Mental Health Clinician, Level of Care Evaluator

North Range Behavioral Health - Greeley, CO3.5

Full-timeEstimated: $42,000 - $56,000 a year
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North Range Behavioral Health – Where Hope Begins and Change is Possible

Program:

The Level of Care Specialist provides access to timely assessments for services, communicates recommendations for services based on assessment, and provides case management to coordinate and secure services for children and youth with behavioral health needs. Coordinates with internal and external supportive resources and funding sources to deliver needed services to program participants. Accepts responsibility to monitor program participants to ensure they are actively involved in treatment and collaborates with families, clinical supervisor, therapeutic providers, and stakeholders regarding treatment. Documents interactions and maintains electronic clinical records and other reporting data and documentation relevant to role.

Position Summary: Provides on-going assessment, crisis intervention and case management services. Develops strength-based service plans, monitors treatment progress, documents interactions and maintains electronic clinical records and other reporting data for individuals with mild to severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Coordinates with internal as well as external supportive services to deliver needed services to clients.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Credentials

  • Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or other behavioral health discipline from an accredited college or universityrequired
  • Colorado clinical licensure in appropriate discipline required (LPC, LCSW, LMFT)
  • Ability to become credentialed with various health insurance companies
  • Bilingual skills desired (Monetary incentives available)
  • Valid Colorado driver's license and driving record that meets with agency insurability requirements as set forth for someone that must transport clients

Experience

  • 2 years’ experience required
  • Experience in coordinating mental health intervention plans and services with other agencies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Mild to severe mental health and/or substance use disorders/disabilities and the recovery process.
  • Professional and ethical guidelines as outlined by the State of Colorado.
  • Basic and routine computer keyboarding, programs and software.
  • Basic, routine, and advanced records maintenance and filing practices.
  • Basic, routine, and advanced office management practices and operating procedures.
  • Workplace policies and professionalism.
  • Organizational structure, workflow and operating procedures.
  • Effective de-escalation techniques.
  • Identify and support appropriate diagnostic assessment using current diagnostic system.
  • Coordinate mental and/or behavioral health intervention plans and services with other agencies.
  • Provide treatment and case management in routine and crisis situations.
  • Plan, organize, time manage and prioritize multiple tasks and assignments.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret related professional periodicals, journals, technical procedures or government regulations.
  • Apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Communicate effectively and positively, both orally and in writing with a wide range of individuals and constituencies, including when under emotionally charged and stressful situations.
  • Work with diverse populations and be culturally sensitive.
  • Maintain confidentiality.

Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to utilization, quality improvement and corporate compliance policy and standards.
  • Provide services to clients as assigned by administrative/clinical supervisor. May work with specific age group and/or level of care based on program assignment.
  • Provide person-centered assessment, goal planning, and treatment for mental health and/or substance use issues. Provide screening and assessment of clients utilizing required instruments and formats within appropriate time lines.
  • Develop strength-based written treatment plans/updates and continuing care plans and make appropriate referrals. Complete written discharge summaries and correspondence within established time lines.
  • Assess diagnosis and mental status of clients, evaluate current level of functioning, and develop and implement treatment/service plan to address clients’ needs.
  • Intervene and de-escalate crisis situations with clients. Provide crisis intervention via telephone or face-to-face. Assess risk of harm to self or others and arrange needed resources.
  • Collaborate with other clinicians, law enforcement, external providers, and psychiatrists to provide services to clients. Maintain close and cooperative relationships with community agencies and other public agencies in carrying out treatment/service plans.
  • Perform case management services as needed to assist clients to meet their goals as stated in his/her service and/or treatment plans. Refer clients to internal and external supportive services such as vocational, medical, social services, and housing authority as well as residential, respite, and inpatient treatment.
  • Maintain electronic health records in accordance with agency standards. May include entry into partnering agency electronic systems (i.e. integrated care).
  • Advocate for clients in many different forums including at the federal, state and local court systems, with family, and/or school system.
  • Attend staff meetings, clinical supervision and other meetings as assigned.
  • May complete 72 hour hold and provide other 27-65 services as allowed by statute and may support emergency commitment and involuntary commitment processes.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director and/or Coordinator.

Working Conditions:

Services may involve travel to offsite locations for assessments. Service delivery environments and conditions may vary based on program assignment. Work hours can vary.

Compensation:

Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience. Salary placements generally occur near the minimum to midpoint of the range. North Range Behavioral Health offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid time off, holiday pay, retirement savings plan, and much more! Bilingual skills may be compensated additionally.

North Range Behavioral Health is among the largest employers in Weld County, and provides compassionate, comprehensive care for people who face mental health and addiction challenges. Our team members are hard workers, and we strongly believe in the importance of a healthy work/life balance. We provide cutting-edge tools, training and thoughtful supervision to our employees to assist them in their professional development.

Our values are:

  • Customer First. We help our customers achieve recovery, every day.
  • We treat everyone with kindness, empathy, and dignity.
  • We build strong relationships, internally and externally, to ensure effective care for our customers.

North Range Behavioral Health promotes a philosophy of giving… to the community, to our customers, and to each other. If you’re driven to help others, have high standards and a desire to work in a collaborative environment, we hope you’ll consider a career at North Range Behavioral Health.

Visit us at http://www.northrange.org/employment/careers/to learn more.

North Range Behavioral Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • mental health: 2 years (Required)

Education:

  • Master's (Required)

License:

  • LPC, LCSW, LMFT (Required)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Employee discounts
  • Others
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