Family Clinical Advisor

Full-time position (40 hours weekly)

We Value Our Employees By Offering:

  • Medical, Dental, Life, and Health Care Benefits (FT)
  • 3 weeks of paid/sick time off plus 10 Holidays per year (FT) 

Polara Health, Serving on the front-lines of mental health treatment in Yavapai County since 1966, Polara Health (formerly West Yavapai Guidance Clinic) is uniquely positioned to improve access for people in need of high quality and affordable holistic care. We are a beacon of hope, help and healing for over 7,000 individual and families and 1,300 children annually.  Focused on addressing the whole person through a client centered approach, we offer holistic, transformative services that are tailored to address the unique needs of each client, address the social determinants of health and ensure coordination of care with loved ones and other integrated service providers. 

GENERAL SUMMARY

Primary duties include outpatient and home-based family, individual, and play therapy for a broad range of behavioral health problems.  Knowledge and understanding of family systems theory, family dynamics, and family therapy is essential.  Must also have field experience in working with multi-problem families, with ability to relate well with families of varied lifestyles, backgrounds, and ethnicity.  Crisis intervention, school and agency consultation, assessment and treatment planning are included.  There must be willingness and ability to work in close cooperation with other team and project members, to share responsibilities, work distribution, and decision-making.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule with some evening availability.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform all responsibilities and duties of the Clinical Liaison function as defined in state and Polara Health protocols.
  • Development and updating of comprehensive treatment plans for all clients.
  • Management of all aspects of therapy, including referrals to additional resources when appropriate and including crisis assessment and management.
  • Maintenance of client records according to applicable agency and professional standards.
  • Completion of all necessary paperwork to assure the clinic receives payment from the appropriate funding source for all services rendered.
  • Service provision shall be conducted at the clinic, the client's home, or other community sites as appropriate to the case while ensuring staff safety and ability to conduct the service.
  • Active participation in department efforts to assess and provide customer service to both payer and clients.
  • Assisting in department strategic planning and implementation through participation in department staffings, staff meetings, training and other meetings as assigned.
  • Active participation in agency affairs, including marketing, promotion of mental health services, development of programs, and other related duties as assigned.
  • Active participation in on-site training, attending workshops and seminars, and conduction training based on workshops attended and/or expertise developed individually.
  • Participation in on call as defined by the department.
  • Conducting necessary case management to ensure proper referral and follow-up on associated services.
  • Participation and documentation of clinical supervision per Clinic policy.
  • Participation in the planning and delivery of wrap-around services for appropriate clients.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS:

A.  Education:

Master's in Behavioral Health or related field.  Must qualify for certification from ABBHE.

B.  Experience:

2-3 years community mental health working with children and families.


EOE/Non-smoking facility. Pre-employment drug screening/background check required. ** All candidates must be able to obtain a DPS Fingerprint Clearance card. You may email additional questions about employment to hr@polarahealth.com

It is the policy of Polara Health not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or national origin.  This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following:  recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff and termination. PH further agrees to take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities.