Children's Psychological Evaluator - COMCARE

Date: Jul 19, 2024

Location: Wichita, KS, US

Company: Sedgwick County

Department:  COMCARE

Pay:  $72,028.06 annually | This position may be eligible for a sign on bonus of $5,000 after 60 days of employment if selected applicant meets all policy conditions.  

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm with one evening per week  

 

Sedgwick County offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees that includes health coverages, paid leave, regular compensation reviews, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.  For more detailed information, please visit our benefits page at SCBenefits.

 

Provides evaluation services to children and youth in the juvenile justice system.  May include providing goal-directed, client-centered, medically necessary individual and family therapy to children, youth, and their families, to enable them to improve the quality of life and ability to function more successfully in the community.  Computer documentation of all services in a timely manner is required.

 

Service Provision Therapy and Evaluation Services.

  • Individual therapy using identified and accepted methods to remediate symptoms of mental illness and/or improve emotional and functional well-being.
  • Intake/assessment to include history, presenting problems and diagnoses using DSM-V criteria.
  • Conduct risk assessments as needed to address safety of clients.
  • Psychological testing services as requested through juvenile court.
  • Sexual offender evaluations as requested through juvenile court.
  • Competency to Stand Trail evaluations as requested through juvenile court.
  • Complete all applicable reports and follow-up for testing services.

 

Tracking and Collaborative Duties.

  • Keeping a court evaluation tracker up to date.
  • Coordinating with COMCARE staff to open charts, assignments and coverage.
  • Communicating with appropriate staff for billing, and assuring to obtain vital information to complete evaluations such as the complaint, court order, and affidavits needed.

 

Documentation.

  • Complete progress notes in accordance with COMCARE and CCBHC guidelines which meet requirements for medical necessity, goal-directed therapy and client response to treatment within prescribed timelines.
  • Complete Notes for Record, Precautions statements and authorizations for release of records as required and/or recommended.
  • Enters no show and cancellations for accuracy and completeness of medical record.
  • Completes discharge summary when closing to therapy services.
  • Completes court reports or treatment summaries within required timelines as set by the entity requesting these documents.

 

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s Degree. Must be licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LMLP or LPC. Employees hired with a temporary license must test for permanent licensure within 90 days of hire. Per Sedgwick County policy, this is a driving level position that requires a valid US driver’s license without restrictions and current proof of automobile insurance. Must have access to a personal vehicle to complete the essential functions. Meet the specifications as outlined in the CMHC/CCBHC licensing standards and pass KBI, DCF child abuse check, adult abuse registry, and motor vehicle screens.  Must complete orientations provided by Sedgwick County and COMCARE.

 

Preferred Qualifications: May be additionally licensed by the Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board as an LCP, LCPC, or PhD.

 

It is the policy of Sedgwick County not to discriminate in its programs or services, including employment, on the basis of race, color, sex, including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry or citizenship, marital status, religious or political affiliation, genetic information, disability, status as a member of the uniformed services or any other similarly protected status.

Sedgwick County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to qualified persons with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please contact the Sedgwick County ADA Coordinator at (316) 660-7050, TDD (Kansas Relay at 711 or 800-766-3777). Please do not use this phone number for employment questions. Applicants are contacted only if they are determined to be qualified candidates. 


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