1st Priority Healthcare LLC
Scope Of Work Overview
Outpatient Mental Health Services include intake bio-psycho-social assessment, and individual, family, group, and multi-family group therapies. These are the least intensive and most typically used interventions in the mental health field.
1st Priority Healthcare LLC, (1stPH) provides assessment services to children, youth, and adults and the Clinical Supervisor may participate in the assessment process, either through a Comprehensive Clinical Assessment a Diagnostic Assessment or Bio-psycho-social assessment. All assessments and evaluations should be conducted according to local, State, and agency regulations.
1st Priority Healthcare, LLC uses a standardized assessment tool for all Comprehensive Clinical Assessments conducted at the agency. All clinicians are trained on this tool prior to administration. Eligibility for services for Enhanced Services is determined and required by a licensed clinician. During this assessment process, the credentialed professional gathers and documents information to include:
Presenting concerns and precipitating events (from the perspective of the recipient);
Strategies to address presenting concerns if assessment is completed prior to initiating service-delivery;
Urgent needs and safety risk assessments;
Relevant medical and psychiatric history;
Effectiveness of previous mental health treatment, as well as diagnostic and assessment information (psychiatric, substance abuse, medical, and vocational as relevant to the recipient’s need);
Current and history of substance use, abuse, and dependence;
Current and previous medications and history of medication compliance;
Health history and current health needs;
Summary of symptoms and needs;
Recipient strengths, preferences, and needs;
Cultural, language, and religious preferences;
Abilities, interests, and leisure activities;
Employment and legal history;
Life stressors to include history of abuse and neglect;
Developmental history (for children and adolescents).
Support systems or lack of natural support, to include social history;
Information regarding co-occurring disorders;
Need for supportive technology;
Advanced directions when appropriate; and
An assessment of whether or not agency can provide services to address individual’s needs.
Scope of Work Components
During individual Therapy therapist will work one-on-one psychotherapy that takes place between a mental health therapist and the individual receiving services.
During Family Therapy therapist shall consist of psychotherapy that takes place between a mental health therapist and an individual’s family members with or without the presence of the individual. Family Therapy may also include others with whom the individual lives or has a family-like relationship.
During Group Therapy, Therapy shall consist of psychotherapy that takes place between a mental health therapist and at least two (2) but no more than eight (8) children or at least two (2) but not more than twelve (12) adults at the same time. Possibilities include, but are not limited to, groups that focus on relaxation training, anger management and/or conflict resolution, social skills training, and self esteem enhancement.
During Multi-Family Group Therapy, Therapy shall consist of psychotherapy that takes place between a mental health therapist and family members of at least two different individuals receiving services, with or without the presence of the individual, directed toward the reduction/resolution of identified mental health problems so that the individual and/or their families may function more independently and competently in daily life.
The therapist must have a written plan for services that identifies the manner in which each of the following special target populations will be served using Outpatient Mental Health Services:
Individuals with serious mental illness;
Individuals with a co-occurring mental illness and an alcohol or other drug disorder;
Individuals with a co-occurring diagnosis of mental retardation and mental illness;
Persons discharged from inpatient care;
Individuals with mental illness who are homeless;
Children/youth with serious emotional disturbance who are homeless;
Children/youth with a serious emotional disturbance;
Children/youth with a co-occurring diagnosis of serious emotional disturbance and an alcohol or drug disorder;
Children/youth with a co-occurring diagnosis of serious emotional disturbance and mental retardation;
Children/youth transitioning from residential care (this includes psychiatric inpatient care, psychiatric residential treatment facilities, therapeutic group homes and therapeutic foster care); and
Youth with serious emotional disturbance in transition from the children/youth services system to adult services.
Job Type: Contract
Pay: $35,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year