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Qualified Mental Health Professional-Youth

JOB SUMMARY:
 
In accordance with agency Mission, Vision, Values and Goals, the QMHP assists eligible individuals in gaining access to needed treatment and rehabilitation, as well as other medical, social, and educational services and supports; arranges and coordinates assessments of the individual's need for treatment and rehabilitation; coordinates and monitors service and support activities. The QMHP functions as the primary contact for individuals served, as well as for other agencies, within the framework of a team model.
 
PRIMARY FUNCTIONS:
 
Provides community based support, case management services, and group education to assigned population as defined by department. Assists assigned clients in gaining access to resources, both internal and external, including, but not limited to, rehabilitative, medical, social, educational, and psychiatric (as clinically appropriate).
 
Completes all documentation in a timely fashion as outlined by departmental standards.  At a minimum, documentation is to be completed within the electronic medical record within 48 hours.
 
Serves as a vital treatment team member, the primary service provider and contact person for assigned clients.  Acts as liaison to the community, service organizations and programs on behalf of assigned clients.
 
Develop initial and annual assessments and individual treatment plans for assigned caseload within 30 days of admission into the program for initial assessment and within 30 days of the due date on annual renewals.  Also writes yearly critical intervention plans on high risk clients.
 
Provides crisis intervention as assigned to team clients by responding to crisis situations during office hours.  Serve as on call for department crisis situations after hours as assigned.
 
Participates in and meets ethical/agency standards regarding all treatment and documentation practices, QA/QI procedures, utilization management, emergency procedures, and program/client outcomes.
 
Follows all agency policies and procedures including emergency and corporate compliance policies/procedures 100% of the time.

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:
 
Provides case management and crisis intervention for non-assigned team clients.
 
Provides Consultation and Education for the community as assigned.
 
Serves on departmental, program, or agency committee(s) or task team(s) as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Education:
      Master's degree in psychology, social work, nursing, counseling or closely related human services field.
Experience:
      Must have at least one year of experience working with the adult seriously and persistently mentally ill population (prefer 2 years).
 
Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations:
      None required.
 
Special Skills:
Communication (oral and written)
Crisis Intervention
Establishing rapport in professional relationships
Organization/time management
Case management
Knowledge of community resources
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR POSITION:
               
Must become Privileged Staff according to Medicaid guidelines to provide services for consumers if required by the department.  Must acquire and maintain training related to job performance including, but not necessarily limited to:  Agency Orientation, Program Orientation, CPR training (every two years), First Aid training (every two years), Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (every two years), Infection Control, Medication Training, Cultural Competence (6 hours every two years), and Documentation Training. 
 
Must complete eighteen (18) hours per year with documented attendance of professional development/training or education related to the special needs of the population within assigned department.
 
Access to dependable auto with adequate auto insurance, for making frequent home and community visits.
 
DEGREE OF SUPERVISION:
 
QMHP’s must receive supervision by the Team Leader or Clinical Supervisor and additional education/guidance as necessary. 
POSITIONS SUPERVISED:
 
None

Job Type: Full Time