Work as part of a team providing crisis intervention services and pre-admission assessments to meet the needs of members of the community who are in crisis. This includes performing clinical assessments for individuals who present as a danger to self or others at Crisis or other community locations. In addition, completion of intake, follow-up, and outreach appointments, as well as answering crisis telephone lines as needed is required. Pre-admission assessments entail evaluating for appropriate level of care. Support suicide prevention efforts in the community while upholding the mission and vision of COMCARE of Sedgwick County.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Essential Job Functions:
- Complete risk assessments for appropriate level of care.
- Provide brief focused therapy to address the immediate mental health needs of clients who present as currently dangerous.
- Conduct mental health assessments in the community with the mobile crisis unit (MCU) to determine a client’s immediate mental health needs.
- Provide assessment and brief focused therapy services to COMCARE Assessment Program for Seniors (CAPS) clients.
- Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Intake/assessment to include history, presenting problems and diagnoses using DSM-V criteria.
- Initiates outreach to increase engagement.
- Complete progress notes in accordance with COMCARE guidelines which meet requirements for medical necessity, goal-directed therapy and client response to treatment within prescribed timelines.
- Complete Notes for Record, precautions, authorization for release of records, releases of information, safety documents and other documentation as required and/or recommended within established deadlines.
- Completes call logs to ensure important information is available to other providers.
- Assessment tools are to be accurate and completed within the timeframe established for the particular screen.
- Monitor treatment plans and update within the required timeframe.
- Respond to Utilization Review staff feedback forms and make corrections as needed.
- Enter AIMS data as needed.
- Completes court reports or treatment summaries within required timelines as set by the entity requesting these documents.
- Spent time coordinating and assisting with a special program or project at CIS which enhances or aids in the delivery of services to mental health consumers.
- Activities may include but not be limited to competency evaluations, stress trauma assistance team, crisis assessment program for seniors, mobile crisis unit, or the collection and dissemination of data collected from local agencies.
- Coordinate admission to appropriate level of care.
Educational Requirements: Master’s Degree or higher
License, certifications, etc…: Must be licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LMSW, LMFT, LMLP, LCP, or LP. Must have a valid Kansas Driver’s license and current proof of automobile insurance. Must be able to safely operate a motor vehicle and meet driver qualification standards as set forth in Sedgwick County’s Fleet Vehicle Operation and Usage policy. Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens. Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE. Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others
License, certifications, etc…: May be clinically licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LCP or LCPC, LCMFT, or LSCSW.