Treatment Counselor, Assessment and Triage - Outpatient Services - Volunteers of America of Ohio & Indiana
- 28-Dec-2018 to 26-Jan-2019
- - Volunteers of America of Indiana
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- $48,000 to $50,000/ year
- Full Time
This position is an opportunity to join a cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary team on the forefront of combating the multifaceted mental health and addictions issues facing our community. Within this position, the Assessment Treatment Counselor will be responsible for triaging clients referred to our residential, intensive outpatient, and outpatient service lines to determine which service line is clinically appropriate.
The Treatment Counselor Assessment and Triage is responsible for providing therapist services to individuals through programs including Federal Drug Aftercare, Recovery Works, Medicaid, DCS, and various insurance providers.
Volunteers of America of Indiana is one of 35 affiliates of Volunteers of America which was established in 1896. At Volunteers of America, we are more than a nonprofit organization. We are comprised of nearly 16,000 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential nation-wide. For over 115 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Perform assessments for assigned clients according to VOA, DCS, Medicaid, CARF, DHMA, grant providers standards
• Maintain familiarity with all treatment programs within the VOAIN system
• Triage clients for level of severity and communicate findings to referral sources and treatment team
• Operate in a trauma-informed manner
• Maintain high levels of cultural competency
• Ensure that clients are transitioned to the appropriate service line in a timely manner
• Assist team with individual/group treatment during periods of low assessment referrals
• Maintain positive working relationships with team members, contractors, referral sources, area service providers and regulatory agencies.
• Produce timely and accurate reporting and billing
• Protect client rights and confidentiality in accordance with VOA policies
• Work on a multi-disciplinary team
• Link client with needed services, resources, and supports in the community.
• Attend team staffing meetings
• Perform other duties as assigned.
The position requires a Master's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice and a LMHC, LCSW, or LMFT license. Additionally, two years of experience working therapeutically with populations whose difficulties border on the criminal justice system, and the ability to conduct individual and group counseling, complete assessments, develop resources, and maintain client records is essential. Some evening hours are required.
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