Mental Health Clinician (ACT)

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Cobb County Community Services Board offers a generous benefits package for full time employees, which includes employee Retirement Plan, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO); Health, Dental, Vision, Legal, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Critical Illness (AFLAC), Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Account.

JOB TITLE:  Mental Health Clinician                                                                 

PROGRAM: Assertive Community Treatment

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: Participates as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team serving individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Provides case management and crisis interventions with individuals. Provides direct care in a recovery focused environment. Provides direct care services including behavioral health assessments, treatment plan reviews and treatment planning. Provides therapeutic services to individuals, groups and families.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

Job duties                                                                                                                            Percentage of Time

  • Provides assessments and therapy.                                                               -  30%
  • Provides crisis management.                                                                          -  20%
  • Participates in Treatment team meetings and reviews.                               -  10%
  • Completes Trainings                                                                                         -  10%
  • Maintaining accurate treatment records                                                          - 30%
  • Direct Care – provides a minimum amount of billable services {20} per week to include: assessments, therapy, assisting individuals with identifying and accessing resources. Completes discharge summaries, level of care determinations and treatment planning.
  • Administrative – Completes surveys, reports and data collections as needed, timely completion of agency trainings, follows daily schedule as directed, attends and participates in treatment team meetings, maintains licensure/credentials by completing all CEUs per licensing board requirements.
  • All other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • HIPAA and compliance standards.
  • Assessment Tools {ANSA/CANS, CSSRS, BHA}.
  • Understanding of recovery principals.
  • Understanding of evidence based practices within service provision.
  • Knowledge of the DSM-V and diagnostic impressions.
  • Maintains electronic medical records.
  • Provides crisis intervention management.
  • Maintains person-centered planning.
  • Completes collaborative documentation
  • Works within DBHDD guidelines.
  • Establishes and Maintains professional boundaries.
  • Meets agency productivity standards while maintaining a high quality of therapeutic care.

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

  • Complete 100% of productivity standards per month.
  • Complete 100% of documentation standards daily.
  • Provide 50% therapy and 50% ADLs to individuals served daily.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT

  • Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid or windy conditions caused by weather while traveling from office to field visit.
  • Sit for long periods of time.
  • Bend or twist their body.
  • Occasional lifting up to ten lbs
  • Must be able to work in climate controlled environment
  • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents and vendors
  • Ability to climb up and down building stairs

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Education – Master's Degree in Social Work, Counseling or related field.
  2. Licensure/Certification –  LMSW, LAPC, LAMFT, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
  3. Experience – Minimum of two (2) years' experience in a human service field.
  4. Other - Criminal background check clearance, official academic transcripts, valid driver's license/ID, drug screen, TB test

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Licensure/Certification – LCSW, LPC, LMFT
  2. Experience – Three (3) years working in a human service field with knowledge of SPMI, Addictive Diseases, Children, Etc.