Job title

 

ARMHS Mental Health Practitioner

Reports to

Treatment Director

 

Job purpose

Purpose of Position: To provide rehabilitative services to adults with mental illness, in the form of instruction, support, and assistance for the purpose of promoting psychiatric stability, social competencies, personal and emotional adjustment, and independent living skills. The practitioner works directly under the ARMHS Treatment Director and ARMHS Clinical Supervisor. The Mental Health Practitioner works with adults providing Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS).

Duties and responsibilities

Secure client information per HIPAA standards.

Maintain case files that are up to date as described: a) Review diagnostic assessment completed by a MH Professional prior to initiating services, b) Develop and implement a culturally appropriate treatment plan and crisis plan for each client, c) Ensure that all necessary releases, health care coordination forms, notice of privacy rights, ITP signature form, transportation waiver, and consent to treatment are current and resigned each year, d) Review treatment plans with consulting MH Professional every 180 days, e) Administer Outcome Questionnaires, Functional Assessments, LOCUS, and any other assessments as required, f) Maintain progress notes within the electronic record after each session

Work closely with counties, school, medical professionals and other community service providers in coordinating services by following coordination of care procedures.

Attend, at minimum, one clinical consultation group per month.

Participate in agency quality improvement activities and complete 15 hours of continuing education every calendar year and submit to Treatment Director.

Must be willing to see clients in the evenings or during the weekend.

 

Qualifications

Persons who have at least two years toward a degree in behavioral sciences or human services or 4,000 hours of supervised paid work experience in the delivery of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury or three years of personal life experience with serious and persistent mental illness or three years of life experience as a primary care giver to an adult with a serious mental illness or traumatic brain injury are encouraged to apply. Must be able to pass state background study and a valid Minnesota Drivers license and meet company driving requirements.

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