plan/review.

J.) Performs Clinical Record Reviews.

  1. Understanding of all licensing, regulatory, and agency guidelines.
  2. Document significant information in each file in a clear and timely manner.
  3. Provides appropriate feedback.

K.) Achieve assigned weekly/monthly productivity expectations.

  1. Know and match individually assigned productivity value amounts on a weekly basis, as set for the position, throughout the fiscal year.
  2. Monitor appropriate productivity needs, variables, and opportunities.

L). To be available for shift coverage and crisis resolution as needed.
1. To provide on-call coverage for crisis situations as needed.
2. To share weekend and holiday coverage as scheduled.
3. To coordinate additional community treatment services, as needed.

M). Perform other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION: Reports to the Youth and Adult Services Clinical Manager /Supervisor of Centro De La Familia Outpatient Clinic.


Oversees day-to-day clinical operations as a clinical liaison for assigned caseload and serves as the lead for assigned child & family team members, for the Youth Services outpatient behavioral health program of Centro De La Familia-Maricopa outpatient clinic. Responsible for sharing rotation of crisis lead for outpatient clinic during business hours, and on-call crisis cell phone when required through Provider Network Organization.


Effective oral and written communication skills, including; ability to read and comprehend technical instructions, short correspondence, memos, business correspondence, and mental health-related documents, ability to write clear, concise, and accurate correspondence. Capable of establishing positive interpersonal relationships with a broad range of people.


College-level mathematical skills required.


Ability to solve complex problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Demonstrated skill with problem-solving techniques.


Ability to operate a personal computer with office software, printer, copy and fax machines, calculator, and other office equipment.


Ability to become licensed with the State of Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as LMSW, LAC, or LAMFT; LCSW, LPC, or LMFT preferred and based upon program requirements. Valid Drivers License and proof of insurance meeting agency standards required. First Aid, CPR, and Fingerprint Clearance Card required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the staff member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, move up and down stairways, talk and hear, drive to and from community appointments.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where standardization may or may not exist. Ability to reason effectively and interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to synthesize new information and mentor individuals.

This position requires the individual to work with regular supervision, and the individual is expected to be able to function autonomously and make individual decisions. The position does require the ability to interact with a variety of individuals and the ability to meet deadlines and time pressure based on the volume of work.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise and/or level of distractions in the work environment are usually moderate.


Employees will be expected to participate in continuous learning, competency building, and maintenance of competency skills to fulfill credentialing and CPLC requirements.


Work is performed in structured environments.


Reports to and is supervised directly by the Youth and Adult Services Clinical Manager/Supervisor for Centro De La Familia- Outpatient Clinic. The employee is accountable for understanding and complying with CPLC policies and procedures, area of practice ethics, and professional conduct.

I have read the job description and understand all of the duties and responsibilities of the position. I have also received a copy of the job description for my personal reference.

Sorry, this job has expired.