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Clinical Assessor

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Clinical Assessor

Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Maximus is currently hiring for a Clinical Assessor- CAT Assessor. The CAT Assessor will perform CAT assessments including CANS for contracted services in the state of New Hampshire; interviewing referred youth and their Family and Permanency Team members to make recommendations for level of care and related clinically appropriate services.

    This position is remote within the state of New Hampshire.

    IMPORTANT: Although this position is currently remote, there may be a future need to travel to various in-state locations for face-to-face assessments and court appearances.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Employ a trauma-informed, person-centered approach to all assessment and clinical activities

    • Review all referral information and supporting document available in Maximus’ database prior to completing the interviews.

    • Identify and obtain required Release of Information from parent(s) or legal guardian in accordance with contract requirements and State regulations

    • Schedule and conduct clinical interviews via face-to-face or Zoom (based on pandemic and related guidelines). First interview must occur within 7 days of referral receipt.

    • Complete CANS assessment in RCR system

    • Complete Supplemental Clinical questions in Assessment Pro

    • Complete assessment report, applying clinical decision-making model to make clinical recommendations for level of care and services and submit to Quality Clinician

    • Consult Lead Quality Clinician or other supervisory or medical staff when indicated

    • Required travel using personal motor vehicle

    • Complete other job duties as assigned or necessary

  • Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a human services, healthcare or closely related field.

    • At least two (2) years of experience working directly with children or adolescents with a behavioral health diagnosis

    • CANS certification or the ability to complete and maintain CANS certification (Recertification is required annually)

    • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

    • Perform all job duties in compliance with Person First standards, HIPAA guidelines, and company confidentiality policies and procedures

    • Excellent knowledge of diverse cultures and issues, with the ability to incorporate special needs into assessment decisions

    • Working knowledge and understanding of behavioral health and medical diagnoses, child welfare and development, and prescribed medications

    • Ability to multitask while effectively performing job duties, which include prioritizing tasks and ensuring all voice mail and email messages are monitored and responded to within 2 hours of receipt

    • Excellent organization skills

    • Ability to work independently with minimal day-to-day supervision

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    • Ability to interact professionally with referral sources (case managers, probation officers, hospital staff, physicians, community service workers, etc.), state contract officers, and coworkers while seeking or providing information

    • Ability to collect data, define problems, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions for supporting an excellent written assessment for QRTP determination

    • Intermediate computer skills with experience in word processing, email, and spreadsheets (Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel preferred)

    Home Office Requirements:

    • Maximus provides company-issued computer equipment.

    • Reliable high-speed internet service with 25 Mbps download speed (you can test this by going to

  • Compensation
  • Benefits
    • Flexible, work-life balance

    • Opportunity for growth

    • Benefits to include medical, dental, 401-k, life insurance and many more!

    • Top Diversity and Military Employer

    • Bonus Potential

  • Industry
    Government Administration
  • About Us

    As a leading strategic partner to governments across the globe, Maximus helps improve the delivery of public services amid complex technology, health, economic, environmental, and social challenges. With a deep understanding of program service delivery, acute insights that achieve operational excellence, and an extensive awareness of the needs of the people being served, our employees advance the critical missions of our partners. Maximus delivers innovative business process management, impactful consulting services, and technology solutions that provide improved outcomes for the public and higher levels of productivity and efficiency of government-sponsored programs.