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•In the delivery of treatment and support services, the Mental Health Specialist provides clinical supervision in assessment and treatment planning, and provides support and back-up to the Team Leader.
• To provide service coordination (case management for an assigned group of participants) including the coordination and monitoring of the activities of the individual treatment team. Services include home-based visitations and other services within the Philadelphia community. Approximately 75% of work is performed in the community.
• To provide individual supportive therapy (e.g., problem solving, role-playing, modeling and support), social skill development, and assertiveness training to increase participants’ social and interpersonal activities in community settings.
• To provide services in compliance with contract and Agency regulations.
Provide service coordination (case management for an assigned group of participants) including coordinating and monitoring the activities of the individual treatment team; assume responsibility for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans in collaboration with the participant and the ITT; provide individual supportive therapy, psychotherapy, and symptom management, ensuring immediate changes are made in the treatment plans as participants’ needs change; educate and support participants’ families, and advocate for participants’ rights and preferences.
2. Perform shift management in coordination with other ACT shift managers according to established policies and procedures.
3. Submit accurate and timely documentation and related information in accordance to TCMU/CBH/HH standards. Document all contacts, movement, growth, transfers and overall progression through the system, in accordance with funding source regulations.
Masters degree in Social Sciences, Healthcare or related field and Post-secondary school education and training is required, including internships and other supervised practical experiences in a clinical or rehabilitation setting with persons with severe and persistent mental illness. • Must be able to communicate both verbally and in written form with every level of the behavioral health system and maintain effective professional relationships with associates in the Agency/community at large. • Skills and competence to establish supportive trusting relationships with persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses and respect for participant rights and personal preference in treatment are essential. • Ability to work independently and as part of focused team. • Working knowledge of Outlook, MS Word and Excel. • Ability to maintain daily productivity standards. • Fee-for-service and electronic health record experience strongly preferred. • Must possess a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record.