The Senior Lead Clinician (SLC) is responsible for providing on-going intervention, support and guidance to the children enrolled in the School Therapeutic Services program. The Senior Lead Clinician will also provide support and shared case supervision to the Behavior Health Workers (BHWs) assigned to work with children on their caseload.
1. Responsible for reporting daily STS client attendance to Team Leader and assisting with BHW staffing assignments.
2. Designs behavioral interventions in collaboration with the treatment team, education team and the family.
3. Fosters positive working relationship with identified school liaison, parents and classroom teachers to promote transferring of skills as well as providing psych-education as needed.
4. Collaborates on a daily basis with the STS Team Leader.
5. All administrative time must be defined and pre-approved by Team Leader/Director.
6. Conducts weekly family engagement with parent/guardian around treatment planning, crisis planning, providing clinical updates on progress and linking with other service providers as needed.
7. Engages in consumer-centered case consultation.
8. Provides supervision and implementation of the treatment plan including oversight of the Behavioral HealthWorker (BHW) interventions.
9. Engages community members, other behavioral health service providers
and family members in order to coordinate care and resources.
10. With direct input from, and in collaboration with the child’s parent/guardian, is responsible for overseeing the clinical treatment and thus coordinating with all members of the treatment team to implement/document updates to the treatment plan regularly throughout the authorization period (this includes but not limited to Continuing Support Plans, data collection, evaluation participation and discharge summaries).
11. Provides individual and group mobile therapy in the school setting (Pay Rate for
groups up to 4 children is $35/hr and groups of 5 or more children is $40/hr.)
12. Will represent Interact in a professional manner to all school officials, families and consumers.
13. Completes clinical documentation utilizing agency electronic medical records
(EMR) within identified timelines in accordance with state, agency and managed
care guidelines and regulations.
14. Responsible for supporting, fostering and participating in a team oriented
15. Must function in full compliance with all applicable policies and procedures, federal state and local laws and Interact Code of Conduct. Must participate in Interact’s Compliance Program, including reporting suspected violations of the compliance program or applicable laws or regulations to supervisor or the Compliance Officer.
15. Must participate in Interact’s Quality Improvement activities as requested by Supervisor and/or V.P. for Quality Assurance.
16. Other job related duties.
17. Adheres to safe work practices
1. A licensed mental health clinician, including psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed professional counselors (LPC), and/or licensed clinical social workers (LCSW) (licensed clinicians as defined above will not be required to demonstrate coursework or experience requirements; supervision requirements should be determined by the licensing body; training is required as described below).
2. If not licensed as defined above, must meet criteria for all items below: Master’s Degree from an accredited university in a clinical mental health discipline, such as: Psychology, Counseling, Clinical Social Work, Psychiatric Nursing, and Marriage and Family therapy, for example. The degree must include clinical
coursework in the foundations of behavioral health and the provision of mental health services, i.e. individual, group and family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, crisis counseling, abnormal psychology, psychopathology, assessment, child development, personality theory, psychotherapy lab, clinical practicum, etc. Other courses may qualify as determined by review of transcript/syllabi. In order for a degree to count as a mental health degree, the degree must contain at least (12) credit hours in core behavioral health coursework as defined above. No more than three (3) of these twelve (12) credit hours can be derived from a supervised clinical mental health practicum experience (teaching/education/other non-clinical practicum experiences will not count). Courses such as statistics, program and policy development, and program administration, will not be counted as behavioral health courses because they do not include instruction in the direct provision of mental health services. If coursework is part of a medical degree, there must be clear evidence that the course was directly related to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders rather than medical conditions. Appropriate medical degrees/training will include substantial training in mental health disorders; medical degrees that are behavioral health-related usually include a residency in psychiatry. Mobile Therapists must have formal training in the provision of psychotherapy.
3. At least one (1) year verified post-Masters experience providing
psychotherapy/counseling to children.
4. Required Monthly, documented clinical supervision from a licensed psychologist
5. Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
6. Clearance in accordance with PA Acts 33, 73 & 80.
6. Must have proof of current Professional Liability Insurance.
● Guaranteed a minimum of 10 STS cases and first consideration for any open InteractBHRS Mobile Therapy cases. (specific BHRS Direct Contractor MT job description must be signed upon acceptance of cases)
● All administrative time must be defined and pre-approved by Team Leader/Director.
All contractors are responsible for obtaining all annual CBH mandatory trainings and any other required trainings as assigned by Interact management/Compliance. With permission from the program Director, the contractor may attend Interact sponsored trainings at no charge. Any contractor who does not obtain the required trainings will not be permitted to renew his/her contract until documentation of attendance at all required trainings are provided.
Contractors will submit invoices for services completed on a weekly basis. All required documentation and valid treatment plans must be completed by the contractor and reviewed by the STS Team Leader before the invoice is signed/processed. Services provided under outdated treatment plans may not be reimbursed.
Interact is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/Veteran/Disability)
Interested candidates may forward their cover letter and resume to Human Resources:
Intercommunity Action, Inc.
6122 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
firstname.lastname@example.org (email preferred)