This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Health Sciences. Candidate should have a minimum of (1) one year experience concentrated in the behavioral health field. Preferably, work experience in the mental health and/or substance abuse arena, or with individuals with similar human-services needs, doing assessments, discharge planning, utilization review, case management Master’s degree in counseling or related field, licensed preferred. This position requires a preference of (1) one year of post-graduate practice, heavily concentrated in the mental health field, work experience with adults with mental illnesses or with individuals with similar human-services needs desired. Candidate should have working knowledge of the American Psychological Association’s current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, the principals and practices of mental health counseling and crisis intervention, the Florida Mental Health Act, local resources, signs and symptoms of substance abuse and basic psychotropic medications; and therapeutic techniques. This is a professional position and basic psychotropic medications; and therapeutic techniques. This is a professional position and basic psychotropic medications; and therapeutic techniques. This is a professional position serving as a member of the clinical team. This service is designed to meet the specific behavioral health needs of those seeking services. The Assessment Clinician provides the following services consistent with HBH’s policies and defined in Chapter 394, Florida’s Mental Health Act (aka The Baker Act): triage services, thorough screening/referrals, education, clinical assessment, crisis intervention, clinical counseling/psychotherapy, to participants with primary or secondary mental health problems (who may also have substance abuse and chemical dependence problems, disabilities, psychosocial, or medical problems) and all associated paperwork. The incumbent may provide other outpatient services, such as psychoeducation and therapy.
Section: Adult Outpatient Services
Location: Central Broward