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Family Services Outpatient Therapist

Company: Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Location: Wheat Ridge
Posted on: July 13, 2018

Job Description:

OverviewFamily Health Therapist will provide family, group and individual therapy to at-risk children ages 8-22 with mental health issues. Utilization of an episode of care model is essential.Responsibilities




  • Mental Health Counselor will engage client and family in the treatment process and goal-setting. Identifies risk factors including lethality.
  • Work constructively with client and family to reach agreed upon outcomes, and coordinates care with internal and external providers.
  • Provide case management services including attending psychiatric appointments as needed, consulting with psychiatrists on clinical issues, attending school staffings and staffings at hospitals and other community agencies to monitor and plan treatment as well as advocate for clients.
  • Mental Health Counselor will maintain appropriate professional standards and provides appropriate follow-up for clients and families.
  • Use PCOMs , CORS and SRS with clients and document in My Outcomes
  • Mental Health Counselor will provide therapy services to a caseload size of approximately 60 clients for full time.
  • Work 4 evenings per week and occasional Saturdays.
  • Mental Health Counselor will implement motivational interviewing techniques to engage clients in treatment.
  • Provide family therapy as the primary modality as well as group and individual.
  • 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/consumer needs and problems, initiates and maintains positive interactions, timely response to phone calls, pages, email and other requests.
  • Effectively use collaborative documentation with clients and families
  • Work cooperatively with other community agencies, as appropriate, and in agreement with supervisor. Volunteers to work on Center committees and/or task forces.

    OTHER DUTIES



    • Attend mandatory in-services, and complies with individualized training plan if required.
    • Attend supervision at times and intervals agreed upon with supervisor and participates in supervision by coming prepared with an agenda. Reports high risk/problem cases, and utilizes a problem solving approach.
    • Satisfactorily complete 90% of peer review charts needing corrections within 14 calendar days (only areas for which staff are responsible).
    • Submit 90% of all Progress-to-Date forms within 3 working days (team specific).
    • Completes95% of all paperwork by the due date.
    • Ensure that fee collections meet the team goal as determined by Network Director.




      • Completes95% of case closings within 90 days after last contact, 210 days for meds only.
      • Meet required number of consumer service hours(CSH) as determined by Network Director.


        QualificationsMaster's Degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field plus two or more years related experience and/or training. Licensure required. CAC II or III preferred. Experience in working with children and youth with mental health issues and their families. Skills in family therapy interventions, crisis interventions, culturally competent interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, and other applicable treatment modalities. Must have an understanding of the effects of trauma on the individuals who access services at the Center. Expertise in child development, attachment issues, trauma treatment, abuse/neglect, foster and adoptive issues within families. Knowledge of stages of change, motivational interviewing, culturally appropriate episode of care. Bilingual helpful, but not required. Computer expertise desired.

        Keywords: Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Denver, Family Services Outpatient Therapist, Healthcare, Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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