PACE Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP)

Job Number: 21-518-11425 

Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) Job Summary: The Positive Assistive Community Engagement (PACE) Program serves people diagnosed with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who live in a variety of non-institutional settings who are experiencing a crisis. Services are designed to meet the person's needs so they may remain in the community and have opportunities to participate in their community to the maximum extent possible.

As a PACE staff member you will provide services and supports for individuals diagnosed with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD). In addition to IDD, many individuals you will serve will have mental health and/or medical diagnoses. Individuals served range in age from very young children to the geriatric population.  Services will only be provided in what is currently considered the individual's home setting (group home, family home, own home, or host home). The position is a dynamic position that entails working with the individuals and their support systems, focusing on crisis prevention and advocacy. This position will also include supporting other IDD crisis prevention teams on as needed basis.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Identify and leverage clients own strengths to help them achieve their goals with a focus on crisis prevention

  • Work with clients experiencing a current crisis that may have the potential for out of home placement in a higher level of care facility (hospital, state facility, correctional facility).

  • Work 1:1 with individuals and coordinate therapeutic interventions focused on de-escalation, safety planning, emotional regulation, and coping skills. 

  • Maintain documentation of all client contacts within required timelines and in compliance with program requirements

  • Develop working relationships with other Integral Care staff to ensure appropriate client services and to share effect therapeutic interventions. 

  • Assess for safety and complete assessments 

  • Provide support to individuals in accessing appropriate services through communication within Integral Care, community partners, service providers and other relevant agencies.

  • Travel locally, daily, for client visits

  • Participate in inter-agency collaborations to problem solve client needs and barriers to progress

  • Utilize electronic health records, Microsoft Word/Outlook and other applications.

The Candidate we are looking for is:

  • Excited to work with the IDD population. If you don't already have experience with this population, then you must be motivated to learn. 

  • Experienced with working with individuals in crisis.

  • You like to stay busy and you are self-motivated.  You enjoy having a career that keeps you on the move and you are excited by the fact that no two days are the same. 

  • You are able to effectively communicate with all kinds of people, but you also work well independently. 

  • You are organized and able to keep up in a fast paced environment. 

  • You don't mind documentation and you excel at time management. 

  • You have the ability to respond to deadlines in a timely manner

  • Most importantly, you are looking for a career that makes a difference in peoples' lives.

Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) Education:

Required:

  • Graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree with a major specialization in Human/Behavioral/Social Services or related field. 

Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) License: 

Required:

  • Current and valid driver's license and a clean driving record. 
  • Center certification to perform service coordination (Training will be provided during the onboarding process to obtain this certification.) 

Hours: Full-time; Monday-Friday, 10:00am-7:00pm with some flexibility (schedule subject to change based on programmatic needs).

Salary:  Starting Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) salary is $38,479-$40,739 based on education, but internal applicants are subject to Integral Care's QMHP career ladder.   

  • For specific positions, additional compensation may be available to those who are bilingual in both English and one of the following languages:  Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, or Burmese.

Why join us: Integral Care has proudly served Travis county residents for the past 50 years. As the largest provider of behavioral health services in Travis County, we are dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children living with mental illness, substance use disorder and intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

By joining our team, you will find rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we can help improve the quality of life for the people we serve. Imagine your career at Integral Care!

Employee Benefits: 

  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous vacation/holiday/sick leave 

  • Life and Short-term/Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • 403(b) retirement account

  • 401(a) employer contribution retirement account

  • Gold's gym membership discount

  • Mileage reimbursement

Integral Care strives to maintain a diverse workforce. We encourage all to apply, including those who have knowledge and/or experience working with underserved populations, including Asian and Pacific Islander, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and LGBTQA communities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, sex or age(PM16)