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Licensed Mental Health Therapist

Company: PermiaCare
Location: Odessa
Posted on: June 4, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Number: 142Location: OdessaSupervises: NFLSA: Exempt (if fully licensed)Division: MHSalary: $64,983 per year. Sign on bonus may be available.Shift: M-F 8am - 5pm; Assigned work hours may change as the needs of the agency and clients changeDriving required: YTravel required: YSettings: office, field, remotePOSITION SUMMARY/JOB PURPOSE:The Licensed Mental Health Therapist provides counseling to eligible children, adolescents and adults with severe mental illness as identified by the State assessment tool using the state's approved curriculum for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). This position provides direct psychotherapy treatment, performs client psychosocial assessments, develops treatment plans, guides the treatment process, develops exit plans, provides psychological and emotional support to patients, adheres to client confidentiality standards, and provides training in trauma informed therapy. The Therapist identifies the nature of the presenting problem and the service and support the needs of the individual, including locating and coordinating services and supports to prevent or manage a mental health crisis. Services are provided face-to-face and via telehealth methods.This position works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:Education Required: A Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a social, behavioral, or human service field including, but not limited to, psychology, social work, medicine, nursing, rehabilitation, counseling, sociology, human development, gerontology, or educational psychology and certification as an LPC, LMFT or LCSW. An LPC-Associate may be hired for the position of clinician; however, the candidate must obtain their full licensure within 180 days of employment.Experience Required: At least 1 year experience with persons experiencing mental illness.Registration, Certification, Licensure or other Qualifications Required:

  • Must maintain a valid Texas Driver's license, auto liability insurance and a driving record acceptable to PermiaCare's insurance requirements.
  • Required to pass criminal history and background checks as well as pre-employment drug screen.
  • Valid and current Texas Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW) license. An LPC-Associate may be hired for the position of clinician; however, the candidate must obtain their full licensure within 180 days of employment.
  • Must obtain state required CBT certification within 6 months of hire.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Provide CBT counseling to children, adolescents and adults utilizing the state's rules and processes.
    • Complete recovery plans in accordance with state rules.
    • Attend adult and children peer review meetings as needed.
    • Provide direct psychotherapy treatment.
    • Perform client psychological assessments.
    • Develop treatment plans and guide the treatment process.
    • Develop exit plans.
    • Provide psychological and emotional support to patients.
    • Provide transportation when needed.
    • Maintain recovery plans for patients in program within timeframes given.
    • Document services within contract requirements in progress notes and recovery plans.
    • Meet production standards as dictated.
    • Meet unit performance measures or targets.
    • Maintain assigned caseload of individuals with mental illness.
    • Coordinate services to designated caseload.
    • Enter accurate and appropriate documentation of services within timeframe required.
    • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive records and treatment information, client files and protected health information in compliance with HIPAA, laws, rules and regulations, and established procedures.
    • Maintain regular and reliable physical on-site attendance. Regular attendance, dependability, and promptness are required for the scheduled work day 100% of the time, to ensure consistency and completeness of program's processes.
    • Comply with the Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation policy and reporting requirements.
    • Adhere to the Code of Conduct and Standards of Behavior policy requirements.
    • Establish and maintain effective work relationships with individuals served and their families, supervisors, co-workers and visitors by demonstrating cooperative, courteous and respectful behavior at all times.
    • Communicate regularly with supervisor.
    • Open and process mail/email in a timely manner.
    • Answer phone, collect phone messages and respond to requests timely and accurately.
    • Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
    • Perform all work functions and interactions using a trauma informed approach.
    • Display professionalism when representing PermiaCare and the program in the community.
    • Maintain compliance with legal requirements and company policies and procedures.
    • Maintain valid and current driver's license, auto insurance, acceptable driving record and reliable transportation at all times. Driving may be required for this position.
    • Complete all training as assigned prior to due date.
    • Other duties as assigned.MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (these duties are not designated as essential for the purposes of ADA; they are still required duties):
      • Fill in for other clinical staff as needed.
      • Attend national, state, and local conferences and trainings to develop a working knowledge of recovery services.
      • Respond to crisis calls as needed.
      • Provide translation, if applicable.
      • Participate in team meeting or staffings.
      • Participate in community activities and/or attends community meetings as needed.
      • Participate in workgroups and committees as assigned.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES:
        • Advanced knowledge of mental illness and treatment.
        • Knowledge of community resources.
        • Knowledge of medications and possible side effects.
        • Ability to identify and implement evidence-based practices and curriculum.
        • Knowledge of HIPAA and ability to protect confidentiality.
        • Effective multi-tasking skills.
        • Good organizational skills.
        • Welcoming, positive behavior.
        • Ability to express self clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
        • Effective time management skills.
        • Exceptional customer service skills, including positive attitude.
        • Cultural sensitivity.
        • Dependable attendance and punctuality.
        • Knowledge of trauma informed theories, principles and practices.
        • Flexibility and adaptability to different work environments.
        • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Electronic Health Records (EHR).
        • Reading and comprehending.
        • Reasoning and analyzing.
        • Ability to coordinate with various inter-agency personnel.
        • Ability to fulfill PMAB and CPR/First Aid requirements.
        • Ability to work independently.
        • Good interpersonal skills, including ability to build rapport with individuals including co-workers.
        • Ability to display comfort in interacting with individuals of diverse cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds and with social service, healthcare, educational and criminal justice organizations, as needed.
        • Ability to acquire and utilize new skills as the job requires.
        • Ability to work cooperatively and productively with supervisor, individuals, co-workers, and groups of persons at all levels of activity, contributing to a spirit of teamwork.
        • Ability to maintain highly confidential information.
        • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
        • Ability to plan and schedule work and implement directives without constant supervision.
        • Model professionalism by appropriate dress, language, ethics and work habits.
        • Ability to drive personal and/or company vehicle. This position may require travel to agency program sites, community and residential sites, and/or locations outside the PermiaCare catchment area. This position may require transport of agency individuals and/or individuals served.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Abilities Required:
          • Light Lifting, under 15 lbs
          • Light Carrying, under 15 lbs
          • Walking
          • Standing
          • Sitting
          • Operating office equipment
          • Operating motor vehicle
          • Ability to see
          • Hearing (with aid)
          • Ability to write
          • Ability to count
          • Ability to read
          • Ability to tell timeOther (specify): driving required. May require some travel after hours and overnight.WORKSITE CONDITIONS:
            • Travel
            • Inside
            • Long or irregular work hours
            • Working closely with others
            • Working aloneADA Statement: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.EEO Statement: PermiaCare is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of duties, activities or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, activities and responsibilities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice. This job description does not constitute an employment contract with PermiaCare. Employment is at-will. Would you like to work for an agency that makes a difference in the lives of people in your community every day? Join our team of dedicated and passionate staff and use your talents and skills to help others. Work one on one and as part of a team with kids or adults with mental illness, developmental disabilities, HIV or substance abuse diagnoses, assist from behind the scenes in any one of our administrative departments, or provide necessary support for the direct care staff. Be an asset to your community while getting paid for it!PermiaCare is a public agency that provides a comprehensive array of services to persons experiencing mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders. We deliver high quality services to eight counties in Texas, serving the community as effectively and efficiently as we can. PermiaCare provides four main services: Mental Health (MH) Services, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Services, Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Services, and Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) Services.PermiaCare knows that quality healthcare is important to maintaining a healthy life and providing proper care for your family. Health insurance through BCBS is provided free of charge to each full-time employee at PermiaCare, with the ability to purchase coverage for your family. Dental, vision, Colonial and AFLAC offerings are also available through payroll deductions for any PermiaCare employee for themselves and their family. Retirement, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Paid Time Off, Long Term Disability and Workers Compensation benefits are also covered by the agency. PermiaCare provides training and development through New Employee Orientation and ongoing training requirements. Educational assistance is also provided for qualified employees.PM22

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