A Master’s Level professional responsible for providing direct care services to adult clients in the Adult Mental Health Program including providing community support services, either individually or in a group, as specified by the Program Supervisor and/or the Clinical Manager. The clinician will be responsible for providing offsite and onsite services to adults within the Division of Mental Health’s Adult Outpatient Program who do not meet the criteria for the ACT, CST or CSR programming and who are integrated within the recovery community. Provide counseling with an emphasis on the prevention of relapse. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental health. Assist individuals with co-occurring disorders; family, parenting, and marital problems; suicide; stress management; problems with self-esteem; and issues associated with mental and emotional health.
Provide billable Medicaid services to all assigned clients/ residents; Meet weekly productivity of 26 hours.
Completes Mental Health Assessments through a formal process of gathering information regarding a client's mental and physical status and presenting problems resulting in the identification of the client's mental health service needs and recommendations for service delivery;
As a member of an interdisciplinary team develop comprehensive Treatment Plans (initial and updates) within the required timeframes;
Completes all necessary service planning as required by Rule 132;
Assure the participation of team members, the individual, the guardian, the family and necessary; professionals in the treatment process, unless the individual is not legally disabled and does not desire the involvement of the family or the family refuses to participate;
As indicated and within the confines of confidentiality counsels family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting clients.
Meet with families, probation officers, police, and other interested parties to exchange necessary information during the treatment process.
Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.
Initiate and coordinate the interdisciplinary process as often as specified in the services plan or when required by problems or changes;
Provide intensive stabilization, assessment, crisis intervention, and case management;
Participate in all required training as offered in the mental health division;
Ensure that client records are maintained in accordance with Section 115.300(I);
Provide individual, family and group therapy to assigned clients to promote emotional, cognitive, behavioral or psychological changes as indicated;
Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed to comply with changes in clients' status.
Learn about new developments in their field by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, and establishing and maintaining contact with other social service agencies.
Actively discuss with individual clients their plans for life after successful discharge from the program.
Provide psychosocial rehabilitation services and community support group services to clients within the day treatment program;
Provide psycho-educational services to family members of assigned clientele as warranted or indicated;
Complete and receive authorizations and pre-certifications for assigned clientele;
Ensure that all requirements for case management activities and supports related to Permanent Supportive Housing (Bridge/Voucher) clients are adhered to in a timely and efficient manner;
Help consumers apply for and transition to other types of long-term housing assistance, such as Section 8 vouchers or public housing;
Assist, guide, and refer consumers to other resources, as needed.
Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment;
Perform other duties as assigned
Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or an appropriate human service field;
Minimum of two years’ experience in the human service field;
Knowledge of and proficiency in computer programs, i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe, etc.;
Demonstrate a high degree of skill in problem-solving and working effectively with people.
Must be detail-oriented and flexible.
Knowledge of Community Mental Health, Rule 132 and the Department of Mental Health;
Ability to communicate effectively and serve as a liaison to primary referral sources, families, team members, school districts, community agencies, and signatory partners.