Working for Metrocare isn’t just a job. It’s a career where your skills and passion for delivering quality care make a positive difference to the individuals that we serve.
Metrocare is the largest provider of mental health services in Dallas County, serving more than 52,000 adults and children annually. For more than fifty (50) years, Metrocare has provided an array of services available to people with mental and developmental disabilities. In addition to behavioral health services, Metrocare provides primary care centers for adults and children, accessible pharmacies, housing and supportive social services. Through the Altshuler Center for Education & Research and our software initiative, XenatiX, we are advancing mental health beyond Dallas County.
The qualified mental health professional provides psychosocial/rehabilitative service to persons with mental illness. This is a field based position, working with adults only. Services may include, but are not limited to, assessment, development and measurable treatment goals and objectives, referral, linkage, advocacy, monitoring, crisis intervention and continuity of care. Provide individual, marriage, family and group counseling. The overall goal of this position is to maximize the consumer’s potential level of functioning, reduce hospitalization and aid in the successful reintegration of consumers into the community.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other duties may be assigned.)
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelors Degree or Masters degree from an accredited college or university in psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human growth and development, physician assistant, gerontology, special education, educational psychology, early childhood education, or early childhood intervention; or is a registered nurse.
Ability to organize work flow and develop efficient clinic procedures
Ability to effectively manage a large caseload of consumers with varying needs.
Ability to problem solve, exercise good judgment, and make sound decisions.
Skilled in using tact and diplomacy in interacting with staff and consumers.
Ability to work as a team member.
Able to maintain work in 95% compliance of standards at all times.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
Able to work flexible hours.
Ability to successfully use an automated clinical record keeping system.
Intermediate level on MS Excel, Email and word processing programs
Ability to utilize Internet for resources.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to talk and hear, use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone. Due to the multi-site responsibilities of this position the incumbent must be able to carry equipment and supplies (up to 15 pounds). The position requires standing and/or walking in excess of 7 hours a day.
No overnight travel required.
**NOTICE ON POSITIONS THAT REQUIRE TRAVEL TO/FROM VARIOUS WORKSITES**
Positions that are “community-based,” in whole or part, require the incumbent to travel between various worksites within his/her workday/workweek. The incumbent is required to have a valid drivers’ license and reliable transportation. The incumbent is further required to meet the criteria for insurability by the Center’s risk management facilitator; and produce proof of minimal auto liability coverage when applicable. Failure to meet these terms may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, contract or other status with Metrocare.
Metrocare couldn’t have a great employee-first culture without great benefits. That’s why we offer a competitive salary, exceptional training and an outstanding benefits package:
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Tobacco Free Facilities - Metrocare is committed to promoting the health, well-being and safety of Metrocare team members, guests, and individuals and families we serves while on the facility campuses. Therefore, Metrocare facilities and grounds are tobacco-free
No calls from staffing agencies or independent recruiters