Turning Point has been serving youth in Colorado for over 50 years and we take pride in providing a flexible work environment and growth opportunities to our employees. We are looking for out-going, self directed individuals with a desire to turn lives around.
Turning Point boasts many long-term employees – some with more than 15 years at the agency. It is a fantastic place to work and we hope you will join us.
Some of the benefits of employment with Turning Point include:
Job Title: Clinician, Addictions Focus
FLSA status: Exempt
Position can be Full-Time, Part-time, or Contact
Department: Clinical Program
Reports to: Clinical Director
Minimum Salary: $50,000 – $62,000
Position summary and general purpose:
Turning Point has existed in Larimer County for over 55 years as a residential service for youth. It has been a beacon of mental health and addiction services for the underserved in Larimer and Weld Counties. The organization is currently transitioning exclusively to outpatient services and is under new management. Clinical staff are responsible for carrying a caseload of clients in early addiction and/or legal recovery through individual, group, and family therapy services through in-home, office sessions, and intensive outpatient programming in a private practice/outpatient model.
1. Masters’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or MFT program required. 2. Provisional or full licensure for LCSW, LMFT, LPC required
3. CAS/LAC preferred
4. At least two years experience in pre or post-graduate school within private or non-profit organizations that serve addiction and mental health clients.
5. Ability to independently manage a caseload within a team-oriented and supportive atmosphere.
6. Ability to provide one clinical training per quarter to the rest of the clinical team.
7. Proficiency in the management of Electronic Health Records Systems and efficient note-writing.
8. Ability to travel to in-home appointment locations as needed.
1. Development and implementation of Client Services:
a. Complete all substance use screenings and assessments and develop each client’s individualized recovery and treatment plan.
b. Work collaboratively with the treatment team in decision-making processes involving clinical issues that impact treatment, including attending regular clinical team meetings.
c. Provide leadership through assisting and supporting team members in implementing treatment plan interventions, milieu management, and crisis intervention.
2. Direct Care:
a. Assume primary responsibility for assigned caseload to include assessing and developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating treatment plans, discharge summaries, and other therapeutic documents as required by policy or regulations. b. Facilitate individual and group therapy as scheduled in each program.
c. Report to the client’s treatment team and the program staff all information regarding progress, significant events, issues, or concerns.
d. Document all individual and group sessions in an electronic client file.
e. Assist Outpatient Coordinator and clinical team to ensure compliance with licensing, contract, and CARF requirements.
f. Maintain client records in the agency’s computerized database system (Therapy Notes).
g. Assist in developing a transition/discharge plan for client caseload.
h. Develop discharge and transition plans for client caseload in coordination with other team members.
i. Complete other duties as assigned.
Professional Relationships and Representation:
1. Represent the agency in word and action, conveying professionalism, consensus of department and treatment team, support the agency mission and treatment philosophies, and regard for agency policies and procedures.(PPPM-Section 1080 3.d.)
2. Role model to clients in an appropriate demeanor, appearance, language, and communication. (PPPM-Section 1080 1.g.)
3. Treat the findings, views, and actions of all colleagues respectfully, and use appropriate channels to express a judgment on these matters. (PPPM-Section 1080 3.c.)
4. Work within the bounds of the professional protocol in all manner of speaking.(PPPM Section 1080 3.e.)
5. Maintain an open and non-judgmental mindset with staff and clients, recognizing the inherent worth of all individuals.
1. Help clients find a pathway to recovery and overcoming their barriers.
2. Oversee all aspects of the client’s recovery plan.
3. Work with supervisors and other treatment team members to ensure the quality of services across programs.
4. Exercise healthy boundaries with clients and exhibit the ability to maintain personal self-care.
Supervisory responsibilities: No direct reports.
Physical demands and work environment:
1. Ability to do the occasional lifting of up to 40 pounds (physical).
2. Ability to use computerized client database systems for documentation and record keeping (visual).
3. Ability to communicate with clients, families, referral agents, and other professionals in person, by telephone, and by email (verbal, visual, and hearing).
4. Ability to climb stairs to access clients at all times in the buildings (physical).
5. Ability to operate a motor vehicle in order to transport clients as appropriate (physical, visual).
Have questions about this position? Email Keith Colton at email@example.com, and include the job title in the subject line.