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Clinical Evaluator - Social Services

Company: Choices CCS
Location: Lake Charles
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Clinical Evaluator is responsible for coordinating, scheduling, conducting, and reporting results of eligibility assessments. This includes both initial and ongoing eligibility assessments. All assessments should thoroughly reflect the current mental health status as well as the needs and risks of youth to properly inform a plan of care. The Clinical Evaluator will manage contract evaluators with respect to scheduling assessments and ensuring that the work of contract evaluators meet Choices' performance standards.Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Completes the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) and Individual Behavioral Health Assessment; and all other documentation required to assess for program eligibility and treatment recommendations.
  • Maintains daily communication with Clinical Director or designee for coordinating, scheduling, conducting, and reporting results of assessments.
  • Maintains CANS certification and all other necessary certifications, licensures, and qualifications required to conduct assessments.
  • Communicates daily and as needed with Clinical Director regarding the assignment, completion, quality, and substance of the assessments.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled supervision for ongoing development and continuous quality improvement.
  • Demonstrates ability to apply feedback for ongoing improvement of all tasks associated with coordinating, scheduling, conducting, and reporting results of assessments and to ensure Choices remains in compliance with all contractual obligations.
  • Conducts work in accordance with established timelines especially with regard to submitting assessment results. Results must be entered into an electronic database and a hard copy provided to the Clinical Director and/or designee.
  • Contacts Clinical Director or designee immediately should there be a reason to believe a youth will not score eligible for the program.Qualifications
    • Master's degree required and active, unencumbered license (LPC or LCSW) to practice Mental Health in the state of Louisiana.
    • Maintain active CANS Certification.
    • Ability to learn and become proficient with The Clinical Manager (TCM) database and other required databases.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Highly organized and detail oriented.
    • Access to reliable transportation. If driving an automobile while on company business, must possess a valid driver's license in state of residence and auto insurance.
    • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Conduct interviews and administer surveys and clinical assessments in person or via telephone to diverse populations.
    • Accurately enter data using Microsoft Excel, Word, online databases, and other related technology.
    • Work effectively with internal and external individuals, including other professionals in the community.
    • Effectively communicate to various internal and external audiences in both person and through various electronic media.
    • Manage time and work effectively with minimal supervision.Salary range $50,000-$55,000Benefits Include: Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability, Tuition Reimbursement and a generous PTO plan.Choices requires employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation for religious/medical reasons.Help us strengthen familiesDo you know someone who works for Choices? Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Choices CCS, Lake Charles , Clinical Evaluator - Social Services, Healthcare , Lake Charles, Louisiana

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