Requisition Number: 11543
Job Title: SCREENING SPECIALIST
City: PENSACOLA
State: FL

SCREENING SPECIALIST

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Description/Job Summary

Lakeview Center is best known for its caring, compassionate treatment for people with mental health issues, drug and alcohol dependencies, or intellectual disabilities. The breadth and depth of these services are the most comprehensive in the region. They range from inpatient and residential treatment to a gamut of outpatient programs including trauma services, psychiatry, counseling, day treatment, and intensive, round-the-clock outpatient services to help people with severe mental illnesses safely remain in the community. We reach people of all ages from babies and children to adolescents and adults. In all, we offer more than 60 programs and services for the people of Northwest Florida.

Mental Crisis Screening and Emergency Services are available 24 hours a day including weekends and holidays to help anyone who voluntarily or involuntarily comes to us. The team provides emergency assessments and referrals to inpatient and outpatient treatments and programs. Services include crisis intervention, acute psychiatric and substance abuse screenings. 

Responsibilities/Duties

Overview

The Screening Specialist will provide the following services to clients: in-depth assessments, screening for potential services, bio-psychosocial evaluations, limited functional assessments. To consistently exercise discretion and independent judgment while utilizing advanced knowledge in the Human Services field to provide the highest quality individualized, integrated mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring services to individuals and their families based on the individualized plan. To act as a lead direct care provider to others in the division/program and to consult and mentor Bachelor's Level Direct Care employees and Behavioral Technicians on provision of care issues. Interview, gather and interpret clinical data on assigned clients and then analyze data considering the client's age, developmental level, treatment readiness, stage of change, gender, and cultural background and complete a thorough interpretive summary of client's current state of being. Assess assigned clients for co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in psychology, social work, counseling, rehabilitation, or a related human services field (a related human services field is one in which major course work includes the study of human behavior and development).
  • At least two (2) year(s) experience working with children over 5, adolescents, adults who have mental health, substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders or developmental disabilities.
  • Must be able to provide individualized, integrated mental health, substance abuse and co-occurring services to meet the needs of individuals served and their families.
  • Must be able to use a computer.
  • Must be able to pass a background check. Must be able to travel locally to clients' homes, training locations and other locations as necessary.


These responsibilities do not reflect all duties the incumbent will be required to perform. This description serves as an overview only. Salary is based on experience. Excellent fringe benefits. Days and hours vary.

To Apply

Interested applicants please visit www.elakeviewcenter.org and complete the on-line application. If you require additional assistance, please call Human Resources at 850-469-3729.

Lakeview Center is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Drug Free/Nicotine Free Workplace Employer, DRUG TESTING/NICOTINE TESTING REQUIRED.

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