Therapeutic Alternatives, Inc.

  • Geriatric Adult Specialty Team Licensed Qualified Professional or Masters Level Clinician

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/5/2019 2:51 PM)
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Northampton County Home Office
    1st Shift
    USD $41,750.00/Yr.
    USD $45,750.00/Yr.
  • Overview

    Team objectives consist of providing education, training, and technical assistance for supervisors and direct care staff of adultcare/assisted living facilities, family care homes, and skilled nursing homes, assisting LMEs with transitioning geriatric consumers from state psychiatric hospitals and private psychiatric hospitals to successful community placements, working with families who care for a loved one with mental illness in their home and providing education about the needs of adults with mental illness to community agencies such as local NAMI organizations, Senior Centers, Nutrition Sites supported by local Councils on Aging, Health Departments and other invested community groups.


    This position will be serving Northampton, Hertford, Gates, Pasquotank, Camden, Currituck, Bertie, Martin, Washington, Tyrrell, Hyde and Dare Counties. Please note that this is subject to change without notice. 


    1)    Educate long-term care facility staff through in-service training classes.

    2)    Provide consultation to LTC facilities on behavior management, crisis planning and other appropriate intervention techniques.

    3)    Act as liaison for state hospitals, community agencies, home care agencies, long-term care facilities, etc.

    4)    Educate LTC facilities and families within the community how to coordinate care with psychiatrists and other mental health providers.

    5)    Assist the Local Management Entity (LME) hospital liaison and state hospital staff in planning for the community re-integration of individuals being discharged from the state psychiatric hospitals.

    6)    Provide case consultations as requested by LTC facility staff.

    7)    Network with LTC facilities in the GAST catchment area as well as with community agencies (DSS & Ombudsman) and other relevant community stakeholders.

    8)    Provide crisis consultation services as needed.

    9)    Document all services provided.

    10) Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, as appropriate within the scope of the program.

    11) Assist with referrals to community-based services as needed.

    12) Provide resource information to LTC staff relevant to the population.

    13) Consult/ collaborate with other health care providers as appropriate.

    14) Maintain appropriate certifications and required training necessary for licensure. 

    15) Maintain equipment in operating condition.

    16) Submit Events Tickets on the 5th of each month for billing purposes.

    17) Record expenditures on appropriate forms and submit on the 5th of each month.

    18) Perform other duties as assigned.


    Must have a degree in Human Service Major and one year experience with Geriatric Population per state regulations.


    QP -


    Holds license, certificate, registration or permit issued by a governing board regulating a human service profession (except nursing, which requires 4 years licensed experience).


    A Master’s prepared individual with a degree in a human service area with one year of experience 

    working with individuals within disciplines after the degree.


    A Bachelor’s prepared individual with degree in a human service area with two years of experience working with

    individuals with persons within disciplines after degree. 


    A Bachelor’s prepared individual with a degree in an area other than a human service field who has 4 years of                 

    experience in working with individuals within disciplines after degree.


    Must have a valid NC Driver's License.


    Must have had at least 8 years of driving experience, as this is a requirement of company's liability insurance carrier.


    Minimum Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:


    • Must be able to lift approximately 25lbs.
    • Requires repetitive lifting and carrying of approximately 15 lbs
    • Requires minimal amount of reaching over head and away from body.
    • Requires staff to sit for periods of time, walk for up to several hours at a time with breaks.
    • Requires staff to squat and climb at times.
    • Must sit in a moving vehicle for long periods of time.
    • Work is primarily indoors in the home setting and out in the community, which requires exposure to various elements and road conditions
    • Must be able to operate a vehicle in varying weather conditions
    • Must be cognitive and utilize safety skills while walking, driving and maneuvering through various weather conditions.
    • Daily significant contact with agency personnel and its employees or contractors as well as outside governing agencies and benefit carriers
    • Daily contact with community members and professionals within the community.



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