April 26, 2021
If you are mission driven and want to help the lives of people in your community, we have a place for you on our Team!
An Assessor is a masters-level licensed behavioral health clinician who is part of the QRTP Assessment Unit, within the Children’s Review Program. The Assessor is responsible for completing comprehensive assessments and providing written recommendations regarding appropriate placement and treatment for children in the custody of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services who are being referred for residential placement or who are placed in a Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP). An Assessor is able to skillfully gather and synthesize child-specific information and clearly present findings and recommendations in a written report. An Assessor works collaboratively with regional Department for Community-Based Services (DCBS) staff to support their focus on children’s safety, well-being, and permanency. This position is mobile, so the Assessor will be required to travel for the assessments and work out of his/her home.
Required Education and Experience
• Masters degree in Psychology, Counseling, Social Work or other behavioral health field
• One year of experience in case conceptualization, assessment, and service planning/delivery with children
• Licensed or certified mental health practitioner in KY
• Valid driver’s license, reliable operating transportation, and proof of auto insurance
Preferred Education and Experience
• Independent licensure as a mental health practitioner (LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, or Licensed Psychologist)
• Coursework and/or experience with comprehensive assessment and report-writing
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
• Capacity for frequent travel to various locations within the assigned region of the state and for some statewide travel.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Assess the needs and strengths of children being referred for QRTP placement.
• Interview children and family members.
• Gather information from records, previous treatment providers, and other sources.
• Score measures such as the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessment,
• Organize and synthesize information into a standardized written report with recommendations regarding placement and treatment.
• Collaborate with DCBS staff to complete assessments of children.
• Complete required Medicaid-related documentation.
• Manage time and tasks efficiently in order to meet required timelines.
While we welcome all to apply, there are some position specific background stipulations that must be met to comply with various regulatory and contractual requirements.
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