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Tri-County Mental Health Services Community-Based Clinician (Clay County Health Department) in Kansas City, Missouri

Community-Based Clinician (Clay County Health Department)


Title: Community-Based Clinician (Clay County Health Department)

ID: 4603

Department: Community-Based Services

Salary Range: N/A

Employment Status: Full-time



Responsible for the provision of assessment, crisis intervention, and therapy in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team. This is a community based position, providing behavioral health services as part of an integrated team within the County Health Department.


The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

• Provides comprehensive clinical and resource assessment including initial diagnosis to consumers referred by the County Health Department.

• Provides crisis services face-to-face and by telephone as needed.

• Provides individual therapy to consumers at the County Health Department.

• Provides case management activities associated with linking consumers to Tri-County Mental Health Services (TCMHS), as well as community resources as needed.

• Acts as a liaison between TCMHS and the County Health Department by providing direct services to consumers. Provides knowledge about behavioral health issues and trauma informed care practices.

• Utilizes independent judgment and decision-making regarding consumers being seen at the Health Department in determining the appropriate interventions.

• Completes clinical documentation in the electronic medical record in the time frame required, which clearly reflects clinical interventions provided and necessity of those interventions.

• Maintains knowledge of agency technology programs and/or systems and uses them effectively.

• Meets productivity expectations per TCMHS requirements.

• Works in a cooperative and problem-solving manner with TCMHS staff and community agencies.

• Assists the Director of Youth and Community Services in identification of service gaps and steps necessary to address service needs.

• Other duties and/or responsibilities may be assigned by supervisor



• Master’s Degree

• LCSW, LPC or Provisional License required

Experience Required:

• 1 to 3 years of similar position-related experience

Required Knowledge:

• Knowledge gained through prior employment and education including assessment, treatment planning, individual therapy and crisis management.

• Knowledge of Trauma Informed Practices and Cognitive Therapy.


• Ability to build rapport with consumers.

• Able to effectively utilize software systems including EMR systems, Microsoft and Outlook.