Children's Intake Clinician - COMCARE

Date: Mar 22, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  COMCARE 

Pay:  $72,028.06 annually | This position may be eligible for a sign on bonus of $5,000 after 60 days of employment if selected applicant meets all policy conditions.  

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 8a-5p with one evening per week  


Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.


Complete initial client intakes/assessments to ensure clients are connected to medically necessary services to improve the quality of life and ability to function more successfully in the community. Computer documentation of all services in a timely manner is required.


Service Provision Evaluation Services and Therapy

  • Complete client intake/assessment to include history, presenting problems and diagnoses using DSM-V criteria
  • Identify need for Individual therapy, family therapy, CBS services, or SED waiver services using identified and accepted methods to remediate symptoms of mental illness and/or substance use treatment to improve emotional and functional well-being as needed
  • Conduct risk assessments as needed to address safety of clients
  • Demonstrate flexibility in adapting to workflow when completing scheduled and unscheduled work assignments
  • Initiates outreach to increase engagement
  • Provide Group and/or Individual therapy as needed using identified and accepted methods to remediate symptoms of mental illness and/or improve emotional and functional well-being


Treatment Planning

  • Prepare quality treatment plans in collaboration with client and/or guardian
  • Facilitate treatment plan review, addressing updates and progress on goals with client’s treatment team if applicable



  • Complete progress notes, intake summaries, risk assessments and agency referral documentation within 48 hours of meeting with a client to complete an intake for services
  • Complete progress notes in accordance with CCBHC and COMCARE guidelines which meet requirements for medical necessity, goal-directed treatment and client response to treatment within prescribed timelines.
  • Complete Notes for Record, precautions, authorization for release of records, releases of information, safety documents and other documentation as required and/or recommended within established deadlines
  • Enters intake cancellations for accuracy and completeness of medical record


Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree or higher. Must be licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LMSW, LMFT, LMLP, LPC, or LP.    Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC/CCBHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens.  Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.


Preferred Qualifications: May be clinically licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LCP or LCPC, LCMFT, or LSCSW.


It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services provided to the general public, including employment and all other activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, disability, veteran status or any other similarly protected status. Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Human Resources by phone at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Do not use this phone number for employment questions. This number is provided only for those requiring ADA assistance. You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.

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