Clinical Therapist Job Description Sample
Purpose and Scope:
The incumbent assesses patient and family for psychosocial needs. Provides individual, family and group therapy based on clinical need.
Performs psychosocial assessments, clinical formulations, case management and discharge planning for patient, family and community providers in accordance with patient needs as defined in the treatment plan. Develops and provides clinical therapist portion of individual plan of care to be implemented by the clinical care team. Performs other duties as assigned. Acts as a clinical leader in milieu, in collaboration with psychiatrist, nursing staff, and other support services staff.
Participates as Clinical Therapist and member of multidisciplinary team.
Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) is required. The incumbent has 90 days to obtain LCSW once they become eligible to sit for LCSW examination.
Experience: Clinical experience is required (e.g. practicum placement and/or postgraduate experience). Demonstrated experience with individual, family and group therapy as a Clinician; in a hospital setting preferred.
Knowledge of DSM-IV, family system theories, various effective treatment modalities, specifically Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and their effective application for acute emotional psychiatric disorders.
Knowledge of available community resources and legal issues relating to patient care and social work. Familiarity with processes and functions of case management and discharge planning and regulatory agency requirements (e.g. DOH, DOJ). Knowledge of the principles of adult education, effective curriculum design, including appropriate content based on the age of the population served.
Specials Skills/Equipment: Ability to work with multidisciplinary team.
Ability to function independently, accept diverse clinical responsibilities and assignments, prioritize and organize the efficient use of time. Ability to work with all populations, both diagnostic and age. Effective community skills to include verbal, written, interpersonal, group and presentation skills.
Must meet basic health requirements of Kahi Mohala physical examination including 2-Step TB clearance or chest x-ray. Must obtain and maintain current American Heart Association, Basic Life Support Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification and hospital approved management of aggressive behavior program.
Our Clinical Therapist provides sex offender specific treatment and related case management services to civilly committed residents of the Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Program.
- Masters or Doctoral degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related human services field
Prior clinical experience working with sexual offenders and an understanding of the dynamics of sexual deviance strongly preferred.
Familiarity with relevant research literature, clinical assessments, procedures and methods, particularly those designed for sexual offenders.
Ability to assess treatment goals and write goal-directed, individualized treatment plans.
Ability to monitor and document individual behavior patterns and modify treatment plans to meet changing treatment goals.
Ability to instruct others in the implementation of therapeutic and behavioral interventions and procedures.
Licensed or license-eligible (must become licensed within 18 months from date of hire) in South Carolina as a Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker (LMSW, LISW or LISW-S) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-I, LPC or LPC-S).
Affiliate or Clinical member of the Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), highly desirable
Comply with all laws, policies and procedures, rules and regulations formulated by the State of South Carolina Department of Mental Health (DMH), and any applicable professional governing bodies.
Deliver treatment to individuals and groups as assigned, in accordance with established performance standards. Document service delivery and resident progress on a weekly basis, completed in accordance with established standards and timeframes.
Serve as Clinical Therapist to assigned residents, with frequency and amount of direct contact with residents consistent with established performance standards. Clinical therapy duties include: (a) reviewing and integrating assessment information to write and monitor individualized treatment plans; (b) coordinating referral of residents to appropriate treatment groups and activities; (c) referring clients to psychiatric services and encourage residents to seek medical services or other specialized care as needed; (d) meeting weekly with assigned residents to monitor and review ongoing treatment or other case management needs; (e) reviewing and revising, as needed, resident individualized treatment plans using established format on a quarterly basis; (f) evaluating clinical appropriateness of property and visitation requests; (g) documenting all individual resident contacts using established formats within established time frames; and (h) other duties related to primary care of assigned residents as directed.
Provides sex offender treatment groups weekly with a co-facilitator. Individually facilitates psycho-educational ancillary groups based upon the identified needs of residents. Arrives on time for group and leads group for the scheduled amount of time. If taking planned leave, arranges for coverage of affected groups and report this to supervisor.
Is prepared to co-facilitate each assigned group weekly with a plan for each session. This includes consulting and planning with co-facilitators ahead of each group, reviewing resident integrated care plans and assignments to aid in addressing treatment targets in groups, and processing with co-facilitators after group.
The above responsibilities are a highlight of responsibilities and not a full list. Other responsibilities may be performed as assigned.
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The Clinical Therapist is responsible for the providing a range of moderately complex clinical services with children, adolescents, and identified adults in various settings and modalities.
Provide a range of moderately complex clinical services with children, adolescents, and adults. This will include diagnostic assessment, treatment planning, and individual, family and group therapy according to program specifics.
Administer, score, and interpret moderate level psychometric assessment instruments.
Participate in the development of a Program's documented treatment/service plans and provide identified behavioral services to meet the need of the clientele and/or program specifics.
Provide short-term crisis intervention as needed/identified. Will follow intensive, evidence based service models based on Family Wellness and other Trauma Informed approaches. Services are provided at the level of frequency, intensity and duration appropriate to program/ service design with a focus toward preventing out of home placement, achieve reunification, or meet the treatment goals as defined. Services provided are tailored to each client's needs, problems, strengths, life style and culture.
Develop/Maintain consultative and liaison relationships with catchments area caregivers (e.g., schools, human services agencies, etc.) in order to cultivate work relations, provide consultative services and/or promote the coordination and development of mental health services. Establish mutually respectful rapport and implement interventions necessary to meet needs of client/collaterals; appropriately set limits and maintain helping role as a Mental Health practitioner.
Complete assessments as required by state rules, agency policies, and/or contract requirements. Assessments may include psychosocial assessments, Diagnostic Assessment Forms, and independent living skills assessments.
Prepare all required clinical documentation per established time frames involving all appropriate parties as required by policy and regulations of the state/ program/ contract/ SAFY policy and COA standards.
Administer and/or interpret moderate level psychometric assessment tools.
Provide individual, group and family therapy.
Develop / assist in development of crisis, safety and behavioral management plans.
Timely document outcome of home/office visits, support sessions, interaction with parties involved in the client's care and incidents as required by policy, regulations and contract requirements. Prepare and submit timely all required company, RFP, program, referral agency and regulatory reports, progress notes, and billing tickets. Compile profile using pre and post assessment tools for outcome measures.
Report clientele caseload according to requirement to support personnel as identified by program (ex: Office Manager, Medicaid specialist, finance personnel).
Maintain contact with referral agency personnel using discharge reports, Diagnostic Assessment forms, telephone calls, and incident reports in addition to regularly scheduled and required written reports.
Review all client files pertaining to assigned caseload as part of the quality improvement process.
Be in compliance with monthly and quarterly requirements as defined annually by SAFY QI/CQI standards. Meet state required utilization standards for Mental Health services.
Inform clients of company policies, procedures, rights and responsibilities. Enforce policies by writing corrective action plans, incident reports, and/ or conducting rules investigations.
Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with all levels of SAFY staff by participating in joint meetings, and problem identification and resolution.
Establish and maintain a supportive and positive working relationship with youth, foster parents, referring agencies, and other SAFY stake holders.
Attend relevant in-house and external seminars, trainings, conferences and workshops to develop and enhance knowledge in the designated area as well as achieve relevant education hours per year to enhance professional and job related skills.
Attends required meetings within division, region, and central office (team and/or community partners).
Participate in assigned committees and chairs if so appointed. If appointed, maintains liaisons with state and national organizations.
Meets regularly with supervisor to discuss issues and performance.
Submit monthly/quarterly reports to immediate supervisor.
Sensitive and responsive to the cultural differences of staff, SAFY youth, foster parents, referral sources and the public.
May be on call 24 hours or on a rotating basis to address crisis with clients.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Provides crisis stabilization, case coordination and discharge planning services to patients and families/significant others who are in need of continued behavioral health care following discharge. In collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, assesses immediate and ongoing needs of the patient, provides acute behavioral interventions and offers recommendations for continued care options.
Prepares and updates medical records including plan of care. Determines collateral supports, nature of discharge needs, available resources, patient and family response to recommendations and arranges final discharge plan. Directs patients to designated residential or supportive living options, community based placement/ treatment or other resources as necessary.
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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health New Jersey provides programs and services for adults with IDD and paraphilia. Located Sussex County, this position is responsible for providing clinical services and therapy to our clients in several different community homes.
About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.
Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.
We employ more than 7,000 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.
Competitive Salary and Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and wellness program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our health and wellness programs include medical, dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer generous time-off policies and a 403(b) retirement plan, along with voluntary/employee paid vision, supplemental life and accident coverage to full-time employees.
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Keywords: Clinical Therapist, LCSW, LPC, LAS, LSW Licensed Clincial Social Worker, Licensed Psychologist, Behavioral Health, Non-Profit, Community Based Treatment, Ph.D, Psy.D, Forensic Psychology
The accomplished individual will possess:
Master's degree in Social Work or Counseling OR Doctorate degree in Psychology.
Must be licensed in the State of New Jersey; LSW, LAC; LCSW, LPC preferred
One year of experience in the treatment of offending behaviors
Training and experience in Relapse Prevention.
Forensic Psychology background a plus.
A background in the treatment of individuals with sexual offending behaviors.
Exceptional interpersonal skills.
Strong communication skills; both written and verbal.
Demonstrated ability to thrive and perform in an ever-changing, fast paced and demanding environment.
Strong problem solving skills and attention to detail.
About the Organization: The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.
EOE Statement: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.
Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug testing required. EOE
Iowa State University’s Student Counseling Service (SCS) seeks Clinical Therapist candidates to provide direct client care to a dynamic and diverse student population. This position provides psychological services to assist students in attaining their educational, academic, and personal wellness goals.
These services include individual assessment and counseling; hospitalization follow-up and service determinations; case management; crisis service system support; group counseling; and psycho-educational and outreach programming to students, staff, faculty, administrators, and parents/families. Candidates will also be expected to work closely with the varying level of student trainees in the counseling center.
The successful candidate will be innovative and creative; function as a team player; and be able to assess, manage, and ensure high quality mental health counseling.
The Clinical/Crisis Therapist is responsible for providing quality individual/group therapy to person(s)-served of the center in a timely and responsible manner. The Clinical/Crisis Therapist may also be involved in intake duties, consultation, and referral development. Further duties may include collaboration with the Intensive Care Coordinator's and Director on policies and procedures, program development and continuous quality improvement measures. In addition, the Clinical/Crisis Therapist will complete civil commitments when necessary.
Master's Degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or related field.
Must have all necessary course work and meet all requirements to be licensed within the State of Missouri, at minimum be eligible to begin supervision.
Must meet the Department of Mental Health's criteria for Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHP).
Meet the minimum requirements to be clinically privileged by FCC Behavioral Health.
Core Job Duties
Conducts individual/group therapy sessions with assigned person(s)-served and/or the person(s)-served family.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the DSM and familiarity with the diagnostic criteria sets of all substance use and mental disorders.
Ability to stay current in education and research regarding therapeutic strategies.
Follow's up with all no-shows who have attended three (3) or more sessions, by telephone or individualized letter.
Maintain a working knowledge of all civil involuntary detention procedures.
Formally present cases in crisis staffing as assigned.
Completes all treatment plans, progress notes and social assessments in a timely fashion.
Maintains an accurate and up-to-date records of person(s)-served as outlined in the agency and site Policies and Procedure Manuals.
Provide weekly reports in staffing about new person(s)-served admissions and person(s)-served receiving therapeutic services that require team advice.
Ability to demonstrates a caring and compassionate approach to person(s)-served care.
Ability to be accepting of individual differences among person(s)-served.
Ability to interact tactfully and diplomatically with a variety of audiences, including frustrated, angry or otherwise emotional individuals.
In conjunction with the individual, family and/or significant other, identifying risk factors related to relapse in health, mental illness and/or substance use disorders and develop a plan with strategies to support recovery and prevent relapse.
Ensure individuals gain access to necessary rehabilitation services, general entitlement benefits, housing, schools, employment, legal services, wellness or other services and gain skills in independently accessing needed services.
Provide holistic, person-centered care with emphasis on harm reduction and use of motivational approaches that promote active participation in decision making and self-advocacy in all aspects of services and recovery/resiliency.
Contacting individuals in crisis situations including locating and coordinating resources to resolve a crisis.
Ensuring communication and coordination with and between multiple service providers.
Ability to effectively utilize computer systems currently employed by FCC.
Maintain/improve professional competencies through training activities and/or other educational means.
Maintain awareness regarding the agency vision and assist staff in continuing motivation and empowerment.
Participates in clinical staffing of person(s)-served to include attendance of meetings and/or written notes regarding person(s)-served cooperation and participation with program expectations.
Consistently complies with supervisory directives as it applies to enforcement of facility policies and procedures with person(s)-served.
Demonstrate a working knowledge of diagnostic criteria sets for substance use and/or mental disorders.
Development of the individualized recovery care plan for assigned person(s)-served with SMART goals, objectives and interventions.
Treatment plan review forms completed accurately and in a timely manner.
Progress notes written accurately using the PIRP format and in compliance with the 5-Day Rule (and/or site policy)
Discharge/Transition/Aftercare Summary completed accurately and in a timely manner.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization.
Listen to others to facilitate an open exchange of ideas and provide for effective communication.
Orally communicate information effectively and accurately.
Assure program operates within the constraints of the agency's certification (CARF, DMH) standards and strategic plan related to clinical care.
Maintain confidentiality, at all times, within the legal framework. Will adhere to established guidelines regarding confidentiality as well as the agency's adopted code of ethics.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of person(s)-served as outlined in the agency and site Policies and Procedure Manuals.
Maintain acceptable attendance record, respect break periods and work with supervisor to ensure coverage during any absence.
Exhibit a professional appearance, attitude and demeanor that reflects confidence, positive self-esteem and overall professionalism when working with person(s)-served, co-workers, families and referral sources.
Demonstrate initiative and a "can do" attitude.
Other job duties and special projects as assigned.
Core Competencies/Working Knowledge
Cognitive Behavior Theory
Relapse Prevention Theory
Trauma Informed Care
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders (ITCD)
Demonstrate corporate "vision" in day-to-day activities
Demonstrate corporate "values" in day-to-day activities (Privacy, Choice, Professionalism, Collaborative, Respect, Ethics, Competency)
Adaptability/Flexibility - open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
Leadership - displays a willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions and direction
Initiative - displays a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
Analytical Thinking - analyzes information and uses logic to address work-related issues and problems
Attention to Detail - careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
Achievement/Effort establish/maintain personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks
Innovation - use creativity/alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
Masters' degree in any Human Services field required, such as Social Work, Rehabilitation, or Agency Counseling, with three years' experience working with adults with serious mental illness plus experience in assessment, counseling, crisis intervention and substance abuse.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals and governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports and business correspondence.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and customers.
Knowledge of and/or willingness to develop computer literacy skills.
Ability to successfully complete all required training and certifications
Oral and written communication skills, including speech, grammar, spelling, and legibility are at sufficient level to ensure effective and appropriate communication.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals either manually or by use of a calculator.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide individual brief treatment and support to clients and their families utilizing best practices in order to assist in developing coping skills for behavioral management and controlling psychiatric symptoms as prescribed in the treatment plan. Facilitate support group sessions as assigned.
Function as the primary worker for a caseload of clients as assigned by the Program Manager. This responsibility includes Intake assessments, skills training, resource linkage, treatment planning, documentation of recovery and progress, and any other duty as indicated by a comprehensive assessment of needs for each client, and maintaining the clinical record with all necessary paperwork according to accreditation, funding source, agency, and program standards and policies. Participate as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in the development and implementation of treatment plans. This includes but is not limited to: completing assessment assignments within time requirements specified by procedures, scheduling/attending treatment planning meetings with staff and other individuals specified in procedures, utilizes assessment information, diagnostic results and staff reports in the development of treatment plans. May be asked to attend medication evaluation appointments and psychiatric evaluations as needed.
Provide services in the areas of assessment, treatment planning, consultation, client education and referrals pertaining to substance abuse and co-occurring disorders
Follow agency policies and standards for client rights and confidentiality.
Attend biweekly, or as needed, supervision meetings, weekly team meetings and other activities as required.
Maintain a valid driver's license, auto insurance, and the use of a personal vehicle to conduct community, home and hospital visits as well as to transport clients as needed.
Maintain annual CPR certification and any other related certifications / licenses as required or as needed.
Maintain all mandated agency training certifications as required.
Maintain current knowledge of Agency P&P, implement in daily routine and follow all Health Home procedures as indicated.
Serves on agency committees and task forces as appropriate and as assigned.
Additional duties and responsibilities required to fulfill this role are, but not limited to:
Utilize Stages of Change theory, Motivational Enhancement techniques, and Rehabilitation Goal Readiness & Development Technology & Process to facilitate maximum potential for rehabilitation goal Attainment.
Ability to work as a multi-disciplinary team member, ability to accept, establish and maintain working relationships with diverse populations of clients and staff, ability to maintain objectivity and ability to maintain perspective under stress; resilience.
To provide comprehensive clinical services as part of a multi-disciplinary team, assessment crisis intervention, behavioral skill training, case management, education and counseling services to clients and to provide clinical consultation services to the team in order to assist clients in achieving treatment and rehabilitation goals. To enhance the quality of life of adults with persistent mental illness through recovery strategies.
EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, veteran status or national origin. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Clinical Psychologist Or Licensed Mental Health Therapist (Couples/Marriage Specialist)
The Behavioral Health Therapist will work at one or more assigned employer sites within on-site health and wellness centers. He/she will serve as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team for the purpose of optimizing whole-person health and wellness. The incumbent will counsel individuals, couples, families, and groups; and provide behavioral health consultation within the health center and to the assigned Crossover client organization.
In these settings, it is important that the successful candidate have training and experience in collaborating with allied health professionals to facilitate and support health behavior change, and also have experience and training in employer settings, including presenting psycho-educational programs, promoting services, consulting to the organization, and leading critical incident debriefing sessions.
Behavioral Health Therapist use a variety of assessment and intervention techniques to address mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, addiction and substance abuse, suicidal impulses, stress, trauma, low self-esteem, and grief. In addition they work with psychosocial issues such as relationship communication problems, change and transition, stage of life challenges, and job problems.
It is important that the Behavioral Health Therapist understand the HIPAA requirements for mental health records and substance abuse records, and maintain appropriate documentation in compliance with legal and ethical standards. On occasion, the Behavioral Health Therapist will encounter and manage crisis situations, including suicidal and threatening behavior and ideation, and other urgent and emergent circumstances, and will handle those competently, including assessing and coordinating other services. Also occasionally, as a mandated reporter, the Behavioral Health Therapist will be obligated to make suspected child or elder abuse reports, and will discharge duty to warn, and if necessary, participate in arranging safety involuntary holds (Code 5150) in the case of threats of harm to self or others, and will use good clinical judgment, including seeking consultation from senior clinical staff as appropriate in complex or challenging situations.
To maximize favorable clinical outcomes while minimizing medical costs, as part of Crossover's Continuous Improvement and Population Health Improvement efforts, the Behavioral Health Therapist will review clinical data and make recommendations for programmatic changes, acquisition of clinical tools, and opportunities for collaboration and innovation, as part of the client organization's clinical team, as well as within Crossover's Behavioral Health guild.
The Behavioral Health Therapist performs case management when service needs (such as higher level of care) exceed the scope of practice of the Health and Wellness Center.
Clinical Psychologist (PhD or PsyD) or LMFT
Proficient in evidence based treatments (i.e. CBT, ACT and DBT)
Minimum five years related clinical experience serving patients across the mental health, family relationships, addiction and recovery, and work related spectrum.
Ability to inspire respect, trust, and confidence.
Must follow code of ethics associated with licensing body of their respective certification.
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written; including expertise with presentation skills.
Ability to establish therapeutic alliances and rapport required to work with a diverse patient population
Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures while still working within the collaborative team framework.
Proficient computer and technology skills
Current, unencumbered licensure
Must have attended an APA accredited program
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