Easter Seals UCP North Carolina and Virginia, Inc.
Position Title: NC START Clinical Coordinator Supervisory Position: Yes No X
Program/Dept.: NC START Central Clinical Team FLSA Status: Exempt Non-Exempt: X
Location: Central North Carolina Supervisor: START Regional Director, START Clinical Team Lead; Clinical Director
Management reserves the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Position Summary: The position is responsible for performing clinical and coordination services for NC START Clinical Team. Position participates in a shared rotation of a 24/7/365 crisis line which includes on-site response.
Essential Job Functions:
• Implements the NC START supports for individuals (both child and adult) with intellectual/developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental illness or behavioral health needs.
• Maintains linkages and relationships with community partners and stakeholders
• Ensures the coordination of support meetings and cross systems crisis prevention and intervention plans for individuals supported by NC START.
• Participates in required meetings with Team Members, NC START Director, and other applicable parties.
• Completes Comprehensive Service Evaluations.
• Conducts clinical assessments in the form of clinical intakes, crisis assessments; administers mental health diagnostic scales such as the Aberrant Behavior Checklist.
• Evaluates and interprets the results of assessments and diagnostic scales and uses them to determine the appropriateness of current diagnoses
• Clinician uses current or updated diagnoses and biopsychosocial assessments during treatment team meetings to discuss the families’ goals for their client and the client’s system.
• Engages system with continual assessment and goal modification to implement interventions such as play therapy, art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and soon group therapy.
• Coordinates individuals’ care with appropriate MCO representatives, identified Care Coordinator or other Clinical Home Provider, and with applicable crisis responder (Emergency Services, Mobile Crisis Teams, Law Enforcement, Hospital Emergency Departments, Walk-in Crisis, etc.).
• Identifies and coordinates training and technical assistance needs for providers, natural supports and other components of the system of care.
• Works closely with State Psychiatric Hospitals and Training Centers for support of individuals transitioning to the community.
• Collects and enters required data and produces documentation on administrative and service delivery and overall utilization of NC START services.
• Other duties as assigned/required.
• Qualified Professional
• Fluent Spanish speaker highly preferred
• Minimum of a master’s degree in human services or related field from an approved, accredited institution and no less than one year of relevant experience.
• Graduation from an accredited college/university with a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or closely related field preferred.
• Current or eligible for NC license as an LPC, LCSW, LPA, LCAS, or LMFT preferred
• Experience in intellectual/developmental disabilities, including programming for individuals with significant behavioral needs.
• At least one year of clinical experience with children or adolescents preferred
• Knowledge of the MH and I/DD systems of care.
• Knowledge and ability to utilize computer word processing and data programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Web-based data entry, etc.
• Must demonstrate capacity to effectively communicate verbally and in written form.
• Within one year of providing services in this capacity, the coordinator must be approved for certification as a START Coordinator by the University of New Hampshire, IOD Center for START Services.
Essential physical requirements:
• Must be physically able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, bend and assist individuals with mobility needs.
• Must be able to hear with in normal ranges
• Must be able to talk in order to articulate crisis prevention, intervention and de-escalation supports.
• Must be able to see with or without accommodation to observe individuals.
• Standard and mobile office equipment: laptop, fax, smart phone, scanner, printer, copier, tablet. Use of personal transportation may be required.
There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position.
• Facility and community with exposure to weather elements.
• Travel will be required