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Intake Clinician - CCBHC  


Wyandot BHN is seeking a dedicated Intake Clinician to improve access to core mental health services by providing timely, initial assessments and evaluations to adult clients who present for same day services. This will include completing clinical, safety and brief substance use disorder assessment and brief interventions to determine the level of services needed and referral to the appropriate services.

  • Following an Open Access model; provide a timely initial assessment to individuals who present for same day service.
  • Formulate the disposition of the initial assessment which could include completing an intake to engage in services or a referral for follow-up services.
  • Reduce the duration of individuals waiting for assessment of mental health symptoms and safety risk factors by responding to individuals within 60 minutes of arrival.
  • Identifies strengths and needs of client/consumer and families and acts to involve them in planning for desired services.
  • Provide brief therapeutic interventions as appropriate to training and experience.
  • Provide brief assessment, intervention, and referral for substance use disorders.
  • Familiarizes client/consumer with community resources for educational, cultural, recreational and social activities.
  • Engage individuals more deeply from their first encounter with Wyandot Center by being responsive to their immediate needs and concerns.
  • Works with team members, community partners and service organizations to closely collaborate care and other community services or resources.
  • Completes intakes for admission to the Community Mental Health Center.
  • Facilitates petitioning process and/or serves as the petitioner for involuntary commitments to the State Mental Health Hospital, when necessary.
  • Provides crisis interventions, assessments and resource planning to adults, children and their families as needed.
  • Completes timely and accurate documentation of services in the medical record.
  • Models and inspires flexibility and creativity in the delivery of clinical services.
  • Assures compliance with Medicaid, State licensing regulations, grant and other contractual standards.
Position Requirements
  • Master's Degree and current licensure in Kansas as a Qualified Mental Health Professional. Preference given for dual licensure as a Licensed Master’s Addictions Counselor (LMAC) or ability to obtain licensure within 90 days of employment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including both oral and written. Experience and rapport development skills with people experiencing acute crisis. Ability to establish effective on-going professional working relationships with clients, internal partners, and various community partners. Computerized database, word processing, and spreadsheet experience required.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to write and speak concisely, succinctly, and accurately in a style appropriate to the audience.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be at ease in conversing with constituents at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to be always diplomatic and professional, while exercising excellent judgment and discretion as appropriate.
  • Persuasive, tactful and discreet with excellent follow-through are essential.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills, be detail-oriented, able to effectively multi-task.
  • Demonstrated or proven ability to set priorities, attain deadlines, while balancing multiple tasks.
  • Flexible and adaptable as demands and focus shift.
  • Must be self-directed, a self-starter, and can work under minimum supervision.
  • Must be tech-savvy and proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Exceptional rapport building skills with persons in crisis.
  • Strong decision-making skills in fast-paced environment.
  • Creative, innovative, and flexible approach to work functions.
  • Bilingual and bi-cultural preferred.
  • Ability be flexible in work hours.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Hours Monday - Friday, 8:00 to 5:00 pm  
Division Wyandot Center  
About the Organization Wyandot Behavioral Health Network (Wyandot BHN) is a family of organizations serving the behavioral health needs of Wyandotte County, Kansas, and beyond.

Our network of organizations provides resources for adults, children and families in need of behavioral health services; individuals experiencing homelessness; assistance with housing, employment, and other needs.

Wyandot BHN organizations include:

• Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. - Supportive housing program
• RSI - 24/7 Crisis Center
• PACES - Children & adolescents behavioral health care center
• Wyandot Center - Adult behavioral health care center  
EOE Statement Wyandot Behavioral Health Network's family of organizations: Kim Wilson Housing, PACES, RSI and Wyandot Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

It is the policy of Wyandot Behavioral Health Network to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender (to include orientation, identity or expression), disability, handicap, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. Any act of retaliation or discrimination against any person who has filed a complaint or assisted or participated in any investigation involving a complaint is prohibited.

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