Metrocare Services

Qualified Mental Health Professional – TCOOMMI

US-TX-Dallas
3 weeks ago
ID
2017-2851
# of Openings
1
Category
Clinical
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

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.

 

ABOUT METROCARE:

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

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Qualified Mental Health Professional working in the TCOOMMI program, will provide intensive, community-based, therapeutic intervention and supervision to adult and or youth on probation.  Services also include monthly medication monitoring with psychiatrist.  provides psychosocial/rehabilitative service to persons with mental illness. 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.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Provide overall service coordination, referral, linkage, and advocacy to a caseload of up to 25 intensive consumers with varying needs. Perform duties in concert with other members of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Complete a psychosocial assessment on each new admission. Upon assessment as clinically indicated. 100% compliance expected.
  • Formulate individual service plan based on assessment findings on all new admission. 100% compliance expected.
  • Develop measurable objectives and goals agreed upon by the consumer.
    1. Actively assist in obtaining and modifying goals as needed.
    2. Document attempts to involve consumer, service providers, and caregivers unless opposed by the consumer) in service plan process.
  • Review service plans every three months or as clinically indicated. 100% compliance expected.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team staffing. Present psychosocial assessment findings. Encourage consumer to attend staffing. Update team on progress or lack of progress in reaching agreed upon goals. Provide relevant information that might effect treatment.
  • Follow-up assigned consumers who miss a scheduled clinic appointment. Document attempts to contact consumer. Report repeated unsuccessful efforts to contact the treatment team.
  • Oversees and assists assigned consumers’ medication adherence. Provides med training, arranges transportation to scheduled office based appointments, and prompts needed refills.
  • Follow-up within 24 hours on assigned consumers who access emergency services. Report status-disposition to treatment team. 100% compliance expected.
  • Provides crisis intervention during the work week. Make home and hospital visits, initiates mental illness warrants, work with police and other public servants as a needed to address crisis.
  • Facilitate inpatient admission upon request of the treatment team. Provide continuity of services throughout inpatient stay. Participate actively in discharge planning. Meet with the consumer within 5 days of discharge into the community.
  • Provide individual, family, and group rehabilitation sessions. Evaluate progress of counseling session, solicit feedback from consumer(s), and consult with colleagues and team leaders when dealing with unfamiliar/uncomfortable issues.
  • Co-facilitate family education workshops.
  • Identify and assist consumers in obtaining entitlements by providing referrals, advocacy and negotiation, as needed.

TRAVEL:

  • In-county travel.
  • 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 reliable transportation that can facilitate this requirement. 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

 

 

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:             

Bachelor’s degree in human services with 1 to 3 years experience in MH/MR or related field or Masters degree with 0 to 2 years experience in human services.

 

REASONING ABILITY:

  • 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.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

  • Intermediate level on MS Excel, Email and word processing programs
  • Ability to utilize Internet for resources.

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:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • Paid Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retirement Plan, including employer matching
  • Health Savings Account, including employer matching
  • Professional Development Allowance
  • Bilingual Stipend – up to 6% of the base salary
  • Many other benefits

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

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