Pyramid Healthcare Clinical Assessor in York, Pennsylvania
Scope of Position & Technical Competency:
Deliverables/Principal Results Expected:
Conduct screenings and level of care assessments, using clinical knowledge and skill level.
Facilitate appropriate admissions to all levels of care based on PCPC and/or ASAM criteria.
Make appropriate referrals to community resources and outside referral opportunities in the best interest of the client.
Complete assessment, admission and other paperwork for clients to start treatment in a timely manner.
Coordinate with utilization review team for pre-certification and funding reviews.
Work effectively with facility staff to ensure consistent implementation of programs.
Consistently and effectively coordinate schedule with the Admissions Coordinator.
Maintain up to date reports on Needs Assessment data.
May be expected to provide coverage for other evaluation counselors in the region, when requested by Supervisor.
Duties may also include providing assessment services to referral sources such as county juvenile justice centers, county jails, and other forensic and/or mental health settings.
Other duties as assigned.
Helps to maintain strong clinical program.
Able to work together with staff to meet the needs of the clients. Interact with referral sources to facilitate prompt, effective services for the client.
Interact cooperatively with professional liaisons, supporting the ongoing marketing and referral communications efforts.
Complete required training and mandatory training hours.
Thorough knowledge of substance abuse & dependency, issues and treatment modalities.
Working knowledge of psychological and physiological symptomology associated with chemical abuse and dependency, specific to client’s age and developmental stages.
Skills in therapeutic support and confrontation with chemical dependency clients.
Skills in treatment planning and related documentation and record keeping.
Ability to maintain therapeutic relationship with clients in various stages of emotional stability and recovery.
Strong working knowledge of PA Confidentiality laws.
Strong knowledge of PCPC and ASAM criteria.
1) A Master’s Degree from an accredited college with a major in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing (with a clinical specialty in the human services field) or other related field.
2) A Bachelor’s Degree with the same educational requirements and one year of clinical experience.
Experience in drug and alcohol treatment and level of care assessments preferred.
Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
Paid days off
401k with employer match