Mental Health Clinician

Overview

Date Posted:
11/8/2018
Job Code:
ClinicianP4hm
Location:
Community Corrections
Address:
201 W Superior St
City:
Fort Wayne
Department:
Community Corrections
Base Pay:
$23.16/hour
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Category:
Professional/Administrative

Description

 

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

  • Medical, dental, vision and more
  • Generous paid time off and holidays
  • Retirement plan with up to 5% matching

This position is full time, non-exempt, classified and covered as defined under The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

Hours vary and are assigned; 37.5 hours/week, including overtime as required

Under the direction of the Mental Health Manager, 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, including overtime as required.
     

Minimum Requirements and Working Conditions

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health or other related field and at least one year of experience in Mental Health Evaluations and/or Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Must be licensed and/or credentialed 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)
  • Must be able to confer both mental health and addictions diagnoses
  • Ability to be certified in Indiana Risk Assessment System (IRAS) Instrument Training/Application
  • Mental health counseling skills, techniques and current Diagnostic and Systems Manual (DSM) diagnosis ability
  • Ability to interpret mental health assessment inventories and intelligence assessments
  • Working knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral and Social Learning Theory
  • Strong computer skills and the ability to use Microsoft Office and other job related software
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write reports

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.