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Adolescent Outpatient Clinician

Position Title: Outpatient Clinician (Clinician II)
Job Title: Adolescent Center for Treatment Outpatient Clinician (Clinician II)
Organizational Unit: Johnson County KS -> Mental Health -> MNH-Addiction and

Residential Services
Location: Johnson County - KS US
Mental Health - Shawnee - Shawnee, KS 66203 US (Primary)
Position Grade: 17.16 Exempt    
Pay Range (actual pay depends on qualifications): $24.51 - $36.77
Employment Category: Fulltime-Regular (40 hrs, Full Benefits)
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm; early evening availability required
Job Description: Johnson County Mental Health is looking for qualified applicants to fill the position of a full-time clinician with the Adolescent Outpatient and Addiction Services (AOAS) team. This position provides weekly counseling services to Johnson County youth ages 12 – 18 with identified Substance use disorder problems. Clients of the AOAS program do not require a mental health diagnosis to be accepted, however; dual licensure is preferred due to the high rate of behavioral health and substance use related services. The AOAS team is also affiliated with the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court team (a collaboration with Johnson County Court Services). This is a new position approved in the 2022 budget and will not start until January 3, 2022. This position will remain open until filled. Additional duties include:
The schedule for this position is Monday – Friday with some early evening hours.
  • Conducts comprehensive clinical assessments as a part of the intake and diagnostic process, ongoing provision of services, and/or crisis intervention; identifies individual needs and diagnoses substance use and/or mental health disorders; assesses individual risk for suicide and other safety related concerns; determines the need for medication evaluation and referral; interprets and communicates relevant information to individuals, families, and other stakeholders.
  • Develops complex treatment and intervention plans to address the clinical needs of individuals in single or multiple areas of focus; networks with other community agencies to research and coordinate a variety of resources and services to address comprehensive, intensive, or long term individual needs; encourages the establishment and maintenance of support systems; collaborates with other providers in the development, implementation, and review of plans.
  • Provides psychotherapy and other clinical and therapeutic services for a designated case load of individuals, groups, and families with complex, intensive, or ongoing needs; ensures services provided are consistent with individual plans; initiates and attends individual and/ or group meetings and provides services in a community based setting; organizes and facilitates skill development, clinical, and support groups; responds to emergency or crisis related requests from individuals and/or agencies; arranges for appropriate care and services; reviews and updates diagnosis and level of care.
  • Completes and submits clinical documentation regarding services provided; evaluates and documents individuals' progress according to measurable goals; reviews and approves documentation and plans of care developed by other staff to ensure services are consistent with the level of care required for each individual's needs; monitors the quality and effectiveness of services provided.
Job Requirements: Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Addiction Counseling, or other Human Services field; Kansas Behavioral Sciences licensure* at the master’s level; and a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record are required.  *Applicants who meet Kansas licensure requirements may be considered if Kansas licensure is obtained by time of an employment offer and licensure is pending confirmation at the time of employment application. 
Kansas Behavioral Sciences license at the clinical level; licensed as an Addiction Counselor or Clinical Addiction Counselor by the Behavioral Health Sciences Regulatory Board with the State of Kansas and/or experience working with individuals with a primary substance use disorder and one year of experience in dual diagnosis is preferred. 
Johnson County Government requires reference/background screening for all positions.  Specified criteria may vary by Department/Agency.
Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions: All County employees may be called upon to assist other departments in a declared emergency situation.
Driving Status: Occasional (less than 5%)
Category: Health, Welfare, and Social Services
Apply on Johnson County Government website at
About Johnson County Mental Health:
Join us in assisting Johnson County residents on the journey to recovery.
Johnson County Mental Health Center is a department within the Johnson County, Kansas Government. We serve county residents living with a mental illness including adults and young adults, children with serious emotional disturbance, as well as individuals with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder. Additionally, services are provided to those individuals who are experiencing acute psychological distress that may result in an intensive level of service such as hospitalization.
Some of the services provided by JCMHC include:
  • mental health services for adults, young adults, and children in both crisis and non-emergency situations
  • individual and group therapy
  • 24-hour crisis line management by licensed clinicians
  • forensic services for children and adults
  • family functional therapy
  • residential and outpatient substance use services for adults and adolescents
  • prevention services and community education
  • psychiatric medication services and on-site pharmacy
  • mental health co-responders embedded within local law enforcement agencies
  • vocational services
Working at Johnson County Mental Health Center is not just a job - it’s an invitation to positively impact the community every day. We are a department within the Johnson County, Kansas Government with over 4,000 employees and enjoy a robust benefits package that includes many different health care coverage options as well as dental, vision, disability and life insurance for eligible employees. Eligible employees receive 10 paid holidays per year plus 3 floating holidays, sick pay, and vacation. Johnson County Government employees participate in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS), a state-wide defined benefit retirement plan that provides a monthly benefit upon retirement, and we participate in a points-based wellness program with fitness credits that can be used at over 160 area facilities. For more information about benefits & wellness visit our website.
Johnson County Government is a values-based organization that empowers all employees, regardless of title or position, to exercise leadership. We believe that everyone has something to contribute and a voice to be heard. Johnson County Mental Health Center is proud of our strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches to all relationships, both with clients and with each other.

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $50,000 - 74,999