Summary of Position
The Mental Health (MH) Professional/Supervisor provides clinical and operational support to programs that serve mental health and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) individuals within all mental health programs. The Mental Health Professional/Supervisor assists the Mental Health Services Director to ensure overall compliance with federal, state, county and other regulatory or contractual standards; trains CCS MH Coordinators and other professionals on mental health-related topics; and assists in staffing recommendations to provide for the health and safety of individuals.
I. Qualification Requirements (Licensures)
Must possess considerable knowledge of principles and practices of mental health, developmental disabilities, and chemical dependency diagnoses and intervention; program research, development and monitoring; laws and regulations affecting the delivery of mental health, AODA, and developmental disability services; professional ethics; behavior management and characteristics of individual group behavior.
Experience with Comprehensive Community Services (CCS), Community Support Programs (CSP), and Emergency Mental Health /Crisis Services strongly preferred.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain working relationships with other employees, family and friends of individuals, community resources, service providers, and volunteers; develop cooperative and supportive relationships with individuals; exercise initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; maintain records and prepare accurate reports; conceive, develop and implement new and innovative programs and resources.
Clinical supervision, facilitating, evaluation, observation and problem-solving skills are required.
Wisconsin licensure as an independent mental health professional: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Psychologist (LP) who has completed 3000 supervised clinical hours.
Secure and maintain a valid Wisconsin driver license and a driving record that meets the organization’s standards for insurance purposes. As position requires use of a personal vehicle, employees must secure and maintain minimum insurance requirements of ODC Inc. to transport individuals in a personal vehicle.
II. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Essential Functions
**Following is a listing of representative examples of duties for this position; it is not considered to be a complete listing of all duties and responsibilities for the position.
· Provide clinical direction to all staff in cooperation with Mental Health Services Director.
· Work closely with County services and state and federal agencies, service providers, families and friends to access and maintain services for individuals.
· Assist Coordinators to conduct initial individual assessments and prepare staff for the best clinical care of individual.
· Provide clinical supervision for designated staff as dictated by statute requirements and program needs indicated by the Mental Health Services Director.
· Develop and deliver training for mental health staff on continuing education and individual specific topics.
· Assist Mental Health Services Director to develop new programs and services.
· Must be available on a 24-hour basis, via phone or in person as needed, to consult with staff and respond to emergency situations.
· Ensure implementation of and compliance to company policies.
· Attend regional / state meetings.
· Attend and provide clinical direction for staff meetings in cooperation with Coordinators.
· Attend all management meetings as scheduled and directed by the Mental Health Services Director.
· Attend individual staffing’s as needed.
· Attend all meetings required to secure contracts and licensure.
· Provide the mental health training requirements set forth by the company, state and other applicable standards and maintain documentation to support this training.
· Administer quality assurance and applicable licensing measures for MH/AODA programs and complete regular reports on findings. Develop plans to increase and maintain quality of services.
· Ensure all documentation required by federal, state, county and other contracts meet all reporting requirements.
· Provide clinical supervision for designated program staff as dictated by statute requirements and program needs, and as directed by the Mental Health Services Director.
Employees must be able to manage high stress environments. Good judgment and the ability to manage crisis situations are required. This position involves working directly with individuals who may present physical or verbal aggressions toward self, staff or others.
This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.
Work locations during regular service hours include but are not limited to community settings, school settings and individuals’ home environment.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly in a client’s home, community, office, or setting with varying degrees of background noise. Lighting and ventilation are typical of a residential and office setting.
III. Physical Requirements
· Ability to facilitate, initiate and respond to verbal, written, computerized, telephone and fax communications.
· Ability to regularly stand, walk, run, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.
· Mobility to access various locations within/outside ODC facilities.
· Physical ability to push, pull, squat, bend, stoop, twist and kneel.
· Physical ability to provide and/or respond to behavior intervention.
· Lifting 25 – 35 lbs frequently – up to 60 lbs occasionally.
REPORTS TO: Mental Health Services Director
RESPONSIBLE FOR: Mental Health Coordinators