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Psychiatric Outpatient Clinician – Friendship Academy

The Watson Institute is hiring a full-time Psychiatric Outpatient Clinician at our Watson Institute Friendship Academy special education school.

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Employment Type: Full-time

Psychiatric Outpatient Clinician Job Responsibilities:

  • Conduct patient and family assessments and collaborate with attending psychiatrist to determine diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan
  • Provide direct treatment to patients and families utilizing evidence-based treatments (cognitive behavioral treatment, family systems dialectical therapy, and psychoeducational therapeutic interventions)
  • Conduct individual, group and family therapy with assigned patients
  • Evaluate patient and family data, select appropriate intervention methods and implement treatment programs in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team based on an understanding of psychiatric symptomatology and family systems principles
  • Function as a liaison with community agencies and organizations to facilitate continuity of patient and family care
  • Collaborate with family and staff involved in patient’s care to maintain open communication and positive working relationships
  • Participate in ongoing training and supervision
  • Maintain accurate and complete case records in a timely manner
  • Meet productivity requirements as set by the Director

Psychiatric Outpatient Clinician Job Requirements:

  • Masters Degree in the Mental Health field required
  • Licensed Professional Counselor or Licensed Clinical Social Worker preferred
  • Significant clinical experience in a psychiatric setting, working with children and families diagnosed with a variety of psychiatric disorders as well as the provision of family, group and individual therapy
  • Flexibility in scheduling
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and written and oral communication skills