The Solution for Families | Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Positions

 

Mental Health Professional (MHP)

Requirements: 

  • Master's degree from an accredited university or college with a major in the field of counseling and guidance, social work, psychology, nursing, rehabilitation counseling, special education, health education, social sciences, sociology, therapeutic recreation occupational therapy, child development and family relations, or a related human services field. 
  • A minimum of fifteen (25) hours of graduate level course work and/or practicum experience in applied intervention strategies/methods designed to address behavioral, emotional and mental disorders, as a part of, or in addition to the master’s degree.

Job Description:

  • Provide Strength-based, solution-focused supportive counseling to each recipient to minimize the negative effects of their symptoms, restore stability, and develop skills for independence and adaptation to community living.
  • Direct the delivery of services for recipients by coordinating the implementation of treatment goals with team members. This may include, but is not limited to, development of treatment goals and interventions, leading Team Meetings, reviewing logs, assigning interventions to be completed by staff, providing training/direction to MHS staff, and other activities to ensure each member of the team is providing coordinated services.
  • Assess each recipient for Strengths, Resources, and Goals within first 30 days of treatment; provide Strength-based planning and treatment on an ongoing basis.
  • Ensure each recipient has an Individualized Crisis Recovery Plan on file within 30 days to reduce risk of harm to self or others, identify precursors, reduce hospitalization, and restore stability.
  • Participate in collaborative meetings with Rehabilitation Services staff, school, primary care physician, other agencies or community and natural supports as needed.
  • Actively participate in all evaluations and treatment plan meetings
  • Provide Crisis Intervention services to recipients as needed according to agency policies, procedures, and service definitions guiding the provision of Crisis Intervention, crisis management, and follow-up.
  • Complete concurrent authorization assessment paperwork in a timely manner to ensure recipients receive authorizations on time and at appropriate levels of care based on accurate information about current functioning.
  • Be knowledgeable of and adept at producing effective, clinical documentation of every contact with recipient, including the documentation of all “no shows,” attempts to contact, and other recipient-specific interactions, including collaboration with any outside/community agencies or resources, whether billable or non-billable.
  • Be able, or willing to learn, to use computer interface to complete documentation for billing or other purposes as needed.
  • Document services provided regularly, concisely, and completely in accordance with clinical standards within 48 hours.
  • Update treatment plans with client, family, and others on the rehabilitative team at minimum every 90 days
  • Responsible for ensuring the timely completion of all mental health rehabilitation forms and necessary documentation to include the ISRPs, treatment plans, consents, release of information, service logs and discharge notes.
  • Assist client and/or caregivers to improve their decision-making capacity; enhance coping and interpersonal skills; help create the reduction of stress; assist consumer and/or caregivers to develop insight and produce cognitive/behavioral changes necessary for the person’s day-to-day functioning
  • Link clients to needed services and advocate for clients as needed
  • Coordinate and work with clients at minimum of 90% of eligible time weekly
  • Maintain caseload of 20 hours per week
  • Be available for Supervision Meetings, trainings, and staffing meetings as scheduled by Clinical Director
  • Attend supervision 1 hour weekly for the first ninety days and one hour monthly thereafter.
  • Return phone calls and/or emails promptly
  • Follow all safety rules
  • Obtain 10+ training hours as required yearly