Lake charles, LA
    Full-time, Part-time
    Similar jobs pay $8.47 - $11.86

    Job Description

    ***NEW Competitive Salary Increase $60,000 Annually with Mileage Reimbursement Monthly Payout Plan***

    ***Please ask about our FEDERAL STUDENT LOAN FORGIVENESS Program Qualifications!!!!!***

    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 .

    • 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.
    1. Keep open communication with Coordinators and/or Administrative staff on referrals for potential and existing adult clients.
    2. Complete individual assessments by traveling throughout the community to meet with clients, their families, and/or others involved in their treatment and services.
    3. 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.
    4. Make recommendations as to what provisions the facilities should have in place to meet the clients' needs.
    5. Work a flexible schedule at times as per business necessity.
    6. Work independently and with minimal supervision.
    7. Maintain complete, timely and appropriate documentation in per program requirements. Complete reports and correspondence as needed.
    8. Provide consultation to Merakey staff with regard to client care and treatment.
    9. Adhere to all Merakey, County, State, and Federal policies and regulations related to mental health and addiction treatment services.
    10. 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.
    11. Participates in regular clinical supervision and continuing education activities.
    12. 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
    • LPC/LCSW required
    • LOCUS trained
    • 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 + Monthly Mileage Reimbursement


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    Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!

    • Master's degree in human services
    • LPC/LCSW required
    • LOCUS trained
    • Valid driver's license required
    Posting ID: 552784073Posted: 2020-05-21