Child & Adolescent Therapist Case Management & Intake Specialist
Kenneth Young Center
May 15, 2018
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Full Time - Experienced
KENNETH YOUNG CENTER
POSITION DESCRIPTION & POSTING
CHILD & ADOLESCENT THERAPIST
CASE MANAGEMENT & INTAKE SPECIALIST
Job Scope: This role works cooperatively with a team of mental health professionals to provide outpatient therapy, medical case management and intake services to clients served by the Child & Adolescent Division. As a Child & Adolescent Therapist, provide individual, group and family treatment that targets improvement in functional impairments. In collaboration with agency psychiatrists and medical secretary will deliver re-assessment and treatment planning services, brief individual crisis intervention or supportive counseling, symptom management skill building groups, and case management and/or community support individual to a primary population of children and their families. Assists the client with receiving psychiatric medication only treatment services. Intake responsibilities include returning calls to potential clients, scheduling all Child and Adolescent mental health assessments, gathering registration and insurance data and initiating all services for all clients up to age 24 at Kenneth Young Center.
Essential Functions: The work environment characteristics, responsibilities, and competencies described here are representative of those an employee encounters and is required to perform while meeting the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
I. Primary Responsibilities
A. Work as Primary Clinician for an identified caseload of clients receiving medication only services
Provide face-to-face mental health re-assessment, as needed, but at least annually for medication only clients.
Provide treatment planning review and modification, as needed, but at least every 6 months for medication only clients.
Provide brief crisis intervention, stabilization services and supportive counseling to medication only clients.
Regularly consult with psychiatrists on specific client-related clinical issues.
B. Provide outpatient individual, group, and family therapy service to identified clients served by the Child & Adolescent Services Team
Reassess and review treatment progress with clients and their families at proscribed intervals
Involve client and/or family in the development of treatment plan goals, objectives and interventions that address their assessed behavioral health needs
Provide case management services to assist clients and their families with access to needed benefits and services
Provide coordinated care by initiating or participating in client centered consultation with internal and external providers involved in care or services
C. Provide and/or coordinate intake services to clients, including but not limited to:
Timely response to intake calls with appropriate disposition as outlined in the child and adolescent intake procedure checklist
Provide initial data collection, registration information and brief assessment services
Provide assertive outreach, case management services or crisis services, as needed, to clients not yet assigned
Maintain intake call log and assessment calendar
Collect and organize data spreadsheet as requested. This may include the following: call volume, referral source location of callers, and tracking of failed/cancelled appointments.
Collaborate with the business office as needed to manage insurance authorizations for intake
D. Provide back-up coverage for Medical Secretary E. Assist in establishing effective communication between the Center, other social agencies serving clients, and the Community
II. Performance Requirements
Work cooperatively with Child & Adolescent Services team members to assure clients timely access to quality services
Meet agency quality and compliance standard by accurately completing clinical documentation and service reporting in a timely manner
Meet or exceed service productivity target
Implement evidenced based practices to ensure use of effective and efficient treatment that best address client needs
Participation in staff training and development seminars
Working cooperatively with other Center teams and programs to maintain smooth continuity of care when cases are shared across teams
Become familiar with and utilization of outside resources as needed to provide comprehensive services to clients
Participate in clinical supervision with Supervisor of Child & Adolescent Services and in regular performance appraisals as directed
Understand the different funding sources available to the population served and the requirements for billing each of the funding sources
III. General Competencies
Promote positive image of KYC with all contacts (customers)
Exhibit high quality work
Be a productive member of the staff
Take the initiative to act on own
Use excellent judgment
Make use of supervision
Contribute to development of a culture of care
IV. Core Competencies
Complete comprehensive behavioral health evaluations and assessments
Provide treatment/care planning and coordination
Provide treatment/care services
Provide referral and transition services including linkage and discharge planning.
V. Special Competencies
Demonstrate knowledge of child, adolescent and transitioning youth developmental, phase of life and relationship issues, as well asassessment of the impact of these issues on mental and physical health
Provide differential treatment approaches and interventions to address phase of life and relationship issues including individual, couples and group therapy
Demonstrate knowledge of documentation standards and capacity to meet documentation expectations
VI. Education and Experience
Masters degree from an accredited college or University in Social Work, Psychology or closely related discipline and be licensed or eligible for certification.
Must have supervised experience in providing counseling and/or psychotherapy services
Must demonstrate knowledge in the areas of diagnostic assessment, long and short term treatment, family systems theory and group treatment
Must have basic computer and keyboarding skills
VII. Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, use eyes to see and scan the environment
The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms; bend or stoop as necessary.
Employee is occasionally required to carry, move, or transport health records or other objects weighing as much as 25lbs while conducting group and individual therapy sessions.
IX. Travel Requirements
While performing the duties of this position, the employee may need to travel by automobile between sites for supervision and/or all staff meetings.
While conducting external KYC business or traveling between sites, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles as well as changing weather and road conditions.
Employee will be required to drive rarely if at all.
X. Chain of Authority
Reports to the Supervisor of Child & Adolescent Services
XI. Schedule/Time Keeping
Exempt, Full Time, 37.5 hour work week
Must be prepared to work a flexible schedule in response to the needs of the target population served. This schedule includes evening hours and may include Saturday hours.
Time Keeping – Accurately record hours worked in the electronic timekeeping system (on a daily basis when possible) in accordance with the timekeeping policy and practice.
Kenneth Young Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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About Kenneth Young Center
Kenneth Young Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and senior citizens' support services. Our mission is to help people "feel good, do better and find solutions" by providing: Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness. Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Volunteer opportunities. We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a nationally respected body with stringent standards of excellence in care. Kenneth Young Center offers a broad range of exciting employment and internship opportunities. All of our positions contribute directly to our mission of providing mental health and senior services to help people feel good, do better and find solutions. Our employees enjoy: Competitive pay, exceptional benefits and generous paid time off A friendly and supportive work environment Specialized rewards and recognition programs Training and skill development opportunities Challenging and diverse work assignments Personal development and career experience