Associate Mental Health Professional


OVERVIEW:

Provides clinical services to children, including planning and implementing treatment services. Provides leadership within Fraser Autism Services, which may include direction of daily day treatment programming, task supervision, group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy and group skills. Provides mentorship, supervision and training to Fraser staff. Coordinates assigned therapeutic services which may include mental health behavioral aide, targeted case management services, outpatient, skills, therapy or other services as business need requires.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Program Leadership Responsibilities

1. Provide leadership in day treatment by directing daily day treatment activities, including group therapy, group skills, group routines and activities, crisis interventions, and parent contact for any of the FAP day treatment classrooms as assigned.

2. Provide support to Clinical Site Supervisors for managing the waitlist and coordinating services as assigned.

3. Primary support to Mental Health Practitioner II in day treatment to fulfill psychotherapy hour and other support needs to ensure quality day treatment services are provided across site locations and compliance with billing and clinical documentation of day treatment staff.

4. Complete daily tasks required to maintain the safety and effectiveness of day treatment programming.

5. Provide training and consultation as assigned and appropriate to skills set.

6. Provide mental health consultation to the Fraser Autism Program day treatment staff.

7. Lead clinical staff meetings and provide input on peer reviews.

8. Coordinate clinical services as assigned to provide a key contact for referring clinicians to organize and lead implementation of additional FAP services which could include; mental health behavioral aide services, case management coordination, skills, outpatient services, or other areas as assigned.

9. Provide support to supervisor in meeting goals including MBOs and other projects as assigned.

Outpatient Responsibilities

1. Participate in team diagnostic assessment and treatment planning for clients with behavioral, emotional, and developmental concerns.

2. Provide individual and family therapy and/or skills training to clients as assigned.

3. Coordinate treatment with others involved with the client, such as the school, county, courts, biological family, foster parents, etc.

4. Maintain medical records in a timely and accurate manner for the children in FAP, including session notes, billing sheets, incident reports, diagnostic assessments, treatment plans, and insurance authorizations.

5. Schedule and provide clinical services in such a way as to meet or exceed budgeted productivity targets.

6. Communicate in a respectful and professional manner with others involved with cases, including parents, educational staff, county social workers, probation officers, foster parents, etc.

7. Promote collaboration and teamwork within the FAP group and with co-workers throughout Fraser.

8. Know and understand Fraser policies and procedures, DHS Rule 29, Rule 47, Medical Assistance, and other third party payer requirements. Provide services and documentation to meet these requirements.

9. Immediately communicate concerns regarding rule and policy compliance to supervisor.

10. Schedule and provide clinical services in such a way as to meet or exceed budgeted productivity targets.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES FOR ALL FRASER SUPERVISORS/MANAGERS:

1. Create and support a functional team that works together to support the Fraser mission, values, and culture.

2. Collaborate with Human Resources in staff recruitment and retention, staff development, employee relations and cultural development initiatives.

3. Promote professional growth and job satisfaction of staff through mentoring, motivating, developing and coaching.

4. Monitor and ensure individual staff and team productivity or other performance criteria is met.

5. Ensure quality training for all staff, in accordance with regulatory and Fraser requirements and standards.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Current licensure from the State of MN (LP, LICSW, LMFT, LPCC) required.

2. Master’s degree in mental health field required.

3. Valid Minnesota Driver’s License with acceptable record required.

4. Ability to achieve and maintain status of “may provide direct contact for this agency” upon completion of criminal background studies.

5. Access to a reliable vehicle in working order with appropriate safety restraints per client need for transportation.

6. Access to a working telephone for regular communication with supervisory staff and the client/responsible party required.

7. Experience with preschool-aged children with special needs required.

8. Demonstrated respect for and sensitivity to family and cultural issues.

9. Ability to accurately observe and document behavior of children.

10. Effective communication in the English language, including verbal and written communication with both internal and external contacts, with effective collaboration skills required. Other language proficiency may be required for some work sites.

11. Completion of 30 hours of training including 15 hours of face-to-face training in mental health services delivery, 8 hours of parent teaming training, and 7 hours of one-to-one training with a mental health professional or mental health practitioner required.

12. Ability to perform duties in multiple locations required.

13. Ability to understand and implement service plans.

14. Computer proficiency using Word and Excel with proficiency in keyboarding skills required.

15. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required.


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