Case Management/Social Services, Medical & Health, Program Management
SASS/MCR Counselor II
Description Screening, Assessment, and Support Services/Mobile Crisis Response (MCR) Counselors II work with families and community based systems to provide in-home services including assessment, treatment planning, case management and intensive family based services. Participates as a member of a crisis team providing screening, assessment, and support services to children requiring public funding for services. MCR operates 24/7 365 days a year and requires the team to provide continuous on call coverage to complete assessments in the community.
Provide a full range of crisis screening, assessment, and support services to a caseload of clients and their families. These services will include the following:
Crisis screenings resulting in hospitalization or deflection.
Attending all 72 hour and ongoing hospital staffings and residential placement meetings
Developing a plan to stabilize a client without the use of hospitalization if hospitalization is not necessary
Case management services
Linkage back to substitute care provider
Linkage to community resources as needed
Ongoing support to help a client maintain access to established services
Post-hospitalization services, which includes gathering information for a mental health assessment and individualized treatment plan
Participate as a responsible crisis team member to maintain continuous on-call coverage and to accomplish other team tasks, goals and responsibilities.
Manage a caseload that reflects the SASS program demands.
Provide timely and accurate assessments of incoming calls with clinically appropriate dispositions.
Determine the need for additional services based on the assessment and facilitate linkage.
Participate in consultation, as needed, with other agency professionals or with paid agency consultants.
As required by Rule 132, meet face to face with clients to complete and authorize mental health assessments.
Participate in or, when directed by the SASS Coordinator, preside over peer utilization review.
In the absence of the SASS Coordinator, coordinate the day to day activities of the SASS staff.
Assume responsibility for administrative duties as assigned, such as:
Case review for closing
Interpret and communicate, at the service delivery level, Center policies and procedures.
Submit, in a timely and accurate fashion determined by supervisor, reports and data as required by the Center’s policies and procedures.
Attend SASS department meetings.
Meet agency quality and compliance standard by accurately completing clinical documentation and service reporting in a timely manner.
Meet or exceed service productivity target.
Participate in program evaluation and development of service options that best address client needs
Participate in Staff training and development seminars
Work cooperatively with other Center teams and programs to maintain smooth continuity of care when cases are shared across teams
Become familiar with and utilize of outside resources as needed to provide comprehensive services to clients
Participate in supervision with Coordinator and in regular performance appraisals as directed
Education and Experience
Masters Degree from an accredited College or University in Social Work, Psychology, or closely related discipline
Lower level licensure preferred
One to three years experience working with children and adolescents.
Valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and reliable transportation required.
Computer skills required.
Kenneth Young Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Kenneth Young Center
Kenneth Young Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and senior citizens' support services. Our mission is to help people "feel good, do better and find solutions" by providing: Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness. Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Volunteer opportunities. We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a nationally respected body with stringent standards of excellence in care. Kenneth Young Center offers a broad range of exciting employment and internship opportunities. All of our positions contribute directly to our mission of providing mental health and senior services to help people feel good, do better and find solutions. Our employees enjoy: Competitive pay, exceptional benefits and generous paid time off A friendly and supportive work environment Specialized rewards and recognition programs Training and skill development opportunities Challenging and diverse work assignments Personal development and career experience