JOB TITLE: Behavioral Health Services Coordinator
FLSA Job Status: Exempt
Pay Scale: DOE
Department: Behavioral Health
Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer
I. JOB SUMMARY
The job requires a fulltime mental health and substance abuse clinician LCSW or LPC to provide services, integrated continuous care and coordination of treatment for patients of IFHS. Coordinate the services of APIA providers, and participate in on-call rotation to provide emergency response and crisis intervention services that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
II. ORGANIZATIONAL SUMMARY
A. Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
B. Key Working Relationships: Medical Practitioners, Medical Support Staff,
Behavioral Health Clinicians and Administration
C. Age of Clients Served: All ages
III. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1) Must be able to fulfill all the “Expectations” of a Behavioral Health Clinician – see essential functions below.
2) Responsible for seeing that all the Program’s required City, State, and Federal paperwork is completed and submitted on time.
3) Responsible for being aware of and implementing any and all State regulations that affect the Behavioral Health Program.
4) Responsible for development and continual revision of written policies and procedures ensuring compliance with State and Federal regulations.
5) Responsible for ensuring that the Behavioral Health program is in compliance with all City, State, and Federal grant requirements.
6) Responsible for assisting the Chief Executive Officer in formulating and monitoring the behavioral health annual budget.
7) Responsible for administrative supervision of Behavioral Health Clinician(s).
8) Responsible for grant writing and seeking additional funding sources.
9) Responsible for Behavioral Health Program public relations including but not limited to committee involvement, fund raising, and conference planning.
10) Assure the accurate billing and data collection for Behavioral Health.
Behavioral Health Clinician Essential Functions:
1. Knowledge of and ability to utilize DSM-IV diagnostic criteria in evaluation and assessment of children, adolescents and adults.
2. Knowledge of current professional standards of assessment and treatment.
3. Knowledge of and adherence to mandated ethical standards of professional behavior.
4. Knowledge of theory and treatment modalities as they relate to human development, substance abuse, and mental illness.
5. Ability to provide therapeutic interventions and/or make appropriate referral.
6. Responsible for providing on-call and emergency services -- including crisis evaluation and assessment for involuntary hospitalization.
7. Responsible for working cooperatively and positively with all internal staff and ancillary agencies.
8. Responsible for completing required documentation of services - including AKAIMS, grant reports, court documentation, and current policies, procedures, and standards.
9. Ability to assist with writing grants, and administrative responsibilities relating to client registration, chart maintenance, billing/insurance information, and quarterly documentation required by any granting agency.
10. Responsible for ongoing community education and outreach, including but not limited to newspaper articles, presentations, panel discussions, and public service announcements.
A. Knowledge, Practical Experience, and Licensure:
1. Minimum of a Masters level degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Psychology.
2. Alaska licensure.
3. Two to three years’ experience in assessing and treating persons with mental illness and substance abuse issues.
4. Must be able to supervise other behavioral health counselors effectively.
5. Must have appropriate licensure or certification (or ability to obtain licensure/certification) in mental health and substance abuse, LCSW or LPC.
B. Physical Requirements:
1. Ability to lift up to 30 pounds and carry up to 25 pounds occasionally.
2. Involve frequent sitting, standing, and walking.
3. Hearing: within normal limits with or without use of corrective hearing devices.
4. Vision: adequate to read 12-point type with or without use of corrective lenses.
V. STANDARDS OF CONDUCT
1. Maintain a professional personal appearance and abides by the dress code at all times while working and representing IFHS
2. Demonstrate maintaining a positive and clean appearance
1. Acknowledge clients, smile and maintain appropriate eye contact
2. Be welcoming, accessible, integrated, continuous, and comprehensive
3. Be kind, empathetic, and helpful
4. Thank all clients for choosing IFHS
1. Treat customers (clients, guests, colleagues), as I would want my family treated
2. Treat colleagues (employees, physicians, volunteers) as professionals
3. Be accountable in meeting client’s requests and needs
4. Recognize and respect differing viewpoints and beliefs
5. Reverence for diversity and perspective of all people
1. Act as an ambassador of IFHS
2. Anticipate and exceed customer needs and expectations
3. Understand and accept responsibilities
4. Demonstrates a proactive approach to all issues/problems/concerns
1. Acknowledge clients and their families
2. Keep clients and families appropriately informed
3. Maintain confidentiality
4. Use proper voice and email etiquette
5. Use proper and professional telephone etiquette
Demonstrates positive and proactive communication skills to include active listening
NOTE: A completed application form is required and must be submitted along with the resume.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please download the application form, and upload and submit you application online. You may also submit your application in person.