Individuals in this position are considered to be a non-licensed behavioral health professional and at a minimum meet the requirements for NC Qualified Professional. Individuals may provide services to consumers with substance abuse and/or mental health disorders… Individuals must maintain certification and associate (provisional) licensure in substance abuse and/or mental health. Duties include, but are not limited to, completing screening/evaluations, Person Centered Planning, arranging for needed services/supports, linking consumer to community resources and natural supports, providing psycho-educational group activities, group & individual counseling, life skills training, disease management, administering drug screens, and providing supervision to unlicensed professional staff.
- Shall demonstrate the ability to utilize knowledge/skill/judgment to provide treatment services that evidence quality, performance, and meet the needs of persons served, accrediting/licensing bodies, and purchasers of service. Performance tasks shall include:
- Perform screening, evaluation, and development of the Person Centered Plan and document progress/lack of progress towards meeting goals/objectives specified in the PCP.
- Individual/family counseling, process and psycho-educational groups that promote the development of knowledge and skills related to recovery from substance abuse and mental health disorders.
- The ability to effectively utilize clinical supervision to enhance professional growth and promote the recovery of persons served.
- Purchaser of service requirements related to managed health care, i.e., authorizations.
- Adhere to PCC Employee Code of Ethics
- Shall maintain required documentation per agency policy and procedure. Performance tasks shall include:
- Maintain accurate service and billing documentation that clearly communicates the service(s) provided. Documentation shall maintain compliance with PCC policy/ procedure, purchaser of service requirements (NC Division of MH/DD/SA, DMA/Medicaid, LME’s); and, accrediting/regulatory bodies (CARF and NC Statute/APSM rules).
- Must submit service and billing documentation in a timely manner as specified by clinical manager.
- Must meet productivity standards as specified by Clinical Manager.
- Shall demonstrate the ability to assess the needs and coordinate services and resources for consumers and meet performance expectations that include:
- Coordinate initial and ongoing assessment of consumer needs in the following domains (Psychiatric, Medical/Dental, Residential, Entitlements, Vocational, Financial, Social, Legal, Transportation, and ADL’s.)
- Provide training to consumers to build recovery skills in daily living, work readiness, socialization, adaptation, etc.
- Arrange for consumer to receive needed services in each of the above domains.
- Monitor effectiveness of services on an ongoing basis.
- Link consumers to community resources and natural supports.
- Transport consumers to community resources as needed.
- Shall attend assigned training and continuing education to maintain credentialing and privileging, to include, but not limited to:
- Must meet NC Credentialing standards as a Qualified Professional…
- Attends individual, group and mandatory supervision/training as specified by Clinical Manager.
- Specific training for special populations, Gender Specific, HIV, Adolescent, Dual-Diagnosis.
- Shall demonstrate the ability to work/be a part of organizational and therapeutic teams, and maintain positive working relationships with consumers, community stakeholders, referral organizations, purchasers of service, and other employees/departments of PCC.
- Shall complete other task as assigned by Clinical Manager.
General Knowledge & Skills:
General Knowledge of the dynamics of MH/DD/SA behavioral health disorders (BHD) and their impact upon persons served and their families; the bio/psycho/social factors involved in (BHD); up-to-date principles/techniques (evidence based/best practices) of crisis response, prevention, and intervention application to individuals possessing (BHD); the community resources available to persons with (BHD), to include behavioral health, social service, community services, and self-help groups; knowledge of billing and service record documentation requirements (NC Division of MH/DD/SA ASAM/IPRS, DMA/Value Options, LME’s, and PCC policy/procedure.
General Skill in the application of needs assessment/prevention/intervention techniques that are considered as evidence based/best practices as defined by the NC Division of MH/DD/SA, and/or literature/research, and organizational policy/procedure; skill in the delivery of services; skill in establishing/maintaining effective therapeutic and professional relationships with persons served and/or their family members; behavioral health providers; and, skill in accurately documenting services provided and billed.
MH/SA Counselor II
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from four-year college or university in a human services field; and two years of related experience with the MH/SA population.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a non-human service field; and four years of related experience with the MH/SA population.
- Must meet the NC Division of MH/DD/SA requirements for Qualified Professional for the primary population of consumers served.
- CSAC certification preferred.
MH/SA Clinician II
- Master’s degree from a four-year college or university in a human services field; and two years of related experience with the MH/SA population.
- Must possess a valid clinical licensure such as Associate (provisional) licensure such as LCSW-A, LCAS-A, LPC-A, LMFT-A, etc
MH/SA Clinician III
- Master’s degree from a four-year college or university in a human services field; and two years of related
- Experience with the MH/SA population.
- Must possess a valid clinical licensure LCSW, LCAS, LPC, LMFT, etc (preference will be given to LCSW and/or LCAS due to need for IVC requirements)
Additional Job Requirements (Licenses, Certifications, Personal Vehicle, etc.):
- Must have reliable transportation, maintain valid NC driver’s license, and maintain adequate automobile insurance.
- Must have the ability to operate telephone, fax machine, and computer hardware/software
- Must have the ability to effectively hear and communicate. Travel is required as part of this position and use of personal vehicle.
- Individuals in this position may be required to work weekends based on the needs of the agency and as specified by Clinical Manager.
- Occasional lifting/moving of at least 25 pounds.