Dedicated professional exceptionally well-versed in crisis intervention, and suicidally. Competent in performing comprehensive assessments to include client strengths, needs, and overall functioning at micro and macro levels. Hands-on and professional Lead Therapist with commitment to developing goals and objectives within a program and agency as a whole. Individually-motivated, organized, and positive leader.
-Serve as the MHCRT Program Lead Therapist, supervising on call employees.
-Provide crisis intervention, and assessment of clients for law enforcement, court systems, and hospital emergency rooms in Southwest Iowa in person or via face to face.
-Determine client needs and make recommendation and referrals to the appropriate level of care of community providers.
-Liaison for and maintaining relationships with law enforcement, court systems, and emergency room personnel, as well as all community providers.
-Develop and train law enforcement on current mental health needs yearly.
-Program expansion of developing and implementing crisis response service, to include law enforcement, court systems, and emergency rooms, to rural areas in Southwest Iowa.
-Attend community stakeholder meetings to include: Collaborative Support Team, IHH Acute Client Care staffing, Advisory Council Meetings, and County Behavioral Health Coalition Meetings.
-Billing of state insurance.
-Provide professional individual therapy and group therapy to clients in the Psychiatric Outpatient Program using traditional therapies and techniques.
-Perform pre-treatment assessments on clients presenting for treatment.
-Assist with the development of treatment plans in coordination with the department physician, psychologist, therapist, and supervisor, and using input from patients.
-Arrange, schedule, and conduct family conferences at the recommendations of the psychiatrist.
-Perform triage assessments on individuals requesting psychiatric services and/or substance abuse service.
-Prepare and maintain accurate patient's charts, records, and progress notes.
-Prepare billing sheets and other supporting paperwork as required for funding authorization.
-Attend clinical meetings for case load supervision and consultation, discussion of treatment strategies, and monitoring of client progress.
-Attend weekly outpatient staff meetings and various department meetings.
-Serve on the Policy and Procedures Committee or other Committee.
-Ensure all services provided comply with professional standards, state and federal regulations, and within DCCMHC.
-Individual therapy for the outpatient Program.
-Conduct Chemical Dependency Evaluations in the day treatment program, inpatient unit, and outpatient clinic. Co-Occurring individual and group therapy.
Promote community stabilization through frequent case management activities responsive to the intensity of consumers' needs. Perform in-home and community-based mobile case management addressing illness management, peer support, crisis prevention/intervention, and appropriate utilization of community-based resources and services. Maintain case load of 7 while case managing 10-12 staff, psychosocial assessment, intake and move-in's, rent management for CSMH apartments, plan and lead weekly staff meetings, plan and lead monthly client meetings, 30 day eviction notices for non-payment of rent, client contracts, enforcing program rules and regulations, 30 day clinical reviews, treatment plan writing and updating, daily contact with clients, daily documentation, program statistics monthly and annually, Untied Way Program statistics, contact with psychiatrists and therapists, attend all psychiatry appointments, assist in prevention of homeless, applications for food stamps and social security, monitor substance use, recommendations for Chemical Dependency Evaluations, NA and AA meetings, medications management, daily medications checks, register new clients in Magellan, complete billing for all clients, budgeting, relapse prevention/intervention, development of coping skill, self responsibility plans, 24 hour emergency pager rotation with all staff, Assisting clients with daily living skills, and Meal planning and nutrition.
Intern student providing biopsychosocial assessment and discharge/treatment planning to clients on the inpatient psychiatric unit.
Licensed Mental Health Therapist (LMHC)
Licensed Mental Health Practitioner (LMHP)
Provisionally Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (PLADC)
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