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Clinical Coordinator/CANS Assessor


This is a Contract position in Harahan, LA posted January 14, 2022.

External Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to advance your career, while working with an extraordinary team? At Merakey, we put heart and soul into everything we do. We are seeking a Clinical Coordinator / CANS Assessor to join our team, at the program in Harahan, LA.

General Responsibilities: The following is intended to describe the major elements and requirements of the position and should not be taken as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals assigned to this job.

  • Ability to create effective relationships with individuals of different cultural beliefs and lifestyles
  • Possess an understanding of child and adolescent development
  • Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community, strong organizational skills and be detail oriented
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze complex information and to define and solve problems
  • Complies with governmental regulations and Merakey/NCFS policies and procedures regarding clinical documentation.
  • Completes required paperwork in a legible and timely fashion. This includes, but is not limited to assessments, intake forms, service documentation, plans of care plans, and discharge summaries.
  • Assumes a quality level of personal and professional accountability for performance.
  • Assists in departmental program planning and implementation of services for all consumers and families.
  • Assists facilitators in understanding behavioral health service recommendations and incorporating those recommendations into each youth’s Plan of Care and transition from services.
  • Attends ongoing training programs for continued skill development and maintain all needed credentialing required.
  • Appropriately seeks supervision to assist with problem solving and decision making.
  • Ensures that all documentation required by the SMO is completed and submitted within the time frames prescribed.
  • Manages a work schedule that respects and meets the needs of youth and families in the CSoC.
  • Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of client (i.e. HIPPA, FERPA, P.L. 46:56) staff and agency information.


Merakey offers Medical, Dental, Vision insurance plans, competitive compensation plans, Work/Life balance, flexible schedules, cell phone discount plan, employee referral bonuses, tuition reimbursement and much more!

Apply today!

To fill out an on-line application:

Requisition Number: 69332

About Merakey:

Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health, and education non-profit provider with a fifty-year history. We offer a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country. Our belief that every individual has the right to achieve growth, dignity, and fulfillment guides all of our decisions. At Merakey, we care about each other and are committed to providing the very best care to those we serve.

Merakey is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer! We deeply value diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ethnic background, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability status. Moreover, we are committed to creating teams that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and encourage applicants from underrepresented backgrounds to apply.


  • Registration with appropriate professional board, per Louisiana law, is required.
  • Completes required training and credentialing process
  • Pass a Louisiana criminal history background check and motor vehicle screens
  • Access to reliable transportation and possess a valid driver’s license and auto insurance