This is a safety-sensitive position.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. EEO/AA employer
SUMMARY: Counsel clients individually and in group or family sessions, regarding behavioral, psychological or emotional problems. Develops and implements therapeutic treatment plans in an outpatient setting. Delegates and oversees work assignments of MHPPs. Acts as client advocate in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Interviews the patient to obtain information concerning medical history or other pertinent information needed to complete behavioral assessments.
- Evaluates the mental needs of clients based on a review of client information.
- Evaluates the effectiveness of counseling programs and clients’ progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined and measurable objectives and goals.
- Maintains confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment.
- Modifies treatment activities and approaches as needed in order to comply with changes in client status.
- Develops and implements treatment plans
- Refers patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists, as necessary; Provides case consultation and in-service training, as needed.
- Reviews results of assessments to evaluate client needs.
- Plans and administers therapeutic treatment such as behavior modification and stress management therapy to assist the patient in controlling disorders and other problems
- Directs case management assigned to the patient. Delegates and oversees work assignments of MHPPs, as assigned. Provides direct supervision of MHPPs at least weekly or more often as needed, also observes and evaluates the performance of MHPPs at least monthly, as assigned.
- As assigned, must conduct face-to-face contact with each assigned MHPP for the purpose of clinical supervision at least every 14 days and 12 contacts every 90 days. Additional face-to-face contacts as necessary in response to a client’s unscheduled care needs, response or lack of response to treatment, or change of condition. These individualized written certifications must be filed in the Personnel File on a weekly basis.
- Must conduct home visits at least once per month, required visits in the office, schools, and other facilities as necessary.
- Assist with support groups, as assigned, if necessary.
- Completes required Court/DHS letters on monthly basis, as necessary.
- Interfaces with schools, DHS/DCFS, and other needed community services
- Attends monthly treatment team staff meetings
- Keeps all required documentation current: 90-day reviews and Treatment Plans, as well as any other documentation requirements.
- Responsible for submitting completed documentation/training as directed by Human Resources
- Reviews changes in Treatment Plan with client/guardian
- If the client has a guardian/parent, meets with a guardian on monthly basis (minimum)
- Reviews clinical need with the client and if applicable, family members (i.e. monitoring of symptoms, advocacy services, linkage to services)
- Discharges client as appropriate to an individual case or if not seen for services in 30 days
- Ensures compliance and conformity to LSCI’s policies and procedures
- Attends training as required by agency and licensure
- Follows Cultural Competency policy of LSCI
- Other duties as assigned
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides direct supervision and observation and review of MHPP’s as assigned.
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 disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree (M.S.) Licensed to practice therapy in the state of Arkansas. Experience and knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental dysfunctions.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Master’s degree in counseling, licensed in the state of Arkansas for independent practice or under supervision of a qualified individual who has the credentialing to supervise; Must meet licensing requirements for CEU’s. Must maintain current CPR/First Aid, MAB, CPI, or other training as required by policy or law.
Must also have reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license, and proof of current automobile insurance.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk or hear; The employee must frequently lift up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate