Clinical Lead Mental Health Practitioner

Saint Paul, Minnesota
May 02, 2023
Jun 01, 2023
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Clinical Lead Mental Health Practitioner

Regular Full-Time

Managers & Officials

RSS, St Paul, MN, US

**$2,000 Sign-on Bonus after 6 months of full-time employment** 


RADIAS Health is seeking Clinical Lead Mental Health Practitioners to join the Residential Support Services (RSS) program. The Clinical Lead will oversee a group home with four residents and some responsibilities include: providing supervision and clinical direction to staff, developing and implementing treatment plans, and coordinating care with team members. Hours are Monday - Friday day hours.

Qualifications: Education & Experience
• Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Science or related field with 6,000 hours of experience providing clinical services to adults with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness, or
• Master's Degree in Behavioral Sciences or related field with 2,000 hours of experience providing clinical services to adults with SPMI
• Bachelor's Degree in a Behavioral Science or related field with 10,000 hours of experience providing clinical services to adults with SPMI
• Supervisory experience.

Essential Functions
Client Related:
• Provide courteous and respectful care to all clients.
• Coordinate client care, including establishing quarterly case conferences with the case manager, treatment team, family members or other persons the client may wish to have present. Contact resident’s family members, therapist, or case manager, as needed.
• Develop, implement and review on a quarterly basis the Individual Service Plan, Individual Abuse Prevention Plan, Emergency Service Plan, and relevant behavior plans in consultation with the Program Manager or Program Director.
• Coordinate and schedule client medical appointments, complete referrals, and arrange for transportation.
• Identify individuals prone to having behavior emergencies and develop additional programming appropriate for their needs, including impulse control, history of dangerous behaviors, and self-injurious behaviors. It should be noted that clients residing in this level of house typically have higher service needs and more acute symptoms than foster care clients in MHC-I houses.
• Assist Program Director and Program Manager with client admission process and discharge process, including gathering clinical information and developing clinically appropriate treatment plans, and connecting clients to necessary resources in the community upon discharge.
• Orient new residents to RSS.
• Help defuse and de-escalate any potential behavior emergencies, and utilize crisis assessment tools for suicidal and aggressive behavior.
• Assist clients in independent living skills, including hygiene checks, housekeeping, and budgeting.
• Assist residents with budgeting money and coordinate budgets with representative payees.
• Aid residents in completing financial forms, including applying for benefits upon admission.

• Ensure the security of the facility and general supervision of residents, including creating staff schedules. Be familiar with RADIAS Health RSS Policies and Procedures.
• Secure coverage for any missed shifts, planned or unplanned. This may include covering shifts if no other coverage is secured.
• Complete all paperwork, reports, and charting in a timely and organized manner.
• Lead weekly house staff meetings and distribute meeting minutes to the Program Director, Program Manager, Program Nurse and all other house Leads before Lead Meeting.
• Attend and participate in weekly Lead Meetings.
• Administer medications according to RSS policy and procedures under the supervision of the facility’s nurse.
• Ensure completion of the monthly pharmacy medication order, and ensure that clients have all medications that have been ordered for them.
• Update medication sheets when medication changes occur.
• Produce and distribute incident reports within the shift of the relevant event, as needed.
• Attend agency meetings and participate in clinically oriented groups as requested by Program Director or Program Manager.
• Assist with license requirements and inspections, including posting emergency procedures.
• Perform client record audits for compliance under DHS and County RSS regulations as needed.
• Ensure that fire and tornado drills are completed monthly.
• Handle documentation of financial expenditures in QuickBooks and manage petty cash and budgets.
• Rotate Emergency Shift Coverage pager.
• Perform routine cleaning and light house maintenance, and request maintenance assistance as needed.
• Prepare meals, serve and clean up according to Health Department Standards.
• Answer staff telephone and read and respond to company e-mails during every shift.
• Oversee the planning and coordinating of recreational and social activities.
• Oversee the planning of holiday activities and special events.
• Transport clients in the community as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Knowledge of symptoms and course of serious and persistent mental illness as well as medications and other therapies used to treat mental illness.
• Knowledgeable about and ability to utilize various substance abuse treatment modalities such as Harm Reduction and Motivational Interviewing.
• Knowledge of evidence-based clinical practices.
• Demonstrable working knowledge of Vulnerable Adults Laws and other pertinent rules and regulations.
• Ability to assess and manage crisis situations.
• Ability to develop appropriate therapeutic relationship with clients.
• Able to maintain compliance with applicable Minnesota Statutes or rules, including but not limited to DHS Rule 245D, MS253B, Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults, Duty to Warn, Minnesota Data Practices Act, HIPAA.
• Able to work independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
• Able to use a computer for word-processing, database management and email.
• Must have a car, MN driver’s license and be able to drive, day or evening hours.
• Must be able to speak, clearly understand and write the English language.
• Able to accommodate flexible working hours.

Essential Physical Functions:
• Type frequently.
• Drive frequently.
• Sit often.
• Stand occasionally.
• Walk frequently.
• Climb up to 10 flights of stairs.
• Lift 40 pounds or more.

Work Environment:
This position operates in a professional residential environment. Occasionally exposed to a variety of different work conditions including but not limited to, being outdoors during inclement weather, construction sites, exposure to excessive temperatures hot/cold.

Supervisory Responsibilities
• Supervise all staff, including performance evaluations, growth and development plans, discipline and recommendations for salary adjustments. It should be noted that the staffing pattern in clinical houses is higher than that in MHC-I houses.
• Provide ongoing clinical guidance to staff and coach staff regarding appropriate clinical interventions to use with clients.
• Hire all positions in coordination with the Human Resources Manager and Recruiter, including conducting interviews and completing reference checks.
• Be familiar with the duties specific to each shift at the house, and orient new staff to the house.
• Keep on-going performance documentation for all direct reports.
• Remain current on clients’ behavior plans and case notes completed by other staff.
• Develop and ensure completion and compliance by direct reports of all mandated training. Identify and/or conduct any necessary individual training for direct reports.
• Participate actively in on-going professional growth and development, maintain appropriate professional behavior and participate in appropriate supervision.
• Maintain a pattern of regular work hours.

RADIAS Health is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other protected class status.

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