Mental Health Clinician

Overview

Date Posted:
4/2/2019
Job Code:
XtraDphm
Location:
Community Corrections
Address:
201 W Superior St
City:
Fort Wayne
Department:
Community Corrections
Base Pay:
$22.23/hour
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Category:
Professional/Administrative

Description

 

This position is offered a competitive benefits package, which includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision and more
  • Eligible for retirement savings plans

This position is part-time, nonexempt, unclassified and not covered as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours vary; up to 32 hours/week; some weekend and evening hours required

Under the direction of the Mental Health Section Chief, The Mental Health Clinician performs Mental Health testing and evaluations for Allen County Community Corrections (ACCC) participants, confers diagnoses through formally developed mental health evaluation reports and conveys diagnosis information to other ACCC divisions and outside agencies for further treatment of participants.  The Mental Health Clinician facilitates evidence-based cognitive behavioral programs, as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Assists participants in understanding emotional and/or behavioral problems, recommends various programming methods to address participant problems and discusses the necessity and nature of treatment.
  • Administers appropriate mental health and substance abuse assessment tools, interprets results and reviews information with participants.
  • Obtains and evaluates psychological, social, medical and family histories by interviewing participants and reviewing records.
  • Evaluates and diagnoses mental health disorders of participants by identifying emotional and behavioral issues by using information from tests, interviews, records, reference materials, observation of behavior in groups or other context and recommends programs of treatment.
  • Collaborates with case managers to determine appropriateness and/or need of mental health evaluation, treatment recommendations and approaches to working with the participants.
  • Consults with the Mental Health Manager regarding assessments, testing interpretation and recommendations for treatment.
  • Completes forensic reports based on information from assessment tools and clinical interviews that were administered and presents reports to the Health Service Provider Psychologist (HSPP).
  • Completes monthly administrative paperwork including, but not limited to, clinical notes in required database after each contact with participants, dispatch and discharge paperwork, observations of participant progress and referral sources reports.
  • Provides crisis intervention, meets with participants under duress and screens for mental health, suicidal and/or homicidal ideations and acts as a liaison to connect the participant with appropriate services needed.
  • Must be able to work during hours most conducive to target population, which includes Monday through Friday, some nights and Saturdays, as scheduled.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s Degree in Psychology or Social Work and one year experience in Mental Health Evaluations and Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Working towards licensure by the State of Indiana as one of the following: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Valid State of Indiana Licensed Mental Health Counselor in good standing
  • Mental health counseling skills, techniques and DSM-5 diagnosis ability
  • Interpret mental health assessment inventories, intelligence assessments
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to write reports
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to use Microsoft Office and other job related software

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The Mental Health Clinician works in office and classroom environment with frequent contact with potentially dangerous, violent and abusive program offenders convicted of various misdemeanor and felony offenses on a daily basis with the ability to move around freely, but frequently sitting, requiring some bending, kneeling, lifting up to forty pounds, reaching over head and pushing and/or pulling loads.  Very frequent typing including proofreading and attention to detail, report writing and detailed inspection is required.