Under the direction of the assigned Therapist and /or Clinical Director, provides support to individuals with Mental Health or Substance Abuse issues in residential, school, workplace and community settings. Delivers interventions and activities that are strength-based and focused on promoting recovery, symptom reduction, interventions and activities that are strength-based and focused on promoting recovery, symptom reduction, increased coping skills, and community linkage to achieve the highest level of functioning.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides services and activities under the direction of a Licensed Professional in accordance with an Individual SMART Treatment Plan designed to meet the educational, vocational, residential, mental health treatment, financial, social and other needs of the recipient; provide ongoing revision of plan.
Ensures that delivered services and activities meet the goal of minimizing the negative effects of psychiatric symptoms or substance dependence that interferes with the client’s daily living and personal development; Provides activities to support the client in the development of various skill building activities including; daily and community living, socialization and adaptation skills; development of leisure time interests and activities; symptom management; wellness and substance abuse education; employment readiness; behavior and anger management.
Delivers services pertinent to the treatment plan and specified goals including arrangement, linkage or integration of multiply services as they are needed or being received by the recipient, either between programs, within the area program, or from other outside agencies.
Documents services provided and progress against treatment plans and goals according to prescribed procedures including the name of the person supported, Medicaid identification number, date of services, purpose of contact, description of the intervention(s), the time spent performing the interventions(s), effectiveness of the intervention and the name of the Para- Professional.
Provides feedback and information for the MHP or LP pertaining to the recipient’s needs for case management services; informs the recipient about benefits, community resources, and services; and monitors the provision of services.
Participates in regular treatment team meeting to discuss clients; immediately reports any concerns to the MHP or LP as it pertains to the welfare of the client and /or services rendered.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in a human service and/or helping field; less than two years of full-time, post- bachelor’s degree accumulated MH/DD/SA experience with the population served, or a substance abuse professional who has two years of full-time, post-bachelor’s degree accumulated supervised experience in alcoholism and drug abuse counseling; OR
Bachelor’s degree in field other than human services and less than four years of full-time, post- bachelor’s degree accumulated MH/DD/SA experience with the population served, or a substance abuse professional who has less than four years of full-time, post-bachelor’s degree accumulated supervised experience in alcoholism and drug abuse counseling.
Demonstrated knowledge and expertise pertinent psycho social principles and family dynamic development.
Demonstrated ability to arrange and participated in community collaborative meetings with other agencies and stakeholders to implement comprehensive, integrated, strength based person-centered plans; identify and engage resources to provide problem resolution assistance.
Demonstrated ability to deliver activities in accordance with APS guidelines to effect crisis planning, family education, life skills development, advocacy and monitoring of supports and services.
Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing; complete documentation according to Documentation guidelines.
Must have reliable transportation.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
*Satisfactory Background Investigation
*Valid GA driver’s license and proof of personal vehicle insurance coverage
*CPR/First Aid Certification
- Willingness to successfully complete service-specific training courses