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Behavioral Health Therapist, LCSW

Equality Health Phoenix ,AZ
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description
The Behavioral Health Therapist, LCSW is primarily responsible for providing general mental health and substance abuse counseling services as a member of an interdisciplinary team. This licensed individual is responsible for assessment, treatment planning, and implementation of an approved plan of patient care which is provided through individual and group sessions. The Behavioral Health Therapist works on a dynamic interdisciplinary team and seeks opportunities to collaborate, deliver best practices and deliver whole health opportunities for wellness. Equality Health is an Arizona-based population healthcare company focused on improving care delivery for underserved populations through culturally-sensitive programs that improve access, quality, and patient trust. Our mission is to ensure diverse populations receive quality health care that improves and enriches their lives. We have developed our product portfolio around centralized technology, services, and network designs intended to organize a better healthcare delivery system for cultures that have struggled with integrating into the traditional one-size-fits-all U.S. healthcare system. Equality Care Centers (ECC) are key partners with the Equality Health Network, furthering our mission to focus on underserved areas and adding essential access points to our continuum of care. Our centers serve high-risk members—those with co-occurring medical, behavioral and pain conditions, providing personalized, coordinated, comprehensive care in one location. Equality Health designates this position as safety-sensitive and a position that includes tasks and duties that Equality believes could affect the safety or health of the employee performing the job or others. Responsibilities: Conduct member assessments and establish therapeutic treatment goals Work cooperatively with Interdisciplinary Care Team for best outcomes Facilitate individual and group counseling; maintain thorough and confidential records of observations and treatment within an electronic health record Evaluate progress and effectiveness of counseling interventions Coordinate and integrate care with primary care and pain management providers for members receiving prescribed medications Systematically and continually assess the member's coping mechanisms and progress Actively coordinate care with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure effective and coordinated care from the initiation of treatment to the time of discharge Evaluate and communicate member's discharge planning needs and readiness for discharge Provide counseling services and work closely with members to identify behaviors or situations that interfere with their recovery Refer members to community programs and services; recognize and utilize behavioral health teaching opportunities and available resources or materials Document all activities in accordance with policy and regulatory requirements Engage member and family in a culturally competent manner Meet regularly with clinic providers and with clinic leadership Receive regular clinical oversight as required for best practice and skill development Required Knowledge, Education & Experience: Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, or a directly related field of study Minimum two (2) years of experience working in a behavioral health setting; experience should include substance abuse and addiction therapy Current and unrestricted Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) from the Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health Examiners Able to receive and maintain DPS fingerprint clearance and CPR/BLS certification within 60 days of hire Demonstrated knowledge of medications and their indications, common side effects, reactions and interactions of medications prescribed Working knowledge of the current version of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, EMR systems (e.g., Athena) and web-based technologies Experience with and comfort using keyboards, laptops, tablets and other electronic and portable devices for documentation Highly Preferred Skills, Abilities & Qualifications: Bilingual; able to read, write, and speak Spanish and English proficiently Experience working in an integrated or complex care model with primary care and pain management Experience in working with diverse and underserved populations with a strong understanding of multicultural issues Demonstrated knowledge and experience with crisis intervention techniques Demonstrated ability to handle highly sensitive and confidential information in compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and company confidentiality policies and procedures Able to demonstrate compassion and understanding with patients who may be in extreme pain or distress Able to perform duties with minimal supervision in rapidly changing environments Physical Requirements: May be exposed to materials and situations that require safety precautions and equipment such as clothing, shoes, gloves, goggles, and face masks May be exposed to loud noises, unpleasant odors and bodily fluids which will require protective equipment Able to sit and use a computer, keyboard and visual display terminal for extended periods of time Moderate physical effort and ability to lift items weighing up to 15 pounds; some bending, stretching and/or stooping Able to stand, walk, and assist patients up to 6 hours per day Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Bonus/Commission: No

Equality Health


Phoenix, AZ
85004 USA

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