Southwest Key Programs Inc.

  • Clinician (Remote)

    Location US-AZ-Phoenix
    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/26/2019 6:28 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Licensed Clinical
  • Job Summary:

    The Clinician is responsible for providing mental health assessment and counseling intervention services, as well as continually monitoring and documenting clients’ mental well-being and overall adjustment to the Unaccompanied Minors program. The Clinician’s functions are performed as part of a multi-disciplinary team and include development and implementation of client therapeutic plans, facilitating transfers, and reunification planning. All duties will be performed based on education, training and certified counseling experience within the social service and/or mental health fields. The clinician is subject to work extended hours and weekends, and to be on-call.

    Essential Functions:

    • Conduct and document mental health assessment for all children in care as well as provided ongoing individual and group counseling in accordance with ORR policies and procedures, State Licensing and SWK policies and procedures.
    • Screen for human trafficking concerns
    • Provide crisis intervention
    • Maintain the UAC case file and UAC Portal in accordance with ORR policies and procedures, State Licensing and SWK policies and procedures.
    • Report significant incidents in accordance with ORR policies and procedures, State Licensing and SWK policies and procedures.
    • Collaborate with treatment team members and clients to develop treatment
    • Provide minimum of one weekly one-to-one counseling session (or more often if needed) and crisis intervention as
    • Continually monitor the mental well-being of clients and arrange for appropriate services as needed, including arranging for and facilitating external specialized services with community providers.
    • Provide consultation and documentation regarding clients’ functioning, mental health status, and treatment
    • Provide clinical services in accordance with ORR policies and procedures, State Licensing and SWK policies and procedures.
    • For Remote Clinicians: provide clinical services also in accordance with Telehealth Services State Policies.

    Other Functions:

    • Attend all organizational required
    • Participate in and comply with all meetings, assignments, process improvement, and quality improvement initiatives as assigned by
    • Attend all departmental and program meetings to ensure that up-to-date information is received and/or information of policy changes or practice are adhered
    • Must assist in the evacuation of youth as needed due to inclement weather conditions, natural disasters, or other unforeseen
    • Travel as needed for trainings, conferences or to transport youth to destinations located within the S.
    • Maintain a safe, clean and hazard-free work
    • Ensure the proper supervision of youth at all
    • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    These requirements may be waived with written approval from the ORR Project Officer

    • Master’s degree in social work (MSW),psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which clinical experience is a program requirement; have clinical experience as part of the master’s program requirement OR
    • Bachelor’s degree in one of the aforementioned sciences plus five (5) years of clinical employment in this area
    • Licensed in respective field (to include but not limited to: (LPC, LMSW LCSW, LMFT, etc.).
    • Experience working with children, youth, and/or families from high risk backgrounds.
    • Required to work flexible schedule to facilitate program services
    • Successful completion of 86 hours of pre-service training and job shadowing.
    • Cleared tuberculosis test results.
    • Cleared background check from appropriate entity.
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) – ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing.
    • Must be 21 years of age at time of hire.
    • Cleared drug test results (for Texas programs only)
    • Valid Driver’s License Required.


    • Two years of postgraduate direct service delivery experience conducting clinical interviews and assessments, as well as individual and group counseling
    • Experience working with children and youth in inpatient, residential, or detention facilities.
    • Experience working with undocumented children and/or refugees.

    Physical Demands:

    Must be able to obtain Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification and First Aid Certification (CPR). Must be able to supervise clients indoors and outdoors as necessary. Bending, stooping and lifting up to 15 lbs., required to complete daily task.

    Work Environment:

    This is a twenty-four hour residential facility at which minors receive multiple services. Work shifts are subject to change. Noise levels vary from mild to moderate. Predominantly indoors, occasional outdoor monitoring or activities.


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