Mental Health Therapist II – Access Clinician II

POSITION SUMMARY: Answer phones and screen calls for eligibility for services and provide referrals. Complete Behavioral Health Assessment face to face with the consumer.

SALARY RANGE: $19.54/hr. – $23.46/hr.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Answer phones from the community
  • Look up consumer information on multiple computer platforms
  • Schedule intake appointments in the Electronic Medical Record
  • Understand multiple insurance coverage for Behavior Health
  • Call social workers at hospitals after fax referrals have been received
  • Refer consumers to other mental health providers in the community
  • Coordinate scheduling appointments with team members
  • Phone screening and documenting the screening
  • Provide Behavior Health Assessment including a provisional diagnosis
  • Complete 30 day treatment plans
  • Some driving to hospitals with in Denver county
  • Other duties as assigned
  • EDUCATION: Master's degree in psychology, social work or other related human services degree.EXPERIENCE: One year experience working with severe and persistently mentally ill people. A mental health license LCSW, LPC, LMFT or be eligible for licensure within 3 months.SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:
  • Great customer service.
  • A calm and assuring voice on the phone.
  • Knowledge of methods of psychotherapy.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to assess crisis situations on the phone and intervene appropriately.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Familiar with DSM-5.
  • When needed, putting consumers on a 72 hour hold.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices.
  • TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to sit, stand, bend and reach,, operate standard office equipment such as phone, computer, facsimile, copier/printer/scanner, and other business machines. Occasional lifting up to 40 lbs.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: NoneMACHINES AND EQUIPMENT TO BE USED: Computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, telephone and a variety of other office/clerical equipment.

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