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Intake Coordinator Children

Hopewell Center for Children | 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.

Summary of Duties: 

ALM Hopewell Center is hiring for an Intake Coordinator. In addition to the duties listed, all opportunities require a passion to serve the community. This person provides initial contact with all clients, which may include the following: Provide initial interview with all clients, either self-referred or professionally referred. Implement a wide variety of psychological interventions to meet clients’ immediate or urgent needs, including crisis management, providing referrals, problem solving, and mental health case management. Determine client’s status, needs, and diagnostic impression (when possible).

All services provided will be person-centered and culturally competent. Intake Coordinator must demonstrate patience with clients, be aware of culturally appropriate behavior and its effects on the responses of his/her clients, and be flexible according to the needs of the client. The Clinical Intake Coordinator provides an advanced level of mental health treatment to individuals in need of community mental health support. 

Primary duties include:

  • intake assessments, risk assessments, crisis intervention and assessment;
  • diagnostic impressions using the DSM-V;
  • short-term stabilization,  linking/coordination and
  • additional case management services as needed. 

The incumbent develops strategies to meet the needs of a diverse population and works with internal and external team members to accomplish goals.  


Masters Degree REQUIRED from accredited college or university, LCSW or LPC REQUIRED, 2-3 years in a mental health setting.