Clinical Therapist

South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services - Homer, AK

Full-time
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The Clinical Therapist provides assessments, treatment planning, and psychotherapy to individuals, groups and families experiencing emotional and behavioral disorders. Functions as Directing Clinician for assigned client caseload per Alaska Statutes. Provides emergency services and coordinates access to appropriate treatment resources including involuntary hospitalizations for individuals in crisis. Services are provided in the clinic and at partner sites in communities within the service area.

Salary dependent on experience and licensure.

Essential Functions:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the following essential functions

  • Develop and maintain rapport with clients to establish trust and collaborative relationships.
  • Demonstrate comfort and competence in the provision of psychotherapeutic services for individuals as well as groups.
  • Perform intake interview, and diagnostic screening using clinically relevant tools.
  • Determine medical necessity for treatment and prescribe clinically relevant treatment modalities as appropriate.
  • Oversee and/or write and periodically reevaluate and update individualized treatment plan by required deadlines.
  • Provide evidence based, clinically relevant treatment drawing from an array of therapeutic tools.
  • Offer referral to other resources as individually indicated.
  • Develop individually appropriate crisis intervention plan and coach each client on its practical use.
  • Complete and submit progress notes, activity logs and time sheets by required deadlines.
  • Participate in client staff meetings to collaborate in best practice care.
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of Medicaid regulations governing eligibility and access to services.
  • Provide clinical supervision to staff engaging in directed treatment interventions.
  • Attend and contribute to required meetings, trainings, and supervision.
  • Maintain agency performance expectations for time, billing, and quality assurance standards.
  • Collaborate with other service providers both internal and external to the agency as appropriate and within ethical and legal limits of the profession and agency standards.
  • Share scheduled and backup emergency coverage with other clinical staff by phone at SPBHS, in the hospital and jail, in the clinic, and in the court, as necessary.
  • Provide prompt emergency response and assessments during scheduled on call shift.
  • Maintain collegial professional relationship with community partners, especially in coordinating emergency service response.
  • Provide consultation and education to other agencies as requested, scheduled, and approved by supervisor.
  • Know, respect and perform services in accordance with all HIPAA regulations concerning recipient confidentiality.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $48,000.00 to $63,000.00 /year

Experience:

  • Counseling: 2 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Master's (Required)

License:

  • LPC, LMFT, LCSW or LPA (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location