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Therapist - Access/Intake

Hope Community Services Inc Oklahoma City, OK

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life_insurance, medical, vision
Job Description


EOE Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


Provides screening, referral, crisis, and intake services to persons requesting to initiate service at HOPE by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Adheres to agency policy and procedures, CARF and DMHSAS standards and criteria, federal and state confidentiality rules and regulations, and any special funding source requirements.

Supports and promotes a service environment for individual in need of behavioral health and/or co-occurring services that is recovery focused, welcoming, and attentive to the needs of individuals who may have experienced trauma in their lives. Attends annual core competencies training in relationship to individuals with co-occurring disorders or who have experienced trauma in their lives.

Establishes and maintains professional working relationship with supervisors and peers.

Monitors eligibility status of clients for Social Security, Title XIX, QMB, Medicare and other benefits for which the client may qualify.

Maintains up-to-date address, phone number, contact persons and financial information on all prospective clients,

Establishes rapport with prospective clients in a welcoming manner; assessing client needs; organizes, plans and delivers face-to-face client services; and conducts follow up on the outcome of services provided.

Adhere to expectation of the program and agency needs to complete three intakes per day according to the client and program needs and ensure all consumers who present for services are seen that same day.

Provides individual therapy, clinical assessments, evaluations, crisis intervention, referrals and intakes for prospective clients. Provides trauma informed services.

Coordinates the needs of clients and family members with resources available and provides client advocacy, as needed.

Works closely with staff at state psychiatric facilities, including OCCIC, assists in discharge planning and schedules face-to-face contact with the client within two weeks following discharge.

Provides intake services appropriate for the client.

Obtain ASI and ASAM training and other substance abuse training as directed by the Director.

Utilize ASI in screenings ad directed by supervisor.

Works closely with other programs in order to coordinate welcoming to agency, immediate case management, medication clinic, and/or therapeutic needs for new clients.

Interacts with other professionals to discuss therapy or treatment, new resources or techniques, and to share information.

Reports and documents services in accordance with agency policy and procedures.

Participates in agency on-call services and carries on call cell phone for after-hours contact if required.

May be required to provide services in a community setting.

May be required to provide client transportation by using personal vehicle or agency owned vehicle.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Licensed mental health professional or under supervision for license. (LPC, LCSW, LADC, LMFT)


May be required to obtain and maintain DMHSAS CM Certification (Required for CM, PSR)

May be required to obtain and maintain First Aid and CPR Certifications

Required to complete Therapeutic Options training or approved safety training and annual updates.

In order to transport clients in private or agency vehicles, must possess current, valid Oklahoma license, meet HOPE insurance requirements. A copy of Motor Vehicle Report from the Department of Public Safety must be provided to human resources office..


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, Standards and criteria, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of consumers or employees of organization.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Ability to relate to persons with severe mental illness in a positive, helpful, and constructive manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective and tactful working relationships with co-workers; to express ideas and facts clearly and concisely in written or oral form.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Employee must have vision enough to read written or typed data. Employee must have hearing and speech enough to communicate effectively with staff, clients, and public in person or by phone.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Job Type: Full-time

Hope Community Services Inc


6100 S. Walker Ave Oklahoma City OK 73139

Oklahoma City, OK
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