MHS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve people’s lives and instill hope by providing cost-effective community-based mental health, drug and alcohol recovery, and housing services. We continually seek new and improved ways of serving our clients and communities.
The Therapist performs a range of psychotherapeutic and rehabilitative interventions, including psychosocial assessment, individual and family counseling, crisis intervention, and limited case management duties as needed. In addition, the Therapist serves as Care Coordinator for clients, ensuring that they receive the full spectrum of services in a seamless manner. Therapists ensure that clients receive the optimal level of care needed to maximize functioning and minimize need for higher levels of care. They incorporate best practices in psychiatric, substance abuse, psychosocial rehabilitation, and the CCISC model of integrated services for co-occurring disorders.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
• Works closely with Psychiatrist to monitor the psychiatric well-being of clients.
• Serves as Care Coordinator for a caseload of clients as assigned by Program Manager. Provides a variety of services including family and individual counseling, rehabilitation/skills building, relapse prevention, and crisis intervention.
• Performs psychosocial assessments.
• Practices the principles of Systems Based Theories.
• Demonstrates and supports a strong working knowledge of the CCISC model of dual recovery principles and practices, applying an integrated treatment approach with PSR principles.
• Interacts therapeutically with clients and exhibits professional boundaries consistent with professional standards.
• Works with volunteers, interns, and other staff in an informative and collegial capacity.
• Maintains positive and professional relationships with school sites assigned
• Assists in outreach and education about the program with school sites assigned and assists in identifying and collecting referrals from school sites.
• Completes all charting and documentation as contractually required and in timely manner as dictated by program requirements.
• Displays regular and reliable attendance. Reports to and departs from work on time as scheduled.
• Successfully functions as a team member.
• Complies with all MHS and program rules, policies and procedures including HIPAA standards.
• Master’s degree in social work, Psychology, or Counseling or related field
• Two years of professional experience working with children and families.
• Bilingual English/Spanish required. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
• Computer literate in Microsoft Office Professional software.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Excellent client advocacy skills.
• Strong administrative and team building skills.
• Skills necessary to provide effective support for parents, caregivers, significant support persons, and families within scope of the profession.
• Sets priorities and reacts appropriately to emergency situations.
• Ability to respond appropriately to crisis situations and perform sound interventions