Mental Health Clinician (Continuity of Care)

Position Title

Mental Health Clinician - M.O. - Centralized Intake Unit - Lufkin, TX

Position Number

P #1044

General Description

The MH Clinician will be responsible for completing assessments and determining if presenting individuals meet criteria for admission to Burke services and/or require referral to community providers. This position is responsible for completing aftercare appointments for individuals discharged from inpatient psychiatric facilities in order to connect them to Burke outpatient services. This position is also responsible for conducting emergency assessments, completing some Case Management and Service Coordination functions, and other duties as assigned. The MH Clinician must work according to Burke's guidelines and standards, and will document activities according to Burke, Medicaid, and Accreditation standards.  Proficient and timely documentation, self-discipline, flexibility, proficient computer skills, and organizational skills are a must. This position is under the direct supervision of the Centralized Intake Clinical Coordinator. Some traveling within the 12-county region may be required.


Required:  Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Rehabilitation or other Human Services discipline from an accredited college or university that meets state Qualified Mental Health Professional requirements.

Preferred: Master's degree or working toward a Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy or Counseling from an accredited college or university.


Preferred: Six (6) months' full-time direct care experience working with individuals in a mental healthcare setting. Six (6) months' direct care experience in mental health screening and assessment. Six (6) months' direct care experience in mental health screening and assessment with both adult and child/adolescent populations.


Required: Valid Texas driver's license

Special Requests or Comments

Required:  Must be physically able to complete Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression (SAMA), CPR, First Aid, and Defensive Driving training modules. Must have a driving record insurable by Burke's insurance administrator. 

Physical Requirements

Required: Sight, hearing, talking, lifting up to 50 pounds, prolonged standing, walking, driving a vehicle, and hand/finger dexterity. 


Monday - Friday; Generally, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

However, this position may require occasional after-hours work to complete job responsibilities.


$36,524 - $37,760 annually