Requisition Number: IA002-MHWRL-S-10-2019-01
Job Title: Licensed Mental Health Professional
City: Knoxville
State: IA

Minimum Degree Required: D - Graduate Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 3
Salary Range: 47000-58000

Licensed Mental Health Professional

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Description/Job Summary

 *New hire will be eligible to receive a total of $2000 bonus in the first year of employment.  

The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team Mental Health Counselor is a licensed mental health clinician delivering community-based therapy services to participants of the ACT program.  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.  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.  
 
The ACT Mental Health Clinician is a mobile staff position dedicated to at least 85% of the work time to direct community-based work with clients in their home or community-based settings.
 
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 Appanoose County. 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 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.
•             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.
Qualifications

  1.  A Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or Occupational Therapy.
  2. Iowa licensure required. 
  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

Responsibilities/Duties

Provide services at times and locations convenient to the 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 nessessary.

Utilize Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) and stages of change techiniques to engage and provide treatment to clients.

Provide clinical treatment for mental health and substance abuse/dependence, incorporating recovery-based, client-centered treatement approaches and harm reduction stratagies

Utilize evidence-based interventions and therapeutic techniques to address consumer's mental health sysmptoms and coping skills.

Develop treament plans, early intervention plans, and recovery action plans with client's.

Provide direct assistance with family of clients in the areas such as in-home family education and relationship building.

Actively participate in the engagement of new clients into the ACT program many of whom are transitioning from a resiential, or inpatient acute level of care.

engage in collateral consultation and service coordination planning meetings.


Required Experience

Minimum of 3 years of prior experience

Required Education

A Master's degree in Social Wrok, Counseling, or Occuplational Therapy

Required Qualifications

Valid licensure in the state of Iowa (LISW, LMSW, LMHC, OT)

The Abliity to make ethical clinical decisions in demanding situations

The Abliity to interact professionally with clients, their families and other professionals.

Organizational skills; ability to complete documentation timely and accurately

Program Summary

The CROSS MHDS ACT program will have an office in Knoxville Iowa, and a satelilite location in Leon Iowa.  The ACT program will support participants residing through the seven counties of the CROSS MHDS Region and Appanoose County.  This position will also support the operation of the program on a rotating on-call, evening and weekend schedule.
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