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JOB TITLE: Behavioral Health Intervention Services Caseworker - Community Based

DEPT: PACE
STATUS: Exempt
DATE: 3-2012
SUMMARY:
The Behavioral Health Intervention Services Caseworker functions as a member of the Outreach team and works
integrally with the youth, family, and team to develop and reach treatment goals for the youth and family. The Behavioral
Health Intervention Caseworker provides services as outlined in the implementation treatment plan as recommended by
the LPHA. Services are provided directly in client’s homes and in the community.

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIP:
Reports to the Director of Community Based Services.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other duties may be assigned.
1. Teaching and coaching the client and family to enhance their functioning both within the family and the community.

2. Enhancing and promoting communication skills, problem solving skills, anger management and social development
   skills.

3. Interventions used to modify the psychological, behavioral, emotional, cognitive and social factors affecting the
   individual’s functioning
4. Interventions used to enhance the family’s ability to effectively interact with the child in such a way to support the
   individual’s functioning in the home and community and to assist in the management of psychological, behavioral,
   emotional, cognitive and social factors affecting the individual’s functioning.
5. Maintain client files and records in accordance with Agency requirements. Enter progress notes into the CWS
   system within 48 hours of providing the services.
6. Maintain regular contact with referral source, family, and all other relevant parties.
7. Adhere to agency code of ethics and policies as documented in the Employee Personnel Manual.
8. Mandatory attendance at all scheduled meetings and trainings.
9. Maintain professional staff/client relationships and appropriate role and relationship boundaries.
10. Maintain client confidentiality.
11. Maintain knowledge of community resources and referrals and connect youth and families to these resources when
    appropriate.

12. Drive to appointments with clients/families and when necessary be able to transport clients to appointments. Check
    of the motor vehicle record must meet agency guidelines.
13. Continue personal and professional growth.
14. Participate as an active member of the program team and perform other duties as assigned.


HOURS AND REMUNERATION:
The duties and responsibilities of the Behavioral Health Intervention Services Caseworker will generally be discharged
within a forty-hour week. However, the needs of the program will dictate the Behavioral Health Intervention Services
Caseworker’s hours of work. Remuneration will be in line with education, experience, and training.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

GENERAL: At the time of employment and every three (3) years thereafter, the person shall receive a physician’s
certification of adequate health to perform duties. Must have satisfactory background checks through the Division of
Criminal Investigation and the Abuse Registries (which includes child abuse, dependent adult abuse and sexual offender
registries). At the time of employment and throughout employment with the agency, the person shall have a valid
Driver’s license and show proof of valid liability insurance on own vehicle.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must pass and/or complete: New Staff Orientation, Mandatory Reporters Training, Crisis
Prevention Institute training, and any additional training required by the supervisor during the first six months of
employment.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Requires Bachelor’s degree in social sciences field (e.g. social work, psychology,
sociology, human services/development, child development) and a minimum of 1 year of experience or bachelor’s degree
in non-social science field (e.g. education including special education, criminal justice, biology, communications) and a
minimum of 2 years experience. Must have the ability to communicate effectively verbally and/or in writing. Must have
knowledge of and the ability to implement current theoretical approaches to counseling.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general periodicals, professional journals, technical
procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and general correspondence. Ability to effectively
present information and respond to questions from superiors, other employees, clients, and persons outside of the
organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,
common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret graphs.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to
interpret a variety of technical instructions, verbal and behavioral interaction, and deal with several abstract and concrete
variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physical restraint of clients may be required on occasion. Walking, standing, and sitting
required. Using hands to finger, handle and feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms. Specific vision
abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
While performing the duties of this job the employee is periodically exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise
level in the work environment is usually moderate.

				
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