Mental Health Support Counselor
Reports to the Intensive In-home Supervisor
SUMMARY - Plan and implement mental health support services for clients. Serve as a role model for client to learn socially effective values, attitudes and behaviors, address mental health, medical, emotional and social related needs and liaison to community agencies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS & SCHEDULE
- Provide education, training and skill building and document same.
- Provide medication management, education and medication routine.
- Provide case management and service coordination.
- Provide life skills training related to independent living, vocational and obtaining employment
- Provide crisis intervention as needed.
- Develop 30-day assessment and progress reports, individualized service planes, quarterly service plan and progress report reviews and report to community funding sources.
- Re-evaluate client after 6 months of service due determine if re-authorization is appropriate for continued services.
- Write and submit weekly progress notes at least every two weeks.
- Provide monthly progress reports.
- Develop and implement plans for discharge.
- Coordinate closely with other staff to ensure the appropriateness of treatment modalities.
- Exercise sound judgment in proposing changes to treatment plans.
- Serve as clinical liaison to referral sources and/or legal representatives regarding progress and needs; to include attendance of FAPT meetings as necessary.
- Maintain high quality documentation of all case work, completed in a timely manner and consistent with outlined program policies and licensure requirements.
- Maintain record of all services provided.
- Lead/participate in staff training and/or seminar presentations as requested.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Initial Assessment – within first 30-days
- Individualized Service Plan – within first 30-days of admission
- Monthly Report – within first quarter (3months)
- Individual Service Plan Review – within first quarter (3 months)
- Discharge Summary Report – due within the first 14 days after discharge
- Re-Authorization Admission Assessment – due after 6 months of services and reassessment determined a need for continued services.
- A minimum of a Bachelor in Social Work or Counseling/Rehabilitation,
- two years clinical counseling experience working with children or adolescents and or
- a Master in Social Work, 1 year clinical counseling experience working with adolescents and/or adults and may be eligible for state licensing.
- Current Driver’s License with favorable driving record required (no more than 2 moving violations in the last 3 years, no more than 1 at-fault accident in the last 3 years, no DUIs in the last 5 years).
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