Position: Intake Coordinator / Clinical Therapist

Credentials and Experience

This position requires a Masters Degree in Counseling or Social Work. An LPC or LCSW is required but a candidate working completing licensure in the next 90 days will be considered. At least one year experience in working with substance abuse is preferred. Candidate must be able to work with diverse populations with various socio-economic backgrounds. Basic computer skills are needed to write reports, letters, etc.

Job Expectations

1. Administer complete biopsychosocial intake evaluations focusing on behavioral health, mental health, substance abuse / dependence, and domestic violence issues.

2. Provide quality counseling services to clients, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, utilizing diverse treatment modalities and evidenced-based practices

3. Monitor all intakes performed by agency staff for quality assurance, providing feedback and training as needed.

4. Manage the list of clients who have performed an intake and are awaiting services, and contacting them biweekly (at minimum) to update them regarding their status of being paired with a clinician for counseling services.

5. Responsible for the assignment of clients to clinicians, and for the scheduling of initial counseling sessions.

6. Responsible for sending child/adolescent/adult psychiatric referrals for Medicaid clients, as well as for sending referrals for psychological testing child/adolescent Medicaid clients requesting these services.

7. Travel to satellite locations in southern Plaquemines Parish and/or the eastbank of Plaquemines Parish, one to two days per week, to conduct intakes.

8. Utilize community resources to refer clients for other/additional services, if the need arises.

9. Work with community agencies, including, but not limited to, the 25th Judicial Court System, the DA’s Office, the Sheriff’s Office, and the school system.

10. Consistently meet direct productivity hours as set by the organization.

11. Maintain updated clinical record on all clients in accordance with electronic health record standards set by the organization and submit records for Case Reviews and Chart Reviews.

12. Complete and submit all required clinical, statistical, and financial reports on time.

13. Utilize professional judgment concerning ethical issues and organization funding sources.

14. Maintain a professional demeanor with regards to dependability, punctuality and attendance, personal appearance, maintenance of work area, and rapport with clients, organization staff, and other professionals.

15. Participate in training and conferences to enhance professional growth.

16. Perform other duties, as assigned by direct supervisor or Executive Director.

Expected Results

1. Demonstrate overall positive client outcomes.

2. Provide clinical services in accordance with applicable funding source requirements.

3. Meet all financial, statistical, and other reporting requirements of the organization and funding sources.

4. Demonstrate professional growth.

5. Help maintain a positive organization presence in the community and a positive atmosphere in the clinic.

6. Respect all coworkers, clients, family members, and community members.