Clinical Assessor (Dallas, TX)

Clinical Assessor

(Full-Time) Reporting to the Program Director, the Clinical Assessor is responsible for ensuring that clients are referred to the appropriate level of care by screening, interviewing, scheduling, and completing assessments and completing the intake process with clients and their families both on site and in the field.

SCHEDULE:

  • Variable - Daytime, Evening, and Weekends

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs primary counselor duties to clients and their families include but are not limited to:
    • Development of treatment plans for review by supervisor
    • Counseling services such as crisis intervention; group, individual, family and didactic sessions under regularly scheduled supervision of QCC
    • Conducts initial screenings and comprehensive assessments for review by QCC
    • Prepares discharge summary and planning for review by QCC 
    • Coordination of treatment services with probation, school and other referral sources. 
    • Multi-lingual counselors may be asked to conduct services in multiple languages to meet the needs of the clients and families.
  • Prepares daily assessments, screenings, and diagnoses for QCC review for prompt referral and intake to the appropriate level of care. 
  • Crisis interventions with potential clients
  • Assisting a potential client that is not in need of treatment at Phoenix House to connect with outside sources to provide the appropriate resources and care needed.
  • Evaluates test results, psych evaluations, legal histories, social histories, and drug assessments, along with other reports/interviews to determine if candidate is appropriate for treatment at Phoenix House.  Will prepare all for review by a QCC.
  • Determines and prepares a substance abuse diagnostic impression for each client after reviewing all materials provided, conducting additional assessments, and completing client/family interviews.
  • Facilitates waiting lists for clients and families as a means of support for them while awaiting treatment services.
  • Coordinates with Assessment & Referral team, Client Care team, Billing team and Treatment team to ensure that potential clients are screened and authorized for treatment by the appropriate funding source(s).
  • Coordinates the admissions and discharge process to maintain an accurate daily census
  • Coordinates and completes the admissions of clients with approval by their authorized representatives and/or funding agencies.
  • Provides multiple reports to track calls, assessment, admission, and referral data.  Presents to leadership team in an organized manner as needed.

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS:

  • LCDC, LPC, LCSW, LMFT and degree in related field 
  • Must maintain a valid Texas Drivers' License, have proof of automobile insurance and maintain a safe driving record based on Phoenix House policy

EXPERIENCE:

  • One or more years counseling experience which include providing assessments or admissions for substance abuse or mental health services, preferably with adolescents

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Proficiency in MS Office systems
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients
  • Ability to model positive behavior and demeanor
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and collaborative
  • Skills and ability to engage and develop rapport with patients and families of various backgrounds
  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Job Location: Austin, TX

Job ID: 24