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ASSESSOR, Mental Health

Park Place Behavioral Health Care Kissimmee, FL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

SUMMARY:

Perform Intake Assessment interviews with individuals seeking mental health services, and complete the Comprehensive Psychosocial Assessment.

QUALIFICATION FOR POSITION:

  • Masters Degree in a mental health discipline or a significantly related field and two years of experience assessing patients in mental health crisis.
  • Maturity and sensitivity to the special needs of the mentally ill population
  • Ability to assess needs of consumers.
  • Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction supervision.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups or employees.

CORE COMPETENCIES :

· Possess the ability to document the services provided to customers and maintain medical records in accordance with established governing standards in a timely, legible, accurate and complete manner.

· Ability to provide crisis intervention/stabilization and aggressive behavior management to costumers in a safe, culturally sensitive and gender specific manner.

· Ability to recognizes, evaluates, gather collateral information and develop interventions to address risk factors related to potential for violence and dangerousness to self or others.

· Ability to perform Co-Occurring Clinical Assessments and interpret data to formulate a DSM V diagnosis.

· Maturity and sensitivity to the special needs of PPBH clients while possessing the knowledge of behavioral health and medical conditions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

· Perform Intake Assessment interviews with individuals seeking mental health services, and complete the Comprehensive Psychosocial Assessment.

· Facilitate client referrals to appropriate agency services based on the assessment results.

· Collaborate with clients being assessed in the development of treatment plan, goals and objectives.

· Explain to clients seeking services their rights as patients and agency policies, and obtain client signatures on required forms.

· Demonstrate competency in evaluating and documenting client lethality risk.

· Demonstrate familiarity with community resources and provide referrals.

· Complete all required assessment paperwork in a timely manner according to department policies and procedures.

· Keep current on State reporting requirements for child/elder abuse and neglect.

· Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of DSM-IV nomenclature.

· Perform other duties as directed by Supervisor.

Park Place Behavioral Health Care

Why Work Here?

Excellent Pay

Mental Health/Substance Abuse

Address

206 Park Place Blvd. Kissimmee, FL 34741
Kissimmee, FL
USA