Bridgeport, CT • IICAPS
PURPOSE/FUNCTION OF PROGRAM:
The IICAPS program provides clinical services to children and adolescents with psychiatric diagnosis who are at risk of hospitalization or are returning home from hospitalization.
The IICAPS Clinician provides services to families in their homes and out in the community. The clinician must work a flexible schedule, including afternoon, evening, or weekend hours in order to reduce barriers to treatment and accommodate the family’s schedule.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Perform evaluations and treatment of children, parents, and families
- Carry a case load of 8 to 9 cases; averaging 5.5 hours of direct service per week per case
- Provides psychotherapeutic services to families through individual, family, group or play therapy to promote change in the family system.
- Provide case management, advocacy and concrete service delivery
- Guide family and team in formulation of treatment goals and strategies
- Formulate recommendations with entire IICAPS team.
- Attend IICAPS trainings and adhere to Yale IICAPS model as overseen and directed by Director
- Must be willing to schedule family visits during late afternoon and evening times and/or weekend hours
- After hours on call duty as part of a regular rotation (may require going into the home)
- Manage ongoing insurance authorization for cases
- Documents and evaluates all services and procedures to be in adherence with state statutes, COA standards and Boys & Girls Village standards.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Participate in supervision and case presentations.
- Provides resolution of problems arising during a crisis (on call rotation via cell phone).
- Collaborates with other service providers to assure continuity of care.
- Complete documentation within required time frames
- Keeps the Coordinator and Director apprised of all situations which involve the safety of any individuals in the program or community, to monitor the impact on the agency as well as its mission of care for children and families.
- Prevents, intervenes and reports instances of child abuse or neglect.
- Performs additional duties as assigned to deliver seamless services through Boys & Girls Village.
- Present cases in rounds and develops treatment plans
- Must attend all agency and IICAPS required trainings and meetings
- Complete QI measures and contract requirements
- Masters Degree in Marriage & Family, Clinical Counseling, or equivalent
- Must be licensed or license eligible.
- Must have valid driver’s license and good driving record.
- Must be willing to drive to off-campus sites for home visits and collaborative meetings
- Must have access to reliable transportation
- Experience in case management and crisis intervention.
- Substantial experience working with children and families within a system approach to treatment.
- Bi-lingual (Spanish) desired.
- Must be able to climb several flights of stairs
- Must be able to work with clients in a variety of settings
WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT
- Evening and/or occasional weekends are required
- Ability to be flexible with work schedule