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Merakey is currently seeking a Clinical Assessor to join our Adult Behavioral Health Division in our Lake Charles, LA location.
Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.
We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.
We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.
With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey, formerly NHS, provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee .
WHAT MERAKEY HAS TO OFFER
The stability that comes with working for a national leader providing education and human services to individuals with special needs
Highly competitive compensation plans
Career advancement opportunities in a rapidly growing company
Benefits for all employees including marketplace savings program (discounts on cell phone plans, shopping, travel and more); Wellness programs (including discounted gym memberships, mail order prescription plans); legal and financial services; 24-hour nurse hotline; life/disability coverage; and Employee Assistance Program
Benefits for qualifying employees including medical, dental & vision coverage; flexible spending account; 403B retirement plan with company contribution
Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and holiday pay for qualifying employees
Position summary or overview. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.
The Clinical Assessor will travel to various sites to conduct assessments with new and existing clients. Depending on which type of assessment is required, the employee will be responsible to determine whether the medical necessity exists for either ACT services or nursing home placement. For the follow up hospitalization assessments, the employee will be responsible for ensuring that the consumer has an appropriate and attainable discharge plan in place.
Keep open communication with Coordinators and/or Administrative staff on referrals for potential and existing adult clients.
Complete individual assessments by traveling throughout the community to meet with clients, their families, and/or others involved in their treatment and services.
Determine, based on the outcome of the completed assessment, whether existing clients meet the criteria for continued placement or services and for new clients determine whether placement or services is medically necessary.
Make recommendations as to what provisions the facilities should have in place to meet the clients' needs.
Work a flexible schedule at times as per business necessity.
Work independently and with minimal supervision.
Maintain complete, timely and appropriate documentation in per program requirements. Complete reports and correspondence as needed.
Provide consultation to Merakey staff with regard to client care and treatment.
Adhere to all Merakey, County, State, and Federal policies and regulations related to mental health and addiction treatment services.
Complies with Merakey ethics and code of conduct, as well as the ethics and code of conduct of own discipline, in contact with all clients, co-workers, and the community.
Participates in regular clinical supervision and continuing education activities.
Other duties as assigned.
The Clinical Assessor must be (LPC or LCSW) and will complete PASRR Assessments, Follow up Hospitalization Assessments and Behavioral Health Assessments within the community. This position requires travel and potential for weekends.
Master's degree in human services
Valid driver's license required
Merakey offers a Full benefit package to all full-time associates including: Health, Dental, Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time off and Much more. This position includes travel stipend.
Rate of pay: $60,000 Annually + $6,750 Monthly Mileage Reimbursement
Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations. We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.
At Merakey, we do not have to refer individuals out of our system for additional services, but rather we can design a system around that person. Merakey continues to be the safety net for people who otherwise could not afford care. In spite of financial challenges and dwindling resources, we continue to pursue excellence in all aspects of care and treatment. The work of Merakey is anchored in the firm belief that it is every individual’s right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment in their lives. Surrounding professional staff with the best in technology and supports, Merakey is a leader in the industry and remains committed to helping people...one individual at a time.
Our name, Merakey, is inspired by a modern Greek word, meaning to put something of yourself into your work, or to do something with soul, creativity or love. This concept illustrates the compassion and integrity that underscores everything we do. The inclusion of the word “key” in the name also positions the organization as a key to helping individuals and communities open doors to their future. At Merakey, we put our heart and soul into exceptional care and services.