Mental Health Provider
Health Care District of Palm Beach County - Palm Springs, FL

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This position has an anticipated start date of approximately July 1, 2013.

Dedicated to the Health of the Community
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is an integrated public health system established in 1988 as a special taxing district that is an equal opportunity employer of approximately 1 , 000 employees. The Health Care District's mission is to ensure access to a comprehensive health care system and the delivery of quality services for the residents of Palm Beach County. The Health Care District provides challenging and fulfilling employment opportunities through its health coverage programs for uninsured residents, a nationally recognized Trauma System, a School Health program which staffs registered nurses in nearly 170 public schools, a pharmacy operation, a long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, and its acute care hospital, Lakeside Medical Center, in rural western Palm Beach County.

General Statement of Job
This is position is responsible for professional work in the coordination and monitoring of the delivery of mental health services, including activities in prevention, identification, referral, and treatment. An employee in this position is responsible for administering the mental health services area. The work involves conducting classroom observations, designing behavior management plans, training for parents and staff, and working closely with mental health providers and community agencies.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:
Conducts general classroom observations, and recommends behavior interventions.
Oversees behavior screening on all patients, arranges Behavioral Management services as needed.
Teachers effective parenting skills, trains all staff on positive mental health practices such as: interviewing techniques, observations techniques, crisis and intervention skills.
Provides individual counseling and intervention in crises.
Performs advocacy function with social agencies, and other professionals in order to obtain family needed services.
Performs case management services when appropriate through referrals to mental health providers and agencies; follows referrals to insure service delivery and monitor the progress.
Travels between District Home Office and Clinic sites in performing job duties.
Emergency duty may be required of the incumbent that includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural.
Additional Duties: This job description reflects the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a complete description of all the work requirements and expectations that may be inherent in the position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. Management of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County reserves the right to assign duties not listed herein as necessary to accomplish the goals of the organization.

Position Qualifications

Education:
Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, School Psychology, or a related field.

Experience:
Three (3) years experience in mental health required.

Licensure:
Valid Florida driver’s license required.

The Health Care District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug Free Workplace. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Human Resources. Veterans preferred.

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The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is an integrated public health system established in 1988 as a special taxing district that is...