NHS Human Services, Inc. Clinical Assessor in Shreveport, Louisiana
NHS is currently seeking a Clinical Assessor to join our Adult Behavioral Health Division in our Shreveport, LA location.
With a rich tradition spanning almost 50 years, NHS is at the forefront of providing care and services to people with special needs. Today NHS, through its subsidiaries, is a leading provider of community-based, non-profit education and human services. More than 10,000 employees provide care to almost 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, and Michigan. NHS has developed a unique continuum of care providing services in the areas of mental health, addictive diseases, education, foster care and permanency, autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and many more specialized programs.
WHAT NHS HAS TO OFFER
The stability that comes with working for a national leader in the human services industry
Highly competitive compensation plans
Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company
Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program
Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution
Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees
Position summary or overview. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.
The Clinical Assessor will travel to various sites to conduct assessments with new and existing clients. Depending on which type of assessment is required, the employee will be responsible to determine whether the medical necessity exists for either ACT services or nursing home placement. For the follow up hospitalization assessments, the employee will be responsible for ensuring that the consumer has an appropriate and attainable discharge plan in place.
Keep open communication with Coordinators and/or Administrative staff on referrals for potential and existing adult clients.
Complete individual assessments by traveling throughout the community to meet with clients, their families, and/or others involved in their treatment and services.
Determine, based on the outcome of the completed assessment, whether existing clients meet the criteria for continued placement or services and for new clients determine whether placement or services is medically necessary.
Make recommendations as to what provisions the facilities should have in place to meet the clients' needs.
Work a flexible schedule at times as per business necessity.
Work independently and with minimal supervision.
Maintain complete, timely and appropriate documentation in per program requirements. Complete reports and correspondence as needed.
Provide consultation to NHS staff with regard to client care and treatment.
Adhere to all NHS, County, State, and Federal policies and regulations related to mental health and addiction treatment services.
Complies with NHS ethics and code of conduct, as well as the ethics and code of conduct of own discipline, in contact with all clients, co-workers, and the community.
Participates in regular clinical supervision and continuing education activities.
Other duties as assigned.
The Clinical Assessor must be (LPC or LCSW) and will complete PASRR Assessments, Follow up Hospitalization Assessments and Behavioral Health Assessments within the community. This position requires travel and potential for weekends.
NHS offers a Full benefit package to all full time associates including: Health, Dental, Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time off and Much more. This position includes travel stipend.
IMPORTANT: In order to be considered for openings and proceed with the interview process, you must also apply on NHS's career website . It can be found by visiting http://www.nhsonline.org/careers.html - click on NHS Career Center and search for requisition # 26032. You will be contacted for an interview once you complete the online application, if you are selected to proceed.
Requisition Number: 26302
NHS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!
Masters degree in human services
Valid driver's license required
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)