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FATHERHOOD ENGAGEMENT CLINICIAN

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46205

Organization: HHC

Marion County Public Health Department is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce. We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities. Marion County Public Health Department also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at: hrmail@hhcorp.org.

Job Role Summary

The Indianapolis Healthy Start (IHS) Fatherhood Engagement Clinician (FEC) position enables IHS to expand its capacity to provide direct access to male program participants to reduce barriers and help address health disparities to strengthen our clinical services to program participants and their families. The FEC is responsible for ensuring male program participants receive comprehensive wrap around case management and clinical services to assist in addressing the public health crisis of maternal mortality in our community.  The FEC will work in collaboration with the Clinical Coordinator to identify the program participants who score over 10 on the Edinburgh Depression screen to ensure they become connected to comprehensive medical care, which also includes counseling and psychiatric services. FEC will implement evidenced based treatments, such as Circle of Security intervention and other father inclusion focused curriculum. The position allows for oversight and direct support to fathers and male program participants, while working under the supervision of IHS Clinical Coordinator. The FEC will work toward offering clinical expertise to connect program participants to medical and/or psychiatric providers as needed, as well as provide referrals to appropriate services. FEC will work to ensure the delivery of comprehensive medical care, behavioral health and anything else needed for program participants to reach a level of optimal mental health and overall physical well-being. Additionally, review of active cases will occur to ensure that the best therapeutic care is provided for each program participant’s circumstances (domestic violence, chronic mental illness, and suicidal ideation) etc. 

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in the following: Marriage & Family Therapy, Human Development, Social Relations, Women’s Studies, Social Work, Nursing, Psychiatry or other Behavior Health related field. 
  • 1-3 years’ experience as a Case Manager, Family Therapist, Behavior Health Counselor, or Clinical Social Worker 

Licenses/Certifications Required

  • Professional Licensure eligible within 2 years. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of evidence based behavior health clinical practice
  • Knowledge of case management, home visitation and health education practices
  • In depth knowledge of community resources
  • Judgment required in problem-solving/working with internal/external personnel from multiple organizational levels
  • Attention to detail in documentation of client encounters
  • Knowledge of quality improvement and ability to demonstrate the ability to apply to practice 
  • Knowledge of program evaluation

Working Enviornment

  • Frequent local travel to perform in-home therapeutic visits
  • Some physical effort associated with filing, carrying of supplies for health fairs, travel between office and meetings/ home visits
  • Required to travel both in-county and out-of-county for the coordination of program initiatives 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis