Mental Health Therapist – Madison

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Outpatient Therapist

LOCATION: MADISON

REPORTS TO: CLINICAL SUPERVISOR

FLSA  STATUS: NONEXEMPT

DEVELOPED: 11/2016

SUMMARY

The Community Counseling Services Outpatient Program is an intensive and comprehensive,  individualized system of care that delivers mental health services to members of our community. These services shall be provided to these individuals within the least restrictive, most normative environment that is clinically appropriate, and in a manner that is sensitive and responsive to their cultural differences and special needs. These individuals will be full participants in all aspects of the evaluation, planning, and delivery of services, which shall be integrated with all involved service agencies and programs. The Therapist will access and coordinate services on behalf of those clients they are working with.

EXPECTATIONS

Community Counseling Services expects employees to be welcoming to consumers, including those with co-occurring disorders, and engaging them at their current stage of recovery. Services provided will be in accordance with the plans and guidelines as established by Community Counseling Services and the State Division of Behavioral Health.  Portray and encourage civility to all clients, customers, employees, community partners and vendors.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

Therapist, at a minimum will possess a Master’s Degree in a Human Services field and must hold or be able to obtain LPC, LPC-MH, CSW, or psychologist licensure within their respective fields.  If licensed, maintain licensure status.  Current QMHP status is preferred, but will be willing to work to obtain QMHP if currently licensed.

Certificates, licenses, registrations

  • LPC, LPC-MH or CSW, psychologist licensure within their respective fields Valid South Dakota Driver’s license
  • Driver’s license
  • Must not be excluded from participating in Medicare, Medicaid, and any Federal health care program, as provided by the OIG, USDHHS.

Other qualifications

  • Skills, knowledge, and/or experience that demonstrates an ability to deal appropriately and in a caring manner with individuals with severe and persistent illnesses.
  • Basic knowledge regarding developmental stages and needs of children.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • A strong commitment to working as an integral part of a team.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one and be                

            willing to transport consumers

Supervisory  – as needed for mentoring and licensure candidates

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/CRITICAL JOB ELEMENTS

Client Care

  1. Conduct client intake, assessments and diagnostic interviews
  2. Individual and group counseling with clients and family members.
  3. Develop and update treatment plans in a timely manner.
  4. Documentation of all clients related contacts reflecting individual treatment plan.
  5. Complete progress reports and discharge summaries in a timely manner.
  6. Referral to appropriate services to meet client needs.
  7. Participate in and utilize treatment teams concepts.
  8. Case management and liaison services with family and referral sources.
  9. Participate in weekly staff meetings;
  10. Provide on-call crisis intervention on a rotating schedule to include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  11. Complete outcome tool as directed by Clinical Supervisor
  12. Complete Division required surveys as directed by Clinical Supervisor
  13. Other duties as assigned.
  14. A full time provider will work 40 hours a week.
  15. Due to the nature of the position, the provider will be expected to work a minimum of one evening per week if needed.

Licensure & Credentialing

  1.  Maintain professional licensure
  2.  Participate with credentialing staff to establish and maintain billing/admitting/service credentials

Supervisory  – as needed for mentoring and licensure candidates

How to apply…

Download an application and mail or email it to Community Counseling Services, Human Resources mehofer@ccs-sd.org.

MELISSA HOFER COMMUNITY COUNSELING SERVICES 357 KANSAS AVE SE HURON, SD  57350