Behavioral Health Therapist - Childrens Services - Key West

WestCare Foundation - Key West, FL3.8

Full-time$46,000 - $52,000 a year
EducationSkills
Major Functions: Provides a full range of assessment, consultation and psychotherapeutic services for Mental Health, Substance Abuse and/or Co-Occurring Disorders, for identified clients including Seeking Safety, Relapse Prevention, Court ordered evaluations, Baker Act Assessments, Brief Behavioral Status Exams and Drug Court. Services are provided at the agency specific site.

Illustrative Duties and Performance Responsibilities:
Engages in direct staff hours of service for assigned clients at the rate of 115 hours per month.
Conducts intake assessments/biopsychosocial evaluations for new and existing clients.
Assessments are performed in accordance with the Center’s standards, policies and procedures relative to frequency, documentation and timeliness
The Intake Assessment is an integrated, longitudinal, strength-based document, reflecting a recovery oriented process, and utilizing both mental health and substance abuse diagnostic tools. The therapist is responsible for implementing this tool in accordance with the CCISC model and philosophy.
Communicates a “Welcoming Expectation” to the client; demonstrates empathic listening and compassion, increases client sense of safety and establishes a hopeful connection, in the process of collecting supporting information in a trauma informed manner.
Develops and maintains a written treatment plan for each client.
Written treatment plans are developed with as much participation from the client as possible and reasonable.
The treatment plan should contain be strength-based, with Recovery/Resiliency based treatment recommendations.
Conducts individual, group and family counseling activities as required.
All clinical activities are performed in accordance with the Center’s standards, policies, and procedures.
Prepares written documentation for each service conducted.
Written documentation for each service conducted is performed in accordance with the Center’s standards, policies and procedures.
All regulatory and reimbursement forms are accurately completed and submitted within the required timeframes
Service Activity Logs are correctly completed, with progress notes attached, on a daily basis.
Treatment records accurately reflect the nature of the service activity provided, the timeliness of services, and the outcome.
Conducts all activities in such a way as to safeguard the confidential status of client information.
All “on the job” and “off the job” activities are performed in accordance with the Center’s Confidentiality standards and requirements.
Participates in required staff development / training activities.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of clinical area of practice. Participate in trainings on trauma informed care, assessing and treating victims of domestic violence, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing and Seeking Safety
Completes all orientation and mandated training activities, including E-Learning Courses, within required timeframes, and in accordance with the criteria established for this position.
Demonstrates a high degree of dependability.
Maintains a good attendance record.
Observes working hours.
Exhibits characteristics of good workmanship, and integrity on the job.
Work time is always productive.
Establishes and maintains effective and positive working relationships with clients, co-workers, and other job-related representatives.
Readily develops and maintains therapeutic relationships with clients.
Effectively interacts with client’s family and significant others.
Shows flexibility and is responsive to requests from supervisor.
Works independently with minimal supervision.
Is courteous to clients, staff, and all others.
Cooperates with others both within and outside the Guidance/Care Center.
Demonstrates tact at the appropriate time.
Works well with supervisor; accepts direction and supervision.
Maintains a positive attitude toward work.
Ensures and maintains a safe working environment.
Work area is clean and orderly.
Verbalizes, understands and adheres to Center safety procedures.
Demonstrates appropriate use of Unusual Incident Reports, in accordance with the Center’s reporting procedures.
Presents a positive personal image.
Dresses and maintains a professional demeanor
Performs other duties as requested.
Miscellaneous duties are performed according to instruction.
Qualifications
Education: Master’s Degree in psychology, social work or related clinical field. Florida License in Mental Health field including LMHC, LCSW or LMFT.
Experience: Minimum of two – three years of related work experience in Mental Health, and / or Substance Abuse field, preferably both.
Affidavit of Good Moral Character
Clearance in Pre-Employment Drug Testing and Criminal Records Checks, as required.

Immediate Supervisor:
In accordance wit the organizational chart approved by the Board of Directors, this position is immediately supervised by the G/CC Director of Children & Family Services or the Clinical Coordinator if position is school based.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The ability to develop and maintain client rapport, knowledge of generally acceptable clinical assessment procedures; in-depth and current knowledgeable skills related to psychotherapeutic treatment modalities and techniques, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Relapse Prevention, Seeking Safety and the CCISC (Comprehensive, Continuous, Integrated, System of Care) Model.

WestCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer. WestCare is a Drug Free Workplace. Employment at WestCare is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug test, pre-employment physical and criminal background check.