Intensive In-Home Qualified Mental Health Professional

Intensive In-Home Qualified Mental Health Professional

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages a small caseload of service recipient families, providing services in families homes on an intensive basis and utilizing short-term, solution focused treatment strategies
  • Prepares written diagnostic assessments, assessing service recipients from multiple medical, behavioral, substance abuse, skills, strengths, barriers to economic self-sufficiency, treatment history and others
  • Facilitates wraparound team meetings to enlist existing supports in determining and meeting service objectives and to identify additional resources and supports
  • Prepares written service plan, incorporating input from service recipients, involved service providers and wraparound team members and clearly identifying problem areas and needs, strategies and service objectives
  • Provides direct clinical services to service recipients including individual, family, couple and group interventions and issue specific or educational groups (parenting skills, anger management, substance abuse interventions)
  • Responds to crisis situations with twenty-four hour a day availability
  • Documents case activities for both clinical and billing purposes
  • Prepares progress reports as required by referral source or service purchaser
  • Participates in Child Specific Team, Family Assessment and Planning Team and other interdisciplinary, diagnostic, or planning
  • Collaborates and coordinates with other case involved service providers and professionals, such as attorneys, school personnel, social workers, and probation counselors
  • Links service recipients with external programs or services required as direct result of their mental health diagnosis, or any medical need identified during treatment.
  • Attends court hearings when families are court-involved and presents testimony and treatment recommendations as requested by attorneys, referral source, the court, or service recipients
  • Works with Clinical Supervisor to increase effectiveness of therapeutic interventions
  • Prepares written Discharge Summary and Plan
  • Apprises Clinical Supervisor of work load, case activity, service barriers, and procedural problems in staff and one-on-one meetings

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

Masters degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or related field from an accredited college or university or Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or a related field from an accredited college or university and two years of experience proving mental health treatment to troubled children and families.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABLILITES:

Knowledge of principles and techniques of youth and family counseling; knowledge of principles and techniques of basic interviewing and assessment practices; working knowledge of human services system, roles of human services personnel and relevant community resources; ability to maintain effective working relationships with other social services providers, service purchasers and service recipients; ability to communicate both orally and in writing fluency in both written and spoken Spanish.

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