Social Service Provider 2, Licensed - Apex School-Based Therapist

 

Position Title:                         Apex Therapist/SSP 2

Position Number:                 

Work Unit:                              Aspire Youth and Young Adults

County:                                    Dougherty         

Immediate Supervisor:        Youth Services Coordinator   

 

Qualification:

Master's Degree in Counseling or other related field

Full licensure (LCSW, LPC, LMFT, ECT) or associate licensure actively pursuing full licensure (LAPC, LAMFT, LMSW, ECT)                                                              

 

Special needs of population serviced:

Work requires the knowledge and skills necessary to provide direct services appropriate to youth ages 5-26 and their families.

 

Assigned duties include:

initial and ongoing assessments, individual, group, and family therapy, quality collaborative documentation, maintain all required trainings and certifications, attend staffings of youth, participate as a team player, attend stakeholders meetings and collaborate with other agencies for the benefit of the youth, attend any state meetings as needed, prior insurance authorization completion, maintain 70 % billable productivity.

 

Bloodborne Pathogen Category:

Employee performs assigned tasks which involve no exposure to blood or other potentially infectious material AND performance of category I tasks are not a condition of employment

(Category III).                                                                                   

 

Mandatory Training Category (Check One)

 

___ Administrative                                 __X__Direct Care                                     ____Medical

 

Performance Improvement

Aspire Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities Services goal is to continually improve the delivery of service by improvement of consumer outcomes and satisfaction. All employees have a role in performance improvement and are expected to interact collaboratively with co-workers, and other contacts to provide consistent, high-quality, consumer focused services.

 

Age Related and Special Needs of Population Serviced

Work requires the knowledge and skills necessary to provide direct consumer services appropriate to youth ages 5-30 and their families.                

 

Staff should be able to:  (Define competency Areas)

  • Customer Service – Ability to provide helpful, courteous, accessible, responsive, and knowledgeable service to all youth, families, and stakeholders served
  • Accountability - Demonstrates knowledge of policies and procedures
  • Accountability - Ability to complete all related professional development trainings initially and annually
  • Accountability - Ability to keep all credentials and certificates up to date
  • Accountability - Knowledge of and adherence KPI standards
  • Accountability – Ability to maintain productivity standards set forth by agency     
  • Team Work and Cooperation - Ability to participate with fellow employees and community partners in a respectful and professional manner    
  • Results Orientation - Knowledgeable of EMR and able to complete agency and state required reports on word, excel, and other agency databases
  • Results Orientation – Ability to complete all required assessments with youth and their families          
  • Results Orientation - Ability to complete documentation in a timely manner
  • Results Orientation - Knowledgeable of insurance requirements and ability to complete insurance authorizations for services provided        
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Knowledgeable of eligibility requirements for core services, Apex, and other specialty programs for cross-referring and quality of care
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Knowledge of intervention protocols in collaboration for school and community

 

                                   

Assigned Duties

 

DESCRIPTION OF WORK DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  (Type in or attach current description of duties.  Employees are expected to perform their work in a competent and efficient manner.  Include % of time)

  • Provides initial and ongoing behavioral health assessments, individual, group, and family sessions on school campus and via telehealth (in-clinic as needed)
  • Completes all required supporting documentation within 24 hrs. from date of service
  • Completes all required prior authorizations for insurance reimbursement on a weekly basis
  • Assists with the facilitation of tiered interventions for each school being served as needed
    • Yearly Apex presentations
    • Teacher Lunch and Learns
    • Small Groups
    • Climate Change Projects
    • Classroom Guidance
    • Mental Health Alliance Participation
    • Trainings
  • Maintains 60 % productivity with 30%-40% dedicated to non-billable time (authorizations, reports, discharges, meetings, etc.)
  • Acts as a liaison between agency and contracted agencies
  • Assists with all reporting submissions to DBHDD, DFCS, COE including:
    • Monthly and quarterly monitoring reports (5%, Apex reports, etc.)
    • Annual and final project evaluation reports
  • Assists individual and family with whole health community linking to positively impact recovery:
    • Afterschool program
    • Tutoring
    • ARC
    • Sports
    • Mentoring program
    • Nutritionist
    • PCP
  • Assist with attending community stakeholders as well as inner-agency meetings
    • Family Connections
    • School Meetings i.e. 504, RTI, IEP
  • Acts as a liaison between youth, MH providers, and other youth serving stakeholders
    • Establishing/strengthening partnerships with local schools, tutoring centers, SPED services, etc.
    • Establishing/strengthening partnerships with state and local resources i.e. Wrap around, Intensive Customized Care Coordination (IC3), ABA, Georgia Appleseed, DFCS, etc.
  • Attends all required agency and DBHDD trainings
  • Treats all with respect and dignity without preferential treatment
  • Communicates accurate information in a professional and courteous manner that conveys a willingness to assist
  • Uses appropriate, established chain of command
  • Follows the office’s established practices to adhere to special communication/correspondence, emails, etc. that are of a personnel (human resources) nature