Job Scope: In collaboration with agency psychiatrists and medical secretary will deliver re-assessment and treatment planning services, brief individual crisis intervention or supportive counseling, symptom management skill building groups, and case management and/or community support individual to a primary population of Adult clients receiving medication treatment only services. As adult therapist, provide individual, group and family treatment that targets improvement in functional impairments.
Essential Functions: The work environment characteristics, responsibilities, and competencies described here are representative of those an employee encounters and is required to perform while meeting the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Provide initial intake screening and mental health assessments that identify service needs and recommend options for care
Share assessment findings with clients
Involve client and/or couple in the development of treatment plan goals, objectives and interventions that address their assessed behavioral health needs
Provide face-to-face mental health re-assessment as needed but at least annually for medication only clients.
Meet with medication only clients for treatment planning review and modification as needed but at least every 6 months.
Provide brief crisis intervention, stabilization services and supportive counseling to meds only clients.
Regularly consult with psychiatrists on specific client related clinical issues.
Provide individual, marital, group, or family therapy service
Provide case management services to assist clients and their families with access to needed benefits and services
Provide coordinated care by initiating or participating in client centered consultation with internal and external providers involved in care or services
Reassess and review treatment progress with clients and their families at proscribed intervals
Provide back-up coverage for Medical Secretary.
Assist in establishing effective communication between the Center, other social agencies serving clients, and the Community
Complete comprehensive behavioral health evaluations and assessments
Provide treatment/care planning and coordination
Provide treatment/care services
Provide referral and transition services including linkage and discharge planning.
Demonstrate knowledge of Adult developmental and phase of life issues and adult psychopathology
Demonstrate knowledge of adult phase of life and relationship issues and assessment of the impact of these issues on mental and physical health
Provide differential treatment approaches and interventions to address phase of life and relationship issues including individual, couples and group therapy
Demonstrate knowledge of documentation standards and capacity to meet documentation expectations
Has ability to effectively engage clients in care
Has ability to diagnose mental health disorders
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Full Time, Exempt, 37.5 hour work week
The medical case manager/therapist must be prepared to work a flexible schedule in response to the needs of the target population served. This schedule may include evening and Saturday hours.
Work cooperatively with Adult Services team members to assure clients timely access to quality services
Meet agency quality and compliance standard by accurately completing clinical documentation and service reporting in a timely manner
Meet or exceed service productivity target
Implement evidenced based practices to ensure use of effective and efficient treatment that best address client needs
Participation in staff training and development seminars
Working cooperatively with other Center teams and programs to maintain smooth continuity of care when cases are shared across teams
Become familiar with and utilization of outside resources as needed to provide comprehensive services to clients
Participate in supervision with Adult Outpatient Services Coordinator and in regular performance appraisals as directed
Understand the different funding sources available to the population served and the requirements for billing each of the funding sources
Education and Experience
Masters degree from an accredited college or University in Social Work, Psychology or closely related discipline and be licensed or eligible for certification.
Must have supervised experience in providing counseling and/or psychotherapy services
Must demonstrate knowledge in the areas of diagnostic assessment, long and short term treatment, family systems theory and group treatment
Must have basic computer and keyboarding skills
While performing the duties of this position, the employee may need to travel by automobile between sites for supervision and/or all staff meetings.
While conducting external KYC business or traveling between sites, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles as well as changing weather and road conditions.
Employee will be required to drive rarely if at all.
Kenneth Young Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Kenneth Young Center
Kenneth Young Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and senior citizens' support services. Our mission is to help people "feel good, do better and find solutions" by providing: Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness. Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Volunteer opportunities. We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a nationally respected body with stringent standards of excellence in care. Kenneth Young Center offers a broad range of exciting employment and internship opportunities. All of our positions contribute directly to our mission of providing mental health and senior services to help people feel good, do better and find solutions. Our employees enjoy: Competitive pay, exceptional benefits and generous paid time off A friendly and supportive work environment Specialized rewards and recognition programs Training and skill development opportunities Challenging and diverse work assignments Personal development and career experience