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Veteran Program Therapist

Clearbrook Treatment Center
Leominster, MA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: vision, 401k, dental, life insurance, medical,
Job Description

Job description

POSITION:

DBT Specialized Therapist

RESPONSIBLE TO:

DBT Program Manager

SUPERVISED BY:

DBT Program Manager

POSITION/INDIVIDUALS SUPERVISED:

None

INTERRELATIONSHIPS:

Maintains open communication lines with facility staff, attending clinicians and physicians, clients, and families. Liaisons with community agencies, vendors, and payor of health services.

INTERRELATIONSHIPS:

Maintains open communication lines with Program Directors, Director of Operations, Executive Director, Case Managers, HR, other corporate and center staff, attending clinicians and physicians, clients, and families. Liaisons with client’s family members, significant others, community agencies, payers of health care services, and others, as assigned by the DBT Program Manager.

POSITION PURPOSE:

The DBT Therapist is responsible for performing a wide variety of client care activities as directed by the attending physician, Medical Director, and Program Manager. He/she will be responsible for client caseload and will provide group, individual, and family therapy. Will conduct bio-psychosocial assessments. Collaborates with the treatment team to formulate the master treatment plan and assists in coordinating discharge planning. Has primary responsibility for maintaining communication with the referral source and other services provided as needed. He/she functions under the guidance of their licensure, registration and/or certification and in accordance with the regulations, rules, and requirements of State and Federal government and accrediting organizations.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED:

1. EDUCATION:

Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or Healthcare related major, required. Certified as DBT clinician.

2. EXPERIENCE:

Three to Five Years of work experience in Substance Use disorder and/ or mental health field, preferred

3. LICENSURE/CERFICATION:

License to practice in applicable state

4. SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Demonstrates Proficiency in Communication & Written skills.

Knowledge of State & Federal Statutes Regarding Client Confidentiality laws.

Knowledge of Drug-Free Workplace Policies.

Knowledge of Workplace Violence.

Knowledge of Corporate Integrity & Compliance Program.

Demonstrates knowledge of Substance Use Disorders.

7. AGE SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS SERVED/RESPONSIBILITY:

Adults

8. OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

Familiar with community resources and BTC’s policies and procedures.

9. EMPLOYEE CLASSIFICATION:

Exempt

WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT:

1. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

Hours of work are structured in an eight (8) hour block but may be subject to irregular hours based on the facility’s needs and on call schedule.

Position is required to work in a temperature-controlled environment; 80% - 90% of the time spent indoors.

Potential exposure to violent situations.

Potential exposure to airborne/blood-borne pathogens or other potentially infectious materials.

2. MACHINES/EQUIPMENT USED:

Computer Calculator

Fax Machine Copy/Scanning

Kipu (EMR)

4. JOB CATEGORY UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS:

Routine tasks no high exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues (although situations may arise in which the employee might encounter potential exposure to any of the above).

5. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT:

PPE as needed

6. POTENTIAL WORKPLACE HAZARDS:

None

7. POTENTIAL WORKPLACE VIOLENCE:

Med /High

OTHER AREAS:

1. SUPERVISION PROVIDED TO POSITION:

On a monthly basis, direct supervision is provided in either an individual and/or group setting by Supervisor.

PERFORMANCE/PROFICIENCY STANDARDS:

Performance standards are integrated within the position responsibilities. The principle functions of the position identified shall not be considered as a complete description of the all the work requirements and expectations that may be inherent in the position.

3. REASON FOR JOB RESPONSIBILITY/FUNCTION:

To assist clients, understand their problems and what causes them to engage in problematic behaviors. To help clients understand ways to cope and incorporate DBT methodology, to help clients toward self-improvement and self-actualization.

SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY TO POSITION:

  • Review assessments from referring facilities and note problems/issues that require further attention and integrate this information into client’s current course of treatment.
  • Contact referral source and other key individuals no less than weekly to gather additional information as necessary and to update on progress.
  • Complete LOCUS forms (admission, continued stay, transfers and Discharge) for each level of care. Documenting Criteria.
  • Gather comprehensive diagnostic information through biopsychosocial assessment within 5 days of admission. (IL- 3 days)
  • Complete initial Trac9 assessment upon intake, and weekly thereafter, to identify problem areas that may affect treatment and/or need to be addressed in treatment planning.
  • Initiate collateral call to family and/or support system within 72 hours of admission.
  • Follow-up on safe call, if contact was unavailable upon intake, within 24 hours of admission.
  • Present Biopsychosocial and diagnostic information to treatment team in a clear, concise manner.
  • During first session with client, review initial treatment plan, including case management issues and be sure that client and staff assignments and responsibilities are understood and in progress.
  • Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan with client that effectively addresses client issues and is completed within established time frames.
  • Develop clearly stated treatment goals and objectives that are measurable and that are client driven.
  • Develop interventions that will accomplish goals and objectives and state the planned frequency of interventions.
  • Facilitate daily process groups connecting treatment plan goals and objectives.
  • Participate effectively in multidisciplinary treatment plan reviews, demonstrating adequate preparation and understanding of client issues, progress, areas of resistance, positive and negative strategies, etc.
  • Document the client’s progress accurately as it relates to treatment goals and objectives.
  • Continue treatment planning process throughout client’s stay in treatment, opening new problems and developing or revising treatment plans as necessary.
  • Complete transfer summaries as clients move through appropriate levels of care.
  • Assist clients in gaining group process skills.
  • Track client’s clinical problems in group.
  • Utilize experiential techniques effectively.
  • Create atmosphere in which self-disclosure is facilitated.
  • Conduct educational and process groups (lectures/videos/discussions) effectively.
  • Adhere to time schedules.
  • Provide individual counseling to clients at least one (1) time per week.
  • Assist clients gain insight into problems.
  • Give client a clear picture of where he/she stands regarding progress toward improvements as seen by the therapist and the multidisciplinary treatment team.
  • Enforce program rules and regulations in a firm but fair and respectful manner.
  • Confront counter-productive behavior appropriately and with respect.
  • Bond with clients and elicit respect.
  • Adapt to different types of clients.
  • Identify client strengths and weaknesses and be able to document and work on them, per the treatment plan, throughout the course of treatment.
  • Always maintain healthy boundaries with clients.
  • Understand and apply the program’s clinical philosophy.
  • Maintain regular contact and open communication with families consisting of one family session per week.
  • Assist families in identifying the problems and issues they need to work on.
  • Assist families in finding resources to help themselves including the family call line that takes place weekly.
  • Link client with internal and external resources as needed to meet client needs.
  • Assist client in managing outside stressors (legal, financial, vocational, etc.) according to the best interests of the client’s progress in recovery.
  • Demonstrate good strategic and problem-solving skills and utilizing morning meeting and group supervision to staff a case, if needed.
  • Be effective in finding needed resources and working in tandem with Case Management.
  • Maintain clinical records according to program policies and those of licensing and accrediting agencies.
  • Ensure that documentation is timely, consistent, clear, and articulate and never copy/pasted from another note or another chart.
  • Keep clinical records always secure.
  • Use good clinical judgment in moving client through treatment levels and ensuring there is supportive documentation in the Medical Record.
  • Prepare client to maintain recovery post-discharge.
  • Develop a continuing care plan that meets client needs for ongoing support following discharge.
  • Complete discharge summary within 5 days of client discharge.
  • Therapist is responsible for having client follow their treatment plan and transition to the next appropriate level of care as determined prior to admission.
  • Demonstrates ability to work with clients with substance use disorders.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of policies and procedures related to suicide, risk, and assessment and is observed assessing clients based on suicide safety and concerns.

Specific areas of responsibility to all positions

  • Assists, promotes, and carries out philosophy of treatment.
  • Build positive relationships with staff and clients.
  • Represents the program to referral sources, potential clients, and other outside individuals and agencies in a courteous, professional manner that reflects positively on the program and its staff.
  • Answer telephones courteously and directs calls as requested.
  • Protects the confidentiality of clients and the privacy of staff.
  • Accepts and utilizes supervision.
  • Addresses problems noted by supervisor.
  • Demonstrate good strategic and problem-solving skills
  • Ensure that documentation is timely, consistent, clear, and articulate
  • Keep records always secure.
  • Communicate with supervisor and keep supervisor informed of significant developments
  • Demonstrate willingness to accept responsibility.
  • Participate in Quality Improvement activities and contribute to the welfare of the organization
  • Pursue professional development through participation in education and training programs.
  • Has good work habits; get things done in a timely, efficient, manner with no excessive absences; is on time on scheduled shifts and prepared to begin work.
  • Function well as a team member and contribute positively to the morale of staff
  • Maintain good communication.
  • Willingness to be a team player.
  • To complete Incident reports as required.
  • To communicate with other staff as necessary to promote quality client care.
  • Interact appropriately with clients, showing them respect while maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Always maintain professional demeanor.
  • Maintains the offices, residences, equipment, and services of in a manner that preserves the dignity and provides for the comfort and safety of all individuals admitted for treatment as well as staff and visitors
  • Always follows Infection Control guidelines.
  • Reports personal symptoms of suspected illness or contagious diseases to the Infection Control Nurse
  • Maintains a good public relation with the addiction treatment community and associates.
  • Demonstrates adherence to accepted ethical and behavioral standards of conduct.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Supervisor

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

 

  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

 

Medical specialties:

 

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Psychiatry

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
Company Description
At Clearbrook, we stand as a leader in providing growth through recovery by having the most qualified team behind the mission. We are a family of individuals that come from diverse backgrounds; however addiction affects all of us in the same way. It devastates lives and families. We came together with a simple mission: to help people break free from the bonds of addiction. We are not a “one fits all place” and we have the experienced staff and infrastructure to truly offer individualized, custom treatment programs that are tailored to fit every need. Not many addiction treatment centers have the ability to offer all levels of care and custom treatment plans.

Clearbrook Treatment Center

Address

Leominster, MA
USA

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Healthcare

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