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Adult Outpatient Therapist - Mobile MAT

Company: Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Location: Wheat Ridge
Posted on: July 12, 2019

Job Description:

Overview

This position provides an exciting opportunity to provide creative individual therapy and case management services to clients while also enjoying the beautiful Colorado outdoors! This new mobile medication assisted therapy unit is funded by the State of Colorado to provide co-occurring services to a population of people, largely in rural and underserved areas. This position requires great flexibility in both schedule and job duties. Each unit will be staffed with 3 people who will share duties around driving, providing treatment, and reaching out to communities to develop relationships and professional alliances. Hours will be variable and may include weekends. Duties will include operation of an RV style vehicle in mountain communities and over long distances

Responsibilities

* Engages consumers, appropriate family members, and significant others as requested and consented to by client, in the strength-based and trauma-informed treatment process and goal-setting (both in person and via telehealth). Identifies risk factors including lethality. Works constructively with consumers to reach agreed upon outcomes, and coordinates care with internal and external providers. Maintains appropriate professional standards and provides appropriate follow-up for consumers.
* Provides individual and group treatment as determined by the Network Director promoting change and movement through the therapeutic system following Recovery-based practice guidelines.
* Complete intake, assessments, and initial engagement strategies with consumers in accordance with clinical practice guidelines and agency policies
* Participate in Evidenced Based Practices and other agency initiatives (IDDT, DBT, PCOMS, CBT, Trauma Informed Care, etc)

Other Duties (Productivity Performance Measures, Professional Growth/Development, Relationships/Communication)

* Meet required number of consumer service hours as determined by the Network Director through effective caseload management responsive to the level of ongoing clinical need.
* Attends mandatory in-services; compliance with individualized training plan if required.
* Participates 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 interval agreed upon with supervisor.
* Corporate Compliance including documentation on practice in accordance with regulatory requirements and clinical guidelines.
* Submits 90% of all Progress-to-Date forms within 3 working days.
* Completes 95% of all paperwork by the due date (CCARS and Service Plans).
* Ensures 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.
* Completes 95% of case closings within 90 days after last contact, 210 days for meds only.
* Exhibits enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment.
* Maintains effective interpersonal relations with consumers, peers, subordinates, upper management, visitors and the general public. Uses language and behavior to promote dignity and respect.
* Effectively responds to the client/consumer needs and problems, initiates and maintains positive interactions, timely response to phone calls, email and other requests.
* Demonstrates knowledge and skills to develop therapeutic alliance with consumers and to work effectively and with cultural competence with consumers from diverse backgrounds.
* Participates in staff development activities to enhance professional growth.
* Addresses 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.
* Assesses and treats co-occurring substance use and mental health needs within the scope of one's expertise (e.g. CAC certified).
* Utilizes 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.
* 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 retraumatization.
* Participate in the Center's training/educational programs designed to enhance knowledge about Trauma Informed Care, the impact of trauma and trauma recovery.
* Ensure that delivery practices are guided by the principles of trauma informed care.
* Attends the monthly CAC business meetings in order to stay abreast of regulations and policies governing substance abuse treatment.
* Participate in CAC group supervision per OBH regulations. CAC II, 2 hours each month, CAC III or LAC one hour each month.
* Provide CAC in training group supervision to staff obtaining their certification (CAC III or LAC only) as requested
* Completes required paperwork for substance use treatment licenses and billing to Medicaid, including Substance Use Assessment, Infectious Disease Screen, Out-of-State Offender Questionnaire, ASAM Level of Care and Placement Criteria and DACOD's.

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

* CAC II, CAC III or LAC required
* BA minumum, MA or licensure preferred, plus one or more years related experience and/or training.
* Valid Colorado Driver's license and good driving record.
* Basic computer skills and software knowledge (using a telehealth platform)
* Bilingual preferred
* Skills or experience in integrated health approaches and/or medication assisted treatment

Keywords: Jefferson Center for Mental Health, Denver , Adult Outpatient Therapist - Mobile MAT, IT / Software / Systems , Wheat Ridge, Colorado

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