Completely KIDS
  • Omaha, NE, USA
  • Part Time

 

Position: Mental Health Specialist (Part-time)

HR USE ONLY:

 

 

Reports To: Program Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

 

 

Date Revised: 7/9/2019

 

 

General Summary

Overall responsibility for service delivery and record keeping of mental health services for children at assigned location(s). Service delivery is noted as group and/or individual interventions.

 

Essential Job Functions

Responsibility

Indicate % of time (5% or more):

Mental Health Services

  • Develop, facilitate and implement psychoeducational and mental health therapy groups.
  • Provide individual and family therapy
  • Assess client to determine needed level of care.
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plan including specified structure, goals, and objectives. 
  • Continuously review and re-evaluate clients' needs for symptoms and behaviors and adjust treatment plan accordingly.
  • Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, helping them to develop insight into themselves or their relationships.
  • Guide clients (individuals or groups) in the development of skills or strategies for dealing with their problems by using behavior health interventions with clients.
  • Maintain regular communication with the parents/guardians of clients.
  • Maintain regular communication with school personnel, including meeting with the school counselors, school psychiatrist, principal, or designated staff as assigned. 
  • Provide mental health crisis intervention as needed.
  • Refer to other Completely KIDS programs as needed or appropriate.
  • Follow health and safety guidelines established by the agency.
  • Maintain an orderly, safe, and clean work environment.
  • Observe and consult on behavior plans/strategies for agency youth as requested.
  • Refer clients to ongoing services as needed.

 

Administration/Record Keeping

  • Fill out and maintain client-related paperwork as required including all required consent forms.
  • Maintain data accuracy including data maintenance and entry into appropriate databases in accordance with agency standards.
  • Keep all client names and information and other agency business confidential.
  • Attend and participate in agency and community training opportunities and meetings as requested.
  • Ensure compliance of agency guidelines and grant/partnership requirements.
  • Complete all agency and grant reports on time and at 100% accuracy.
  • Understand and follow Completely KIDS' policies and procedures at all times.
  • Follow up on all written and verbal communications within 24 hours.
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times.

 

Direct Supervision

  • Meet with supervisor as required.
  • Discuss treatment strategy and client progress with Supervisor as required.
  • Continue personal and professional growth and development through reading, research, workshops, seminars and other strategies which will broaden knowledge on therapeutic approaches and techniques and support the maintenance of the mental health practitioner's license.

 

Related Duties as Assigned

  • The job description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties, and responsibilities required of job incumbents. Therefore, job incumbents may be asked to perform other duties as required.

 

*Reliable attendance/punctuality is an on-going essential job function.

45%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5%

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Ability to communicate well with a variety of people including excellent written and interpersonal skills necessary for achieving goals and resolving conflicts Good judgment and problem solving skills
  • Assertive
  • Sensitive towards student/family issues
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to set and meet goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and self-starting skills.

 

Required of all positions:

         Knowledge of Completely KIDS mission, values, vision, and ethical standards.

         Knowledge Completely KIDS company requirements including but not limited to the Employee Handbook and all organization-wide policies for compliance and compliance procedures affecting specific duties and responsibilities.

 

 

Work Experience:

  • 2-3 years of direct service experience working with at-risk youth and families preferred
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver's license and insurance that meets agency requirements
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred
  • Active involvement in community organizations or coalitions preferred

 

Education Level: 

  • Master's Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Family Therapy from an accredited college or university required.

 

Licensure, Certifications, and other Designations:  

  • PLMHP License required

 

Supervision:

Number directly supervised

Number indirectly supervised

0

0

 

Physical Requirements:  Mark with an 'X' the percentage of time spent related to each physical requirement.

 

0 -24%

25-49%

50-74%

75-100%

Seeing:  Must be able to read reports and use computer.

 

 

x

 

Hearing:  Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with others.

 

 

 

x

Standing/Walking:

x

 

 

 

Climbing/Stoop/Kneeling:

x

 

 

 

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing:

x

 

 

 

Must be able to write, type, and use phone system.

 

 

 

x

 

 

Working Conditions: 

Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available. Work is generally performed within a school and/or office environment. Position requires flexibility with work hours to accommodate program sites (so schedule is typically 20-25 hours per week, with some additional evening and weekend work as required).

 

Note:  The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

 

 

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