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Pay Grade/Pay Range: 57 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 35027.16 Midpoint - $ 51147.24
Department/Organization: 224108 - WOW
Normal Work Schedule: Hours will vary
Job Summary: The Mental Health Professional I provides professional clinical services to their clients.
Additional Department Summary: The Therapist/Case Manager provides clinical services to youth and their families (i.e. individual and group therapy, youth assessments, mental health consultation, family support, case management and advocacy). The Therapist/Case Manager may exercise clinical oversight, serve as a liaison among youth, staff and other stakeholders, and provide significant discipline-specific leadership on clinical matters. The Therapist will begin building rapport with youth and families upon entry into the program, provide and oversee collection of social history information which will guide the development of Individualized Service Plans (ISP) for program youth. The Therapist/Case Manager is responsible for the development of the 10- and 28-day service plans for youth entering the program. Additionally, this person is responsible for documenting weekly,monthly and quarterly progress reports, file reviews and termination summaries in youth files. The Therapist/Case Manager will attend and participate in clinical and team meetings.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in a mental-health related field such as counseling, psychology or social work.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must be licensed to practice within the state of Alabama, or eligible for licensure at the time of appointment. Applicant must have coursework in child development and at least two years of successful mental health experience with youth and families. Must be able to work outside of normal hours, which may include nights and/or weekends.
Skills and Knowledge: Proficiency in the operation of a personal computer is required. Effective verbal and written communication skills are necessary. Ability to work with diverse populations is mandatory. Applicant must demonstrate use of sound judgment and ability to remain calm during a crisis.
The Therapist/Case Manager will be directly involved with a reentry and transitional treatment program for juvenile offenders. This employee will facilitate engagement with aftercare services for youth transitioning from residential care as they reenter the community. The Therapist/Case Manager will coordinate with the youth, probation officers, school officials, parents/caregivers, court officials and other relevant entities to determine the transitional needs of the youth in order to provide a smooth transition to the community.
The Therapist/Case Manager will act as an advocate for youth in the program as well as a broker for services. Youth will be assessed to what community resources are needed to facilitate effective treatment and to reduce their likelihood of reoffending, thereby increasing community safety. The Therapist/Case Manager will act as a role model and mentor to the youth on their caseload.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster
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