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Licensed Clinician (LPHA) - ACCS Program

Company: Gandara Mental Health Center
Location: Springfield
Posted on: December 4, 2019

Job Description:

Licensed Clinician (LPHA) - ACCS Program172-379
Licensed Clinician (LPHA) - ACCS Program

We're looking to bring on board a Licensed Clinician for our Adult Community Clinical Services [ACCS] Program in partnership with the Center for Human Development [CHD]. The ACCS Licensed Clinician is a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA) who facilitates person centered planning and documentation and Quality Management for CHD's Community Based Flexible Supports service delivery structure.
Licensed Clinician (LPHA) Essential Job Duties:
I. PERSON SERVICES


  • Conduct and facilitate person centered processes to gather information for the development of Comprehensive Assessments (CAs), CA reviews and Individual Action Plans (IAPs).
  • Work with ACCS Persons, their LAR when applicable and program staff to document and update person centered Comprehensive Assessments and IAPs.
  • Work with ACCS Persons, their LAR when applicable and program staff to gather information and document reviews of Comprehensive Assessments and IAPs.
  • When delegated by the Program Manager, perform initial assessments and screening of individuals referred to the ACCS by the Department of Mental Health within 72 hours of referral and facilitate placement of individuals in programs and services that best meet their needs, preferences and strengths.
  • Work with the Program Manager to insure that newly referred individuals with acute health and safety needs receive necessary services immediately upon admission to the ACCS.
  • Ensure that services are culturally and linguistically competent to meet Persons' preferences and needs.
  • Make necessary referrals to needed services for newly referred individuals.

    II. PROGRAM STAFF DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

    • Provide training and consultation to program staff on person centered recovery principles, paperwork requirements and interventions.
    • Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with program management staff.
    • Assure adherence to program treatment philosophy.
    • Participate in long-term planning of ACCS goals and objectives.
    • Participate in designing and implementing systems to assure that all services are effectively delivered in accordance with rehabilitation option criteria whenever possible.

      III. COLLATERAL/ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

      • Work within processes and procedures of the ACCS.
      • Maintain up to date knowledge of ACCS subcontractors' services and activities.
      • Act as an inter-Agency liaison.
      • Attend and participate in Agency committees as required.
      • Attend supervision with the Program Manager.

        IV. ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES/RECORD KEEPING - necessary to meet administrative requirements of the job by government bodies, funding sources agency policy, etc.

        • Complete Comprehensive Assessments and IAPs within designated time frames.
        • Monitor completion and quality of Service Notes.
        • Authorize and insure that ACCS Person records including Comprehensive Assessments, IAPs, Service Notes and progress reports, incident reports, and other specialized documentation meet rehabilitation option and DMH requirements and criteria.
        • Insure that ACCS Person records including Comprehensive Assessments, IAPs, Service Notes and progress reports, incident reports, and other specialized documentation are distributed to DMH and necessary parties.
        • Attend bi-weekly meetings with Program Manager.
        • Facilitate Comprehensive Assessment and IAP review meetings.

          V. PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT - necessary to develop to full potential professionally.

          • Seek and use training opportunities external to the Agency.
          • Attend Agency-required trainings.
          • Participate in relevant Agency and/or community task forces.
          • Engage in self-evaluation to develop professional goals,



            Licensed Clinician (LPHA) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

            • Knowledge of rehabilitation option, Department of Mental Health [DMH] and third party insurance billing documentation requirements.
            • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
            • Ability to monitor the flow of written communications and records to appropriate agencies.
            • Knowledge of community resources/agencies.
            • Excellent computer skills including Word, Excel and the ability to learn new programs.
            • Knowledge of state regulations and procedures regarding service provision.
            • Able to react to change productively and to handle other tasks assigned due to changing environments.
            • Knowledge of Persons' behavioral dynamics.
            • Knowledge related to treatment of Person population including evidence based practices.
            • Knowledge of training needs and procedures.
            • Effective leadership and decision-making ability.
            • Person advocacy skills and ability to establish viable working relationships with appropriate agencies.
            • Ability to complete annual assessments and treatment plans on time, meeting specific deadlines.

              Minimum Qualifications

              • Master's Degree in related field.
              • LPHA required (LICSW, LCSW, LMHC, LRC, LADC, RN, OT, etc.)
              • 3 to 5 years' experience in a mental health-related treatment program.
              • Valid Driver's License and reliable vehicle for work purposes.
              • Bilingual Preferred [English + Spanish]

                Benefits

                • Retirement Plan 403(b)
                • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
                • Paid vacations
                • 11 paid holidays
                • 8 discretionary days a year
                • Discounts offered to your Sprint, T-Mobile and/or Verizon


                • The Gandara Mental Health Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
                  G--ndara Center provides residential, mental health, substance abuse and preventive services for children, adults and families across the Pioneer Valley and eastern parts of Massachusetts. Founded in the Hispanic community, we value cultural diversity and strive to provide culturally competent, innovative services to a diverse community

                  Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
                  Full-Time/Regular PI115974577

Keywords: Gandara Mental Health Center, Springfield , Licensed Clinician (LPHA) - ACCS Program, Other , Springfield, Massachusetts

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