ASSESSOR “Intake Access”
Perform Intake Assessment interviews with individuals seeking mental health services, and complete the Comprehensive Psychosocial Assessment.
QUALIFICATION FOR POSITION:
- Bachelor’s Degree in a mental health discipline or a significantly related field and two years of experience assessing patients in mental health crisis.
- Maturity and sensitivity to the special needs of the mentally ill population
- Ability to assess needs of consumers.
- Good organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to work independently with minimal direction supervision.
- Ability to write reports and correspondence.
- Ability to speak effectively before groups or employees.
- Possess the ability to document the services provided to customers and maintain medical records in accordance with established governing standards in a timely, legible, accurate and complete manner.
- Ability to provide crisis intervention/stabilization and aggressive behavior management to costumers in a safe, culturally sensitive and gender specific manner.
- Ability to recognizes, evaluates, gather collateral information and develop interventions to address risk factors related to potential for violence and dangerousness to self or others.
- Ability to perform Co-Occurring Clinical Assessments and interpret data to formulate a DSM V diagnosis.
- Maturity and sensitivity to the special needs of PPBH clients while possessing the knowledge of behavioral health and medical conditions.
- A valid Class E Drivers’ License for positions that require driving personal or Agency vehicle on business.
- Must maintain a minimum Bodily Injury & Property Liability insurance limit of at least $50,000 for positions that require driving personal own vehicle (POV) on Agency business. (Proof Required)
- PPBH is a 24/7 Agency. All employees must be available as needed when required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Perform Intake Assessment interviews with individuals seeking mental health services, and complete the Comprehensive Psychosocial Assessment.
- Facilitate client referrals to appropriate agency services based on the assessment results.
- Collaborate with clients being assessed in the development of treatment plan, goals and objectives.
- Explain to clients seeking services their rights as patients and agency policies, and obtain client signatures on required forms.
- Demonstrate competency in evaluating and documenting client lethality risk.
- Demonstrate familiarity with community resources and provide referrals.
- Complete all required assessment paperwork in a timely manner according to department policies and procedures.
- Keep current on State reporting requirements for child/elder abuse and neglect.
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of DSM-IV nomenclature.
- Ensure the log-in sheets are completely and correctly filled out everyday.
- LEO clock in and out time are documented each time
- Identifying deficiencies and assigning them to the specific staff for correction
- Assist in scheduling; finding coverage when a staff calls out sick
- Train new hire employees for Access Inpatient
- Conduct Access Inpatient presentation for New Hire Orientation
- Perform other duties as directed by Supervisor.
The Duties and Responsibilities reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all related work assignments that may be inherent to the job.
Must have Intermediate to advanced experience in MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), the use of personal computers, and standard office productivity software.
The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl; and talk or hear.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: NON-EXEMPT
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