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Contract Mental Health Therapist

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Post Date: Dec 19, 2013
Job Type: Per Diem/Contract/Other
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: To be discussed at interview
Location: US - Kansas - Kansas City
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To provide admission evaluations and provide short term therapeutic services. Will assist in other PACES functions as needed. This position reports directly to a Service Coordinator.

•        This position will be based at Sunflower House, Shawnee, KS.
•        Assigned duties will require activity at various community sites, as well as in youth’s homes.

•        Will provide outreach to families referred for PACES services and complete admission evaluations.
•        Will provide specialized therapeutic interventions as appropriate to client need and training and experience.
•        Will maintain caseload of clients/consumers in need of short-term treatment.
•        Works with other staff to provide increased support to a client at risk of hospitalization or out of home placement.
•        Identifies strengths and needs of client/consumer and families and acts to involve them in planning for desired services.
•        Familiarizes client/consumer with community resources for educational, cultural, recreational and social activities.
•        Works with case managers to secure adequate services, resource acquisition and resource coordination as needed.

•        Performs other duties as deemed appropriate by immediate supervisor or designate.
•        Complies with all relevant Center policies and procedures.
•        Will provide liaison duties to community agencies as assigned.
•        Coordinate care as appropriate and maintain an excellent working relationship with community partners.

•        Possesses Master’s degree in social science field, with relevant licensure by Kansas Board of Behavioral Sciences.
•        Eligible for Medicaid reimbursement.
•        Ability to recognize and be sensitive to cultural and ethnic differences.
•        Communicates directly and effectively in a cooperative manner with colleagues and representatives of other agencies.
•        Familiar with mental health theory and practice.
•        Experience treating trauma and sexual abuse with children.
•        Must be available to work flexible hours, including evenings and as needed after hours coverage.
•        Must be able to safely perform the essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations.
•        Clearance through Kansas Child Abuse/Neglect Registry, Adult Abuse Registry and criminal background check through Validity Screening Solutions and Medicaid/Medicare reimbursable inquires.

Contact Details
Name: Jeanne Beeves
Address: 757 Armstrong Avenue
City: Kansas City
State/Province: Kansas
Zipcode: 66101
Country: United States
Ph: 913 233 3310
FAX: 913 233 3375

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