Title : Mental Health Therapist/Clinician
Direct Report: Clinical/Program Director or Site Program Manager
Adopted/Revised Date: April 2019
Salary Range: $50,500 -$55,500 per annum dependent on Clinical Experience
The primary responsibility of the mental health therapist/clinician’s position is to perform diagnostics interviews, and evaluate patients referred for mental problems such as situational disorder, neuroses, major mental illness, and psychoses. This post-holder will also provide diagnosis and recommendation for inpatient or outpatient treatment. This position requires a great deal of organizational, documentation and relational skills to ensure a good working relationship with clients and accurately documents treatment encounters and treatments.
- Ensure the delivery of client centered services to all clients.
- Deliver excellent client service to Change Health Sytsems, Inc. (CHS)’s stakeholders.
- Ensure continuous improvement of the CHS’s behavioral health treatment processes and operations.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Conduct Psycho-socio assessment and made necessary recommendation for the next step of treatment.
- Sets objectives and goals for treatment and develops treatment plans, implements and monitors treatment plan. Provides individual or group treatment, such as psychotherapy, supportive therapy or crisis intervention on a long term or short-term basis.
- Consult with family, community and external health agencies to obtain information and to coordinate therapy, and to help patients utilize resources of agencies.
- Maintains patient’s chart and records, including evaluation, progress notes, individual treatment plan, medication logs, order sheets, and discharge summaries.
- Makes arrangement for inpatient care for patients as needed to facilitate admission to hospital, state or other private institution.
- Foster a staff culture that supports the CHS values and codes of conduct.
- Provide assistance and information to CHS management as requested.
- Minimum weekly deliverables of 27 clinical contacts.
- Minimum of 3 written case studies per annum.
- Compliance and attendance of scheduled clinical supervision meetings.
- Compliance with all administrative and clinical policies and procedures including HIPPA.
- Participation in at least 2 (two) peer review process as directed by the Program Director/Manager.
- Participation in at least 3 (three) case conference per year as directed by the program Director/Manager.
- Participation in all scheduled staff meetings and quarterly brief with the CEO.
- Other duties as assigned.
There are a number of standard duties and responsibilities that all employees, irrespective of their role and level of seniority with the CHS, are expected to be familiar with and adhere to:
- Comply at all times with the requirements of health and safety regulations to ensure their own well-being and that of their colleagues.
- Promote and comply with CHS policies on diversity and equality both in the delivery of services and treatment of others.
- Ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity in accordance to the provision of the HIPPA regulations and all related rules and regulations.
- Comply with the CHS protocols on the appropriate use of telephone, email and internet facilities.
- Comply with the principles of risk management in relation to individual and corporate responsibilities.
- Comply with CHS policies on diversity and equality both in the delivery of services and treatment of others.
This Job description is not exhaustive and as such the post holder is expected to be flexible. Any changed will only be made following a discussion with the post holder.
Education: Minimum of a master’s degree in social work, psychology and mental health counseling or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Special Requirement: In addition to a master’s degree, candidates must have a valid license as a Licensed Graduate social worker or professional counselor [LGPC or LGSW] or a Licensed Clinical social worker or professional counselor [LCSW-C or LCPC].
Experience: At least one year of professional experience working in mental health counseling, psychotherapy, and related social services in a public or certified private welfare or health agency.
- A self-starter who is able to work with minimum supervision.
- High motivated and flexible.
- Client centered and organized approach to client care.
- A good team player a confident person.
- Demonstrate a high level of integrity, patience, compassion, care and professionalism in dealing with pressured, unpredictable and sensitive situations in relation to client care.