· Provide Strength-based, solution-focused supportive counseling to each recipient to minimize the negative effects of their symptoms, restore stability, and develop skills for independence and adaptation to community living.
· Direct the delivery of services for recipients by coordinating the implementation of treatment goals with MHS/MHP team members. This may include, but is not limited to, development of treatment goals and interventions, leading Team Meetings, reviewing logs, assigning interventions to be completed by MHS/MHP staff, providing training/direction to MHS staff, and other activities to ensure each member of the team is providing coordinated services.
· Assess each recipient for Strengths, Resources, and Goals within first 30 days of treatment; provide Strength-based planning and treatment on an ongoing basis.
· Ensure each recipient has an Individualized Crisis Recovery Plan on file within 30 days to reduce risk of harm to self or others, identify precursors, reduce hospitalization, and restore stability.
· Participate in collaborative meetings with Rehabilitation Services staff, other agencies or community and natural supports as needed.
· Provide Crisis Intervention services to recipients as needed according to agency policies, procedures, and
service definitions guiding the provision of Crisis Intervention, crisis management, and follow-up.
· Complete concurrent authorization assessment paperwork in a timely manner to ensure recipients receive authorizations on time and at appropriate levels of care based on accurate information about current functioning.
· Be knowledgeable of and adept at producing effective, clinical documentation of every contact with recipient,
including the documentation of all “no shows,” attempts to contact, and other recipient-specific interactions, including collaboration with any outside/community agencies or resources, whether billable or non-billable.
· Be able, or willing to learn, to use computer interface to complete documentation for billing or other purposes as
· Assist consumer and/or caregivers to improve their decision making capacity; enhance coping and interpersonal skills; help create the reduction of stress; assist consumer and/or caregivers to develop insight and produce cognitive/behavioral changes necessary for the person’s day-to-day functioning
· Document services provided regularly, concisely, and completely in accordance with clinical standards by office deadline.
· Available for Supervision Meetings, trainings, and staffing meetings as scheduled by Clinical Manager
· Return phone calls promptly
· Follow all safety rules
· Obtain 20 training hours as required for a full time MHP or 16 training hours as required for a part time MHP yearly
· Actively participate in all evaluations conducted by Rehabilitation Services
A Mental Health Professional (MHP) must meet the following educational criteria:
· A Master of Social Work degree; or
· A Master of Arts, Science or Education degree in a mental health related field
o A minimum of fifteen (15) hours of graduate level course work and/or practicum experience in applied
intervention strategies/methods designed to address behavioral, emotional and mental disorders