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Clinical Coordinator

Company: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus
Location: Wichita Falls
Posted on: June 16, 2022

Job Description:

Clinical Coordinator performs complex (journey-level) consultative services and technical assistance work. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing an agency program and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, government agencies, community organizations, or the general public. May provide guidance to others. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

This position will be housed in Region 8.


Essential Job Functions:
The primary responsibilities for this position will be to intervene at the child and family level, adopting an interdisciplinary team approach, which includes primary stakeholders involved with the child including, a STAR Health Medical Case Manager as well as professionals from the courts, education, juvenile justice, mental health, family members and others, to quickly get children out of unlicensed care, prevent entry into unlicensed care, and decrease recidivism.

Develop trauma-informed staffings with the interdisciplinary team and provide trauma-informed, individualized plans of care created with youth and family.

Work with each childs caseworker to ensure youth and their families are adequately prepared and supported to fully engage in these staffings. The Clinical Coordinator should practice in alignment with the core principles and values so that family-based care is optimized and there is an individualized approach that does not subscribe to cookie cutter step down pathways. The Clinical Coordinator should work with the caseworker and the regional lead to ensure that every child in an unlicensed placement is receiving the necessary therapeutic and educational resources needed.

The Clinical Coordinator will work with caseworkers to follow children for a minimum of 90 days after discharge from unlicensed placement to ensure that adequate services and supports are in place to stabilize them.

As children are moved into licensed placements the clinical coordinators will transition to assist with facilitating discharge meetings/ discharges for foster children in acute, subacute and QRTP. The clinical coordinator will maintain consistent contact with the members of the childs team. This goal being to successfully discharge children from one placement to another through supporting the caseworker and child and leading the team throughout the discharge process. This position will work closely with other entities to best support the child in DFPS care. The coordinator will be responsible for providing discharge support to other DFPS field staff.

May recommend and coordinate activities to produce a more effective program.

May provide input on developing and/or revising policy and procedure manuals.

May provide guidance to others.

Performs related work as assigned.

Knowledge Skills Abilities:
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws related to the program area; public administration and management techniques; statistical analysis processes; budget processes; research techniques; training and marketing techniques; and program management processes and techniques.

Knowledge of evidenced-based clinical practices related to adolescent behavioral health.

Knowledge of behavior dissimilarities of adolescent psychological disorders.

Knowledge of techniques proven to diagnose and treat adolescent psychological disorders.

Knowledge of theoretical treatment alternatives for adolescent psychological disorders.

Knowledge of preventive health care methodologies for adolescent psychological disorders.

Ability to maintain awareness of reactions of other individuals, and the ability to understand why those particular reactions occur.

Understanding of trauma informed care and how it pertains to individuals as well as the system as a whole.

Knowledge of excellent written and verbal communication methods.

Knowledge of numerous computer applications necessary for data analysis

Skill in identifying measures or indicators of program performance and the use of a computer and applicable software.

Ability to gather, assemble, correlate, and analyze facts; to devise solutions to problems; to market programs; to prepare reports; to develop, evaluate, and interpret policies and procedures; to communicate effectively; and to provide guidance to others.

Registration or Licensure Requirements:


Initial Selection Criteria:
Three years professional experience in a field related to:
o child protective services in a supervisory capacity or advanced level caseworker, or
o evidence-based clinical practices related to adolescent behavioral health.
A masters level degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Counseling, or other mental health field preferred.

Preferred Screening Criteria
Work experience in a clinical or treatment setting for adolescents focusing on theoretical treatment alternatives for adolescent psychological disorders.
Work experience related to trauma informed care and how it pertains to individuals.
LMSW, LCSW, LMFT, LPC, License as a Mental Health Professional, by the Board of Examiners in Counseling in accordance with ACA, or other closely related certification or licensure preferred.

Additional Information:


MOS Code:
Note: There are no direct military occupation(s) that relate to the initial selection criteria and registration or licensure requirements for this position. All active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and veterans are encouraged to apply. For more information, see the Texas State Auditor's Military Crosswalk here.

HHS agencies use E-Verify. You must bring your I-9 documentation with you on your first day of work.

- Click here to download the I-9 form.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HHS agencies will provide reasonable accommodation during the hiring and selection process for qualified individuals with a disability. If you need assistance completing the on-line application, contact the HHS Employee Service Center at 1-888-894-4747. If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodation to participate in the interview process, please notify the person scheduling the interview.


Keywords: North Texas State Hospital - Wichita Falls Campus, Wichita Falls , Clinical Coordinator, Healthcare , Wichita Falls, Texas

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