July 2014 — Present
As an Intake Specialist, I am primarily responsible for the following duties:
Process and log in referrals received from a variety of funding sources. Create files and request further information as necessary. Review referral packets and present to the intake committee.
Develop and maintain good working relationships with referral sources, families and all involved parties.
Interview youth, provide tours of the facility to youth, families and funding sources. Provide explanations of services, policies and procedures.
Create a Mental Health Assessment and Individualized Treatment Plan for all new admissions, including discussions of treatment planning/needs and discharge planning.
Educate unit teams and staff of youths' treatment needs, risk behaviors and history of mental health treatment.
Ensure all documentation is accurate and available in order to admit and bring youth to the facility in an organized and timely fashion.