Competency Intervention Specialist

Job
22-125312
Facility
Maple Lane Competency Restoration Program
Type
Part-Time
Shift
Day 8 hour
Recruiter
Kerry Nichols
Recruiter : Email
KJNichols@Wellpath.us

Why Wellpath

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”


 

 

 

About this role

Our Mental Health Counselor independently assesses the person served from a clinical and psychosocial perspective; provides group and family therapeutic interventions; makes professional judgments of clinical and psychosocial needs; functions independently to coordinate all aspects of discharges; keeps current with developments in clinical approaches, negotiates effective communication between the treatment team and families, guardians and community providers. 

What you bring to the table

Education:

  • A Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling is required.

Experience:

  • Must have knowledge of the DSM-IV - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and community resources.

  • Two (2) years of experience with the severe and persistent mentally ill. 

  • Ability to implement intervention strategies based upon analysis of information from verbal, non-verbal, collateral and narrative resources.

  • Experience in ethical decision making and utilizing ‘strengths based” clinical practices with individuals and groups.

  • Ability to engage, maintain and appropriately terminate helping relationships with diverse client groups. 

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. 

  • High degree of empathetic listening, tact and kindness toward others.

Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor is preferred.

What you will do

  1. Provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent with age and life span developmental needs of each person served.
  2. Develops biopsychosocial summaries, develops and implements interventions for barriers to discharge, coordinates all discharge planning and documentation. 
  3. Advocates and negotiates with internal and external statewide systems on behalf of person served consistent with professional conduct and standards. 
  4. Independently provides all care activities and appropriately seeks direction for unusual situations. 
  5. Independently provides crisis intervention and assists families in understanding the complexities of mental illness.
  6. Utilizes all Persons Served contact as opportunities for empowering therapeutic interventions. Consistently attends and represents clinical needs of PS during community meetings and treatment team meetings. 
  7. Conducts professional assessment of family needs and provides family therapy as clinically determined.
  8. Provides counseling and facilitates therapeutic groups in accordance with patient’s recovery plan objectives and needs.
  9. Updates all discharge lists, documents all direct and collateral contacts into TIER and maintains CNA and FARS in a timely fashion.  Develops Discharge Plans and Conditional Release Plans in an accurate and thorough manner.
  10. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
  11. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
  12. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
  13. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

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