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Clinician (5954)

Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong, and communities are vibrant.
LSF is looking for a talented -Clinician -who wants to make an impact in the lives of children and families.
Purpose & Impact:
Conducts mental health assessment and provides ongoing clinical services to the Unaccompanied Children (UC's) referred to the Dream Center. In collaboration with the case management team, these services will be provided on an intensive, short-term basis and will require fluency with the policies of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).
Essential Functions:

  • Conduct clinical intake assessment and provide ongoing clinical and crisis interventions for clients.
  • Screens UCs for human trafficking concerns.
  • Collaborate regularly with case management team to provide the clinical perspective in the assessment, service provision, and discharge of UCs within the ORR-mandated timeframes.
  • Conduct weekly individual counseling sessions and weekly group counseling sessions with UC clients.
  • Conduct sponsor assessments and provide clinical expertise in sponsor reunification cases.
  • Apply a working knowledge of child welfare best practices to protect all clients in care and mitigate risk factors where possible.
  • Maintain documentation of all clinical activities in accordance with ORR policy
  • Maintain an updated, working knowledge of DHS and UC/ORR policy and operating procedures.
  • Meet regularly with supervisor to consult on cases, review case plan decisions, and evaluate client progress.
  • Provide translation support as needed for clients, sponsors, and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Other Functions:
    To perform other related duties as assigned.
    Physical Requirements:

    • Must be able to drive, have a valid Florida Driver's License and maintain a clean driving record.
    • Must be able to work flexible and long hours.
    • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

      Master's degree in social work with clinical experience in the program, or master's degree in psychology, sociology, or other relevant behavioral science in which direct clinical experience is a program requirement, or a bachelor's degree plus 5 years clinical employment experience. Must be licensed or eligible for licensure.
      Minimum of 2-4 years of experience relevant to the position and working with vulnerable, immigrant or migrant populations.
      Must have experience working in a residential facility. -

      • Excellent organizational and time management skills
      • Ability to collaborate with others, including case management staff, educational team members, and supervisors.
      • Ability to practice cultural sensitivity and work effectively with diverse populations.
      • Ability to be flexible with working hours and on-call responsibilities.
      • Excellent writing skills
      • Computer skills sufficient to perform essential functions (using the UC Portal, Microsoft Office, and any internal case management software)
      • Bilingual in Spanish and English


        • Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs.

          Principle Accountabilities:

          • Reports to Lead Licensed Clinician
          • Team player with co-workers
          • Accurate, complete and timely submission of required financial reports, forecasts, proposals, and analysis.
          • Cost effective program operation.
          • Adherence to agency policies and managements
          • Effective staff management and leadership

            Why work for LSF? - -
            LSF offers 60 programs across the state of Florida serving a wide range of populations in need.---Mission Driven -staff members become part of the LSF community while transforming the lives of -those in need. Our staff additionally find -growth opportunities -as they explore areas of interest within the---organization.------ - -
            Amazing benefits package -including: -

            • Medical, Dental and Vision -
            • Teladoc (24/7 -online access to doctors) -
            • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) -
            • Employer paid life insurance (1X salary) -
            • 13 paid holidays + 1 floating -holiday -
            • Generous PTO policy (starting at 16 working days a year) -
            • 403(b) Retirement -plan -with 3% discretionary employer match OR 3% student loan repayment reimbursement -
            • Tuition reimbursement - -

              Lutheran Services Florida embraces diversity, -equity -and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunity---employer. -

Keywords: Lutheran Services Florida, Sarasota , Clinician (5954), Other , Sarasota, Florida

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