Please feel free to contact Denise Williams about this opportunity.
The therapist in the Behavioral Health and Wellness Clinic provides competent, patient-centered, best-practice and evidence-based behavioral health and wellness services under the supervision of the Director of Behavioral Health and Wellness. The primary purpose of this position is to enhance the Clinic’s capacity to provide psychotherapy including individual, couple, and family services in the clinic that are high quality and patient centered. To this end, the Therapist will conduct intake, assessment, treatment planning and therapy throughout the care and discharge processes, including follow-up care.
However, the Therapist is also expected to participate in the delivery of other behavioral health and wellness services that are guided by educational, psycho-educational, and psychotherapeutic perspectives and at various levels of practice. Furthermore, the Therapist must have an appreciation for the “business behind the business” and be willing to engage in various administrative tasks and duties that support and enhance departmental functioning.
The Therapist reports directly to the Director of Behavioral Health and Wellness. The Therapist is responsible for service.
- Participate in the delivery of a variety of behavioral health and wellness services including educational, psycho-educational and psychotherapeutic interventions at various levels of practice, giving primacy to individual, couple, and family psychotherapy. This includes on-call/after-hours care. This may require obtaining additional training, specialized expertise, certification, and/or licensure.
- Participate in administrative tasks related to a variety of behavioral health and wellness services (e.g., program and policy development/maintenance, marketing, research activities) including assisting with the financial/billing tasks of providing patient care.
- Keep abreast of the changing developments in the treatment of HIV and mental health/substance use conditions.
- The Therapist (in conjunction with the Director of Behavioral Health and Wellness) ensures that all his/her clinic mental health patients receive quality assessments and an accurate diagnosis including initial screening and appropriate referral for substance use disorders, facilitates admission to treatment facilities and provide follow-up interventions as necessary.
- Prepare, formulate and evaluate an appropriate treatment plan for each assigned patient, based on assessment and diagnosis, focusing on improving each patients’ total quality of life.
- Manage each treatment plan in consultation with appropriate persons and service providers.
- Act as a liason between patients and their collateral contacts.
- Prepare accurate and timely reports, correspondence and patient record documentation.
- Ensure that all necessary information, documents, and evaluations are in the official case record.
- Develop knowledge of and maintain regular communication with the emerging specialized service providers and other circles of care/treatment providers (agency and community resources) to facilitate patient access and to continually coordinate care.
- Actively participate in the Behavioral Health and Wellness Clinic staff meetings, individual and group supervision sessions, and continuing education events/trainings.
- Regularly report to the Director of the Behavioral Health and Wellness Clinic on all assigned responsibilities.
- Any and all other duties assigned by the Director of Behavioral Health and Wellness.
- An accredited Master’s degree in one of the following disciplines: Social Work, Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy.
- Texas Licensure as an LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), or LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist).
- Experience providing in-person, video-based and telephone-based therapy.
- Experience in providing behavioral health and wellness services, both mental health and substance abuse services.
- Knowledge of, and a skill base for behavioral health and wellness programming, both mental health and substance abuse services.
- Knowledge of and experience treating co-occurring disorders.
- Knowledge of and sensitivity to the HIV/AIDS patient population, and/or an eagerness to learn about this community.
- Understanding of a variety of best-practices and evidence-based practices in behavioral health and wellness.
- Demonstrated commitment to cultural sensitivity and cultural accountability.
- An understanding that as a therapist in the Behavioral Health and Wellness Clinic, you serve as one member of team offering services.
- Will value diversity and provide equitable treatment to patients, clients, champions and others.
- Ability to be flexible in hours.
- Working knowledge of Spanish language (bilingual) is a plus.
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