Masters Level Clinician

Employer
Connections Community Support Programs, Inc.
Location
Dover, DE
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Closes
Oct 16, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
BROAD FUNCTION: The Mental Health Professional is a clinician with a least a Master's degree or other certification or licensure and experience delivering individual, group, and family counseling services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance use disorders and/or physical disabilities. S/he will be experienced in the development of comprehensive assessments and treatment plans and in the delivery of a wide range of clinical, rehabilitative and support services. The Mental Health Professional is expected to share clinical expertise with other staff in treatment planning and delivery for the persons served by a multidisciplinary team in a community-based setting. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides comprehensive case management services to an assigned group of consumers including coordinating and monitoring the activities of each consumer's individual treatment team, providing individual supportive therapy, and ensuring that immediate changes are made to the treatment plan as the consumer's needs change. Coordinates employment, housing, mental health, medical, and financial services. Maintains the clinical file for assigned consumers to include the following: written comprehensive assessments, using the forms approved by the agency, and completed within assigned time frame; preparation and presentation of treatment plans, including each consumer's goals, within assigned time frame; documentation of services and response to treatment to include timely completion of progress notes and summaries. Participates in treatment planning and case conferences with other staff of the community support program and with other agencies. Completes all assigned tasks from the daily schedule which may include the following: developing and maintaining a therapeutic alliance with persons served; referring and linking persons served to all needed services provided outside the agency and following up to see that said services are delivered; assisting with self-administration of medications coordinating the provision of emergency services and hospital liaison services when a person served is in crisis; coordinating overall independent living assistance services and working with community agencies to develop needed resources including housing, employment options, and income assistance. providing support and consultation with consumer's family; providing in-home services including ADL training, medication training, social support, and home management assistance; providing individual, group, and family counseling/therapy; providing ongoing assessment of symptoms and response to treatment providing symptom education providing substance abuse treatment including motivational enhancement therapy, assistance to engage in support groups in the community, assessment of substance abuse severity, and linkage to higher levels of care as needed providing individual vocational supportive counseling and work-related supportive services assisting the persons served to manage time, including social leisure time, by planning and structuring social leisure activities Documents and keeps other staff, clinical coordinators, and Program Director informed of all changes in the consumer's mental or social status. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in psychology, counseling, social work, nursing, rehabilitation, or related field from an accredited college or university or a Registered Nurse with a certificate in mental health nursing from the American Nurses Association. Valid drivers license required