Under the general supervision of the Clinical Manager of Outpatient Services of the Robert Young Center for Community Mental Health, provides direct Mental Health assessment and intervention and consultation to individuals and/or groups identified as having psychiatric disorders; plans treatment modalities, coordinates treatment plans and follows patients or groups through the treatment process; may supervise social work students assigned to department. Provides comprehensive mental health assessment. Provides on call and case episodes as needed in the community.
TECHNICAL/ADMINISTRATIVE/CLINICAL: Demonstrates competence in the skills, (processes, procedures, andequipment) necessary to carry out assigned duties as identified below. Demonstrated competence in recognizing and responding to patients physical, mental, emotional and developmental needs should be evaluated in relation to the patient populations served as appropriate for each responsibility. Provides assessment and treatment to prevent suicides.
EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: Must have a master’s degree in social work, counseling, or a related field. Minimum of three years experience in mental health. Specialized training as appropriate to patient population (e.g. geriatric specialist, sexual abuse victims or perpetrators). Trained in suicide prevention.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES & SKILLS: Must have interpersonal skills necessary to deal with a wide variety of clients and professionals. Has knowledge of community social service resources. A high level of analytical skill is required. Work requires the use of some hospital equipment, such as dictaphone, etc. Must be able to speak and write clearly.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS: Must be eligible for licensure as a LCPC or LCSW in Illinois and Iowa. Valid drivers license.