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Therapist

LifeWays Community Mental Health Jackson, MI
  • Posted: over a month ago
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General Summary:

Therapist will be responsible to deliver person centered, self-determined, recovery oriented, trauma-informed, least restrictive, competent behavioral health services to consumers in an outpatient setting.

Essential Functions:

Provide Trauma Informed Care by:

  • Providing "air time" and express the message "How may I help you?"
  • Assist consumers by providing guidance and support in describing their experiences and identifying their needs in their own terms.
  • Being skilled in listening and assisting the person with trauma, crisis or functioning difficulties to sort through their experience and to determine a range of options.

Assess by:

  • Demonstrating competency in utilization of tools: DLA 20, LOCUS, CAFAS, PECFAS, DASS, ASAM, Mental Status Exams, Risk Assessments, and Trauma Assessments as required

Coordination of Care by:

  • Obtaining signed Releases of Information for agencies or providers that are involved in the consumer care or may be of assistance via referral to providing needed services to the consumer
  • Providing warm hand offs when referral is needed.

Educate Consumers on:

  • Consumer choice of providers
  • Person centered planning
  • Self Determination
  • Integrated care and coordination
  • Their rights
  • Grievance and Appeal processes
  • Consenting to participation in services
  • Consenting to releasing of their records
  • Services and treatment available to them, reasonable expected outcomes, estimated length of care

Obtain assistance for consumers by:

  • Referrals to services such as employment, housing, food banks, etc.
  • Warm hand offs to other health care providers/services.

Assures Quality of Service for the Consumers by:

  • Ensuring rules, regulations, and legal requirements are followed.
  • Documenting accurate, complete, and timely records in the EMR.
  • Following professional code of ethics including confidentiality, individual rights, and corporate compliance.

Promote Recovery by:

  • Teaching consumer, family and natural supports to understand episodes of care
  • Discussing progress toward goals
  • Answering questions and requests

Provide:

  • Short term solution focused Individual and group therapy to assigned cases
  • Act as primary case holder when a case manager/supports coordinator is not assigned
  • Ensure treatment plans are up to date, inclusive of person centered goals/objectives, clinical interventions, include appropriate authorizations for outpatient therapy as well as psychiatric services if needed.
  • Referrals to appropriate levels of care
  • Biopsychosocial assessments that inform the treatment plan
  • Clinically appropriate interventions and document all services on progress notes
  • Support meds only consumers by doing assessments and developing treatment plans annually.

NOTE: The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The

omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is a

reasonable assignment for the position. This job description is not an employment agreement or

contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Education/Certification/Licensure:

All providers must be: at least 18 years of age; able to prevent transmission of communicable disease; able to communicate expressively and receptively in order to follow individual plan requirements and beneficiary-specific emergency procedures, and to report on activities performed; and in good standing with the law (i.e., not a fugitive from justice, a convicted felon who is either under jurisdiction or whose felony relates to the kind of duty to be performed, or an illegal alien). Licensed professionals must act within the scope of practice defined by their licenses.

  • Clinician III: Master's degree required. Limited Licensed Masters Social Worker (LLMSW), Limited Licensed Professional Counselor (LLPC), Limited Licensed Psychologist (LLP)
  • Clinician IV: Master's degree required. Fully Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW), Fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Fully Licensed Psychologist (LP)
  • Clinician V: Master's degree required. Fully Licensed Masters Social Worker (LMSW), Fully Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Fully Licensed Psychologist (LP) and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC) or is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC).
  • Must have reliable transportation*

*LifeWays vehicles are provided to employees for the purpose of transporting consumers; employees must possess a valid MI motor vehicle operator's license and verification of an acceptable driving record. Personal vehicles may be used for company business when drivers meet the following; valid MI motor vehicle operator's license and proof of personal vehicle insurance in accordance to guideline.

LifeWays Community Mental Health

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