Under the general supervision of the Program Manager in their assigned department, the Behavioral Health Therapist will work as a practitioner, providing a range of prevention, assessment, and intervention services. The Behavioral Health Therapist will also provide individualized and group psychotherapy services to address a wide array of issues, including mental health, substance use, and trauma. Must be able to complete and maintain service documentation according to agency and regulatory standards.
- Conducts diagnostic evaluations that are sensitive and responsive to client cultural and ethnic backgrounds, functioning and needs, as well as environmental and situational factors by collecting and evaluating client information.
- Uses clinical judgment to diagnose, treat clients and make decisions within the range of program services, especially those requiring behavioral health and trauma treatment
- Provides individual/family and group psychotherapy services, when appropriate, with developmentally appropriate therapeutic interventions; assesses environmental and situational factors that affect functioning.
- Competently selects and conducts professional interventions based on client/family choice, client/family characteristics and needs, diagnoses and on familial, cultural and environment factors, taking into account resources and the safety of the person's/family's environment
- Develops and monitors person-centered individual and family service plans by establishing treatment goals and determining treatment methodologies.
- Provide CPST services that address the individualized mental health needs of the client that maximize their ability to succeed in the community. This service may be face to face, by telephone and may involve transportation.
- Monitors progress toward treatment goals and effectiveness of interventions by evaluating and adjusting services.
- Works as part of as multidisciplinary team. Provides consultation and coordination surrounding client treatment progress and care
- Acts as an advocate for program participants with courts, treatment centers, and other services as appropriate in order to make referrals and conduct follow ups.
- Promotes prompt delivery of ongoing services by collaborating with healthcare providers in service planning
- Develops and implements services according to Evidence Based Practices and adheres to fidelity of the model
- Ensures client records are in compliance with all applicable standards, rules, and regulations
- Ensures compliance with productivity standards and documentation/record keeping for agency and the project, funding and accreditation requirements
- Maintains and reports accurate and timely documentation
Education, Training and/or Experience
- Bachelor's Degree with specialization in social, behavioral or human services
- At least 1 year related experience
- Must have strong intervention ability and be able to work as part of multi-disciplinary team.
- Must have knowledge and experience working with dually diagnosed clients.
Certifications, Licenses, Registrations
- LSW, LPC
- Valid Ohio driver's license with less than six points and proof of automobile insurance, adhering to the minimum requirements of Ohio's Financial Responsibility Act.
- CPR certification plus First Aid and non-violent physical crisis intervention training (within 60 days of hire).
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