Intercept Youth Services
  • Richmond, VA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Summary:            The Assessment Specialist will conduct assessments, determine client mental health diagnosis, develop Individualized Service Plans, link client and family to additional services, and complete Magellan authorizations.


Education:         Master's in social work, counseling, or a qualified human behavioral science degree.  Must be licensed by Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Health Professions or a Resident in Counseling/Supervisee of Social Work eligible upon hire.


Experience:        Must have at least one year clinical experience providing direct services to children, adolescents and/or adults with a mental health diagnosis. 


Essential duties include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.


  • Perform client assessments and develop treatment plans based on assessment.
  • Diagnose clients utilizing the most current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
  • Conduct counseling and treatment interventions for clients.
  • Develop a therapeutic relationship with clients that will encourage response to treatment interventions.
  • Maintain high quality documentation of all case work, completed in a timely manner and consistent with outlined program policies and licensure requirements.
  • Interact with all clients in accordance with the individual service plan and the therapeutic process.
  • Coordinate closely with other staff and community service providers through case management to ensure the appropriateness of treatment modalities and services being provided.
  • Notify Supervisor of any significant client medical complaint(s), unusual events, accidents, medical problems, property damage or maintenance concern, etc.
  • Assess, evaluate and monitor the safety of the client and others at all times.
  • Initiate and facilitate verbal de-escalation techniques and strategies to assist the client in maintaining self-control
  • Exercise appropriate intervention in accordance with the least restrictive alternative to protect client from harming self or others.
  • Serve as liaison to referral sources and parents regarding progress and needs; to include attendance of Family Assessment and Planning Team (FAPT) meetings and court hearings as necessary.
  • Participate in initial and ongoing staff training and/or seminar presentations as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Intercept offers a competitive benefits package for all full-time employees to include:

* Comprehensive Health Insurance options * Dental & Vision Insurance * Health and Child Care Flexible Spending Accounts * Comprehensive Employee Assistant Plan * Employer Group Life Insurance, optional buy-up insurances * Voluntary Long Term & Short Term Disability * 401(k) Retirement Plan * Paid Time Off * 7 observed holidays* Mileage Reimbursement *  Partial cellphone reimbursement * Discounts at Verizon Wireless * Wellness Initiatives and teambuilding activities * Opportunities for professional advancement for qualified individuals *


We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free, smoke-free work environment.


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