• Jefferson Center for Mental Health
  • $80,710.00 -106,740.00/year*
  • Fort Morgan , CO
  • Healthcare - Allied Health
  • Full-Time
  • 17637 Co Rd M

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Provide intensive, in-home, family treatment for youth with trauma history and their families. Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) works with all of the systems that impact the youth: family, peer, school and neighborhood. TST is a model of care for traumatized children that addresses both the individual child's emotional needs as well as the social environment in which he or she lives. TST is about breaking down barriers between service systems, understanding a child's symptoms in the context of his or her world, and building on a family's strengths and dreams. We also aim to prevent unnecessary and restrictive residential intervention, hospitalization, incarceration, or placement.


Job Specific Competencies:

* Engages consumer and family in the treatment process and goal setting. Identifies risk factors including lethality.
* Works constructively with consumer to reach agreed upon outcome, and actively coordinates care with internal and external providers.
* Maintains appropriate professional standards and provides appropriate follow-up for consumers.
* Helps client and families to identify and build on their strengths to increase resiliency.
* Works with Families on a flexible time schedule according to their availability, i.e. evenings.. Conducts sessions as long as is necessary, and as needed throughout the week.
* Carries a caseload to maximize productivity of the clinician over a 4-10 month duration.
* Participates actively in quality assurance and outcome data collection and analysis system.
* Implements motivational interviewing techniques to engage clients in treatment.
* Attends supervision at times and intervals agreed upon with supervisor and participates in supervision by coming prepared with an agenda. Reports high risk/problem cases, and utilizes a problem solving approach.


* Performs clinical assessments on assigned consumers, completing all elements of the standard Center intake assessment, including mental status exam and full diagnosis from DSM V.
* Completes TST required assessment tools and adheres to program fidelity.
* Involves family members and representatives from other agencies in the evaluation and treatment process as appropriate.
* Determines eligibility for services based on presenting issues, diagnostic formulation, and established payor-source guidelines.
* Schedules follow-up clinician and MD appointments as appropriate according to JCMH practices.
* Consults with Emergency team when consumer presents with high lethality or other emergent concerns.
* If licensed, will place clients on M1 holds when necessary
* If LCSW can bill for Medicare and TriCare insurance.

Productivity/Documentation and Outcome Data:

* Attends mandatory in-services, compliance with individualized training plan if required.
* Meets required number of consumer service hours as determined by Program Supervisor and Family Services Director.
* Submits Progress-to-Date forms within 3 working days.
* Ensures that 95% or more of all authorizations are accurate and timely.
* Is Aware of Client fees and balances and collects fees and develops payment plans in a timely fashion to ensure that fee collections meet the team goal as determined by Family Services Director.
* Completes 95% or more of all paperwork by the due date.
* Submits Narrative Progress Summary report to Social Services monthly for all Social Services referred clients. Provides reports to other agency referral sources according to their requests.
* Provides up to date information on caseload status to support staff, regarding admission and termination dates, and closing paperwork.
* Provides summary data to support staff upon termination with families regarding provision of a treatment plan, achievement of goals, length of the intervention, and other data as deemed necessary by the Family Services Director
* Completes follow up client outcome forms at case opening and termination
* Provides satisfaction surveys with each family upon termination, and either gives it to the family at the next to last session and collects at the last, or provides a self addressed envelope for mailing. Returns satisfaction surveys promptly to support staff.


* Exhibits enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment.
* Maintains effective interpersonal relations with consumers, peers, subordinates, upper management, visitors and the general public.
* Effectively responds to client/consumer needs and problems, initiates and maintains positive interactions, timely response to phone calls, pages, email and other requests.
* Works cooperatively with other community agencies, as appropriate, and in agreement with supervisor. Volunteers to work on Center committees and/or task forces.


* Will participate in the Centers' CAC meetings and related trainings
* Will participate in monthly CAC clinical supervision (individual or group)
* Will provide CAC supervision to Center staff (CAC III's only) to assist in the development of knowledge and skills in providing co-occurring treatment
* Completes substance use screening, assessments and related paperwork

Other Duties: As assigned by supervisor.

Note: Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.


* Master's or doctoral degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field plus two or more years related experience and/or training.
* Bilingual preferred.
* CACII or III preferred.
* License preferred.
* Experience in working with children and youth with mental health issues and their families, crisis interventions, culturally competent interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy and other applicable treatment modalities.
* Applicant will also have knowledge of stages of change, motivational interviewing, and culturally appropriate episode of care.
* Skills in home based treatment, trauma treatment and knowledge of the juvenile justice and human services systems.
* Basic computer skills such as proficiency utilizing e-mail, and data entry into an electronic records system.
* Must be able to work evenings.
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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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