104050

JOB TITLE    LPHA
WAGE    $72,755 Annually
JOB STATUS    Full-time
SHIFT    8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. Mon-Fri, variable
POSTING NUMBER    104050
HIRING PROGRAM    MH
JOB LOCATION    Lytle
BENEFITS    Full
POSTING DATE    08/15/22
CLOSING DATE    08/29/22 or until filled

A completed application is required for this position.  Proof of education required upon request and requires a valid Texas driver’s license and acceptable driving record.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Intake LPHA position is responsible for the initial intake and assessment of individuals seeking mental health services and/or substance abuse services from Camino Real Community Services.  Intake interviews are conducted 100 percent via tele-video.  The position requires skills in assessment, diagnostics, treatment planning, referral and follow-up, crisis response and brief therapy and data entry.  The position also provides direct support to the Utilization Manager including authorization of clinic services, determination of medical necessity, and approval of recovery/treatment plans.  The position provides direct clinical supervision to non-licensed staff, participates in after-hour crisis  on-call consultation rotation.  Flexibility in service delivery and work hours is required.  Some travel within the Camino Real service area may be required, which may also require the use of personal vehicle.  In general terms, contributes to the Center’s stated purpose by delivery of trauma informed, integrated behavioral health services to persons with mental health, substance use, co-morbid medical conditions, and other disabilities.  Camino Real Community Services practices the principles of trauma informed care and requires that all employees be trained in this area.

MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications to be eligible for the position:

Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major courses in social, behavioral, or human services, holding one of the following Texas licenses:  LCSW, LPC, Ph.D. Psychologist, or M.D.  Plus, zero to one year experience providing mental health diagnosis and counseling services.

PREFERRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Three (3) years of direct professional experience in social, behavioral, or human services including diagnostics.
English/Spanish skills; demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak English and Spanish.
Reside in the service area.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other professional and individuals.
Knowledge of the principles, methods, techniques and practices of social work and chemical dependency, anger management, grief, divorce, adoption, and the functioning of mental health hospitals and/or out-patient mental health clinics.
Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with other professional groups, exercise tact, initiative, and good judgment when dealing with people, prepare reports and recommendations for administrative use.
Knowledge of the needs and characteristics associated with the target population.
Knowledge of local community resources, how to access those services and use them effectively.
Skills in performing assessments and developing a treatment plan for the individual.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to work independently, organizes work efficiently, and responds to the changing needs of the individual.
Ability to work in a crisis.
Leadership abilities with the ability to identify problems/gaps in service.
Good organizational skills and the ability to plan, develop, and implement consumer services.
Must have ability to work under conditions requiring physical stamina and ability to work in a stressful environment.


OTHER SPECIAL INFORMATION:

Apply in person at:   19965 FM 3175 North, Lytle, Texas 78052 ATTN: HRS
P.O. BOX 725, Lytle, TX.  78052
FAX: 830-772-4304

E-MAIL: hollyb@caminorealcs.org  
PHONE: 210-357-0359 or 357-0300
Apply