Mental Health Therapist Job – Kingman, AZ 41511
Why You'll Love This JobThe mental health therapist is responsible for developing and monitoring all direct client related treatment programs and he/she provides counseling for up to 16 clients.
- Co-facilitate with the Program Manager the client interview on admission.
- Interview client to determine strengths and needs.
- Interview other family members and case managers to determine treatment expectations.
- Review written client information provided by referral source.
- Complete the SequelCare Assessment forms.
- This process begins with the receipt of client information from referral sources with ongoing updates throughout client stay.
- Administer formal objective assessment tools to measure social, emotional, behavioral, personality and risk needs
- Complete psychosocial history with recommendation for treatment planning activities.
- Develop and prepare individualized treatment plans.
- Provide assessment, individual, crises, family, and group counseling activities.
- Provide group and individual therapy for general mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders.
- Complete narrative and progress ratings for monthly CFT/ART report
- Develop monthly and/or quarterly reports
- Develop the curriculum and facilitate specialized groups (e.g., sexual behavior problems, reactive attachment disorder, borderline personality disorder, substance abuse, independent living and severe mental illness).
- Provide clinical supervision for direct care staff during weekly meetings at the residences (if providing services in a TGH).
- Focus on staff understanding and implementing of resident treatment plan and behavior management programs.
- Discuss strategies for dealing with individual/resident issues, i.e., personal, family, etc.
- Develop and present in-service training to direct care staff on relevant clinical topics.
- Review the previous month’s narratives and prepare the 30 day reports. Revise the treatment plans as indicated.
- Staff clients with psychiatrist and Residential Program Director when appropriate.
- Consult with teachers, case managers, parents, attorneys, etc regarding the continuity of care.
- Participate in monthly Child and Family Team and Adult Recovery Team meetings on a monthly basis, as schedule permits.
- Review client progress with Clinical Coordinator and Clinical Director.
- Perform other clinical duties as assigned by the Clinical Director.
- Document all professional services in real time upon completion of the actual service.
- Adheres to Sequel policy and practice concerning creation, editing, transmission, storage, and disposition of all Protected Health Information in compliance with HIPAA.
QualificationsKNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge and skills in treatment/program planning and implementation.
- Familiarity with clinical intervention strategies.
- Knowledge of accepted clinical policies and procedures for assessment, individual, crises, group, family counseling and treatment planning activities.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Plans for professional growth, in consultation with the clinical leadership to develop specialized programs.
- A minimum of a Master’s Degree in the behavioral health sciences or related fields
- A minimum of one year experience working with families, children, adolescents and/or adults who have a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges.
- Certified or licensed (working towards) by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners as a psychologist, social worker, substance abuse counselor, professional counselor or marriage and family therapist.
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Ability to obtain a fingerprint clearance card, or in current possession.
- Valid Arizona Driver’s License.
- Must pass a TB test and medical exam capable of performing the essential functions of this job.
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