Outpatient Therapist (Licensed)

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Description

Position Title:               Outpatient Therapist (Licensed)
Assignment:                  Provider 50 Services
Department:                  Special Programs and Services
Labor Relationship:      Contracted
Date Originated:           02/27/98
Date Revised:                02/27/98, 10/20/2010, 03/2014
Date Removed:            

Reports To:                   Behavioral Health Services Supervisor
 
Position Definition:      The person filling this position will provide individual, group and/or family therapy in the outpatient clinic setting.
 
Relationship:       The Licensed Outpatient Therapist shall be directly responsible to the Behavioral Health Services Supervisor.
 
Qualifications:
 
Education/Experience:  
  • Master’s degree, in mental health field, required.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in mental health counseling, required.
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention, certification required.
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Psychologist, acceptable, only one required.
 
Skills/Knowledge:  
  • Demonstrates the ability to evaluate, counsel, and work with clients and families.
  • Demonstrates the ability to write positive, goal-directed, strength-based behavior intervention plans.
  • Effectively utilizes knowledge of psychopharmacology.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work with limited resource population.

  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Proficiently utilizes Microsoft Office Suite and departmental software.
  • Demonstrates organizational skills and time management skills providing for productivity, accuracy, and attention to detail in the carrying out of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities, with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates ability to multi-task within deadlines.
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by patience, understanding, and congeniality.
  • Completes tasks with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Maintains complete confidentiality.
Skills/Knowledge: (continued)
  • Demonstrates the ability to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Demonstrates the skills to provide the highest level of customer service with patience and knowledge of the Provider 50 Department to clients and families.
  • Demonstrates the ability to make professional decisions.
  • Attends work regularly at assigned work hours subject to lawful leave rights and responsibilities.
 
Physical:
  • Ability to stand, bend, stoop, sit, lift, reach, communicate (vision, hearing, and speech), carry, or convey sufficient weight to safely and effectively carry out functions, duties, and responsibilities. 
  • Ability to independently ambulate in and around work locations.
  • Ability to travel to and from assigned work locations without employer support.
  • Ability to exhibit good manual dexterity to effectively carry out function, duties, and responsibilities.
  • Speaking and hearing ability sufficient to communicate effectively by phone or in person at normal volumes.
  • Vision adequate to read correspondence, computer screen, forms, etc.
 
Authority: The Licensed Outpatient Therapist will have the authority to perform all functions listed below in accordance with established policies and procedures.
 
Functions/Duties/Responsibilities:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function/duty/responsibility at acceptable standards. In accordance with both state and/or federal law, reasonable accommodations will be considered upon employee request.
 
Essential:
  • Provides consistent, therapeutic, cognitive/behavioral interventions for identified client and/or family including: talk therapy, behavior management, problem solving, activity therapy, parenting skills, coordination of care, and advocacy as appropriate to client age/cognitive functioning.
  • Efficiently and accurately provides clinical assessments of mental and behavioral conditions.
  • Designs and implements clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected mental and behavioral conditions.
  • Works with grace under pressure.
  • Resolves interpersonal conflict in a straightforward and timely manner.
  • Sets priorities, is organized, and is a self-starter.
  • Ability to be friendly, empathic, and an adept communicator.
  • Treats both staff and clients and families with respect.
  • Works effectively as a team, interfacing with clients, consulting psychiatrist, and mental health specialists, as well as with administrative and support staff.
Essential: (continued)
  • Collaborates with supervising therapist for best outcomes.
  • Exercises balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions, and to handle difficult or confrontational situations in a calm, consistent, and equitable manner.
  • Effectively represents CLIU’s interest in the community and maintains effective working relationships among coworkers, public, private, and professional groups.
  • Develops a 24-hour crisis plan.
  • Understands CLIU and/or departmental procedures and guidelines, as demonstrated by accurate application of procedures and guidelines.
 
Secondary:
  • Maintains case documentation including: treatment plan and review as needed or at minimum, according to state requirements, notes for each session and for any contact regarding the client (attendance, phone calls, agency contacts).
  • Attends monthly supervision meetings and seeks additional supervision with Clinic Coordinator, as needed.
  • Complete a billing slip for each session and submit as required.
  • Complete time sheets according to the payroll schedule and submit copies of notes with time sheets.
  • Performs other duties as assigned, as assigned by the Supervisor of Behavioral Health Services and/or designee.

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Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit

4210 INDEPENDENCE DR , SCHNECKSVILLE, PA 18078
 

At the following locations

OUT Outside Employees

4210 Independence Drive , Schnecksville, PA 18078



Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$209,279

State Average: $16,365

% ELL Students

State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio

2.25

State Average: 14.21

% IEP Students

State Average: 18%

FTE

707

State Average: 302