Behavorial Specialists Needed
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Manage a caseload of up to 5 clients on-site (unless otherwise agreed to in writing) providing comprehensive services, holistic and therapeutic behavioral techniques (primarily on-site, afterschool) and interventions that will improve the clients’ adaptive functioning in major life areas.
· Utilize team approach to staffing cases in an effort to strengthen their ability to provide the best possible services to their clients.
· Prepares written service plans with the involvement of the family and utilizing the team-based approach within the agency to develop measurable treatment goals
· Provide direct behavioral educational services to the client using a variety of evidenced based psycho-educational techniques
· Be on call 24 for hours a day, seven days a week to respond to crisis situations
· Provide the appropriate progress note documentation on a weekly basis (at a minimum)
· Prepare detailed progress reports on a quarterly basis and provide them to the appropriate referral source as required.
· Participate in client specific team meetings that involve wraparound services or immediately impact client outcomes. (i.e., Family Assessment Planning Team meetings; Individualized Education Plan meetings; and all other meetings pertinent to the progress of the client)
· Collaborate and coordinate with other case involved service providers and professional such as: school personnel, attorneys, social workers, and probation officers
· Connect the family to wrap around services as needed to include but not limited to; health services, recreational activities, child care services, financial resources, employment resources, transportation resources, support groups, and other therapeutic services
· Provide case management services as appropriate to the service description as described Department of Medical Assistance Services
· Attend court hearings pertaining to the client and provide a written or oral report to the court and other officials deemed eligible for the report
· Utilizes the clinical supervisor as an initial point of contact for the purpose of strengthening their effectiveness in providing behavioral interventions to the client
· Prepares a written discharge plan and (at the time of discharge) prepare a written discharge summary
- BA in social work, psychology, or a related human service field from an accredited college or university
- At least one year experience working in direct services of individuals with a diagnosis of mental illness
- At least one year experience working with at-risk children and families in a professional setting
- Must have knowledge of effective mental health treatment modalities or best-practice approaches
- Knowledge of principles and techniques of basic interviewing and evaluation
- Working knowledge of human services systems, roles of human service personnel, and relevant community resources
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships with social services providers, and their clients; and be able to demonstrate basic oral and written clinical skills