Provide mental health assessments to children and adolescents. Activities include interviewing clients and families, obtaining a psychosocial history, crisis intervention and counseling, assess problems and recommend an appropriate disposition. Conducts educational presentations and training as well as research and contributing to writing manuals and other training resources.
Conducts therapeutic interviews with clients to obtain psychosocial histories to assess, evaluate, and analyze the presenting problems and recommend a plan of action. Follow-up contacts with clients and their families are provided as necessary to assist with follow-through of recommendations and problem-solve further difficulties. Provides information and referral to appropriate resources to clients seeking help either face-to face or over the phone and hotline. Consultation is also provided to physicians, police, clergy and other professionals involved in helping clients or heeding information as necessary. Makes oral and written presentations as part of a training team for educational and training purposes to a variety of community and school groups, complying with regulations by the State Department of Education. Preparation of written material as necessary to educate the public and provides training information to parents, teachers, counselors, and others. Provides brief, supportive counseling to clients and their families as needed using basic knowledge of human behavior, psychological theories and child development. Provides crisis intervention services as necessary to resolve crisis situations. Assures the completion of all necessary paperwork for clients entering treatment, including interpretation of the Mental Health Procedures Act and the coordination of mental health hospitalization for clients in need. Regularly logs all activities and documents the results of all face-to-face contacts in narrative form. Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
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