City
S. Chandler
State
AZ
Position Id
2101

Intake Specialists
Chandler, Arizona

  • ** Excellent Benefits to include 6 weeks PTO your first year**
  • ** Remote work 50%

Assess individuals for chronic mental health and behavioral treatment needs by securing information from clients, guardians, referral sources and historical records to accurately assess client’s needs.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain exclusive focus upon patients, the quality of their care, their individual needs and their medical outcomes without significant distraction by administrative and non-patient care activities.
  • Comply with all patient medical records and information privacy regulations, state and federal.
  • Take all steps necessary to fully ensure patient medical data confidentiality and security.
  • Utilize a holistic and thorough approach to all client interactions and assessments so that no symptoms and no personal health risks are not observed, noted and responded appropriately to.
  • Maintain exclusive focus upon clients and their needs without significant distraction by administrative and non-patient contact activities.
  • Interview clients with possible chronic mental health issues to determine nature and degree of needs.
  • Secure information such as medical, psychological, and social factors contributing to patient's situation, and evaluates these and client capacities.
  • Gather information from clients, guardians, referral sources and historical records to generate an accurate mental health diagnosis in accordance with DSM-5 standards.
  • Complete all necessary documentation, ensuring that signatures are captured from clients and/or guardians.
  • Assess clients for any needs of urgent psychiatric intervention and determines need for hospitalization and/or protective custody, etc.
  • Determine if acute psychiatric care and hospitalization is necessary on individual bases.
  • Oversee appointment schedules on an active basis to ensure that clients comply with their treatment commitments to their own benefit.
  • Interface and works with psychiatric providers for client treatment coordination purposes.
  • Conduct phone interviews, screenings and assessments.
  • Refer clients to community resources and other organizations.
  • Coordinate with other community service providers such as Child Protective Services, Probation Officers, and others to ensure proper service to community members.
  • Compile records, prepares reports, and develops treatment plans in consultation with other professionals.
  • Secure any necessary supplementary information such as employment, medical records, and school reports.
  • Coordinate transition of care to other facilities and providers when appropriate for client needs.
  • Demonstrate ability to regularly change priorities to accomplish all tasks despite frequent interruptions.
  • Demonstrate ability to clearly communicate, both orally and in writing, while performing all essential functions.
  • Perform other special projects and duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, Social Work, or Substance Abuse Prevention.
  • 2 years of experience working preferably in a behavioral health treatment environment.
  • Current license with Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as either LAC, LMSW, LASAC, LAMFT, LPC, LCSW
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse cultures and community health services.

To learn more, please contact Ren'e at rene@apnusa.com or call 602-788-5890