Job Description

Job Title: Behav Specialist/Mobile Therapist
Job ID: 716608
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Mon Yough
Department: BHRS Behav Spec-Mob Thrp
Location: 400 Lakemont Park Blvd, Altoona PA 16602

Description


Provide ongoing mental health treatment, behavioral consultation and therapy, to children and families in the home or community setting. This task's accomplishment will be done in a manner consistent with efficiency, cost effectiveness and regulatory compliance. This will be done in a manner consistent with efficiency, cost effectiveness and regulatory compliance.

Responsibilities:
  • Adhere to all HNA and BHRS program regulations.
  • Assistance or other applicable insurance payor.
  • Attend all in-services, educational/skills trainings, staff meetings, supervision that are either mandatory by HNA or requested by the program supervisor.
  • Complete all paperwork documentation according to HNA and Pennsylvania Mental Health regulations.(e.g. incident reports, C&YS 47, etc) on a timely basis.
  • Complete performance self-evaluation yearly.
  • Conduct therapeutic and behavioral assessments and interventions in the client's natural environment (i.e. home, school, and community).
  • Demonstrate support of the Agency mission and philosophy in the delivery of services.
  • Develop and implement an individualized, strength-based treatment plan 2-4 weeks after opening a case and update the treatment plan every 120 days.
  • Document all client-related contacts.
  • Evaluate readiness for discharge and complete client discharge within 5 days after the client is discharged.
  • Inform clinical supervisor of changes to client's treatment status.
  • Inform existing providers serving the client of MT/BSC's intent to start services.
  • Maintain and protect client and agency confidentiality.
  • Maintain confidential documentation of client records.
  • Maintain established program productivity standards within a two-week pay period.
  • Maintain regular contact with other client treatment providers (School, Psychiatrist, Intensive Case Manager, etc.)
  • Meet with assigned TSS bi-weekly or as deemed needed by the clinical Supervisor for consultation and clinical direction.
  • Monitor and stay within Medical Assistance allotted hours per month/client.
  • Monitor client authorization dates to assure services are authorized by Medical
  • Monitor voicemail every 48-72 hours or deemed necessary by clinical supervisor.
  • Notify family and all service providers when unable to maintain a scheduled visit. (i.e. School, TSS, etc.)
  • Participate in quarterly program client review
  • Promote personal and co-worker safety during work duties.
  • Represent and participate in Agency professional and community activities as requested.
  • Review Psychological Evaluation and Plan of Care Summary before beginning a case and at the start of each authorization period.
  • Schedule treatment sessions with the client and or family on a regular basis.
  • Submit progress notes every 48 hours and batch sheets every Saturday by 9 a.m. to Department Assistant.
  • Submit signed MA Encounter form every month to Financial Services Secretary.
  • Work to achieve and maintain quality and customer satisfaction in the delivery of services to external/internal customers.

Qualifications

  • Masters level Mental Health Clinician with a minimum of two years counseling experience with children.
  • Access to transportation in the Agency services area with a valid Pennsylvania drivers license and auto liability insurance.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Automotive Insurance
  • Driver's License
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $16.92 to $27.09

Union Position: No

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