Mental Health Practitioner Position Description
Position Title: Mental Health Practitioner – Life skills trainer.
Send letter of interest and resume to:
Jessica Mathwig, LICSW (952) 835-6650 (fax) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in one of the behavioral sciences or related fields from an accredited college or university and have at least 2,0000 hours of supervised experience in the delivery of mental health services to clients with mental illnesses. Candidates enrolled in a graduate program in psychology, social work or related are encouraged to apply.
Under close clinical supervision of a Licensed Mental Health Professional, the mental health practitioner will provide in-home life skills training to individual and families. Treatment goals will be developed to assist participants with psychosocial skills that are medically necessary to help the client reach an age appropriate developmental level.
P.O.R. is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: *designated essential functions of position
- Provide CTSS individual and family skills training in the child’s home, school or community that addresses the behaviors and areas of needed life skills to minimize the negative impact of the mental health diagnosis on daily living.
- Must have knowledge and understanding of mental illness.
- Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with problems.
- Support clients and family members to assist in adjusting to life and making changes.
- Develops and implements treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge. Monitor and review treatment plans every 90 days.
- Collaborate with other staff members to evaluate client’s progress.
- Evaluate clients’ progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives.
- Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed in order to comply with changes in clients’ status.
- Commitment to each client at least 6 months of skills training.
- Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment.
- Responsible to enter all billable time into our record keeping system within 24 hours of service date.
- Expectation that you are able to work with a variety of ages, presenting concerns and cultural backgrounds. You must be able to build strong relationships with reluctant clients and their families.
- Must attend clinical supervision as required by Medical Assistance guidelines.
- Clients served: Children up to age 18 with a mental health diagnosis made by a mental health professional. Some children may have several diagnoses.
- Other duties as assigned.