Mental Health Therapist (Full-time) (Tulare County, CA)

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Program Director, the Mental Health Therapist is responsible for providing a wide variety of individual, family, and group therapy; case management counseling; crisis intervention; and advocacy services to families, children, and other clients in accordance with their specific therapeutic needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides direct clinical work and/or therapeutic services to clients and families as measured by supervision and/or direct observation
  • Facilitates Evidence-Based Treatment groups for assigned cohorts
  • Complies with productivity standards of the Agency and maintains an appropriate caseload to reach the budgeted daily expectation of billable hours
  • Submits timely documentation (progress notes, assessments, treatment plans, notes to chart) as outlined in policy and measured via productivity reports
  • Continually assesses the needs and symptoms of clients and families (meets medical necessity) formulating a psychosocial diagnosis, gathering history, and determining the most appropriate method (s) of providing treatment/Evidence-Based Practice (individual, family, group, case management, outreach, etc.)
  • Continually assesses client progress and modifies treatment via completion and submission of outcome measures.
  • Accurately documents all work with the client and/or family and/or relevant persons as measured by QA standards and peer review audit results
  • Participates in clinical/case supervision by coming prepared to discuss current caseload, documentation, and productivity; accepts constructive feedback and direction; and puts feedback into clinical and/or therapeutic practice with clients
  • Establishes and maintains rapport and effective working relationships with clients, families, and community; works effectively within the Agency and community at large
  • Maintains knowledge of program standards and policies as developed by Phoenix House, County Probation, and other governing bodies; develops personal and professional knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices; participating in in-service programs
  • Maintains overall confidentiality information regarding clients, families, and operations of the Agency (including media)
  • Incorporates Agency philosophy and mission in all aspects of job performance
  • Maintains a professional relationship with clients, staff, and other outside stakeholders at all times
  • Exercises good judgment in the performance of duties and responsibilities
  • Attends all required staff training sessions in accordance with Phoenix House and state licensing requirements, completes all training on time
  • Attends and participates in program and all staff meetings
  • Adheres to and promotes the Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values while acting as a role model for others
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CREDENTIALS

  • Master's Degree in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or related field
  • AMFT or ACSW with current California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) Registration required
  • LMFT or LCSW with current California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) Registration a plus
  • Must maintain licensure as a condition of employment
  • Experience in Substance Abuse or Mental Health preferred
  • Experience working with County Probations, In-custody programs, and other governing bodies preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrated commitment and adherence to Phoenix House Mission, Vision, and Values: I CARE For- Integrity, Collaboration Appreciation, Respect, Excellence, and Forward-Thinking
  • Proficiency in MS Office systems
  • Ability to utilize an electronic medical record
  • Proficiency with SPAC, DMH, Community Care Licensing, and other governing bodies
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • Communicate effectively with others both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced changing environment
  • Ability to establish and consistently enforce appropriate boundaries with patients
  • Ability to model positive behavior and demeanor
  • Understanding of addiction, co-occurring models, and treatment modalities
  • Understanding of adult/adolescent development and family systems
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible; problem solver, self-directed; customer service-oriented, and collaborative
  • Skills and ability to engage and develop a rapport with patients and families of various backgrounds

Job Location: Tulare County, CA

Job Number: 425