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
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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