PURPOSE : Provides mental health services and behavioral interventions for medically compromised adults in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF).
POSITION SPECIFIC : This position is on call – hours/days vary. Weekday and/or weekend hours available.
CLOSING DATE: Friday, May 3, 2013.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES :
- Provides behavioral interventions, case management and skill training to client within Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) and in community according to treatment plan.
- Develops and presents group activities or therapies appropriate for treatment of clients such as art groups, community outings, movement, reminiscence, etc.
- Coordinates services with other LifeWorks NW staff and with external organizations such as government agencies, social services providers, and healthcare providers.
- Provides crisis intervention to clients experiencing difficulties.
- Documents and maintains client records in electronic healthcare system within 24 hours of client care.
- Maintains confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
- Encourages clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
- Guides clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.
- Counsels clients and patients, individually and in group sessions, to maximize the quality of their lives.
- Collects information about clients through interviews and observation.
- Acts as client advocates to coordinate with SNF required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
- Collaborates with other staff members to perform clinical assessments and develop and implement treatment plans.
- Evaluates clients' physical and mental condition based on review of client information.
- Continually increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
- Meets performance standards for direct client care, documentation, quality (including engagement and evidence based practices) teamwork.
- Bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences field or at least three years relevant work, education, training, or experience.
- Prior experience working in skilled nursing facilities or leading behavioral groups preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; understand mental health assessment, treatment and service terminology and individual, group, family and other counseling techniques; program policies and procedures for services and supports identified in an ISSP. (Individual Services and Supports Plan.)
- Good computer skills including a functional knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and Word. Ability to master proprietary software including electronic health record system.
- Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
- Requires ability to work some evenings and/or weekends.