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Intake Clinician Bilingual (Yuma)

Department: Blake Behavioral Health
Location: Yuma, AZ

General Position Description:  The Intake Clinician is responsible for all aspects of the initial assessment of members and their family situation for intake into appropriate services, including gathering data for a comprehensive psychosocial assessment, making clinical diagnosis, and completing the service plan. Intakes performed may be for both adults and children. The individual in this position must meet all established guidelines and requirements including the timelines for referrals and written documents. The individual also must successfully complete all required training identified by the RBHA and EBF and meet the credentialing and privileging requirements as descripted by AHCCCS.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (With or Without Accommodation):

In an office, home and/or community based setting as appropriate the Intake Clinician:

  • Receive DCS referrals and make contact with childrenís placement within 24 hours.
  • Complete the Rapid Response assessment within 72-hours of referral.
  • Conducts a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.
  • Makes treatment recommendations.
  • Summarizes primary presenting issues.
  • Formulates a diagnosis.
  • Provides effective crisis assessment.
  • Completes all necessary paperwork related to enrolling an individual into the Easter Seals Blake Intake and Coordination of Care Program.
  • Refers members to appropriate community resources as necessary.
  • Provides Individual and Family Therapy as requested and appropriate.
  • Attend and participate in team decision making meetings.
  • Attend and participate in Preliminary Protective Hearings.
  • Complete progress notes in HMS within 24 hours of service.
  • Communicate with DCS, placement, biological parents and any other team member to initiate/coordinate services.
  • Respond to crisis calls and performs other additional services, as needed.
  • Engages families and offers services, as appropriate.
  • Attends and participates in Child and Family Team and Adult Recovery Team meetings as needed/required.
  • May carry a case load of therapy based on agency need.

Other Essential Duties and Responsibilities (With or Without Accommodation):

  • Attends and participates in required staff meetings.
  • Submits accurate and complete written reports within required timelines as identified by the RBHA and AHCCCS.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with program participants, staff, other programs and state agencies.
  • Maintains agreed upon work schedule, is punctual, keeps appointments, and uses time effectively.
  • Uses supervision effectively, accepts feedback in a professional manner, and accepts responsibility for job performance.
  • Communicates essential information with ESBF team staff and team members accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Understands and maintains confidential information within the confines of HIPAA.
  • Performs any other duties as assigned and appropriate for the position.
  • Responsible for meeting productivity and documentation requirements set by the supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (With or Without Accommodation):

  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent clinical skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented with well-developed problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Strong organization, time management and project management and multitasking skills.
  • Skill in using business software and electronic health records.
  • Flexibility and ability to respond to changing priorities.
  • Capable of managing stress in a fast-paced, unpredictable, and high intensity setting.
  • Must be reliable, punctual and flexible.
  • Displays cultural sensitivity and demonstrates the ability to form constructive and collaborative working relationships with others from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate in a culturally inclusive manner and being open to other peopleís differences.

Minimum Educational Requirements:

  • Intake Clinician I: Has a bachelor's degree in a field related to behavioral health; or has a bachelor's degree and at least one year of full-time behavioral health work experience; or has an associate degree and at least two years of full-time behavioral health work experience; or has a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma and 18 credit hours of post-high school education in a field related to behavioral health completed no more than four years before the date the individual begins providing behavioral health services and two years of full-time behavioral health work experience, or four years of full-time behavioral health work experience.
  • Intake Clinician II: Has a masterís degree in a field related to behavioral health.
  • Intake Clinician III: Is licensed at the associate or independent level with Arizona Board of Behavioral Health as a LAC, LMSW, LASAC, LAMFT, LPC, LCSW, LISAC, or LMFT.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age and able to obtain a Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card.
  • Valid Arizona driverís license and the willingness to use personal vehicle in the course of employment.  Must meet minimum requirements of agency insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to meet training and agency compliance requirements for the position.
  • Spanish speaking preferred but not required.

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position.
  • Must be able to operate a computer, phone and other office equipment.
  • Must be able to stoop, squat, reach, stretch, ascend and descend stairs.
  • May work in an office setting.

Psychological Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain calm, non-defensive with a supportive attitude during stressful, potential crisis, and crisis situations.
  • Must be able to work in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands. Must be able to manage high volumes and unpredictability of work.
  • Must be able to remain flexible and reprioritize according to the changing demands of the day.
  • Must be able to manage stress in a fast-paced, unpredictable, intense setting.
  • Must be able to adapt to diverse cultural environments and communicate in a culturally inclusive manner.
  • Must be able to represent Easterseals Blake Foundation in a professional manner in all situations.

Working Conditions:

Requires high level of energy to perform the daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.  Requires standing, walking, sitting, stooping, bending, and squatting.  Requires extensive typing and writing.

Additional Information: 

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible duties, responsibilities and/or qualifications.   Other duties, responsibilities and/or qualifications may be assigned to this position.

Easterseals Blake Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is understood and agreed that any misrepresentation by me in this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application and/or separation from the Employer's service if I have been employed. I give the Employer the right to investigate all references and to secure additional information about me, if job related. I hereby release from liability the Employer and its representatives for seeking such information, and all other persons, corporations, or organizations for furnishing such information. I hereby consent to and authorize Easterseals Blake Foundation to request, receive and use information as often as necessary as deemed by Easterseals Blake Foundation by consumer reporting agency bearing on my credit standing, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living, including, but not limited to, my criminal background or lack of criminal background. I authorize the use by Easterseals Blake Foundation of the original or photocopy of this authorization. The Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Employer does not discriminate in employment and no question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant's consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. I understand that just as I am free to resign at any time, the Employer reserves the right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of the Employer has the authority to make any assurances to the contrary.

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