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Intake Clinician

Company: United Recovery Project
Location: West Palm Beach
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Intake Clinician is responsible for performing a wide variety of intake assessments as directed by the Clinical Director. He/She will collaborate with the Treatment Team to formulate the Initial Treatment Plan and assist in coordinating continued care plans. The Intake Clinician will also fill in as needed as a Primary Therapist.


Review assessments from referring facilities and note problems/issues that require further attention.
Complete the following intake assessments and documents within required timeframe set by CD:
Bio-psychosocial Assessment
Bio-psychosocial Update (when needed)
Suicide Risk Assessment
Spirituality Assessment
Trauma Assessment
Educational Learning Assessment
Initial Treatment Plan
Admission Progress Note
Introduce client to facility and staff members in a professional manner.

Gather comprehensive diagnostic information through psychosocial assessment interview then develop an Integrated Summary, bringing together information from all assessments to identify problem areas that may affect treatment and/or need to be addressed in treatment planning.

During first session interaction with client, forward any pressing matters to Clinical Director for further evaluation if needed.

Maintain clinical records according to program policies and those of licensing and accrediting agencies, documents accurately as it relates to treatment goals and objectives, ensure that documentation is timely, consistent, clear and articulate and keep clinical records secure at all times.

Lead and co-facilitate group therapy sessions in a manner that creates an atmosphere in which self- disclosure is facilitated, helps patients gain group process skills, and helps patients gain insight into problems and utilizes experiential techniques effectively when instructed by CD.

Assist clients in answering any questions regarding program and what treatment will look like.

Adapt to different types of clients.

Maintain healthy boundaries.

Understand and apply the program's clinical philosophy.

Demonstrate good strategic and problem-solving skills.

Accept and utilize supervision and address problems noted by Supervisor.

Communicate with Supervisor and keep Supervisor informed of significant client issues.

Have good work habits: get things done in a timely, efficient manner, adhere to time schedules, maintain good communication, demonstrate willingness to accept responsibility and function well as a team member and contribute positively to the morale of staff.

Responds and assists in medical emergency situations as directed and needed.

Adheres to facility policies and procedures, DCF Rules and Regulations and JC Standards.

Performs other duties as assigned.

This is a 1099 Contactor position.
Pay Range $30.00 to $50.00 Hourly commensurate with experience and licensure


Master's Degree in social work, psychology or related human services field, or Certified Addiction Professional License.

Two years of work experience in the behavioral health care setting.

Licensure and/or (Intern License) to practice clinical discipline in the appropriate state, as applicable, required in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health counselor and/or

Demonstrates Proficiency in Communication, observation & Written skills.
Knowledge of State & Federal Statutes Regarding Patient Confidentiality laws.
Knowledge of Drug-Free Workplace Policies.
Knowledge of Workplace Violence.
Knowledge of Corporate Integrity & Ethics
Knowledge of addictions.
Ability to interact with a multi-disciplinary team to assist in facets of the recovery program relating to physical health.
Knowledge of the 12-Step Recovery Program.
Knowledge and competency in problem solving, stress management, ethics and team building.
Knowledge of alcohol and other drugs that includes;
- Alcohol and addictive drugs and their physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual impact on the individual.
- Alcohol and addictive drugs and their impact on the family.
- Ability to determine if a medical emergency exists and to take appropriate action, when necessary.
- Knowledge of emergency procedures used in case of alcohol and/or drug overdose.
- Knowledge of First Aid and CPR.
- Knowledge of Federal, State and Municipal laws and/or regulations that regulate the treatment of alcoholism and drug addiction, including:
- Confidentiality
- Patient Rights
- Professional Code of Ethics
- Discrimination
- Flexibility to adapt to schedule changes and assumption of responsibilities not delineated in the job description which are related to work as a member of an addiction treatment team..


Keywords: United Recovery Project, Miami , Intake Clinician, Other , West Palm Beach, Florida

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