Mental Health Clinician II Team Leader - PATH MIT

Type: 
Job
Duties: 
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Provide onsite field based and direct and indirect services including assessment, plan development, case management services, crisis intervention and assess for 5150 determinations as needed. Be part of multi-disciplinary treatment team that assessed and stabilizes clients according to mental health and basic needs. Must have knowledge of DSM IV TR diagnostic system and DMH documentation.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Provide direct and indirect client services.
 
Participate in a team approach and assertive community outreach, assessment and evaluation of assigned PATH clients. Determine individual’s strengths, needs and resources. Assess client’s level of psychosocial impairment, self-care potential, family and support network availability, independent living needs, financial status, educational, employment or training needs, and social/recreational needs. Develop and coordinate service plans.
 
Conduct comprehensive psychosocial assessments at intake in order to enroll clients in program.
 
Complete all documentation within mandated time frames and in compliance with county, state, and Center guidelines.
 
Assist clients in developing independent living skills, and resources including social/recreational, vocational or educational goals, needed to implement and achieve goals of the individual service plan.
 
Transports clients to and from appropriate service as necessary.
Provide crisis intervention—intervene with the client/others at the onset of a crisis to provide support and assistance in problem resolution and to coordinate or arrange for the provision of other needed services.
 
Provide assistance to the Program Manager as needed. To include: leading program Dispos when Program Manager is unavailable to do so, complete PATH documentation and weekly reporting and maintain reasonable communication with outside agency departments.
 
Support all clinical staff when needed with clinical interventions, crisis management and client needs.
 
Provide individual therapy as needed.
 
Will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team; participate in staff and clinical meetings and community meetings as assigned.
 
Will perform other duties as necessary.
Qualifications: 
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
 
Must act in accordance with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and related state law confidentiality requirements. Must successfully complete the Center’s HIPAA training, pass the HIPAA test, and receive the Certification of Compliance.
 
Regular attendance is an essential function of the job.
 
Interacting with other employees at work is an essential function of the job.
 
Arriving at work on time and not leaving early is an essential function of the job.
 
Must have a good driving record and must be insurable by the Center’s insurance company.
EDUCATION:
Licensed MFT, LCSW, PhD / Psy D. (psychology) in good standing with the Board of Behavioral Sciences.
 
EXPERIENCE:
Minimum of four years experience in behavioral health care; experience with forensic chronic mentally ill preferred. Knowledge of DSM IV TR required. Co-occurring Chemical dependency/mental health experience preferred.  REQ. 33164A
 
Program: