|Location:||330 Kay Larkin Dr., Palatka, FL 32177|
Working Hours: 40 hrs week; Mon-Fri; 8am-5pm
Graduation from an accredited school with a master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling education, mental health counseling, psychiatric nursing; or be a registered nurse; or be a person with a bachelor’s degree, in a human services field, with a minimum of 1 year of work experience in a mental health related field. Licensed to practice as a Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, or Marriage and Family Therapist preferred. Currently Certified or working toward certification as an Addictions Professional or Criminal Justice Addictions Professional in the State of Florida preferred. Must complete a course in emergency screening prior to or within 3 months of assuming emergency screening responsibilities.
- Knowledgeable of community and state resources and ability to assist individuals in accessing them.
- Work involves crisis assessment and planning for voluntary/involuntary psychiatric admissions therefore the individual must be familiar with and able to institute the Baker Act and Marchman Act criteria.
- Ability to organize data, plan, provide written and verbal feedback to referral sources, utilize the electronic medical record system, as well as provide and link services to clients.
- Knowledgeable of the Medicaid rules, state contract requirements, 65-D30 and Federal Substance Abuse regulations and ability to implement those rules for quality care and billing purposes.
- Has knowledge of psychiatric diagnosis and recognizes signs/symptoms of psychiatric illness and substance related diagnoses.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure.
Provides therapeutic services which may include but is not limited to assessment, individual counseling, group counseling, treatment planning, treatment plan reviews, family involvement and/or counseling, case management services, and aftercare planning. Advocates for clients’ rights and preferences.
Conducts Access Mini-Assessments, behavioral health screenings, brief assessment of psychiatric history (e.g., onset, course and effect of illness, past treatment and responses, and risk behaviors), mental status, and diagnosis; physical health; use of drugs or alcohol; education and employment; social development and functioning; activities of daily living (e.g., self-care, living situation, nutrition, money management); and family structure and relationships.
Consults with community agencies and families to maintain coordination in the treatment process. Documents client progress to maintain a permanent record of client activity according to established methods and procedures. Participates in providing substance use and/or mental health treatment services.
Provides direct clinical services to clients on an individual, and group, basis in the office. May participate in setting treatment goals and plans with clients to reduce or abstain from substance use, maintain/stabilize mental health, and to learn relapse prevention measures.
- Coordinates with outside inpatient services to detoxify clients or stabilize mental health; establish linkage to outpatient treatment, self-help programs (e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotic Anonymous, Bipolar Support groups), outpatient services, and residential facilities. Provides practical help and supports, advocacy, coordination, side-by-side individualized support, problem solving, direct assistance, training, and supervision to help clients obtain the necessities of daily living; and advocacy services.
- Makes commitment to SMA's mission and core values the SMA Way
- Abides by principles of EEO compliance and workplace of dignity and respect
- Works cooperatively in a group/team setting
- Shows respect to others
- Takes guidance and direction from supervisors
- Arrives/Reports to work on time and ready to work.
EEO Employer W / M / Vet / Disabled