Under the general direction of the Director of Family Based Mental Health Services, the Mental Health Worker provides a wide and varied range of services to children and their families who are at risk of out-of-home placement due to an emotional or behavioral disorder utilizing a team approach. The Mental Health Worker will assist clients by providing intensive home therapy, brief crisis intervention, case management services and family support services, which includes but is not limited to helping client develop appropriate skills and competencies as necessary, serve as a role model and a liaison for the child and family. Mental Health Workers require 24/7 availability for crisis stabilization.
Job Duties / Responsibilities:
Plan, prepare and conduct individual or family therapy activities within the FBMHS Program and other ACRP programs as directed
Be available 24/7 for any emergencies that may arise
Write and direct the implementation of the behavior modification intervention plan from input received from the treatment team
Complete all necessary reports, records, correspondence, or other written materials required by program regulations or the ACRP program
Attend treatment team meetings, program meetings, general staff meetings and appropriate training sessions as required or directed
These job duties and responsibilities should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties as may be required.
III. Job Requirements:
Education / Experience: Possess a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Social Work or the Social Sciences with at least one year of experience in a CASSP system program. A combination of training and experience that has lead to recognition as a mental health worker may also be qualified and accepted.
Act 33/34, State Police and FBI clearances.
Valid PA motor vehicle operating license and use of reliable vehicle required.
The ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. Thorough working knowledge of public and private community resources. Knowledge of counseling, therapeutic and human service intervention techniques with children and families.
The Mental Health Worker is administratively and programmatically responsible to the Director of Family Based Mental Health Services and the ACRP Executive Director.