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Mental Health Specialist - Full Time - Burlington

Overview
MENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST
Full Time - Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Provides clinical services to include assessment, screening, brief therapy and community referrals to patients.
Responsibilities
Conducts emergency clinical assessments on individuals referred because of emotional distress.
Develops treatment plans based on individual need to include, but no limited to housing location; medication referral; brief counseling and referrals for ongoing mental health or substance abuse treatment.
Conducts an initial clinical assessment within ten (10 )days on all individuals who are identified as "high-risk".
Provides brief individual or group counseling when clinically appropriate.
Assists mentally ill individuals in accessing services at the time of release.
Completes psychosocial assessments as required by the judicial system.
Maintains daily and monthly statistics on client contacts and demographic data.
Attends bi-monthly staff meetings.
Completes all necessary documentation and paperwork on a daily basis.
All other duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in a mental health field required.
Professional certification required, license preferred.
Must possess knowledge of: the judicial, correctional and mental health systems; clinical theory and practice with emphasis on crisis intervention; community resources and how to access them.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
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 stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
EOE M/V/F/D



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