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DLB Counseling & Consulting, LLC
4905 N. Union Boulevard, Suite #200
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Phone: 719-459-9928 Fax: 719-452-3928
Department: Mental Health
Reports To: Clinical Director
FLSA Status: Commission, Exempt
DLB Counseling & Consulting, LLC works as a modified group practice model where clinicians participate in building their own practice and participate in the team process. Therefore, income is determined by contract and performance. More details available in the contracting process.
The Clinician is primarily responsible for providing individual, family and group therapy to clients at DLB
Counseling & Consulting, LLC. The Clinician will work closely with not limited to but including parents, case managers, medical professionals, and mental health professionals consulting and collaborating on client’s progress and treatment plans.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide Individual, Group and Family Therapy For Each Client
• Assess clients’ needs and level of functioning including a bio psychosocial assessment of all clients referred to the case load.
• Provide crisis counseling to children/families as necessary.
• Write safety, behavioral, and treatment plans.
• Schedule and coordinate therapy sessions.
• Provide clinical interventions for teachers, parents, and other caregivers to generalize skills in other environments for child and adolescent clients.
• Meet with clients for individual, group and/or family therapy sessions.
• Provide collateral parties with information to best meet the client’s needs as necessary.
• Assess, determine and make a referral when special services or care are needed for a client (i.e. medication evaluation, psychiatric hospitalization, in-home services or psychological testing, etc.).
Paperwork and Documentation:
• Write daily/weekly progress notes for each therapy session and mental health service.
• Complete appropriate mental health documentation, including but not limited to, client plans performance outcomes, progress reports, health questionnaires, and termination reports as required.
• Continuously review charts for new and/or relevant information concerning clients.
• Prepare and maintain charts in accordance with audit requirements.
• Perform Utilization Reviews as assigned.
Training and Consultation:
• Attend clinical, school, planning and discharge meetings etc. to consult with clinical and program staff.
• Attend weekly supervision meetings with therapy supervisor if unlicensed, to comply with Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) licensing requirements.
• Attend external training/conferences to meet licensing requirements and keep up to date with current information and developments.
• Present information gathered at conferences at clinical meetings and staff in-services/training as appropriate.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
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. Ability to work varied hours including nights, weekends and holidays. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The licensed Clinician must possess a Master’s Degree from an accredited school of Clinical Counseling or other graduate program in Psychology, Counseling or Marriage, Family and Child Counseling.
• Licensed Clinicians must be registered with the Colorado DORA as an LPC, LMFT or LCSW.
• Unlicensed Clinicians must possess a Master’s Degree from an accredited school of Clinical Counseling or other graduate program in Psychology, Counseling or Marriage, Family and Child Counseling.
• Unlicensed Clinicians must also be registered with the Colorado DORA as an LPCC, or MFT intern.
• Must receive LPC, LMFT, or LCSW license within two years of initial registration with the Colorado DORA as an LPCC or MFT to meet County contract requirements.
Licenses, Certifications, Registrations:
• LPC, LPCC, MFT, LMFT, or LCSW license.
• Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License, a reliable automobile, and auto insurance.
• Must be at least 21 years of age.
Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities:
• Ability to read, speak, understand, analyze and interpret documents such as client safety/treatment plans, assessment materials and procedure manuals in the English language.
• Ability to write professional/clinical reports and correspondence.
• Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
• Must be able to function independently and be able to seek guidance when necessary to assist in working with children and families.
• Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and web browsers effectively.
• Knowledge of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V).
• Good knowledge of a variety of therapeutic interventions and models emphasizing empirically validated interventions
• Knowledge of child/adolescent development.
• Knowledge of child abuse and substance abuse issues.
• Knowledge of legal/ethical issues as outlined by DORA.
• Knowledge of DHS reporting mandates and limits of confidentiality.
• Knowledge of family dynamics.
• Knowledge of anger management and coping skills.
• Excellent writing, communication, organizational and time management skills.
• Skill to maintain a professional, confidential work environment.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks at one time in an efficient manner.
• Excellent problem-solving skills.
• Skill to accurately diagnose and assess clients.
• Ability to relate to children, adolescent clients and families in a positive manner.
• Ability to establish and maintain appropriate boundaries with children, adolescent clients and families.
• Understand and respond to a diverse population.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and talk or hear. Fine motor skills such as typing, the use of a computer mouse and telephone handset is required. Employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to sit, stoop, kneel and crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.