Mental Health Counselor II - Hamlin Adult FCCS

Type: 
Job
Duties: 
Under supervision, the Case Manager/Mental Health Counselor will function as part of a mobile case management team to coordinate and provide mental health evaluation, intensive case management services including: plan development, placement services, assistance in daily living, and individual and group or family counseling to CMI clients. The case manager’s role is to provide the necessary ongoing pro-active supports in the continuum of care for CMI clients in the community, and to assist clients in remaining out of the hospital.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Provide direct and indirect client services.
 
Participate in the assessment and evaluation of seriously and persistently mentally ill adults. Determine individual’s strengths, needs, and resources. Assess client’s level of psycho-social impairment, self-care potential, family and support network availability, independent living needs, financial status, educational, employment or training needs, and social/recreational needs.
 
Develop a written, comprehensive service plan which specifies the treatment services, activities, and assistance needed to accomplish the objective identified between client and case manager.
 
Assess adequacy and appropriateness of clients living or funding arrangements and assist in securing alternative living or funding arrangements as needed.
 
Assist clients in developing and maintaining independent living skills, including social/recreational and vocational or education goals, needed to implement and achieve goals of the individual’s service plan.
 
Provide individual, group, or family intervention to clients as needed, within the scope of practice.
 
Provide crisis intervention as needed and intervene with clients/others at onset of crisis to coordinate and arrange for provision of needed services, within the scope of practice.
 
Provide twenty four hours, seven days a week, after hours coverage on a rotating basis.
 
Document all services provided for contract compliance and Quality Assurance (QA), and provide statistical/reports as assigned.
 
Identify and mobilize family and community resources to meet the needs of clients. Provide assertive service coordination to enable clients to participate at their highest level of independence within the community.
 
Transport client to and from referrals as needed.
 
Under direction of Program Manager, the Case Manager/Mental Health Counselor will advocate for clients with community resources, mental health providers, hospital and other agencies serving the CMI population to assist client in assessing needed services. Participate in provider or inter-agency meetings as assigned by the Program Manager.
 
Will perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: 
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field.
 
Minimum three (3) years’ professional experience in a mental health setting. Case management experience necessary. Candidate with Masters degree and one (1) year experience can be substituted.
 

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.
 
Knowledge and experience in assertive outreach to clients; ability to work with multi-ethnic, multi-cultural clients in their environment.
 
Knowledge and experience working with substance abuse issues.
 
Must have access to personal vehicle, good driving record, and insurable by the Center’s auto insurance carrier.
 
 
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field.
 
Minimum three (3) years’ professional experience in a mental health setting. Case management experience necessary. Candidate with Masters degree and one (1) year experience can be substituted. REQ# 35162A Apply Here
 
 
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