Behavioral Health Clinician II Atlanta, GA

Behavioral Health Clinician II

Full Time • Atlanta, GA

SUPERIOR COURT OF FULTON COUNTY

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE POSITION OF:

Behavioral Health Clinician II 

SALARY GRADE 20 : $55,487

Unclassified position in the Superior Court 

(Accountability Division)

Closing Date: December 16, 2018 @ 11:59 p.m.

THIS RECRUITMENT WILL BE USED TO FILL PERMANENT AND GRANT FUNDED POSITIONS 

The Superior Court of Fulton County Georgia (“Court”) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Behavioral Health Clinician within its Accountability Courts Division.  

Superior Court is Georgia's busiest trial court of general jurisdiction.  The Court seeks to provide a forum in which legal disputes between citizens can be resolved in a fair and efficient process with attention to equal access, impartiality, efficiency, and safety.   After joining the Court, you will become part of a fast-paced team dedicated to providing the citizens of Fulton County with the service they deserve.

Job Summary:

Determines the level of care and provides therapy for mental health, substance abuse, and/or developmentally disabled clients, including evaluating service needs, providing behavioral health therapy and clinical consultation, and performing diagnostic assessments of clients.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs diagnostic assessments of clients.
  • Administers developmental assessments to clients. 
  • Develops strength-based service plans, monitors treatment progress, documents interactions and maintains electronic clinical records and other reporting data for individuals with mild mental illness and/or substance use disorders. 
  • Provides on-going assessment, crisis intervention, individual, family, and group therapy and case management services.  
  • Evaluates and documents client’s level of functioning and progress toward attainment of goals.
  • Conducts involuntary commitment evaluations and executes involuntary commitment of clients as required.
  • Provides clinical consultation and guidance to behavioral health providers. Provides community consultation, education, and prevention services.
  • Collaborates with clinical director and/or supervisor and other team members regarding treatment.  Coordinates treatment team meetings and client case staffing. 
  • Coordinates meetings between family members, psychologists, educators, and other professionals.
  • Provides in-home screenings and evaluations of clients.

Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Requires knowledge of principles and practices of public, business or judicial/court administration. All laws, rules, and regulations governing public and court administrative operations. Court practices and procedures. Legal terminology related to court operations. Techniques used to conduct legal research. 

Requires skill in Data Utilization: Requires the ability to evaluate, audit, deduce, and/or assess data using established criteria. Includes exercising discretion in determining actual or probable consequences and in referencing such evaluation to identify and select alternatives.

Human Interaction: Requires the ability to provide specialized or professional level counseling and medical treatment to others that typically requires certification and/or a bachelor’s degree in a specific field.

Technology: Requires the ability to use spreadsheet, database, word processing, presentation, and other software to research legal issues, organize and analyze information, prepare reports, and create and deliver effective presentations.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute discount, interest, and ratios; may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.

Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.

Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.

Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all county or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.

Education and Experience:

Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Psychiatry or related field required; and at least four years of experience in providing behavioral health services; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Licensing Requirements:

Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.   Must possess and maintain a state of Georgia license or eligibility for a license as a professional counselor, clinical social worker, marriage and family therapist, psychologist, psychiatric nurse, rehabilitation counselor; (as required by position assignment).

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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