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LOCAL YOUTH COORDINATOR - BOYD COUNTY

Educational Requirements: High School Education

Duties/Responsibilities:   The Local Youth Coordinator will be responsible for the creation of youth support network.  Candidate will provide youth leadership and assist with the development of youth involvement activities at the local level.  Local Youth Coordinator will link youth with state and national advocacy groups.  All other duties outlined in current job description.

Skills/Knowledge Required: Local Youth Coordinator must be a consumer of mental health services (lived experience).  Experience collaborating with interagency teams and leadership activities.  Experience with a volunteer organization and/or human services collaborative program preferred.  Must complete and pass the Kentucky Youth Peer Specialist training.  Be or become knowledgeable in System of Care, care planning, Wraparound, cultural competence and evidence-based practices in mental health and adolescent substance abuse. 


YOUTH PEER SUPPORT SPECIALIST - BOYD COUNTY

Educational Requirements: High School Education

Duties/Responsibilities:   The Youth Peer Support Specialist (YPSS) will be responsible for the provision of individual and group support to youth and young adults, serve as a role model for clients by sharing own recovery process and teaching effective coping techniques and self-help strategies.  YPSS will advocate on behalf of consumers and inform supervisor of issues/concerns related to individual consumers.  All other duties outlined in current job description.

Skills/Knowledge Required: YPSS must be a consumer of mental health services (lived experience).  Experience collaborating with interagency teams.  Must complete and pass the Kentucky Youth Peer Specialist training.  Be or become knowledgeable in System of Care, care planning, Wraparound, cultural competence and evidence-based practices in mental health and adolescent substance abuse. 


KY IMPACT SERVICE COORDINATOR - GREENUP COUNTY

Educational Requirements:        BA degree in Human Service field.  Knowledgeable of available community resources and case management principles, crisis intervention, therapy techniques and family systems theory.

Duties/Responsibilities:   Assist with implementation and operation of programs for children and youth with severe emotional disorders, as per the local resources coordinator.  Assess needs of families in terms of their current utilization of community resources.  Link children/families to community resources as needed.   Develop community resources that will support the child/family and aid in their treatment.   Act as an advocate for the family/child.  Respond to crisis calls. 

Skills/Knowledge Required: Ability to establish rapport and maintain a therapeutic relationship with families in crisis.  Experienced in working with dual diagnosed children, behavioral health and intellectual disabilities or other developmental disabilities.  Must be a self-starter and demonstrate a willingness to be flexible.

Outpatient Therapist - Morgan County

Educational Requirements:   This position requires a Licensed Masters in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling (or in process of obtaining licensure) or Nursing. The R.N. must have Psychiatric Mental Health Accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Employees will comply with all supervision requirements of their respective Board. 

Duties/Responsibilities:      The outpatient therapist must maintain a caseload of consumers and complete accurate, current records of that caseload. This includes the Diagnostic Screening Assessment, Health Assessment (initial and annual), Bio-Psychosocial Assessment (initial and annual), Treatment Plan, Treatment/Service Plan Review, Continuing Care, and Termination Summary. The outpatient therapist will participate in regularly scheduled staffing’s, case conferences, and consultations with other staff, as needed. All other duties outlined in current job description. 

Skills/Knowledge:     One year’s experience in working with the mental health population is recommended but not required. The ability to work therapeutically with the SMI population is desired. 


Adult Case Manager / Mental Health - Boyd County - Full-Time

Educational Requirements: BA in Human Services              

Duties/Responsibilities:   The population to be served includes adults and elderly.  The primary role of the Case Manager is to provide a network for consumers of resources in the agency and community. All other duties outlined in current job description. 

Skills/Knowledge:  The Case Manager will be required to have a BA degree in Human Services.  A minimum of two years’ experience in case management or with the SMI population is preferred.


School Based Therapist (10 Month) - Greenup County

Educational Requirements:   This position requires a Licensed Masters in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling (or in process of obtaining licensure) or Nursing. The R.N. must have Psychiatric Mental Health Accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Employees will comply with all supervision requirements of their respective Board. 

Duties/Responsibilities:   The school based therapist must maintain a caseload of consumers and complete accurate, current records of that caseload. This includes the Diagnostic Screening Assessment, Health Assessment (initial and annual), Bio-Psychosocial Assessment (initial and annual), Treatment Plan, Treatment/Service Plan Review, Continuing Care, and Termination Summary. The school based therapist will participate in regularly scheduled staffing’s, case conferences, and consultations with other staff, as needed. All other duties outlined in current job description. 

Skills/Knowledge:  Experience working with emotionally disturbed children. 


A-Star Program Supervisor - FULL TIME                                   

Educational Requirements: This position requires a Licensed Masters in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling (or in process of obtaining licensure). Must be a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or working on gaining this certification. 
                                                                         
Duties/Responsibilities: This position is the clinical and administrative supervisor for the A-STAR program of the Pathways Addiction Program.  As such, it is responsible for hiring and supervising qualified clinical staff and support staff as appropriate to location of services.  This person provides direct clinical services to consumers as well as to act as an advocate for consumers of service.  All other duties outlined in current job description.          

Skills/Knowledge: Must become competent in the skill and knowing base that make up the Core Functions required by the CADC process in Kentucky.  A working knowledge of the Twelve Step recovery process is required.  Excellent documentation skills.     


DETOX PLUS ASSOCIATE - PART TIME - BOYD  COUNTY

Educational Requirements: HSE

Duties/Responsibilities:   Associate will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of 24 hour withdrawal unit, the safe, therapeutic withdrawal of unit residents, and the assessment, admission, monitoring and discharge planning of unit residents.  Associate will also assist with the operation of the 24 hour triage process for consumers in crisis and with the operation of the 24 hour help line service.  All other duties as outlined in Job Description.        

Skills/Knowledge: The Detox Plus Associate must have a minimum of one (1) year sobriety if recovering.  Must possess a willingness to work with those under the influence of alcohol/drugs or in severe withdrawal.  Must acquire the knowledge/training in the field of MH/Substance Abuse that is necessary to perform the job functions.   Must be proficient in written and oral communication.

A-Star Addiction Counselor - FULL TIME                                   

Educational Requirements:        This position requires a Licensed Masters in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling (or in process of obtaining licensure). Must be a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or working on gaining this certification. 
                                                                         
Duties/Responsibilities:   The Addiction Counselor’s primary responsibility is that of screening the person who may have a substance abuse problem, working with this person in individual or group therapy or in psycho-educational offerings, and/or making a referral to other helping agencies.  The Addiction Counselor will coordinate the relationship with the local school district in particular and between other human service agencies.  Also this position will be a consultant for courts, law enforcement, and the public in general.  All other duties outlined in current job description.          

Skills/Knowledge: Must become competent in the skill and knowing base that make up the Core Functions required by the CADC process in Kentucky.  A working knowledge of the Twelve Step recovery process is required.  Excellent documentation skills.

Outpatient Addictions Counselor - Carter County  

Educational Requirements:   This position requires a Licensed Masters in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling (or in process of obtaining licensure) and be a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC).

Duties/Responsibilities:       The Addiction Counselor’s primary responsibility is that of screening the person who may have a substance abuse problem, working with this person in individual or group therapy or in a psycho-educational offerings, and/or making a referral to other helping agencies.  All other duties as outlined in current job description. 

Skills/Knowledge:     The counselor must be able to relate in a non-threatening manner to clients, communicate with clients and with other members of their family, work with other members of the staff in a cooperative manner, inject new and innovative ideas in the operation of the program, maintain a sense of calmness in a crisis situation, and act appropriately in these situations.

IHOP/In-Home Therapist - Gateway

Educational Requirements:        This position prefers a Master’s degree in psychology, social work, or counseling.

Duties/Responsibilities:   The IHOP Therapist will provide in-home treatment and support to families where one or more children are targeted for removal. Services may also be provided in other natural setting appropriate to the preservation effort. The IHOP Therapist will act as an advocate for the family and child with agencies. All other duties as outlined in current job description.

Skills/Knowledge:  Must be able to work well with family members or caregivers and maintain a collaborative relationship with school personnel. Ability to travel to clients homes and provide transportation as needed.