DISTINGUISHING JOB CHARACTERISTICS
Provides crisis coverage and pre-hospital screen in office, emergency room, or assigned location for Warren and Clinton County residents. Provides counseling services by conducting assessments, determining treatment, and facilitating brief therapy sessions.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES, EXPECTATIONS & COMPETENCIES
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled persons, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.
Performs jail screenings, depending on position held, by administering diagnostic assessment for mental and emotional disorders. Determines disposition and needs of client by analyzing assessment and client behavior.
Accurately and rapidly assesses and documents client symptomology, diagnosis, interventions (including level of care) and progress in ways that are timely, accurate and meet agency standards. Additionally, jail positions will refer to psychiatrist and medical staff as needed.
Jail based positions will coordinate with Sheriff department staff while adhering to NCCHC standards for mental health services in jails and following security policies and procedures of Warren & Clinton County Jails.
Will monitor client progress by maintaining and reviewing case notes and other documentation.
Seeks input from other professionals by presenting and reviewing client cases and obtaining alternative ideas for treatment. Attends supervision, team and other meetings and participates in committee groups as appropriate.
Educates client regarding diagnosis and treatment plan and will facilitate referrals to community agencies.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by reviewing periodicals and attending seminars and training sessions.
Keeps accurate records by completing and maintaining required documentation including diagnostic assessments and progress notes.
Adheres to all applicable legal, professional and ethical standards, including confidentiality, in the performance of clinical services.
Maintains confidentiality of client records and other sensitive subject matter.
Is a person who carries out his/her job in a responsible manner maintaining awareness of, and negotiating around one’s own limits and boundaries, in terms of time, scheduled duties and personal areas of expertise.
Will work assigned schedule and exhibit regular and predictable attendance. Will work outside of normal schedule to meet workload demands.
Performs other related duties as required.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Will maintain a productivity expectation of 42% of scheduled hours.
SCOPE OF SUPERVISION
Computer; telephone, fax machine, copier and other general office equipment.
CONTACTS WITH OTHERS
Clients; general public; family members; referral sources, Sheriff department staff.
School, agency and community representatives (if applicable).
You are bound by our confidentiality policy. Any information that was received during the course of your work, regarding our clients must not be disclosed to any party. Such information must also be deleted from all personal devices.
Works in jail settings. When meeting with clients, verbal de-escalation may be required in your scope of work.
May be exposed to dirty conditions.
USUAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing duties of this job, the employee frequently converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. The employee frequently exhibits digital dexterity when writing case notes and performing other tasks. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Employee frequently travels in a motor vehicle to attend meetings and meet with clients. Employee occasionally lifts varying weights up to 25 pounds when moving files, boxes, equipment or supplies.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES & SKILLS
Knowledge of: assessment and evaluation tools and procedures; counseling; client rights; social work ethics; human development and behavior; group and family dynamics; community and agency resources; mental health issues; individual, family and group therapy; observation interpretation; crisis intervention. Additionally, jail based positions should have knowledge of CIT, law enforcement, and court systems
Ability to: exercise sound judgment in dealing with stressful situations; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, job contacts and general public; analyze emergency situations involving hostile persons and determine appropriate response; actively listen and provide feedback; demonstrate empathy without co-dependency; maintain confidentiality of non-public and sensitive subject matter; maintain accurate and complete work records and case notes; apply generally accepted treatment process to varying situations.
Skill in: verbal and written communication; effective listening; interviewing; conflict resolution.
An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is: a Master’s Degree in Mental Health or closely related field.
Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.
Ability to provide acceptable documentation of criminal background check, drug screen and Motor Vehicle Report as a condition of employment.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License and acceptable MVR report, as deemed by Solutions Third Party Insurance representative. LSW, LISW, LPC, LPCC, MFT, or IMFT required.
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