Mental Health Therapist Job – Kingman, AZ 41511

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Why You'll Love This Job

The 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE, 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.
QUALIFICATIONS:          
  • 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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