Summary: Community Based Specialist II will provide direct treatment interventions to children, youth, and adults who are in psychiatric crisis and/or at risk of out of home placement to intervene and stabilize emotional and behavioral problems.
Education: Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP-C): A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a human services field and at least one year clinical experience providing direct services to adults with a mental health diagnosis. Master's degree preferred. Licensed or License-eligible highly preferred. Or, Qualified Mental Health Professional-Eligible (QMHP-E): A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a human services field from an accredited college without one year of clinical experience; or a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in an unrelated field and is enrolled in a Master's or Doctoral clinical program and is actively taking at least 3 credits per semester. Staff hired as a QMHP-E must participate in Intercept's monthly DBHDS approved training curriculum, and participate in weekly supervision with a LMHP.
Experience: 1-3 years' clinical experience providing direct services to adults and/or youth with a mental health diagnosis. Active enrollment in a Master's or Ph.D. clinical program will be considered in lieu of clinical experience. Essential duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.
- Conduct treatment interventions for clients.
- Develop treatment plans based on recommended goals identified in clients' assessments.
- Provide intensive individual counseling, family counseling, 1:1 therapeutic counseling, psychoeducational support services, and behavioral support services to meet individual client needs.
- Interact with all clients in accordance with the Individual Service Plan and therapeutic process guidelines.
- Initiate and facilitate verbal de-escalation techniques and strategies to assist the client in maintaining self-control.
- Exercise client interventions via the least restrictive option to protect clients from harming self or others.
- Coordinate client services closely with other staff and community service providers to ensure the appropriateness of treatment modalities and services being provided.
- Serve as liaison to referral sources and families regarding progress and needs (attending meetings, court hearings, etc.).
- Develop therapeutic relationships with clients that will encourage positive responses to treatment interventions.
- Provide 24-hour emergency client response as needed.
- Assess, evaluate and monitor the safety of clients and others at all times.
- Notify Supervisor of any significant client medical complaint(s), unusual events, accidents, medical problems, property damage or maintenance concern, etc.
- Administer first aid to clients in response to minor medical problems.
- Maintain fluency in knowledge and practice of all Medicaid and DBHDS requirements.
- Participate in weekly supervision to review treatment objectives, interventions utilized, and clients' progress towards treatment goals.
- Develop, maintain, and effectively implement client discharge plans (including mobilization of resources for ongoing maintenance, rehabilitation & recovery).
- Maintain high quality, punctual documentation of case work consistent with program and licensure policies.
- Participate in initial & ongoing staff training and/or seminar presentations as requested.