Mental Health Clinician

Position Title

Mental Health Clinician - J.D. - Polk Mental Health Clinic - Livingston, TX

Position Number

P #186

General Description

The Mental Health Clinician will provide direct care rehabilitative services to individual children/adolescents and their families, as well as potentially work with adults, enrolled in services with chronic mental illness in the office and community/home settings. Will perform services according to the individual's approved and prescribed recovery plan, and according to Burke and Medicaid standards and requirements. This worker will perform emergency assessment duties as needed. Proficient and timely documentation skills required. Self-discipline, flexibility, and time-organization skills are a must.  Service provision will occur to individuals residing in Polk, San Jacinto, and Tyler Counties. Performs duties under the supervision of the unit Clinical Coordinator.  As this position will require some travel to remote areas, reliable transportation is required.


Required:  Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Rehabilitation or other Human Services discipline that meets QMHP requirements, from an accredited college or university. 


Preferred:  Six (6) months' direct care experience working children and adolescents in a behavioral healthcare or educational setting.  Familiarity with DSM-IV diagnostic criteria.


Required: Valid Texas driver's license.

Physical Requirements

Required: Sight, hearing, talking, lifting up to 50 pounds, prolonged standing, walking, driving a vehicle, and hand/finger dexterity. 

Special Requests or Comments

Required: Must be physically able to complete Satori Alternative to Managing Aggressive Behavior (SAMA), CPR, First Aid, and Defensive Driving training modules.  Must have a driving record insurable by Burke's insurance administrator. Must have a reliable personal vehicle and travel routinely within the service area.


Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., may require occasional after-hours work to complete job responsibilities.


$38,324 - $39,560 annually, depending on qualifications and experience.