Employment

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Utilization Review Specialist

JOB SUMMARY: The Therapeutic Services Clinical Utilization Specialist is responsible for authorizing services for Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) neglect and abuse cases in which a Jurist (Judge or Referee) of the Third Judicial Court or DHHS/CPN worker requests services and interventions to assist the caretakers or family members to resolve issues that put the child(ren) at risk of removal from the home. Services are authorized through AFS Therapeutic Services specialized, Provider Network Agencies (PNAs); technical assistance is provided to the PNAs through meetings and trainings. Duties also include authorizing, monitoring and managing service request(s) to assure that services are conducted in a timely manner with appropriately documented clinical service interventions which could result in effective and satisfactory outcomes, allowing the children to be reunited with their family.

DEPARTMENT-SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

  • Effectively demonstrates working knowledge of the Child Welfare System.
  • Demonstrates punctuality on a regular basis, with minimal tardiness and absences without previously informing the supervisor.
  • Able to view & analyze problems objectively and resolve them in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work methodically, with attention to detail, to assure accuracy and meet prescribed timelines.
  • Monitors and evaluates activities/services of Provider Network Agencies to ensure that services are conducted according to established standards and contracted agreements; recommends contract re-negotiations or termination schedules.
  • Accurately reviews early terminated/completed services from
  • Provider Network Agencies and enters status in JAIS by the 15th and 30th of each month.
  • Consistently completes additional unit requests to assure Provider utilization review of required documents on JAIS, and provides follow-up recommendations to provider in a timely basis.
  • Accurately reviews Billable Status Reports (BSR) and adheres to qualitative and quantitative requirements.
  • Efficiently conducts utilization review activities on Billable Status Reports to verify that billable therapeutic service interventions adhere to standards of care and that they are approved, not yet approved, or rejected accordingly.
  • Familiar with the case log-in and authorization process to assure that services are approved in a timely manner.
  • Familiarity of the psychological/psychiatric authorization and completion process.
  • Ensures that requests for case files are handled promptly and efficiently in the absence of the clerk.
  • Ensures that all loose paperwork is consistently placed in the “to be filed” tray and that all other paperwork is filed in a timely manner.
  • Assists with filing historical audit report findings.
  • Answers and screens telephone calls, giving routine and accurate information to Jurist, DHHS/CPN agency workers or providers as needed.
  • Proficient in documenting information in a web-based data system.
  • Coordinates with the Utilization Review Clerk, if applicable, to maintain a closed/terminated case file system.
  • Utilizes supervision with AFS consultant or supervisor to address clinical concerns and submits technical assistance recommendations to Provider Network Agencies to improve documentation and approval percentages on Billable Status Reports (BSRs).
  • Accurately monitor units of services rendered to clients, to assure that the clinicians providing services have been properly credentialed through AFS TS Department.
  • Effectively coordinates, conducts and facilitates group supervision, technical assistance, and trainings with Provider Network Agencies.
  • Consistently conducts trainings or meetings for providers or referring workers, as requested.
  • Facilitates contact with referred person and referring worker to ascertain satisfaction surveys and outcome data for authorized services by AFS, as well as clinical services performed by Provider Network Agency and AFS staff.
  • Coordinates the implementation and training of all contracted providers, by working closely with provider supervisors and clinicians to ensure understanding of contractual responsibilities.
  • Consistently attends case consults to discuss client progress and need for more services.
  • Conduct quarterly Provider Network Agency audits and promptly completes related paperwork according to departmental requirements.
  • Capable of developing audit timeframes, goals and objectives, prioritizing areas for audits based on maximization of resources and organizational importance.
  • Accurately and promptly prepares audit report findings to be used by Provider Network Agencies to validate compliance and indicate when additional concern or follow-up may be required.
  • Completes all tasks and duties as assigned by TS Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors level clinician (Social Work, Counseling, Psychology) . 3-5 years of experience working in the social service field. Extensive experience in service coordination and understanding of treatment modalities for clients with clinical issues of substance abuse, adult and child mental health and family services coordination required. Ability to work rapidly with a high degree of precision to ensure accuracy and meet prescribed timelines. Thorough understanding of clinical utilization management and billing with actual experience preferred.

Bachelor required, Masters accepted.

 

 

JIFF Assessment Specialist Position

JOB SUMMARY: The APS JIFF Assessment Specialist provide case management and advocacy for court involved youth and their families, whom are at risk for adjudications as a result of excessive truancy issues, absences or first time criminal offenses. The Assessment Specialist are responsible for attending court hearings, assessing youth and caregivers utilizing the JIFF, assessment tool, developing services plans, making referrals for community-based services and mental health eligibility, and engaging with court staff as needed.

DEPARTMENT-SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

  • Effectively demonstrates working knowledge of the Juvenile Justice System.
  • Demonstrates punctuality on a regular basis, with minimal tardiness and absences without previously informing the supervisor.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of program by being able to thoroughly explain the program to parents, youth, and other parties involved.
  • Attends pre-trial court hearings to discuss the program to those in attendance and answer questions as needed.
  • Proficient in facilitating and administering JIFFs to youth and caregivers; able to answer questions and provide necessary support to those individuals being assessed.
  • Proficient in the use of FAMCare and JAIS in order to register youth, access data, and enter necessary documentation.
  • Consistently makes rational and reliable recommendations for mental health referrals, bond information and electronic monitoring.
  • Facilitates the work of management by performing other duties assigned.
  • Attends all scheduled Diversion meetings, as well as any all-staff

QUALIFICATIONS: Masters level clinician with experience working with the juvenile justice system for children and families with prior experience assessing, diagnosing, and providing treatment recommendations for time effective, solution oriented treatment. Proof of licensure within defined discipline is required. Must have strong computer skills, the ability to effectively communicate in writing and verbally, along with the ability to demonstrate a high value for accountability, accuracy and reliability.
 

 

Integrated Community Based Services Coordinator 

QUALIFICATIONS: MA/MSW or related degree in mental health from an accredited school and appropriate State of Michigan licensure required.  Must have a minimum of  three to five  years recent experience in mental health/human services field.  A complete understanding and knowledge of current federal, state, and local statues relating to the delivery of services to children and families will be essential. Familiarity with Medicaid policies and procedures and a general knowledge of least two of the following systems: Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency, Michigan Department of Human Services, WC-HVCW (juvenile justice division), and the Wayne County Juvenile Court will be important. Must have knowledge of Systems of Care philosophy and principles.  Must be knowledgeable and have an understanding of the Michigan Mental Health Code. 

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the JAC Supervisor, provides direction regarding the assessment of CMO SED youth and family needs; helps to develop and implement individualized treatment plans; implements direction and monitoring that facilitates youth and family progress toward specific goals and objectives; participates in multi-disciplinary case staffing and; collaborates with CMO and CMO agencies and parties within the community and the Wayne County Juvenile Justice system; provides utilization oversight, reporting and documents the service provision in JAIS, assures follow up by CMH Children’s Service agencies and performs other duties as assigned. Position is located within a CMO agency, monitored and supervised by JAC.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

•       Prepares weekly service reports to assist in monitoring the services rendered and billed.

•       Collaborates and interacts with other JAC and CMO Juvenile Justice workers for feedback regarding client treatment attendance and overall progress toward goals. 

•       Maintains current knowledge of assessment and treatment techniques, criminal justice systems and community resources using in-service trainings, seminars, workshops, and publications, maintaining the minimum necessary for credentialing requirements.

•       Effectively demonstrates working knowledge of the Juvenile Justice System and Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority resources and services.

•       Has a strong ability to explain and dialog with CMO worker, CMH therapists and to explain, encourage and facilitate the needs of the clients effectively and efficiently.

•       Facilitates the purchase of CMH services that meet assessed needs .

•       Is knowledgeable of youth exiting process from residential care facilities to ensure referral, engagement and service provision.

•       Actively support the CMO, youth and family to receive appropriate and timely services to prevent escalation out of home and reduce crisis involvement.

•       Actively participates in team meetings and trainings.

•       Maintains appropriate department, agency, and client confidentiality.

•       Engages in crisis intervention as necessary to assure appropriate treatment engagement and provision.

•       Follows safety protocol and procedures.

•       Prepared for and actively engages in weekly supervision.

 

 

PSYCHOLOGIST

JOB SUMMARY: Provides timely psychological evaluations and participates in the assessment process for clients. Activities include interviewing, testing, and assessment. Psychologists are responsible for all components involved in the provision of psychological assessment in accordance with the policies and procedures established by AFS.

DEPARTMENT-SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:                                                                     

  • Effectively demonstrates working knowledge of the Juvenile Justice System.
  • Provides quality direct client evaluations and treatment as needed; makes appropriate clinical recommendations for best practice regarding youth and their families.
  • Ensures adequate psychological appointment coverage, requesting appropriate assistance in the event of absence.
  • Able to communicate with clients in a manner appropriate to that age level; accurately evaluate age and comprehension level.
  • Ensures that all documentation is filed according to agency guidelines; completes daily progress notes.
  • Consistently follows the prescribed rules and regulations of the agency, as set forth in the policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain defined clinical privileges through continuing education programs for licensure and CMHP certification.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree with active certification as a Limited Licensed Psychologist in the State of Michigan. Must be able to administer standardized psychological tests to youth and adults referred by the juvenile justice, child welfare, and prevention/at-risk systems. Must be able to score and interpret the results of psychological tests and communicate this information effectively in written reports. Must be able to make recommendations indicating the best treatment services, based on available clinical data for youth and adults referred by the juvenile justice, child welfare, and prevention/at-risk systems. Ability to demonstrate a high value for accountability, accuracy and reliability is required.

Must have strong computer skills, effective communication skills both written and verbal and have a valid driver’s license and a reliable automobile.

 

 

CLINICAL THERAPIST

(C.H.O.I.C.E.S)

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Supervisor, assesses family needs; develops and implements individualized treatment plans; implements interventions that facilitate youth and family progress toward specific goals and objectives; participates in multi-disciplinary case staffing and utilizes caseload management systems; conducts individual, family and group counseling sessions in accordance with professional standards; collaborates with appropriate agencies and parties within the community and the Wayne County Juvenile Justice system; and performs other duties as assigned.

DEPARTMENT-SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES

  • Conducts individual, family, and group therapy sessions according to individualized treatment plans and in accordance with professional standards and empirically supported treatments.
  • Interviews, assesses, and identifies mental health or other problems using approved assessment instruments, social history, and consultation with community and Juvenile Justice resources.
  • Prepares reports as requested.
  • Makes treatment recommendations to appropriate agencies in order to affect a positive impact on the individual’s performance and collaborates with the Juvenile Justice Case Manager relating to other related referrals needed.
  • Creates, maintains, and submits accurate records and documents on a timely basis and in an appropriate manner.
  • Prepares weekly statistical service reports to assist in monitoring services rendered and billing.
  • Collaborates and interacts with other Juvenile Justice workers for feedback regarding client treatment attendance and overall progress toward goals.
  • Maintains current knowledge of assessment and treatment techniques, criminal justice systems and community resources using in-service trainings, seminars, workshops, and publications, maintaining the minimum necessary for credentialing requirements.
  • Effectively demonstrates working knowledge of the Juvenile Justice System.
  • Generates at least 5 direct service hours per day or an average of 25 hours per week.
  • Actively participates in team meetings and trainings.
  • Maintains appropriate department, agency, and client confidentiality.
  • Engages in crisis intervention as necessary.
  • Follows safety protocol and procedures.
  • Prepares for and actively engages in weekly supervision.
  • Provides services primarily in the home and attempts to engage youth and family.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrates punctuality on a regular basis, with minimal tardiness and absences without previously informing the supervisor.

Qualifications: Master’s level counselor/social worker. Experience providing individual/family/group therapy to diverse populations required. Previous experience with juvenile justice youth preferred. Adequate transportation for frequent home visits is a must along with valid driver’s license and auto-insurance. Proof of licensure within defined field of practice. Strong computer skills. Effective communication skills both written and verbal.

 

 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE THERAPIST

(C.H.O.I.C.E.S.)

Qualifications: We are seeking a licensed Master’s level counselor, social worker or psychologist with experience providing individual/family/group therapy to diverse populations. This position requires substance abuse credentials. Previous experience with Juvenile Justice involved youth preferred. Adequate transportation for frequent home visits is a must, along with valid driver’s license and auto-insurance.

The candidate must be able to meet the Michigan Department of Community Health qualifications as a Child Mental Health Professional (CMHP) (An individual with specialized training and one year of experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families and who is a physician, psychologist, licensed or limited-licensed master’s social worker, licensed or limited-licensed professional counselor, or registered nurse; or an individual with at least a bachelor’s degree in a mental health-related field from an accredited school who is trained and has three years supervised experience in the examination, evaluation, and treatment of minors and their families; or an individual with at least a master’s degree in a mental health-related field from an accredited school who is trained and has one year of experience in the examination, evaluation and treatment of minors and their families.)

Proof of licensure within defined discipline is necessary. Strong computer skills, effective communication, both written and verbal, is mandatory, along with the ability to demonstrate a high value for accountability, accuracy and reliability is required.