Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. is currently accepting applications for the following position:

 

Part-Time Behavioral Health Technician

Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc., Cumberland MD

Part time position with rotating shifts for residential crisis program in Cumberland, MD. Must have availability for some weekends and holidays.

Summary/Objective:

The Behavioral Health Technician – RCS/Respite is directly responsible for the general behavioral health care service operations of Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. including but not limited to: medication monitoring, transportation, crisis services, relapse prevention, and assistance with community integration/socialization.

Competencies

· Good quality customer service, public relations, active listening skills, and telephone skills.

· Ability to ethically relate to individuals with severe, persistent psychiatric disabilities and addictions disorders.

· Ability to demonstrate knowledge of behavioral health services within the public mental health system.

· Capacity for effective advocacy and coordination with various community agencies.

· Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with other employees, community, families, and other professionals.

· Aptitude for working under supervision as well as independently in order to

improve job performance, work ethics, and overall efficiency.

· Knowledge of HIPAA and confidentiality laws pertaining to the access and release of Protected Health Information.

· Knowledge of COMAR and CARF standards.

· Capacity for effectively managing crisis situations and somatic/psychiatric emergencies.

· Ability to drive safely and maintain a clean driving record with either the DMV or MVA.

· Practical knowledge of CPR and First Aid.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Provides direct services to individuals with severe, persistent psychiatric disabilities and /or co-occurring disorders in order to assist clients with working toward person-centered rehabilitation goals.

· Provides medication monitoring and reports health concerns to supervising personnel.

· Completes appropriate documentation demonstrating the use of ethical practices and quality health care.

· Provides crisis intervention/ relapse prevention as needed.

· Provides safe and efficient transportation

· Uses active listening techniques to provide supportive recovery services.

· Provides appropriate documentation on service delivery for billing, quality assurance initiatives, and record completeness.

· Ensures quality of service by adhering to the Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. policies and procedures.

· Actively participates in continuing education and training for professional growth.

· Replace or assist other workers as needed or directed to ensure the facility is not left unaccompanied by staff.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

Expected Hours of Work

This is a 40 hour per week hourly position. This position is required to work all shifts within the 24-hour facility.

Required/Preferred Education and Experience

This position requires a minimum of two years of work experience with mental illness/human services, high school diploma, or possession of a state high school equivalency certificate. Must possess a current valid driver’s license and a clear driving record with the DMV/MVA. A criminal background check is required.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. reserves the right to change or reassign duties or combine positions at any time.

Must have a valid drivers license and be 21 years of age or older. A criminal background check is required. Send resume to Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. P.O. Box 116, Oakland, MD 21550 or go to www.garrettcountylighthouse.org for an application. 301-334-9126. Deadline to apply, November 6, 2020. Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 


Director of Adolescent Behavioral Health Services

The Director of Adolescent Behavioral Health Services is directly responsible for the clinical operations of Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. to include, but not be limited to, oversight of the Adolescent Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) through developing and assuring that rehabilitation services meet the individualized needs of clients served by the program and through educating direct care staff on how to provide rehabilitation services that correlate to the person-centered goals identified in each client’s Individual Rehabilitation Plan (IRP). The Director of Adolescent Behavioral Health Services serves as Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc.’s rehabilitation specialist for the Adolescent PRP and serves as the liaison with managed care administrative services.
Competencies
• Good quality customer service, public relations, active listening skills and telephone skills.
• Ability to ethically relate to individuals with severe, persistent psychiatric disabilities and co-occurring addiction disorders.
• Ability to demonstrate knowledge of behavioral health services within the public mental health system.
• Capacity for effective advocacy and coordination with various community agencies.
• Ability to develop and maintain working relationships with other employees, community, families, and other professionals.
• Aptitude for working under supervision as well as independently in order to improve job performance, work ethics, and overall efficiency.
• Knowledge of HIPAA and confidentiality laws pertaining to the access and release of Protected Health Information.
• Knowledge of COMAR and CARF standards.
• Capacity for effectively managing crisis situations and somatic/psychiatric emergencies.
• Ability to drive safely and maintain a clear driving record with either the DMV or MVA.
• Knowledge of mental illness diagnoses, criteria, and symptoms as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
• Practical knowledge of CPR/First Aid.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Ability to direct and supervise all activities within the Adolescent PRP.
• Actively participate in continuing education and training for professional growth.
• Complete appropriate documentation to include, but not be limited to, contact notes, daily medication records (DMR), and on-site contact records while demonstrating the use of ethical practices and quality health care.
• Complete all Adolescent PRP intakes and Rehabilitation Assessments (RA).
• Ability to promote the effectiveness of psychiatric rehabilitation with colleagues and the service delivery system.
• Ability to seek input and feedback from stakeholders in order to determine ways of improving psychiatric rehabilitation services.
• Ability to analyze and interpret risk management issues in regard to clinical services.
• Ability to develop linkages with a wide range of community resources to meet the individualized needs and goals of clients.
• Ability to inform clients of service options in order for them to choose the appropriate type and level of service.
• Consult with clients, parents/guardians, and other self-identified participants in their recovery about the client’s satisfaction with current services.
• Actively participate in administrative meetings to promote service development and quality assurance.
• Actively represent Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. to local, regional, and state administrations in an effort to enhance public relations through participation in conference meetings.
• Ability to educate Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. Adolescent PRP personnel on clinical issues through hands on training, mentoring, and seminars.
• Participate in collaboration with all Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. administrative personnel regarding all service areas.
• Capacity for documenting clinical service outcomes in a written report to the Board of Directors.
• Ability to oversee client rights to inspect, amend, and restrict access to protected health information when appropriate.
• Competency for ensuring that all clients receiving services meet medical necessity criteria as mandated by the State of Maryland.
• Ability to successfully communicate treatment/rehabilitation objectives to the parents/guardians and the individuals with severe, persistent psychiatric disabilities and co-occurring addiction disorders.
• Capacity for effective advocacy and coordination with various community agencies in an effort to link individuals with necessary services in the community.
• Ability to provide medication monitoring services and report health maintenance concerns.
• Capacity for facilitating the development of an individual’s independent living and social skills, including the individual’s ability to make decisions and create opportunities for choice regarding home, school/work, and/or community.
• Participation in peer review as an active team member to collaborate services for individuals with severe, persistent mental illness.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position manages the Adolescent PRP Case Managers and receptionist and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of these employees.
Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time salaried position, expected to work Monday through Friday. Actual hours may vary.
Required/Preferred Education and Experience
The Director of Adolescent Behavioral Health Services must be a licensed mental health professional with a minimum of 3 years direct care experience working with emotionally disturbed youth. Must possess a current, valid driver’s license and a clear driving record with the DMV/MVA. Driving record must remain clear and proof is to be updated annually. Criminal background check required.
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. reserves the right to change or reassign duties or combine positions at any time.

Must have a valid drivers license and be 21 years of age or older. A criminal background check is required. Send resume to Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. P.O. Box 116, Oakland, MD 21550 or go to www.garrettcountylighthouse.org for an application. 301-334-9126. Deadline to apply, November 6, 2020. Garrett County Lighthouse, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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