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Behavioral Health Professional

Northeast Family Services Kennebunk, ME
  • Posted: 11 days ago
  • $32,000 to $35,000 Annually
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Medical, 401k, Dental

Summary Working with a Licensed Clinician, the Behavioral Health Professional, within the Children’s Home and Community Based Treatment section, is responsible for providing skillbuilding and/or problem solving activities to help clients, and their families, in developing and maintaining skills and abilities to effectively manage his/her mental health needs. The Behavioral Health Professional is responsible for adhering to professional and legal requirements and principles as well as demonstrating sound professional judgment at all times. The Behavioral Health Professional is responsible for ensuring that each client on their caseload receives at least the minimum standard of care according to program standards and principles of “good practice.”

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned.

As part of the treatment team, the Behavioral Health Professional shall:

Maintain assigned caseload;

Meet weekly billing requirements;

Initiate contact with new referrals and/or referral sources in a timely manner – at least according to program standard but no later than 24 hours after receipt;

Provide intervention services to the member and family under the direct supervision of the clinician;

Teach the member how to appropriately and therapeutically manage his or her mental health treatment and particular mental health challenges;

Support development of effective communication between the member and significant others in their lives (family, employers, teachers, friends, etc.);

Facilitate appropriate collaboration between the member and significant others;

Support the member in utilizing the new skills in his or her living situation and community that have been described in the ITP;

Develop plans and strategies with the member to improve his or her ability to function in his or her living situation and community after treatment is complete;

Meet with other service providers to plan and coordinate treatment to ensure the integration of the treatment across the member’s home, school, and community and to achieve the desired outcomes and goals identified in the ITP;

Review the ITP at least every ninety (90) days to determine whether or not the ITP will be continued, revised or discontinued;

Schedule and attend all supervision as required with Clinical Director.

Ensures that supervision documentation occurs and is submitted for filing.

Attend regularly scheduled interdisciplinary team meetings (IDT) to communicate the client’s progress with regard to specified target areas.

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical- Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs workflows and procedures.

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in a group problem solving situation; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Technical Skills- Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

Customer Service- Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; gives customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' idea and tries new things.

Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in a positive or negative situation; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.

Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Visionary Leadership – Displays passion and optimism; inspires respects and trust; mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; provides vision and inspiration to peers and subordinates.

Change Management -Develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.

Delegation - Delegates work assignments; matches the responsibilities to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.

Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influence actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.

Diversity – demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.

Ethics – treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Strategic Thinking – Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths and weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.

Motivation – Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; measures self against of excellence; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibilities for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Quality- demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Quantity - meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

Adaptability – adapts to change in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situations; Able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibilities for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to longer hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Behavioral Health Professional is responsible for adhering to professional and legal requirements and principles as well as demonstrating sound professional judgment at all times. The Behavioral Health Professional is responsible for ensuring that each client on their caseload receives at least the minimum standard of care according to program standards and principles of “good practice.”

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year institution of higher learning with a specialization in social services, human services, health or education, OR

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year institution of higher learning in an unrelated field and at least one (1) year of full-time equivalent relevant human services experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general businesses periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from of managers, customers and the general public.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasonable Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardizations exits. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished on written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of on-line records and billing software internet software; excel spreadsheet software and Microsoft Word and Word Processing software.

Other Qualifications

Must be willing to travel within the state of Maine towns within the region they are hired for. Must successfully pass a criminal background check.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of on-line records and billing software internet software; excel spreadsheet software and Microsoft Word and Word Processing software.

Physical Demands – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to t10 pounds, frequently lift and /or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment – The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. NFS strives to make reasonable accommodations to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions. However, due to the home-based nature of the work NFS is not able to control the physical environment in the homes of our clients, including accessible entrances, allergens and all other related situations.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Northeast Family Services

Why Work Here?

Here at Northeast Family Services, we offer competitive rates, flexible schedules, an inclusive team environment, and a great benefits packa

Northeast Family Services provides quality behavioral and mental health services to individuals and their families. Northeast Family Services is committed to teaching individuals the skills needed to promote personal growth and independence. We are dedicated to providing families, parents and caregivers with the tools necessary to assist with creating continued success.

Address

5 Bragdon Lane, Kennebunk, ME
Kennebunk, ME
USA

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