The mental health therapist determines, through diagnostic assessment and face-to-face interaction/evaluation, service that best meets the therapeutic needs of the consumer. The team leader must be a licensed professional and is responsible for the coordinating the initial assessment and developing the youth’s Person Centered Plan (PCP). The service model requires that in-home staff provide 24 hour coverage, 7 days per week. The licensed professional is also responsible for providing or coordinating (with another licensed professional) treatment for the youth or other family members. The LP manages the intensive in-home team serving as team leader in collaboration with two Associate Professionals.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Provides individual and family therapy to target population •Performs assessments •Determines diagnoses and appropriate treatment modality •Serves as clinician for stabilization of individuals who have been pre-screened and determined to need intensive services to remain in the community •Provide face-to-face and telephone crisis intervention, diagnostic assessment to determine treatment needs, and individual/family counseling •Providing/coordinating (with another licensed professional) treatment for the youth or other family members •Provides/coordinates emergency services in provision of pre-screenings •Makes referrals to appropriate service •Supervises subordinate therapists •Coordinates/utilizes community resources •Ensures case documentation/records meet clinical standards and state licensure and Medicaid regulations •Provides clinical supervision •Receives/makes referrals and coordinates service planning •Develops individual service plans and seeks emergency custody orders as needed •Maintains accurate and timely documentation and report preparation to ensure services meet state licensing and evaluation standards
Note: Intensive In-home Services focused on substance abuse intervention will include a CCS, CCAS, or CSAC on the team. All treatment must be directed toward the eligible recipient of in-home services. Supervise team to family ratio, keeping in mind not to exceed 1:8 ratio for each three person team.
Educational and Job Requirements:
Master’s degree in human services related field required. Must be North Carolina licensed (LCSW or LP) with outpatient clinical mental health experience, documented crisis intervention and supervisory experience. Must maintain strict confidentiality; possess effective communication/documentation skills and valid driver’s license. “Licensed professional counselor (LPC)” means a counselor who is licensed as such by the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. Criminal history check required. Must agree to random drug screening. Must have a minimum of one (1) year documented prior experience working with children with MH/SA/DD diagnosis. Must complete intensive in-home services training within the first 90 days of employment. Must meet related educational and professional experience to meet QP status.