Family Service & Guidance Center of Topeka, Inc.

  • On-Call Crisis Clinician

    Job Locations US-KS-Topeka
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    Family Service & Guidance Center
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    Regular Part-Time (No Benefits)
    Crisis Team
  • Overview

    The Crisis Clinician provides crisis intervention with children and families as deemed appropriate.  This will involve on-call work and may occur in the office, school, hospital or in a secure community setting.


    Work Schedule:  Friday/Saturday/Sunday on-call hours needed; occasional week nights 


    • Complete admission assessments per agency procedure for all new and returning clients. 
    • Facilitate individual and family psychotherapy and meet the Center’s productivity expectation.  Psychotherapy and/or interventions will be provided in the office, client home, school or community.
    • Provide crisis intervention with families as deemed appropriate.  This will involve on-call work and may occur in the office, school, hospital or in a secure community setting. 
    • Clinicians may be required to complete preadmission screens for hospitalization of children /youth with an emphasis on creating diversion plans which are both practical and viable in keeping the child/youth in the least restrictive environment, both residential and educational. 
    • Work collaboratively with the client, family and treatment team to identify treatment goals, objectives and discharge criteria.
    • Have an understanding and practice the philosophy of WrapAround Services both for the purpose of assessing needs and delivering services. 
    • Participate in weekly team meetings for the purpose of case assignments, case review, individual case planning and collaboration with team members. 
    • Complete clinical documentation (admission assessments, progress notes, 90 day progress reviews, outcome measures, etc.) in compliance with time lines established by the Center's Quality Assurance standards as well as those set by funding sources. Clinicians are also expected to stay informed of agency developments by reading memorandums and other agency related written communication.
    • Respect and demonstrate ability to maintain client confidentiality.
    • Act as an ambassador of Family Service and Guidance Center in the community setting.  This may include doing public educational and informational presentations.
    • Supports and actively promotes the vision and mission of Family Service and Guidance Center and the philosophy of the strengths perspective. 
    • Other duties as assigned by respective team leader or supervisors. 


    Crisis clinicians shall have, as a minimum, a master’s degree in clinical social work or psychology and have a valid clinical license to practice in the state of Kansas.  Clinical staff must be credentialed by Kansas Health Solutions.  Background experience working with special needs children/youth and families, particularly community-based services, are preferred. Clinicians must successfully complete background investigations and possess a valid Kansas driver's license.  A good driving record, proof of insurance and reliable transportation may be required to complete all job duties.


    Clinicians are expected to exhibit good work ethic and be flexible in their weekly work schedule.  Effective clinical skills, time management and organizational skills are necessary attributes for this position. 


    Clinicians must have sufficient ambulatory capabilities to work with children/youth in the office or community based setting.  Requires physical ability to restrain children and adolescents exhibiting out of control behaviors.


    Clinicians must exhibit satisfactory verbal and written communication skills.


    Clinicians must possess and utilize effective interpersonal skills to promote teamwork. Clinicians must work collaboratively with other team members to deliver optimal services to clients and families.


    Clinicians are expected to complete Managing Aggressive Behavior (MAB), HIPPA and Corporate Compliance training and other trainings as defined by the agency.    


    Active membership in professional organizations is strongly encouraged.


    Background checks and drug screen required. 


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