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ASSESSMENT COORDINATOR

Hopewell Center-Downtown St. Louis | St. Louis, MO | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

ALM Hopewell Center provides comprehensive mental health services to children and adults in the northern and central parts of the City of St. Louis and North St. Louis City. A professional mental health staff serves a growing caseload of 2,800 patients, of which greater than ninety-five percent are chronically mentally ill and suffering from major psychiatric disorders. Hopewell Center operates a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center and a Comprehensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center for adults and youth. Many services are provided at schools. Emergency services, including a crisis bed and mobile outreach, are available twenty-four hours per day. A multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, counselors, social workers, educators, and support staff work diligently to carry out the mission of providing comprehensive care to patients and their families.  


PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish rapport with clients and collect information on client’s mental health, trauma, social, legal, family, psychiatric and medical history, including a diagnostic impression
  • Completes a detailed mental health assessment of the client
  • Completes all client reporting requirements and documentation consistent with corporate and regulatory standards.
  • Serves as a resource to other clinicians.
  • Applied knowledge and understanding of program, policies and procedures, and referral resources to assist others in resolving issues within scope of authority.
  • Provide crises intervention as needed to include assessment for inpatient hospitalization.
  • Conduct group and individual therapy sessions using an approved curriculum or therapeutic treatment model
  • Additional tasks and duties as required.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, or Counseling with experience in the assessment and treatment of community mental health.  Licensed candidates with supervisory experience are preferred.  Position requires excellent skills in active listening, DSM-IV framework, clinical assessment, crisis intervention and community resources.  Effective oral and written communication skills and organization skills are essential, as well as, the ability to: 1) work under pressure and meet deadlines; 2) adapt to workload demands and set priorities; 3 )present a  positive attitude and professional appearance 4) build rapport with clients  and develop positive working relationships.

CERTIFICATION OR LICENSE REQUIRED:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor preferred.