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Qualified Professional - Mental Health - Adult Services

Appalachian Community Services Asheville, NC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

This position is located in Swain County, NC!

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Exercises independent judgment and discretion in managing a small caseload of client families, providing services on an intensive basis and utilizing short-term, solution focused treatment strategies.
  • Facilitates wraparound team meetings to enlist existing supports in determining and meeting service objectives and to identify additional resources and supports.
  • Prepares written service plan, incorporating input from clients, involved service providers, and wraparound team members, and clearly identifying problem areas and needs, strategies, and service objectives.
  • Functions with autonomy and makes decisions without direct immediate supervision with regard to the treatment of clients.
  • Provides direct clinical services to clients, including individual, family, couple, and group therapy, and issue-specific or educational groups (parenting skills, anger management, substance abuse interventions).
  • Responds to crisis situations with twenty-four hour a day availability.
  • Documents case activities for both clinical and billing purposes.
  • Prepares progress reports as required by referral source or service purchaser.
  • Participates in Child Specific Team, Family Assessment and Planning Team, and other interdisciplinary, diagnostic, or planning meetings.
  • Collaborates and coordinates with other case involved service providers and professionals, such as attorneys, school personnel, social workers, and probation counselors.
  • Links clients with external programs or services, such as health services, recreational activities, child care services, financial resources, employment resources, child care, AA/NA groups, transportation resources, and others.
  • Attends court hearings when families are court-involved and presents testimony and treatment recommendations as requested by attorneys, referral source, the court, or clients.
  • Guides, collaborates, and coordinates with NCG mentors regarding service strategies and case management, ensuring the adequate exchange of information and assigning mentors case management duties.
  • Works with Clinical Supervisor to increase effectiveness of therapeutic interventions.
  • Prepares written Discharge Summary and Plan.
  • Apprises Clinical Supervisor of work load, case activity, service barriers, and procedural problems in staff and one-on-one meetings.
  • Follows all HIPAA regulations as it relates to clients of NCG.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

To qualify as a QP to provide Intensive In-Home, Day Treatment for Children and Adolescents Under 21 (Level A) and Therapeutic Behavioral Services (Level B), the individual must have the designated clinical experience and must:

  • Have a social work Bachelors or Master’s degree form an accredited college or university with at least one year of clinical experience with children or adolescents; or
  • Have a Master’s degree in psychology from an accredited college or university with at least one year of clinical experience; or
  • Be a registered nurse with at least one year of clinical experience with children and adolescents; or
  • Have at least a Bachelor’s degree in a human services field or in special education from an accredited college and with at least one year of clinical experience with children and adolescents.

Clinical experience means providing direct behavioral health services to children and adolescents with a mental illness. It includes supervised internships, practicums, and field experience. A human services field is defined as social work, psychology, sociology or counseling. A listing of other degrees that are deemed equivalent is located on the DMAS website.

Appalachian Community Services

Appalachian Community Services (ACS) provides mental health, substance abuse, and intellectual/developmental disability services to individuals and families within the seven western counties of North Carolina. Our mission is to promote the emotional and physical well-being of consumers in a safe and respectful environment.

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