Job title: Assessor

Job purpose To perform Initial Bio-Psychosocial Assessments or Re-Assessments


Duties and responsibilities *Provide services primarily in client homes. Travel to client homes and other locations.
*Administer initial face-to-face clinical and psychosocial assessments.
*Ensure completion of agency consent packet including all required forms for service.
*Administer any needed instruments as part of the assessment process.
*Utilize crisis intervention prevention techniques to de-escalate issues associated with social,
   emotional and behavioral issues of low income and at-risk children and families.
*Collect and record behavioral observations in a treatment setting.
*Offer diagnostic impression(s) using clinical skills and DSM-IV.
*Assessments are to be completed within 14 days of initial interview.
*Assessments are to be entered into Kaledicare and finalized within 24 hours of
  appointment/interview completion.
*Complete non-billable progress notes as outlined by company policy.
*Provide weekly written reports providing updates regarding assessments assigned, assessments
  completed and any service delivery issues.
  All other duties assigned


This list of essential functions is not intended to be exhaustive. Loving Helping
Hands reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with
actual job requirements. Qualifications
MINIMUM REQUIRED:
All degrees must be from an accredited university.
* A Master's Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, or other
   behavioral science related to marriage and family interpersonal relationships.
*Experience working with young children and families
* Georgia Driver’s License


PREFERRED: * Possession of a license as a Psychologist, a Marriage Family Therapist (MFT), in Clinical Social
Work (LCSW)

SKILLS:
*Ability to build trusting relationships with clients
*Ability to effectively interact with families from diverse cultures
*Ability to handle confidential information appropriately
* Ability to identify and understand environmental stressors
*Ability to learn computer skills sufficient to perform all essential functions
*Ability to make accurate assessments of individuals and families and report accurate findings
*Ability to make home visits
*Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients
*Ability to understand and maintain professional boundaries
*Ability to work flexible hours as required
*Awareness of sociocultural characteristics of service population
*Effective verbal and written communication skills
*Knowledge of community resources


Working conditions This job requires on call support for staff in the regions.
Physical requirements
This position requires some lifting of heavy objects, standing for some long periods of time,
bending/stooping, driving, reaching, and completing repetitive tasks with few breaks, and so
forth.
Direct reports
This position does not supervise any staff/employees (direct reports)



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