Licensed Mental Health Professional-School Based (10-15)
Pathfinder, Inc. - North Little Rock, AR

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DESCRIPTION

Looking for an individual who has direct care experience with children and adolescents.

Works under the general supervision of the Director of Mental Health Services. The Mental Health Professional is responsible for providing Mental Health services in accordance with established rules and regulations. They will also coordinate the efforts of Pathfinder to provide mental health services directly and in conjunction with other mental health entities.

4 Full-time positions are available.

Hours: Monday - Friday, hours vary.

Location: Jacksonville, Sherwood,Little Rock & North Little Rock, AR.

DUTIES

Provides direct clinical services to children and youth in a school based setting, to include but not limited to individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention or case management.

Assessment, diagnosis, planning, and treatment of mental health related issues.

Complete intake interview in the school setting.

Meets or exceeds direct service billing and revenue requirements as assigned.

Provide home based family therapy as required or needed.

Develop effective working relationships with school personnel (teachers, administrators, counselors).

Attend necessary PTA or other school based functions.

Provide and participate in group therapy experiences that involve the targeted client population.

Provides site-based services during academic year, and continuity of service provision during intervals when school is not in session.

Make referrals to caregivers both internal and external for collateral services and consultative purposes as needed to ensure the highest overall quality of care

May be required to provide consultation and education services to groups such as PTA, service clubs, or other public appearances.

Assist in developing new programs that involve school-based services.

Assist psychiatrist in the preparation, development and review of eligibility; assesses and reviews documents, including Medicaid/RSPMI documents.

Provides technical assistance to other Pathfinder staff and participating mental health providers.

Provides after-hours and weekend on-call for emergency services when necessary, or required.

Guides paraprofessional staff as related to client treatment.

Completes all paperwork (Intake, billing logs, treatment plans, progress notes, RSPMI, reviews, etc.) in accordance with established deadlines.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience working with families, children, and adolescents, including experience within a school based setting. Experience in conducting client intake interviews and comprehensive developmental histories. Direct Care Behavioral Health experience required (child/adolescent)

Required master's degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling and appropriate experience in a mental health setting, including documented supervised training and experience in diagnosis and therapy in a school based setting, within a broad range of mental disorders. Licensed as a PLMSW/LMSW/LCSW in the State of Arkansas.

Knowledge of state laws and agency policies governing specific program area.

Knowledge of Principles and Practices of Mental Health Professional Services.

Knowledge of agency, community, and state human services resources.

Possesses the ability to plan, organize, coordinate provision of direct care services.
Possesses the ability to interview, obtain, evaluate, and diagnose information related to problems and services needed.

Possesses the ability to provide treatment, guidance and counseling to clients.

Possesses the ability to serve as a social advocate for clients by providing information, and evaluating and monitoring treatment plans.

Must possess current Arkansas Driver's license, have current auto liability insurance coverage, and be physically able to drive to various locations in Arkansas. Provides direct clinical services to children and youth in a school based setting, to include but not limited to individual therapy, group therapy, crisis intervention or case management.

Assessment, diagnosis, planning, and treatment of mental health related issues.

Complete intake interview in the school setting.

Meets or exceeds direct service billing and revenue requirements as assigned.

Provide home based family therapy as required or needed.

Develop effective working relationships with school personnel (teachers, administrators, counselors).

Attend necessary PTA or other school based functions.

Provide and participate in group therapy experiences that involve the targeted client population.

Provides site-based services during academic year, and continuity of service provision during intervals when school is not in session.

Make referrals to caregivers both internal and external for collateral services and consultative purposes as needed to ensure the highest overall quality of care

May be required to provide consultation and education services to groups such as PTA, service clubs, or other public appearances.

Assist in developing new programs that involve school-based services.

Assist psychiatrist in the preparation, development and review of eligibility; assesses and reviews documents, including Medicaid/RSPMI documents.

Provides technical assistance to other Pathfinder staff and participating mental health providers.

Provides after-hours and weekend on-call for emergency services when necessary, or required.

Guides paraprofessional staff as related to client treatment.

Completes all paperwork (Intake, billing logs, treatment plans, progress notes, RSPMI, reviews, etc.) in accordance with established deadlines.