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Sr. Mental Health Practitioner

New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, Inc. Fort Pierce, FL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


The Mental Health Clinician provides mental health assessments, therapeutic services, crisis intervention, and/or any other identified clinical services deemed necessary to stabilize and improve the functioning of individuals served. They will function as a clinical member of the CAT Team may be designated by the team leader to function as the lead mental health professional.

Master's degree from an accredited university or college with a major in the field of counseling, social work, psychology, nursing, rehabilitation, special education, health education, or a related human services field
Two years professional experience providing services to persons with behavioral health disorders
Master's level clinicians hired after July 1, 2014 with degrees other than social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, or mental health counseling must have completed graduate level coursework in at least four of the following thirteen content areas:
Human growth and development
Diagnosis and treatment of psychopathology
Human sexuality
Counseling theories and techniques
Group theories and practice
Dynamics of marriage and family systems
Individual evaluation and assessment
Career and lifestyle assessment
Research and program evaluation
Personality theories
Social and cultural foundations
Counseling in community settings
Substance use disorders

Must have a valid Florida Driver's License with 6 points or less in the last 5 years.

Must be in good physical condition with no restrictions of movement.
Must be able to apply Therapeutic Effective Aggression Management (TEAM) Techniques without limitations.


1.0 Provide management for an assigned group of youth and families including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the treatment team.

1.1 Conduct comprehensive assessment of psychiatric history, mental status, developmental history and diagnosis; physical health and dental health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living; and family structure and relationships

1.2 Act as liaison and consult with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process

1.3 Perform shift management in coordination with other CAT team members according to established policies and procedures.

1.4 Participate in rotating on-call schedule

1.5 Document youth and families' progress to maintain a permanent record of activities according to established methods and procedures

1.6 Assist with crisis intervention and continual on-call coverage for 24 hours per day to assist with crisis intervention, referrals, or supportive counseling

1.7 Take the lead role or participate in providing substance use and treatment services

2.0 Provide on-going assessment of youth's mental illness and substance use disorder, if present, and behavioral issues and the youth and families' response to treatment.

2.1 Assume primary responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans in conjunction with the other team members.

2.2 Provide direct clinical services to youth and his or her family on an individual, group, and/or family basis in the office and in community settings to teach behavioral symptom management techniques to alleviate and manage symptoms not reduced with medication and/or therapy and to promote personal growth and development by assisting youth and family to adapt to and cope with internal and external stresses

2.3 Make appropriate changes in treatment plans to ensure immediate and appropriate interventions are provided in response to changes in mental status or behavior which put individuals at risk

2.4 May participate in setting treatment goals and plans with youth and family to reduce or abstain from substance use and to learn replacement behaviors

2.5 Responsible for development of individualized treatment plan, implementing the treatment plan and monitoring the progress of each assigned client

2.6 Conduct or participate in case reviews and/or case staffings as required

2.7 Review case referrals and share client information with Team Leader when cases are referred or assigned

3.0 Provide treatment, counseling, therapeutic mentoring, training or coordination in parenting skills, behavioral modification, family education, and family support network development, behavior management, sober living or relapse presenting skills development, with some interventions directed or performed by staff with specialty training and skills.

3.1 Educate and support individuals' families, and advocate for individuals' rights and preferences.

3.2 Coordinate with outside inpatient services to detoxify individuals and establish linkage to outpatient treatment, self-help programs, outpatient services and residential facilities.

3.3 Take a lead role or participate in the provision of rehabilitation services.

3.4 Teach job-seeking skills.

3.5 Develop individualized jobs based on individuals' needs, abilities, and interests.

3.6 Coordinate with state vocational rehabilitation and other employment services.

3.7 Responsible for development of individualized treatment plan, implementing the treatment plan and monitoring the progress of each assigned client.

3.8 Provide education to youth and his or her family to identify symptoms related to his or her diagnosis(es).

4.0 Prepares written documentation for each service conducted.

4.1 Maintain up to date client records and complete all service logs in a legible, timely and accurate manner.

4.2 Responsible for ensuring the timely completion of all clinical assessments and documentation.

4.3 Responsible for the timely completion and submission of all time sheets, service logs to the Team Leader for each pay period.

4.4 Responsible for reviewing all client records on caseload.

5.0 Participates in administrative committees and team meetings as required, clinical training, staff development as appropriate

5.1 Participate in 40 hours of in-service training annually. This includes completing any training identified as mandatory by the agency.

5.2 Participate in the agency's Continuous Quality Improvement process as requested.

5.3 Serve as an agency liaison with DCF, DJJ and other community agencies for coordinating referrals and organizing community presentations.

5.4 Attend monthly supervision.

5.5 Attend daily staff meeting.

5. 6 Meet all agency and licensure training requirements on an annual basis.

6.0 Assist with transporting youth or family to medical appointments, court hearings, or other related activities outlined in the Plan of Care.

6.1 Verbalizes, understands and adheres to Agency transportation policy and procedures.

6.2 Maintains current driver's license, with less than 3 points on record

6.3 Automobile insurance is maintained at 100% of the time.

6 .4 Has access to a functioning vehicle 100% of the time.

6.5 Has completed NHTC required paperwork road test to use Agency vehicle

7.0 Performs other duties as requested.

7.1 Miscellaneous duties are performed according to instruction.

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New Horizons of the Treasure Coast, Inc.


Fort Pierce, FL