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Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Health Care, Nonprofit - Social Services, Professional Services
Education Graduate Degree
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Healthcare - Health Services
Required Travel None

Job Description

DUTIES/EXPECTATIONS:

  

1.    Provides therapy services for individuals assigned to caseload including:

·         Ensures orientation of new clients immediately upon admission.

·         Obtains history and presenting information as delineated in program policy.

·         Collaboratively develops and updates an individualized treatment plan 
          with individual that includes targeted discharge date and plan.

·         Defines all relevant community sources affecting care and treatment of the consumer
          (e.g. attorney, family, case manager, etc..) and develops and follows contact plans and
           conjoint therapy plans.

·         Updates referring sources on consumer progress, if/as approved by the individual in 
          services.

·         Utilizes agency endorsed client-centered therapeutic interventions and rapport-building
          practices, including motivational interviewing techniques, to non-confrontationally
          enhance consumer insight regarding diagnostic and usage patterns.

·         Documents treatment episodes, contacts, treatment plans and sessions according to
          periodicity and content requirements.

·         Maintains appointed continuous caseload of actively engaged individuals.

·         Responds to crisis as needed.

·         Coordinates comprehensive discharge plan to ensure seamless community
          reintegration.

 

2.  Performs responsibilities according to clinical and timeliness guidelines, and assimilates
     and applies performance feedback as directed by management personnel.

·                     Meets quality expectations of accuracy, completeness, and is responsive to
                      feedback.

·                     Meets quantity expectations of volume consistent with peers and relative to time in
                      position.

·                     Meets timeliness expectations of completing work as scheduled,
                      demonstrating self-paced performance and adjusting priorities as needed.

·                     Professionally and ethically relates to consumers and peers at all times.

·                     Participates in weekly staff and clinical meetings.

·                     Participates in training and meets agency and licensure expectations related to
                      training.

·                     Cross-trains and supports other divisions as needed or requested by supervisor.

·                     Self directed to provide support to colleagues as workflow allows.

 

3.    Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

General Qualifications 

 ·               Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. 

·               Ability to demonstrate understanding of a variety of models and theories of addiction,
                mental illness, and related issues;

·               Knowledge of philosophies, practices, policies and outcomes of models of
                treatment, recovery, relapse prevention, and continuing care for dually diagnosed 
                populations;

·               Understanding of diagnostic criteria for dual conditions and ability to conceptualize
                modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care;

·               Understanding of diverse cultures and gender specific issues and ability to
                incorporate needs of gender and culturally diverse groups into practice setting. 

·               Good organizational skills; ability to prioritize workload and work independently.

·               Must comply with drug-free workplace guidelines.

                Must be available to work on some Weekends (Saturday and Sunday)

 

Education/Experience

  • Masters degree in counseling, psychology or related field with a minimum of two years experience
  • PhD in above fields and one year experience preferred
  • Licensure in a mental health related field preferred
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