Outpatient Therapist, Full-Time

Position Reports To: CHC Berrien County Supervisor

Supervision Exercised: None

Niles, MI

Brief Description

Provide treatment services to clients and their families who are manifesting addiction/abuse behaviors and mental health disorders.

Please include your contact phone number and email address on your resume.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform clinical assessments and evaluations of clients and families referred for services.
  • Prepare case histories as needed for use in diagnosis and treatment.
  • Develop intervention and treatment plans which include an evaluation of family support, client strengths, and level of risks.
  • Provide individual, family, and group therapy as needed by clients in settings most conducive to successful treatment.
  • Administer appropriate testing for specific disorders when appropriately licensed or schedule with appropriate referral.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary teams as required to assess, plan, and review the needs of clients and families.
  • Maintain required authorizations, case documentation and record delivered services in an accurate and timely manner as required by regulating entities, accreditation organizations, and management.
  • Work to have an average of four individual sessions per day.
  • Participate in ongoing staff training and development programs.
  • Consult with psychiatrist for medical input into treatment issues/BCBS case presentations.
  • Participate in clinical review of ongoing cases.
  • Participate in continuous quality improvement efforts as defined by the accrediting or regulating entities.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with all agency programs and staff and with outside entities and staff.
  • Perform other duties as defined by Clinical Director.

Education requirements, certifications, work experience

Education:

  • LLP, or LMSW or LPC, Appropriate State Certification (CAADC) or Development Plan.

Experience:

  • One year of training or experience working in the treatment field of mental health and addictions.

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective therapeutic and working relationships with clients, other staff, and community/agency representatives.

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