PURPOSE: Provides skills training to to children and adolescents ages 3 to 18 experiencing mental health issues and behavioral problems in outpatient, community-based, and home-based settings. Provides appropriate case management with families, care providers, and community partners relating to treatment options.
POSITION SPECIFIC: Must be able to work a flexible schedule: days/evenings. Hours will be between 2:00pm and 7:30pm Monday through Friday. Bilingual (Spanish/English skills) required.
Meets performance standards for direct client care, documentation, quality (including engagement and evidence based practices), and teamwork.
Continually increases level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
Collects supplementary information needed to assist client, such as medical records, or school reports.
Conducts individual, family, parenting, and group skills trainings sessions based on current evidenced based practices e.g. collaborative problem solving, cognitive behavioral interventions, and solution focused therapy.
Responsible for case management.
Provides interventions based on clients' interests, abilities, strengths, and needs, according to the treatment plan.
Maintains awareness of community referral resources and provides referrals to clients and their families
Consults with supervisor on cases involving potential domestic abuse or other family problems affecting students' development.
May act as client advocate to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
Maintains chart notes related to external contracts, obtains pertinent records from other treatment and track client’s involvement, follow-through and progress in treatment activities. Completes documentation in electronic health record system.
Participates in regular individual and team meetings.
Travels between sites or in the community.
Bachelor’s degree in area Social Works, Psychology, Counseling or a mental health related field OR a minimum of 3 years of prior experience working with the related population in the counseling field (QMHA).
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; understand mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology, case management, confidentiality, and individual, group, family and other counseling techniques; program policies and procedures for services and supports identified in an Individual Services and Supports Plan.
Demonstrated ability to provide culturally-competent treatment services to diverse client populations and maintain a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
Previous experience in broad range of interventions and mental health skills training specific to children, adolescents and families.
Knowledge of community resources and treatment agencies enabling appropriate referrals for specific client needs.
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system required.