Position Title: Treatment Team Coordinator/Mental Health Professional
Department: Behavioral Health
Reports To: Director, Behavioral Health
Prepared By: WRM Date: 7/2015
Revised By: AWB Date: 6/2019
Revised By: CSR Date: 8/2021
SUMMARY: Treatment team coordination services are provided by staff holding a professional clinical license to provide mental health services in Pennsylvania. As such, this individual will meet the requirements of a Mental Health Professional as defined in 5210.3. The treatment team coordinator works positively and cooperatively with teachers, social workers, mental health workers, physicians, clients, families, and interagency representatives in the creation of a comprehensive individualized treatment plan for clients enrolled in the BLaST Academy Partial Hospitalization Program. The treatment team coordinator will oversee implementation of and review individual treatment plans, assist with coordination of service delivery, review progress notes, participate in discharge planning, and oversee managed care billing practices.
- Bachelor’s degree in a recognized clinical discipline including, but not limited to, psychology, social work, counseling, psychiatry, or nursing.
- Graduate degree and mental health clinical experience. Applicants currently enrolled in a related graduate program will be considered.
- Preferred 3 years of relevant post-graduate clinical experience including one year experience or training with children and youth mental health programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other duties may be assigned.
The treatment team coordinator, as a member of the treatment team which includes a psychiatrist and other appropriate staff, will ensure the following content is included in the formulation of a comprehensive treatment plan:
- Be formulated to the extent possible, with the cooperation and consent of the patient, or a person acting on his behalf. Clients will be encouraged to become involved in their treatment planning process.
- Be based upon diagnostic evaluation which includes examination of the medical, psychological, social, cultural, behavioral, familial, educational, vocational and developmental aspects of the patient’s situation.
- Set forth treatment objectives and prescribe an integrated program of therapies, activities, experiences and appropriate education designed to meet these objectives.
- The treatment team coordinator shall assure that staff are trained and experienced in the use of the modalities proposed in the treatment plan and shall oversee the development, implementation and review.
- The treatment team coordinator is responsible for the review and of the individualized treatment plan which will be implemented by a licensed social worker, for the coordination of service delivery from other service providers and for the review of progress notes and discharge summary notes completed by other mental health professionals.
- Consults with outside agency providers, classroom teachers and other staff as needed.
- Maintains contact with parents of clients. Works to involve families in treatment planning and therapeutic activities.
- Serves as the initial point of contact for all referrals for the Partial program and manages intake processes and managed care billing procedures.
- Adheres to the home school and district’s procedures for safety and discipline.
- Oversees compliance of partial documentation.
- Participates in annual OMHSAS audit for continuation of PHP licensure.
- Serves as lead point of contact with third party staffing agency, ESS, for employment of mental health technicians and other partial staff as needed.
- Conducts verification of Medical Assistance and re-authorization of PROMISE status every five years.
- Coordination of psychiatrist’s schedule.
- Provision of training and professional development to partial staff in accordance to monthly training requirements outlined in partial regulations.
- Knowledge/training in nonviolent crisis intervention techniques. Ability to assist in implementation of nonviolent physical restraints.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Supervises and evaluates licensed social worker, mental health technicians. The treatment team coordinator may provide supervision of clients when in an individual or group setting.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Treatment team coordination services are provided by staff holding a professional clinical license to provide mental health services in Pennsylvania. As such, this individual will meet the requirements of a Mental Health Professional as defined in 5210.3 and be a mental health professional with a minimum of 3 years of relevant post-graduate clinical experience including one year experience or training with children and youth mental health programs.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: A clinical license in Pennsylvania to provide mental health services.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and professional correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of staff, teachers, parents, and the general public.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory for therapeutic benefit; ability to plan and implement individual, group therapy and individual objectives that meet the needs and abilities of clients to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication. Competent in the use of computer technology.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently walking and standing while performing the duties of this job. The employee may frequently bend or twist at the neck and back and assist with physical restraints while performing the duties of this job. Specific vision abilities required by this job include peripheral vision and close vision such as to read typewritten material. The employee may occasionally lift up to 25 pounds such as student equipment and wheelchairs
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee is frequently required to interact with students, parents, the public and other professional staff. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being and achievement of students. Driving is required. The employee must be able to maintain a vehicle and appropriate licenses to drive.