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Mental Health Worker II in Knoxville, IA at Resources For Human Development, Inc.

Date Posted: 2/9/2019

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    Knoxville, IA
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Job Description

The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team Mental Health Clinician works with team members in collaboration with ACT participants to provide assertive, clinically sound, mental health services. The interventions of the community team are designed to respond to the strengths and needs of individuals participating in the ACT program diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness and having met the criteria for participation in the ACT program. The responsibilities of the team clinician include; assessment of individuals referred for therapy and the provision of clinical direction for services planning and treatment goals, conducting individual therapy, utilizing member in vivo experiences to maximize learning and use of skills and developed insights, participation in team and individual case management activities, facilitation of treatment team meetings, discharge planning.  
Under the direction of the Program Director/ Team Lead the team clinician will work positively with other staff, local professionals and providers and community members. While adhering to specific procedures and policies, the clinician will assist to empower the adults with serious and persistent mental illness to direct services toward achieving the goals necessary for success and satisfaction in the community.
The CROSS MHDS ACT program will have an office in Knoxville Iowa, and a satellite location in Leon Iowa. The ACT program will support participants residing through the seven counties of the CROSS MHDS Region and the community of Centerville Iowa. This position will also support the operation of the program on a rotating on-call, evening, and weekend schedule
Essential Duties and Functions
             Provide services at times and locations convenient to clients. 
             Provide on-call, after-hour support to clients as scheduled.
             Provide face-to-face services in the client's home, in public places, wherever necessary. 
             Ensure clients have access to and utilize the ACT after-hours on-call staff for emergencies or after-hour        support.
             Utilize Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and Stages of Change techniques to engage and provide treatment to clients.
             Provide clinical treatment for mental health and substance abuse/dependence, incorporating recovery-based, client-centered treatment approaches and harm reduction strategies.
             Utilize evidence-based interventions and therapeutic techniques to address consumer's mental health symptoms and coping skills.
             Assume lead roles with designated clients. Develop, coordinate, and implement treatment, rehabilitation, and support services for these cases. 
             Provide relapse prevention training and on-going education as outlined in the treatment plan of clients.
             Develop treatment plans, early intervention plans, and recovery action plans with clients.
             Assist with medication monitoring of self-administration and medication education.
             Perform crisis intervention.
             Provide direct assistance with family of clients in areas such as in-home family education and relationship building.
             Provide transportation assistance to consumers; including public transportation or use of private vehicle. Assist clients in becoming transportation independent.
             Provide assertive outreach when necessary to engage clients.
             Assure continuity of care when client is in the hospital, jail, respite, etc.
             Actively participate in the engagement of new clients into the ACT program many of whom are transitioning from a residential, or inpatient acute level of care.
              Engage in collateral consultation and service coordination planning meetings.
             Submit accurate and on-time chart documentation and reports.
             Submit accurate and on-time mileage reimbursement documentation.
             Document telephone and face-to-face contacts with consumers on program progress notes (due the next day after face-to-face contact).
             Document all collateral contacts and community-based activities.
             Complete a monthly statistical summary on primary consumers and submit by the first of each month.
             Perform monthly self-audits of all documentation to ensure accuracy.
             Maintain up-to-date consumer charts, statistical forms; and other information and documentation as required.
  1.  A Master's degree in Social Work or Counseling
  2. Iowa licensure required (LMSW, LISW, LMHC or related field).
  3. The ability to make ethical clinical decisions in demanding situations
  4. The ability to interact professionally with clients, their families and other professionals
  5. Organizational skills; ability to complete documentation timely and accurately
  6. Experience required: 3 yrs


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