Summary: The primary goal of the Therapist is to help those struggling with interpersonal/relationship issues. The main role is to develop a humanistic and empathetic relationship with those who are struggling. This process will help promote trust and growth with clients who are faced with personal, family and social crisis. Therapists will demonstrate mastery of scope of practice as evidenced by measurable performance evaluations of direct client services and written documentation skills:
Substance abuse and relapse.
Coping with difficult life changes.
Developing and maintaining intimate relationships.
Loneliness, depression, PTSD , or anxiety.
Grief and loss.
Understanding of process/behavior addiction
Completion of all client process duties and/or documentation within timelines
Interns/Associates/Psychological Assistant are required to attend Board of Behavioral Science required supervision provided weekly, to earn hours toward licensure.
Licensed Therapist will participate in monthly consultation/peer group supervision.
Therapists are to attend weekly clinical program meetings and ongoing/continuous educational training on documentation to medical necessity. This will include mastery of ASAM criteria based on insurance based medical necessity criteria for all levels of care in continuum of care provided in agency.
Daily contact per work days assigned, as well as weekly interdisciplinary treatment team attendance, to collaborate with all members of staff to provide continuity of care.
Respond to all social service needs, requests by physicians, legal issues, and family needs.
Required documentation in chart according to policy time lines to include: bio-psych-socials, master treatment plans, individual, family, group sessions, weekly status review, transition/discharge plans and other clinically indicated documentation.
Must possess basic computer skills including working knowledge of both Mac and PC operating systems and demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, and EHR.
Therapist’s skills will be measured by management through regular routine quantitative and qualitative chart audits. Chart audits will reflect clinically appropriate content and timeline benchmarks of completion.
Clinical updates to family and/or referral sources (as allowed via client consent).
Regular sessions with clients, as assigned, conducting individual, family and group therapy.
Observe, evaluate and report on behavior, attitudes general emotional stability clients and their family members to help assist in treatment planning/discharge planning by assessing social needs of individual clients, including referrals to outside providers after transition to outpatient therapy.
Record all interventions and interactions with the client, family and community agencies through progress notes in the chart/electronic medical record with master treatment plan guiding services.
Therapist will sign and acknowledge job description/revised job description which will be placed in employee file.
Therapist will be provided performance evaluations to measure performance areas. Inability to meet performance expectations will result in specific, short term performance enhancement action plan with a timeline to improve. Below average rating in employee performance will result in progressive disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
Minimum 1500 hours earned toward licensing hours with a registered number with a positive standing from the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Posses a valid license to practice as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor or Licensed Psychologist issued by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences/Board of Psychology.
Master’s Degree or PsyD and two years of supervised clinical experience.
Experience in substance abuse and dual diagnosis residential treatment facility preferred.
CBT and evidence based experience a plus
Experience with trauma and eating disorders preferred.
Experience with providing prevention and early intervention behavioral health services.
Must have treatment experience with strong professional references attesting to high degree of clinical sophistication.
Trained to independently diagnose and treat mental health and substance abuse problems.
Experience with evidenced based documentation and/or ASAM documentation.
Current certification in First Aid/CPR.