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DATE ADDED: Wed 17/10/2018

QMHP-A

Norfolk, USA
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COMPANY: BECAUSE WE CARE II, INC

Job Description

 

Mental Health Support Services (MHSS) are time-limited training and supports that assist consumers with achieving and maintaining community stability through teaching and reinforcement of independent living skills, identifying and using other resources in the community, assistance with medication management, and monitoring of physical health and nutrition. Individuals must demonstrate a clinical need for the service arising from a condition due to mental, behavioral, or emotional illness that results in significant functional impairments in major life activities. Individuals must meet at least two of the following criteria on a continuing or intermittent basis: 

1.      Have difficulty in establishing or maintaining normal interpersonal relationships to such a degree that they are at risk of hospitalization, homelessness, or isolation from social supports’

2.      Exhibit such inappropriate behavior that repeated interventions by the mental health, social services, or judicial system are necessary.

3.      Exhibit difficulty in cognitive ability such that they are unable to recognize personal danger or recognize significantly inappropriate social behavior.

4.      Require help in basic living skills, such as maintaining personal hygiene, preparing food and maintaining adequate nutrition, or managing finances to such a degree that health or safety is jeopardized.

 

Reports to:

·        CEO, Program Director, Licensed Mental Health Professional

 

Duties

-         Face to face meetings with the member and/or the parent/guardian/family member for the implementation of activities delineated in the individual plan of care

-         Provide the adult consumer/supports with a comprehensive continuum of care by planning, coordinating, integrating and monitoring services

-         Continuously determine needs of adults by assessing and reassessing status

-         Participate in the development, review and revision of the Individualized Service Plans with adult recipients

-         Provide support services designed to meet the educational, vocational, residential, financial, social, medical, mental health and/or substance treatment

-         Serve as liaison between the consumer, mental health professionals, other service providers and agencies

-         Complete all documentation, including progress notes and ISP according to Medicaid guidelines

-         Attend required supervisions with assigned Licensed Professionals, per his/her supervision plan, by a review of progress notes, the consumer’s progress toward achieving ISP goals and objectives

-         Work with team members, maintaining effective inter- and intra-agency working relationships

-         Work independently, performing position duties under general supervision; and

-         Promoting the enhancement of self-care, personal hygiene, selection of nutritional food, and appropriate eating habits

-         Work with team members, maintaining effective inter- and intra-agency working relationships

-         Work independently, performing position duties under general supervision; and

-         Engage and sustain ongoing relationships with individuals receiving services

Required Experience & Qualifications

Qualified Mental Health Professional -Adult(QMHP-A):   Refers to a clinician in the human services field who is trained and experienced in providing psychiatric or mental health services to individuals who have a psychiatric diagnosis.   In the Commonwealth of Virginia, authorized professionals and minimal qualifications for a QMHP-A are as follows:

1.   Physician:   A doctor of medicine or osteopathy licensed in Virginia;

2.   Psychiatrist:   A doctor of medicine or osteopathy, specializing in psychiatry and licensed in Virginia;

3.   Psychologist:   An individual with a master's degree in psychology from an accredited college or university

      with at least one year of clinical experience;

4.   Social worker:   An individual with a master's or bachelor's degree from a school of social work accredited

      or approved by the Council on Social Work Education with at least one year of clinical experience

     providing direct services to individuals with a mental illness;

5.   Registered nurse (RN):   A registered nurse licensed in Virginia with at least one year of clinical experience;

 

 

6.                Mental Health Worker:  

o   An individual with a bachelor's degree in human services, a related field, or other degree deemed equivalent to those described, from an accredited college and with at least one year of clinical experience; OR

o   A Registered Psychiatric Rehabilitation Provider (RPRP) registered with the International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (IAPSRS) as of January 1, 2001; OR

o   An individual with at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in an unrelated field with an associate's degree in a human services field and who has at least three years' clinical experience; OR

o   An individual with at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college and registered with the United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) as a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP); OR

o   An individual with at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in an unrelated field that includes at least 15 semester credits (or equivalent) in a human services field and who has at least three years' clinical experience; OR

o   Four years' clinical experience working directly with individuals with mental illness or mental retardation.

-         Current certification in First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

-         Valid driver’s license and proof of valid automobile insurance

-         Be at least 21 years of age

-         Criminal background check free of convictions for abuse, drug related charges, and/or felony

Clinical experience means providing direct services to individuals with mental illness, mental retardation, or receiving gerontology or special education services.   It includes supervised internships, practicum, and field experience.

v  A human services field includes social work, gerontology, psychology, psychiatric rehabilitation, special education, sociology, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and human services counseling.

Location

 Adult mental health support services are provided in a range of community settings such as consumer’s home, homeless shelters, libraries, community, etc.

 

Work Schedule

The work schedule is flexible in order to meet the needs of the person receiving services. This position does require the staff to be available for crisis response 24 hours, 7 days per week and 365 days per year.  Only direct face-to-face contacts and services to the consumer are reimbursable, and will count towards billable hours.

 

Knowledge and Training

o   Services, systems, and programs available in the community including primary health care, support services, eligibility criteria and intake processes, generic community resources, and mental health, mental retardation, and substance abuse treatment programs

o   The nature of serious mental illness, mental retardation, and substance abuse depending on the population served, including clinical and developmental issues

o   Different types of assessments, including functional assessments, and their uses in service planning

o   Treatment modalities and intervention techniques, such as behavior management, independent living skills training, supportive counseling, family education, crisis intervention, discharge planning, and service coordination

o   The service planning process and major components of a service plan

o   The use of medications in the care or treatment of the population served; and

o   All applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and local ordinances.

 

 

 


Role: QMHP-A
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Location: Norfolk,

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