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Early Childhood Program Clinician (SEED Program)

Universal Health Services

Washington, DC
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Early Childhood Program Clinician (SEED Program)

Job Code:  238161
Facility: First Home Care - VA, MD, DC
Travel Involved: 30-40%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health, Social Work/Case Management, Therapy
Category: Allied Health
FTE: 1.0
Position Summary:

First Home Care is a core service agency providing Medicaid and mental health services to children, adolescents and families in Washington DC and the surrounding areas. Our programs offer free-standing, independent levels of care; however, they also function as contracted, wraparound services. As such, they provide ancillary treatment to support programs of social service agencies, special education programs, and office-based therapies.

First Home Care is seeking an experienced clinician for the new SEED Program.

The Early Childhood Program Clinician provides assessment, prevention, early intervention, and treatment services to assigned clients within the SEED Program. This can include provision of evidenced based practices including PCIT and CPP-FV as well as individual and family therapy, community support services and any other clinically necessary services

Job Functions:

1. Must be able to utilize a computer-based system in order to enter contact notes.
2. Must possess knowledge of community resources and how to access such resources; family dynamics; crisis intervention/management; and strong organizational and communication skills.
3. Must be able to navigate around the city and surrounding areas to provide client services in homes, schools and elsewhere in the community
4. Comfortable getting up and down from the floor to engage with young children.
5. Assesses the mental health needs of clients and families as assigned.
6. Provides or arranges for clinically appropriate prevention, early intervention, and treatment services, initiating outside service referrals as necessary.
7. Completes intake protocol, diagnostic assessment designated pre and post treatment assessment on all clients on treatment caseload.
8. Conducts individual, family, and group counseling/therapy with clients and families. Provide home interventions/visits as necessary;
9. Solicits parent/caregiver involvement in program planning and treatment services.
10. Participates in individual crisis interventions as needed.
11. Communicates and keep team apprised of developments in the clients’ treatment.
12. Completes documentation as required by licensure and First Home Care in an accurate and timely manner.
13. Reliably attends DBH trainings, FHC trainings, staff meetings and supervision as scheduled. Including evidence-based practices provided by the agency.
14. Fosters and develops an awareness of community issues that affect the client’s care and intervene when appropriate.
15. Completes other tasks as assigned.
16. Completes all training required to perform evidenced based practices including PCIT and CPP-FV


First Home Care offers those employees working full-time a robust compensation and benefit package to include: Health and Prescription coverage, Dental, Vision, Long-Term Disability, Short-Term Disability, Life, AD&D, Flexible Spending Accounts, 401k with matching contributions, Stock purchase plan, Employee Assistance Program, Continuing Education, Paid Time Off, Legal Plan, Long-Term Care Insurance, Critical Illness, Accident Coverage, Auto and Home Insurance and even Pet Insurance!!


Education:                   Master’s Degree in Social Services or a related field.   LGSW, LICSW, LPC, LGPC required.




Certification:               LGSW, LICSW, LPC, LGPC, LMHP or MTFC


Experience:                  Two or more years of experience working with children, youth, and families in a community based setting.



Requirements:            While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Have the ability to navigate around the community.

The Physical Requirements described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the primary functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, who are otherwise qualified, to perform the primary functions.

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