AltaPointe Health Systems

  • Assessment Specialist

    Job Locations US-AL-Mobile
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/10/2019 5:34 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-7655
    # of Openings
    1
    AltaPointe Site
    Children's Outpatient Services - Mobile
    Category
    Bachelor Level, Behavioral
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift/Hours
    7.5
  • Overview

    Children's Outpatient Services provides treatment for children and adolescents and their families and is intended to improve and maintain a child’s or an adolescent’s stability in the community. Treatment focuses on problem resolution, symptom reduction, stabilization and/or prevention of movement to a higher level of care. Services include individual, family and group therapy, medication evaluation and management, case management, in home intervention, case consultation and summer day treatment services. The type of treatment is highly variable and depends upon the individual’s existing symptoms and developmental level.

    Responsibilities

    General Responsibilities:

    1. Demonstrates the ability to assess and reevaluate the consumer needs utilizing the CANS
    2. Identifies and reassesses goals and plans for appropriate services utilizing the consumer’s ISP
    3. Provides appropriate linkage to community resources
    4. Monitors consumers to secure placement in the least restrictive environment
    5. Provides ongoing monitoring of consumers’ progress and needs as assessed in the CANS and documented in their ISP.
    6. Provides support on behalf of the consumers in order to secure community resources and needed services
    7. Effectively collaborates and consults with staff members and outside sources in the delivery and arrangement of case management services
    8. Evaluates and assists in consumer discharge planning
    9. Effectively demonstrates the application of child/adolescent specific competencies
    10. Assists in crisis situations or arrange for provision of services
    11. Delivers or arranges clinically necessary transportation
    12. Prepares and leads/co-leads basic living skills and family education support groups with consumers and/or their families on topics including, but not limited to, parenting, basic living and social skills, family support and education, etc.
    13. Assists in the preparation and implementation of summer and holiday day treatment services
    14. Educates consumer and family about recommended program options and provide referral information as necessary

    Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in a mental health discipline and certification of case management training by Alabama State Department of Mental Health. Must be at least age 23, maintain a valid verifiable driver license and maintain a clear driving record.

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