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The Mental Health Advocate/CFTSI Clinician is responsible for providing follow-up mental health interventions and referrals to families of patients seen in the Child Assessment Center (CAC). This position will provide parent support to include individual counseling and other necessary wrap-around care management services. In addition, this position will provide the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) curriculum to families requiring peri-trauma intervention post CAC assessment. The Mental Health Advocate/CFTSI Clinician will also review client surveys and screening tools, and provide appropriate feedback and recommendations. This position will also serve as a community liaison by providing education and training as requested and needed. Lastly, this position will serve as a back-up forensic interviewer. The Mental Health Advocate/CFTSI Clinician must demonstrate competency in appropriate use of mental health interventions when working with child and parents. This individual will provide culturally competent services in all areas.
This position reports to the TCFSH Clinical Manager.
TCFSH and NCH.
External: Child Protective Services; Law Enforcement; judicial agencies; physicians; behavioral healthcare providers; community agencies; all care/assessment providers.
KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
AGE(S) OF PATIENTS SERVED:
Patients that are victims/survivors will range from 0-18 years old. Family and caregivers will be of all ages.
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Must be able to see, hear, speak, and perform manual tasks with or without accommodation and care for oneself, with little or no difficulty. Performance of principle duties and responsibilities may require ability to travel.
Physical requirements may include but not be restricted to minimal lifting (less than 50 pounds), standing, walking, sitting, driving, hearing, and seeing. These requirements may occur from occasional use to frequent depending on the client served.
Sitting: Constantly (67 – 100%)
Talking on phone/in person: Constantly (67 – 100 %)
Typing on a keyboard: Frequently (34 – 66%)
Standing/walking: Occasionally (0 – 33%)
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.