Qualified Mental Health Specialist
Responsible to provide mental health, substance abuse and/or dual treatment case management services in the school, home, office, or community location to fulfill the client’s goals and objectives and assist in the implementation and coordination of client activities. Provides group case management services as assigned. Additionally responsible for the timely and accurate completion of all associated case records.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, these include but are not limited to the following. Other functions may be assigned, and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Provide case management services for clients and their families
Coordinate and/or deliver services to facilitate achievement of treatment plan goals and objectives
Assist clients to improve problem solving skills
Provide supportive care to include designing and facilitating case management groups
Coordinating integrated services for clients that are participating in counseling and/or med/som services
Assist clients when problems develop and refer identified concerns to local community support systems, the counselor/social worker, and/or supervisors
Implements and educates clients on social skills, community resources, accessing self-help skills, parent education, facilitating groups, and overall treatment of the client through scheduling
Follows up when a transition plan indicates additional services
Assist clients in application for financial resources
Providing complete and accurate documentation for case records, reporting on cases, assuring completion of intake and termination reports
Prepare timely treatment plans and updates
Keep timely progress notes and other records as necessary
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: Required: HS Diploma, Associate degree or higher in social services related field.
Preferred: Bachelor’s degree or higher in social services related field and previous experience Willingness to continue training/education related addiction recovery and therapeutic regimens
Experience: : Social work-related experience for at least 1 year, Education in social work can be substituted for up to 6 months.
Computer Skills: Basic phone, computer, electron skills (email, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Internet, Fax, Copier, etc.)
Certificates & Licenses:
Interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture, or schedule form
Deal with many variables and determine specific action
Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Exercise independent judgment and discretion
Understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, regulations to specific situations
Complete routine forms
Prepare accurate documentation
Compile and prepare reports
Respond per agency policy and procedures to routine inquiries from public and/or officials
Train or instruct others as assigned (i.e. new employee orientation/shadowing, etc.)
Maintain records according to established procedures
Handle sensitive or technical inquiries from contacts with officials and general public when appropriate
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with peers, supervisors, co-workers, clients, stakeholders, and community members
Appropriately distinguish when to resolve complaints and when to forward them to direct supervisor/effectively resolve complaints when appropriate
Travel to and gain access to work site
Frequent sitting, standing, and walking for 8–12-hour shifts
Frequent use of fine motor skills to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and ability to reach with hands and arms on a regular basis
Intermittently required to lift objects weighing up to 20 pounds
Consistently required to talk, hear, and/or speak
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus along with the ability to read, analyze, and interpret procedures and/or instructions
Some assignments may require ability to have or arrange for dependable means of transportation to various locations, meetings, or community events.
Work is performed primarily in office, individual owned and insured vehicles, and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night shifts. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in office settings and moderate in other situations.