Credentials Needed: LSW or LISW
Join the dynamic Aging Services team that provides onsite mental health treatment at skilled nursing facilities and other senior living organizations. Under supervisory direction, the successful candidate will assess, diagnose, counsel, and provide psychotherapeutic treatment, rehabilitation, and care coordination for older adults as it is medically necessary; provide educational and consultation services to other staff; and perform related duties as required. Compensation will be based on a billable hourly rate and a non-billable hourly rate as determined by the candidate’s licensure and experience.
Essential Functions and Duties:
- Provide mental health treatment services at Aging Services partner sites in Medina County and western Summit and Stark Counties, or other areas as assigned.
- Interview potential clients to assess the need for direct mental health treatment of mental and emotional disorders or referral elsewhere; provides comprehensive medically necessary and psychotherapeutic services for individuals or members of a family to assist them in achieving productive social adjustments, reducing the impact of disabling disorders, and facilitating their achievement of living, vocational, recreational, and interpersonal goals through the modalities of individual, family, group counseling and through collateral/significant other contacts.
- Diagnostically assess, formulate and complete the client’s Individual Service Plan (ISP) inclusive of diagnosis, goals, and appropriate signatures within 30 days or the first 2 sessions from initial client contact, whichever is shorter. All ISP updates must be completed within the ODMH rule timeframe.
- Complete and submit into the clients ICR all professional documentation no later than 48 hours from all client contact. Compensation is conditional upon the timely completion of all professional documentation as stated in Agency Policy and Procedures.
- Share and receive appropriate information with designated staff at partner sites to assist in a collaborative effort with clients in the assigned buildings. Release of information forms must be signed by the client/POA/guardian prior to exchanging confidential information.
- Educate clients and their families (if applicable) regarding their diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and therapeutic process.
- Identify, recommend, network and/or utilize community resources to facilitate the highest possible mental health functioning of all assigned clients.
- Adhere to the agency’s personnel policies and procedures, ODMH, COA, Medicare, Medicaid and Insurance standards, and fulfill documentation and reporting requirements. Workers will be responsible to submit completed clinical documents into the Electronic Health Record to be processed into the Individualized Client Records.
- Participate in quality assurance and program evaluation studies.
- Attend and participate in scheduled or required training, staff meetings, peer review, workshops and supervision.
- Maintain at least their current or the minimum required Ohio licensure status as a qualified ODMH service provider. All CEU certificates obtained during employment with PCS must be copied for entry into their personnel file.
- Visit the PCS home office as needed for supervision, training, or administrative tasks.
- Minimum Master’s Degree from an accredited University or College in the field of Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or Social Work.
- Licensed in the State of Ohio to provide mental health services (LSW or LISW preferred).
- An independent license is preferred.
- Demonstrated experience in the treatment of older adults individually and in group modality.
- Ability to reasonably problem solve complex and possible crisis mental health client problems.
- Ability to develop and write clear, concise documents involving client outcome reporting requirements.
- Effective time management and interviewing skills.
- Acceptance and dedication toward the mission of Pastoral Counseling Service.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
- Working knowledge of assessment, diagnosis, prognosis, counseling, and psychotherapeutic treatment of marriage, family, and child relationship dysfunctions;
- Experience in and/or a passion for working with older adults;
- Methods of developing and implementing a treatment plan;
- Current trends in the field of mental health; laws and regulations applicable to mental health;
- Ability to perform effective counseling and psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups; develop and maintain cooperative relationships with clients’ families, members of other professional disciplines, social agencies, and co- workers;
- Relate professionally with persons with mental disorders;
- Identify and utilize community resources;
- Advise and train other mental health staff;
- Prepare and present clear and concise oral and written reports.
Due to the clinical focus of this position, this employee must maintain a minimum of $1,000,000.00 / $3,000,000.00 professional malpractice liability insurance. A copy of the current rider must be available for entry into their personnel file.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to document their clinical activities on documents using a computer. The use of the telephone and other equipment may be necessary. The employee may occasionally lift/or move up to 10 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is predominantly based off-site at one or more assigned school(s). Driving a personal vehicle may be necessary to adequately meet the clinical needs of the client.
The prevention of accidents is a joint obligation. In order to provide a safe place for you to work, no safety precaution is knowingly overlooked. An employee is to familiarize themselves with all safety regulations and, in the course of work, report any hazards, unsafe working conditions, or injury. It is a part of all employees’ jobs to work safely, think safety, and assist in the prevention of accidents.
PCS is an equal opportunity employer regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic, as established by law. Employment decisions are made without consideration of these or any other factors that employers are prohibited by law from considering in accordance to laws enforced by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.