Requisition Number: LA009-MHPRF-S-07-2020-02
Job Title: Mental Health Professional
City: New Orleans
State: LA

Minimum Degree Required: D - Graduate Degree
Minimum Years of Experience: 3
Salary Range: $47,500/year

Mental Health Professional

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Description/Job Summary

The function of the Mental Health Professional is to provide clinical services to consumers. The Mental Health Professional job responsibilities include assessment, mental status exams, crisis intervention, treatment planning, and provision of therapeutic interventions.


*Must have experience in assessing and treating substance use issues*

Responsibilities/Duties

  • 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.

Required Experience

  • 3 years of experience in assessing and treating substance use issues

Required Education

  • A Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling
  • License required (LCSW, LPC)

Required Qualifications

  • The ability to make ethical clinical decisions in demanding situations
  • The ability to interact professionally with clients, their families and other professionals
  • Organizational skills; ability to complete documentation timely and accurately

Program Summary

The ACT mobile treatment support team will provide treatment and support services to one hundred (100) persons per year. The persons served by the team will be individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse issues and their families.

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Resources for Human Development is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, veteran, or disability status.