Residential Treatment Center Therapist Methodist Family Health Methodist Family Health 93 reviews

Responsibilities:

Provide support, individual, group and/or family therapy for UMCH clients and families, as needed.

Assists in developing treatment-planning goals/objectives with clients and/or families.

Assists Treatment Center Staff with youth intake: assessment of youth; development and completion of intake documentation (psychosocial); assists with case management of clients.

Provides crisis intervention as needed.

Disseminates agency and program information to social service agencies, churches, childcare institutions, etc., as needed.

Serves as a liaison for clients with other social service agencies.

Coordinates appropriate referrals, as needed.

Provides ongoing assessment and treatment planning consultation.

Assists staff and/or clients with appropriate discharge criteria/plans.

Provides client/family follow-up care as needed.

Assists with pre-service and/or in-service training in areas of expertise as needed.

Assists in preparation and helps maintain compliance with Licensing, Medicaid and JCAHO standards.

Keeps detailed and accurate documentation of all pertinent client information.

Attends regular treatment team staff meetings and provides pertinent input regarding client concerns, progress, etc.

Coordinates with Managed Care / Insurance Companies as needed.

Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Clinical Director or other applicable personnel.


Professional Development:

Responsibility is assumed for continuing educational and professional development and contributions are made to the professional growth of others. Documentation of continuing education, etc., will be provided to the personnel department and copies kept in the employee’s record.


Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an accredited institution in an applicable mental health discipline.

Licensed in Arkansas as a Mental Health Professional. If applicant is not licensed, he/she must have applied for and fit the criteria for licensure. Applicant may begin employment; however, full clinical privileges will be withheld until licensure is received. Temporary privileges will be given for a limited time in accordance with applicable federal, state, or organization rules, regulations, policies, or procedures.

Student interns who are currently pursuing a master’s degree in human services and/or paraprofessionals may also be used under direct and close supervision of a Mental Health Professional. The LIP must be of the same discipline as the intern as outlined in the guidelines established by institution where the student is receiving training.

Ability as a self-motivator and the aptitude to work in a high stress, fast paced position with a minimal amount of supervision.

Must have good auditory, visual and olfactory ability.

Requires the ability to sit and stand for long periods of time and intermittently walk, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch and reach with hands and arms.

Use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls.

Must be able to maintain effective audio, visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, communicating with others, and reading and writing, and operating office equipment and other treatment equipment.

Must be able to use a telephone to communicate verbally and a computer to communicate through written means, to review information and enter/retrieve data, to see and read characters on a computer screen, chart or other treatment items.

Requires the strength and stamina to perform clinical duties.

Flu shot is mandatory and required for all positions (subject only to qualified exemptions).


Job descriptions are not intended, nor should be construed, to be all-inclusive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from specific jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.


Level One – Full Access:
Ongoing regular access to PHI of all forms while the employee is on duty and performing within the scope of his or her job as defined by the employee's job description, and Policy and Procedure. "Such access must be for cause, consistent with job responsibilities and related to patients, claims, audits, reviews and other legitimate business purposes." (e.g. Physicians, nurses and other clinicians).


Education

Preferred

  • Masters or better


Licenses & Certifications

Preferred

  • Lic. Pysch. Examiner
  • Lic. Prof. Counselor
  • Lic. Master Soc. Worker
  • Lic. Clinical Soc. Worker
  • Lic. Associate Counselor

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