Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc.
Job Posting for Clinical Staff Member
TITLE: Clinical Staff Member (Full-Time)
REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc. (LCL).
PURPOSE: To conduct clinical evaluations (mental health/substance abuse) and referrals, support group meetings, educate the legal community regarding services and prevention methods, and market the LCL program.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB: Must have the ability to: sit in one place for an extended period of time; communicate effectively using the telephone, TDD, scanner, and computer; perform light lifting; and bend to file and retrieve records. The Clinical Staff Member must have the ability to travel to attend meetings in and out of state.
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JOB:
- Independently licensed mental health professional such as LICSW or Licensed Psychologist. It is a plus if the candidate also has a Juris Doctor (J.D.), or previous experience with lawyers.
- Hospital/clinic experience with a varied clinical population, including those presenting with addictions, significant personality disorders, and psychosis, much familiarity with writing psychosocial and mental status reports, treatment planning.
- Strong familiarity with a range of alcohol/drug oriented treatments, including individual and group therapy, 12-step groups/recovery model, other self/mutual-help groups, relevant medications, and stages of change.
- Strong writing skills.
- Speaking/presenting experience.
- Good teamwork orientation/experience.
- Familiarity with managed care (relevant for referral-making process).
- Familiarity with local behavioral health providers and other resources (for referrals).
- Active/interactive clinical style.
- Sensitive to matters of ethics, confidentiality, privacy.
- Working knowledge of Outlook; Microsoft PowerPoint software; Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet software and Microsoft Word Processing software.
- Clinical Evaluations (mental health/substance abuse) resulting in professional reports,
- Keep comprehensive and timely clinical records,
- Referrals of evaluated clients to clinicians in the community (matched by style, HMO, geography, approach, etc),
- Lead discussion groups on various topics addressing lawyer needs,
- Contribute to increasing awareness and utilization of LCL via activities such as
- Writing articles, blogs, etc.
- Frequent speaking engagements (some involving travel and evening events) to audiences consisting mainly of lawyers.
- Collaboration with bar associations and other organizations.
- Attend weekly staff meetings and collaborate actively with LCL staff, including Law Office Management Assistance Program staff as needs arise. Give and receive feedback on management of cases.
- Confer with law firm partners and those in leadership positions in other organizations with regard to managing problems with their staff (e.g., alcohol/drug, mental health, stress, reactions to crisis).
- Develop new programs and presentations based on arising needs in the community of those LCL serves.
- Sustain positive relations with the community of lawyers in recovery (from alcoholism/addiction) who comprise LCL “members”/”volunteers.”
- Participate in Quality Assurance procedures, and help develop them.
- Contribute to process of updating resource files, forging relationships with clinicians and facilities to whom LCL may refer.
- Attendance at National Conference of Legal Assistance Programs each year.
- Support the Executive Director on a variety of projects.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary depends on applicable experience. LCL provides a generous benefit package including health insurance for an individual.
APPLICATION: Please send your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail to LCL, Inc., Attention: Resume, 31 Milk Street, Suite 810, Boston, MA 02176.
No Phone calls, please.
NOTE: This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. It is not intended to provide an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the authority of supervisors or managers to assign or direct the activities of employees.