SCOPE OF POSITION:
The Bachelor’s level practitioner will assess client and family needs and evaluate, coordinate, and ensure necessary services are provided; conduct psychosocial evaluations, conduct functional assessments provide community based or in-home services to clients; assist individuals by using such activities as delineating alternatives, helping to articulate goals, and providing needed information, service, and treatment.
- Conduct psychosocial evaluations via the collection of data about patients through interview, case history, and/or observational techniques; evaluate data to identify cause of problems and determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists.
- Conduct functional assessments.
- Coordinate discharge and transition of patients.
- Coordinate emergency crisis services as necessary; make immediate clinical assessments and respond accordingly to accepted crisis intervention methods and techniques; coordinate other services as appropriate.
- Act as a client advocate in order to coordinate required services
- Prepare appropriate documentation to bill services by established scheduled due dates submitted by Florida Therapy Services, Inc.
- Maintain and generate necessary clinical and administrative documentation in a timely manner.
- Review client charts to ensure quality assurance and compliance with state and federal standards and regulations. Participate in agency training as required.
- Attend all scheduled supervision meetings with Program Director
- Participate in continuous FTS quality improvement activities.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with a major in counseling, social work, psychology, nursing, rehabilitation, special education, health education, or a related human services field.
- Training in the treatment of behavioral health disorders, human growth and development, evaluations, assessments, treatment planning, basic counseling and behavior management interventions, case management, clinical record documentation, psychopharmacology, abuse regulations, and recipient rights.
- Work under the supervision of a master’s level practitioner.
- Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and required automobile insurance.
- Must have active cell phone at all times.
- Must meet standards of Level I and Level II criminal background screening in accordance with FL Statutes (F.S.) 435.04 and (F.S.) 408.809.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Knowledge and understanding of clinical counseling principles, programs, and methodology.
- Comprehensive therapy skills with children, adults and families, abuse, neglect, and substance abuse.
- Ability to effectively interact with children and families from diverse backgrounds.
- Knowledge of community resources.
- Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
- Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and make individual modifications.
- Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies, and other stresses.
- Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients.
- Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patient rights.
- Ability to gather and interpret information.
- Maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
- Ability to use a computer with access to basic applications including, but not limited to, Word and Excel.
- Ability to use the EchoVantage EHR platform.