POSITION: Mental Health Professional - New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Mandeville Office
• Provide assigned diagnostic clinical assessments
• Provide outpatient CPST and PSR to individuals, families, and groups
• Develop and implement individual treatment plans with clients, and if appropriate, their family members, and other service providers
• Administer and interpret psychological evaluations--if qualified
• Provide consultation services to area and community agencies upon request
• Document all professional client contacts in electronic health record with the appropriate degree of detail to meet insurance, legal and clinical standards
• When needed, provide insurance companies with appropriate prior authorization information sufficient to document the need for the services
• Participate in multidisciplinary case staff meetings
• Maintain positive working relationships with other area caregivers with whom the agency shares clients
• Maintains ethical boundaries according to licensure standards
• Adhere to supervision requirements
• Participate in "on call" services according to normal staff rotation schedule.
• Complete Basic OBH Staff training
• Other job related duties as assigned
• Master's degree in social work, psychology, or a related field
EXPERIENCE REQUIRED AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
• Able to compose and record professional quality diagnostic evaluations, psychological evaluations, and progress notes in a timely fashion electronically
• Able to attend, respond, validate, and support therapy client
• Able to converse and interact sufficiently to effectively communicate and record information proficiently in person, written, by telephone, or via Tele-therapy
• Able to maintain the confidentiality of interactions with clients and colleagues
• Able to interact with people using a non-judgmental stance
• Able to handle sensitive situations in a calm, professional manner
• Flexible and able to prioritize workload
• Able to provide client-oriented services at or above the agency's expected productivity level
• Philosophical approach consistent with the agency's mission
• Able to provide best practices that are evidenced based
Prospective employees must have access to personal computer and/or laptop, successfully pass state background check, TB screening, First Aid/CPR, and submit college transcripts.
POSITION: Community Outreach Worker – Northshore Office
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
Under general supervision, an incumbent of this class performs community outreach work for Community Care Solutions, Inc. , providing information to residents of particular services available to them from the agency. Work involves introducing potential clients to educational forums about the program goals and objectives; interpreting program services; performing routine tasks directly related to assisting the client community and program staff. This class is involved primarily with informing the resident client community of services available to them and may assist in the coordination and delivery of services to the community. Supervision is not a responsibility of this class. Does related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Interprets program services to residents of the geographic area;
Distributes informational material to residents to describe what, where, and when program services are available to them;
Provides liaison services between clients, potential clients and other social agencies providing services for said client population;
Assists residents in completing forms and applications to receive services;
Assists in scheduling appointments for clients to meet with program professionals;
Assists program staff with follow-up on cases;
Establishes and maintains contact with families of program participants where applicable;
Participates in gathering community data to assess program effectiveness, increased or additional service needs, community resources, etc.;
Participates in arranging meetings and recruiting speakers to inform the community about program goals;
Prepares monthly reports for supervisor on services provided as required;
May coordinate transportation and/or childcare services to assist clients in availing themselves of program services:
Uses computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES:
Good knowledge of the community resources within the municipality/school district; good knowledge of the local community and population; familiarity with interview techniques; familiarity with local social agencies available to deal with problems in the area; familiarity with health and social problems and attitudes in the community; ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software; ability to read, write, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential functions of the position; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and follow oral and written instructions; ability to speak before groups effectively; emotional maturity; good judgment; tact; integrity; tolerance of differing points of view and beliefs; physical condition commensurate with the duties of the position.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma.
Where duties require the incumbent to outreach into the community via field work, possession of a valid operator’s license appropriate to the vehicle to be operated at time of appointment and maintained throughout employment.
NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, only experience gained after attaining the minimum education level indicated in the minimum qualifications will be considered in evaluating experience.