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Therapist

Job Type: full time

POSITION SUMMARY: Provide intake, screening, assessment, counseling, crisis intervention, case management and supportive services to individuals, families, and groups.

ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Conducts initial intakes.
  2. Provides population and age specific individual, family, and/or group therapy and counseling.
  3. Provides clinical management of individuals and/or families in crisis and facilitates psychiatric hospitalization.
  4. Assists the case manager when needed to provide in-office services to clients, including assessment, linking/coordinating, monitoring, reassessment, follow-up, resource development and advocacy.
  5. Provides case management services to clients, including assessment, linking/coordinating, monitoring, reassessment, follow-up, resource development and advocacy.
  6. Participates with all pertinent staff in the development, review and the delivery of treatment and advocacy.
  7. Provides periodic assessment of client needs, develops treatment plans with input from client and significant others, summarizes treatment progress and completes discharge summaries.
  8. Maintains all clinical documentation pertaining to diagnosis, treatment and delivery of services.
  9. Acts as liaison between other agencies, hospitals, legal authorities, caretakers, as well as other medical personnel in order to coordinate care and give/gather information.
  10. Participates in in-service training, clinical supervision, case staffing, consultations, and other meetings.
  11. Communicates with the public regarding mental health needs and services in the community.
  12. Supervises students and/or volunteers as mutually agreed upon.
  13. Other duties may be assigned.

KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION: Masters Degree in a related mental health services field. Preferred degrees: Masters in Social Work; Masters of Psychology; Masters of Professional Counseling.

WORK EXPERIENCE: One to two years of progressively more responsible experience in a related mental health services field is preferred. Experience in the substance abuse field is desired.

SPECIAL EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

  • All – Must have licensure in the State of Michigan in a related mental health profession: LLMSW, LMSW, LLPC, LPC, or LLP. Must have a valid State of Michigan Driver’s License.
  • Child Therapist Only – Must be a reliable CAFAS rater within three months of employment.
  • SUD, DD-ACT or DD-OP Only – Must have CAADC or Development Plan within six months of employment.
  • ACT Only – Must have access to a vehicle to use for agency business and chauffeurs license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Occasional requirements: Lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying up to 25 pounds and walking.
  • Frequent requirements: Sitting for long periods of time and working in confined areas.

MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Occasional requirements: Irregularity of work hours because of evening rotation.
  • Frequent requirements: Attention to detail/concentration on figures, paperwork, data, etc. Pressures related to meeting deadlines, fulfilling scheduling requirements, etc. Simultaneous handling of multiple projects. Distracting influences such as people, telephone calls, noises and so forth. Intermittent or cyclical work pressures. Exposure to clients who may carry contagious illness or cause bodily harm.

 

Program:  Outpatient and ACT
Unit: Lincoln Park and Taylor Outpatient; Extended Services
Reports To: Program Manager
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

 

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