• Master’s Prepared Mental Health Professional (Social Worker, Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist) with State License (e.g., LCSW, LMSW, LMFT, and related clinical/case management experience.
• 5 years’ experience in substance abuse and behavioral health setting. • Behavioral health and substance abuse clinical experience and knowledge of the medications used as standard practices related to diagnosis and treatment.
• Strong clinical knowledge in the subject area and standard practices in the treatment of mental health, and substance use disorders.
• Knowledge of the impact of psychosocial stressors and comorbid health conditions on mental health and substance use disorders.
• Demonstrated professional writing and electronic documentation along with clear and concise telephonic assessment skills.
• Ability to multitask and work as part of a team to meet the Department's goals and needs.
• Must possess computer skills including the ability to navigate Outlook, Excel, and Word programs.
• 5 plus years of experience post-master’s program in a clinical setting working with high-risk groups such as persons with serious mental illness and co-occurring medical or substance use disorders, persons with first episode psychosis, individuals in need of behavioral health services, individuals involved with multiple service systems.
• Knowledge of rehabilitation programs, community-based, recovery-oriented services, and community resources such as sober living, supported housing, mobile crisis, wrap-around services, and involuntary commitment process.
• Managed healthcare/utilization review experience across a variety of treatment settings for high-risk, complex populations.
• Knowledge of ASAM criteria.
• Basic knowledge of medical necessity criteria put forth by insurance carriers.