New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee

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Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (Stuart)

at New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee

Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1208627

Job Description

  • Outpatient
  • Stuart, FL, USA
  • Full Time

Provides biopsychosocial evaluation, treatment planning and individual and multi-client counseling activities for assigned clients. Maintains clinical and administrative documentation for assigned clients as prescribed by Agency Policy and Procedure and by governing law.

A Master's Degree in a Human Services field, and a current Florida license in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, or Psychology and experience working with mentally ill/emotionally disturbed/chemically dependent populations.

• Must be in good physical condition with no restrictions of movement.
• Must be able to apply Therapeutic Effective Aggression Management (TEAM) Techniques without limitations.

1.0 Engages in hours of direct client services for assigned clients at the rate determined to meet contractual and clinical obligations.
1.1 Hours may vary depending on contractual and programmatic need, but shall be at least 26 billable hours per week.
1.2 Counselors will be informed of their productivity expectations upon hire, at the beginning of each fiscal year, and at any time requirements may change.

2.0 Conducts biopsychosocial evaluations for new and existing clients
2.1 Evaluations are performed in accordance with the Agency's protocol for conducting biopsychosocial evaluations and its procedures relative to frequency and timeliness for the occurrence of this activity.

3.0 Develops and maintains a written treatment plan for each client.
3.1 Written treatment plans are developed with as much participation from the client as possible and reasonable and are written in consumer friendly terms.
3.2 Treatment Plans are maintained in accordance with the Agency's protocol and procedures for frequency and timeliness.
3.3 Treatment Plans are appropriately signed and properly credentialed.

4.0 Conducts individual and multi-client counseling activities.
4.1 Individual and multi-client counseling activities are performed in accordance with the Agency's standards for the use of various counseling modalities, as well as frequency and length of counseling sessions.

5.0 Practices a brief, solution focused counseling strategy.
5.1 To the extent that it is clinically appropriate, counseling activities are provided within a brief, solution focused framework.

6.0 Prepares written documentation for each service conducted.
6.1 Written documentation for each service conducted in performed in accordance with the Agency's standards for service documentation in the client's medical record.
6.2 Routing tickets/SALs are turned in daily.
6.3 Clinical records are accurate, individualized, and charting is completed on a timely basis.

7.0 Completes all state and Agency mandated enrollment and outcome documents.
7.1 Completes state enrollment packets upon admission and discharge and re-enrollment packets upon the first service of each new fiscal year.
7.2 Completes state outcome measures upon admission and discharge and quarterly for as long as client remains in program or as assigned

8.0 Maintains a current knowledge of psychotherapy and counseling strategies as it relates to mental health.
8.1 Each counselor is expected to maintain a sufficiently broad range of clinical expertise so as to provide a minimum of a thorough assessment or emergency counseling to most clients seeking services at New Horizon.
8.2 Each counselor is expected to develop at least one area of clinical expertise.

9.0 Participates actively in the certification, service and billing of clients covered by insurance or managed care plans.
9.1 Completes managed care applications in a timely manner.
9.2 Obtains service certification/reflection as required.
9.3 Completes the clinical portions of any documentation required to bill insurance companies.

10.0 Actively participates as a member of a multidisciplinary team for clients receiving other services inside or outside the New Horizons continuum of care.