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Senior Services Therapist - LCSW or Licensed Psychologist

Company: Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Location: Wheat Ridge
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Job Description:

Overview:Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Senior Services, the Senior Services Outpatient Clinician will provide outpatient mental health treatment to older adults 60 years and older.Join an intimate team of clinicians who enjoy autonomy and the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of older adults! Our clinicians have years of expertise in working with older adults, and work collaboratively to find creative and innovative solutions for our clients. A priority is placed on professional development and continual learning. This position is a great fit for a licensed clinician looking to grow and expand their clinical skill set.Responsibilities: Essential Duties:* Provide strengths based, solution oriented, out-patient behavioral health services to older adults including intake evaluation as well as individual, family, and group treatment* Engage consumer and family in the treatment process and goal-setting when appropriate; work constructively with consumer to reach agreed upon outcome* Identify risk factors including lethality and respond to barriers to successful treatment * Coordinate care with internal and external providers * Maintain appropriate professional standards; provide appropriate, timely follow-up for clients; respond to referrals within 24 hours* As a team player, exhibit enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment* Maintain effective interpersonal relations with consumers, peers, subordinates, upper management, visitors and the general public* Effectively respond to client needs and problems, initiates and maintains positive interactions, timely response to phone calls, pages, email and other requests* Market to referral sources and to the community to help increase program awareness and referrals* Work cooperatively with other community agencies, as appropriate, and in agreement with supervisor. Volunteers to work on Center committees and/or task forces* Demonstrate knowledge and skills to develop therapeutic alliance with consumers and to work effectively and with cultural competence with consumers from diverse backgrounds* Address the whole health needs of the client by ensuring that appropriate releases are in place for physical health care providers, making appropriate referrals as needed when significant physical health needs are a consideration* Participate in the Center's training/ educational programs designed to enhance knowledge about Trauma Informed Care, the impact of trauma and trauma recovery, post traumatic growth* Ensure that delivery practices are guided by the 10 principles of trauma informed care. * Have an understanding of how trauma impacts the lives of the people being served, so that every interaction is consistent with the recovery process and reduces the possibility of re-traumatization* Utilize a range of appropriate clinical and recovery focused interventions according to clinical need, or refers as indicated, to trauma specific treatment, wellness classes/coaching, co-occurring/substance use services, and employment services.* Demonstrates cultural competency/awareness/skills in working with diverse caseload and utilizes Center resources/ trainings as needed* Attend mandatory in-services, on-line training and any individualized training plan as required* Participate in supervision by coming prepared with an agenda. Reports high risk/problem cases, and utilizes a problem solving approach as well as feedback. Attends supervision at times and intervals agreed upon with supervisor* Meet required number of consumer service hours as determined by Network Director* Ensure that fee collections meet the team goal as determined by Network Director. Monitors client balances and takes appropriate steps in accordance with agency guidelines for collecting payment, rescheduling appointments until a fee is paid and/or a payment plan is in place, adjusting fees as needed* Other duties and project management as assigned by supervisor.Note: Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.Qualifications: Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:* LCSW or LP required plus two or more years related experience and/or training. * Knowledge and experience in mental health care with seniors. * Ideal candidate will have strong therapy skills, be self- directed, and have the ability to help promote and continue to build a successful program.2021 Salary Range:Grade 52-Licensed Clinician (LCSW, LMFT, LPC)* $48,200 to $61,200** Salary is determined based on years of total relevant experience. As an example, a candidate with 6 years of relevant experience would receive a salary of $54,300. * Salary is based on 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) or 40 hours per week. Less than 40 hours/week will be prorated and adjusted to the appropriate FTE.

Keywords: Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Denver , Senior Services Therapist - LCSW or Licensed Psychologist, Healthcare , Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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