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This position is responsible for intake activity associated with the proper admission of consumers into FNA's clinical behavioral health treatment programs.
- Reviews and assesses treatment applications and referrals to determine appropriateness for program; provides immediate response to applicants.
- Facilitates routine and emergency admission disposition meetings. Presents treatment applications and referrals to the disposition treatment team, summarizing clinical information, consumer needs, level of care, and treatment recommendations; assigns priority for services and documents treatment team decisions accordingly. Provides information to staff on the status of consumer inquiries, referrals, and acceptance.
- Performs behavioral health assessments (integrated mental health (MH) and substance use assessment, substance use assessment, or MH assessment) to assess and document the nature and severity of any presenting behavioral health disorders, provide the correct diagnosis according to the DSM, determine level of care according to ASAM and formulate treatment/service recommendations. Conducts interviews by correspondence, telephone or in person, obtaining confidential information from referral sources if necessary.
- Meets with consumers at admissions, administers and analyzes co-occurring disorders screening tools, updates diagnostics, treatment/services recommendations, and other clinically relevant information in a written assessment addendum during admissions.
- Makes appropriate referrals for consumers with co-occurring disorders who may be unable to receive treatment onsite, such as for medication assisted treatment, medical, or psychiatric services.
- Establishes and maintains regular contact with the waiting list of individuals accepted to residential treatment who cannot be admitted due to space constraints.
- Provides interim services (counseling/education on HIV/TB, FASD/FDE, and referral for HIV/TB testing) within 48 hours to individuals on the waitlist who are injection drug users.
- Obtains demographic data and history in a format to meet accreditation requirements.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITY
- Familiarity with consumer intake processes, including interviews, assessments, DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), ASAM Patient Placement Criteria, referrals.
- Knowledge of substance use and behavioral health disorders.
- Knowledge of customer service concepts and practices.
- Understanding and sensitivity to diverse cultures and lifestyles, with demonstrated experience working effectively with Alaska Native Populations.
- Skill in operating personal computer utilizing a variety of computer software.
- Skill in managing multiple priorities and tasks concurrently and meet deadlines.
- Skill in oral and written communication.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other employees.
- Ability to work independently as well as with teams.
- Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, child guidance, community mental health, marriage and family therapy, social work, or nursing.
- Three (3) years relevant experience in human service field with direct care services performing intake related services.
- Must be eligible to be certified as, be able to attain, a chemical dependency counselor within six (6) months of hire.
- A combination of experience, education, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may substitute for degree requirements.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience)
- Six (6) years relevant experience in human service field with direct care services performing intake related services.
TO APPLY: www.fairbanksnative.org