Assessment Center Specialist

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY

The primary responsibilities include the coordination of the referral process as well as the admission and discharge planning for the center. This includes receiving direct referrals from consumers, assessing for appropriateness, information gathering, and information sharing. Serve as the primary liaison for the families and court services staff for the admission process.  Role also includes the conducting intakes, completing documentation, data tracking and retrieval, discharge planning, and other tasks related to the assessment process.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Receive and assess referral information prior to admission. Arrange the intake process at admission.
  2. Join with and support families as their child goes through the admission and discharge processes.
  3. Arrange Child and Family Team Meetings.
  4. Provide Family Crisis Counseling as recommended by the Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP).
  5. Assist with discharge planning and maintenance of timelines
  6. Provide direct care coverage when necessary.
  7. Assist in developing and maintaining productive community resources to support program and client rehabilitation objectives.
  8. Maintain a provider data base.
  9. Conduct outcome follow up and information gathering leading to effective reporting.
  10. Perform other related duties as requested by the Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in a human services field.

Two (2) years of experience with client population.

Skills/Working Conditions
  • Must maintain a valid Driver’s License and an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be insurable by Methodist Home for Children’s insurance carrier.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and shifts including weekends, holidays, and extended periods of time.
  • Must successfully complete all phases of pre-service and on-going training, including, but not limited to, physical restraint training, First Aid, CPR, Universal Precautions, and medication administration.
  • Must be able to work in occasionally high pressure, high stress environment.
  • Must be able to provide 24 hour on-call supervision.
  • Computer literacy, advanced writing and editing skills, and organizational skills are essential.
  • High level of accuracy and detail orientation required.
  • Position may experience verbal and/or physical aggression from client population.
  • Possible exposure to infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements
  • Must provide a negative drug screen result prior to employment.
  • Must pass a post-employment physical and TB test and on-going physical assessments as required.
  • Have the ability to perform physical demands associated with daily operational functions, property management, and client interactions, such as standing, bending, lifting, participation in physical activities, facility cleaning (interior and exterior) and maintenance, and other rotating assignments.
  • Have the ability to comprehend and produce accurate program documentation, including, but not limited to, client treatment plans, progress summaries, and community correspondence.
  • Have the ability to communicate professionally with consumers, including, but not limited to, parents, colleagues, and community service providers.
  • Have the ability to provide on-going visual and physical proximity supervision of clients.
  • Have the ability to participate in recreational activities with clients, including, but not limited to, arts, athletics, and outdoor activities.
  • Have the ability to drive a van to transport clients.
  • Have the ability to drive for agency related events during the day or night.
  • Regular attendance at primary worksite and agency related events.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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