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21-377 Assessment Caseworker

Southwest Behavioral Care, Inc. - Behavioral Health | Latrobe, PA | Part Time and Contract

Job Description

SOUTHWEST BEHAVIORAL CARE, INC. 

Job Vacancy Notice                                                                

POSITION:  Assessment Caseworker (Part-Time)                                                                           PAY GRADE:  12

                      Latrobe Mental Health Outpatient and Drug & Alcohol

 

WAGE:  $16.93/hr. (with incentives!)

 

→Flexible Scheduling.                                                                               →May be eligible for Agency paid health benefits.

→Option to participate in Agency retirement plan.                               →Tuition discounts with participating colleges/universities.

→Opportunity for growth and advancement.                                      →Other benefits available.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs initial screenings and comprehensive assessments to determine an individual’s service needs for mental health, drug and alcohol and co-occurring disorders.
  • Responds to calls for services by completing initial screenings, and schedules initial appointments.
  • Conducts a comprehensive mental health, drug/alcohol or co-occurring assessment on all clients.
  • Develops and implements individualized treatment plans using individual, marital, group and family methodologies, maintaining a direct service level of 60% minimum time.
  • May carry a small caseload of outpatient services.
  • Serves as a member of an Interdisciplinary Treatment Team.
  • Participates in Case Conferences with all levels of psychiatric and clinical staff, either individually and/or group settings and provides testimony at any court hearings.
  • Initiates appropriate Intra and Inter Agency contact to facilitate client care.
  • Prepares, maintains and submits all assigned case records, charts, reports, forms and other required documentation in a professional and timely manner.
  • Must be available to work a flexible work schedule, i.e. evenings, weekends, etc.
  • Adheres to all policies, laws, regulations and codes of ethics and confidentiality as outlined by federal and state laws, and agency policies and procedures.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Rehabilitation, Nursing or Activities Therapy in accordance with DHS and DDAP regulations or a Graduate Degree in a clinical discipline with 12 graduate-level credits in mental health or counseling that is accredited and recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • Demonstrated ability or willingness to obtain the designated managed care credential of Mental Health Professional.
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain vital information during a personal interview to make proper recommendations.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal staff, providers, and other social service agencies.
  • Must successfully obtain Criminal History Clearance from the Pennsylvania State Police and Child Abuse Clearance from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and FBI Fingerprint Clearances.
  • Must not be excluded in participation in Medicare, Medicaid, or any other federal health care program.
  • Ability to transport oneself in an insured vehicle, as program needs dictate.
  • Ability to interpret detailed medical records and documentation obtained from health care providers.
  • Ability to understand and follow supervisory direction.  
  • Ability to communicate with effectiveness.  
  • Ability to work independently following established policies and procedures.

 

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS SHOULD VISIT OUR WEBSITE http://www.sphs.org/employment.html FOR CURRENT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES OR STOP INTO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE AT 300 CHAMBER PLAZA, CHARLEROI, PA.   POSTING#21-377.

 

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