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OUTPATIENT THERAPIST

SUMMARY:

Provide therapeutic services to Adult and Children Outpatient clients.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Master’s Degree in Mental health Profession with a minimum of two (2) years experience in a related field.
  • Knowledge of DSM-IV, Baker Act Law, Medicaid requirements and standards, DCF requirements and standards.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision.
  • Maturity and sensitivity to the special needs of the mentally ill population.
  • Ability to work face-to-face with consumers in a fast paced and often stressful environment.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule when necessary.
  • Ability read and interpret documents.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups or employees.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Must understand normal versus abnormal development and have clinical knowledge on abnormal psychopathology with understanding DSM 5 diagnoses. Knowledge of the Baker Act laws.
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of Florida Laws, Rules and ethical standards for the field of behavioral health.
  • Ability and flexibility to adjust to the needs of the client and Agency.
  • Competency in conceptualizing clinical cases to formulate a diagnoses, treatment plans and referrals.
  • Understanding multiple cultural identities and able to integrate knowledge of individual and cultural difference in the conduct of professional roles.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assess patient’s needs and individual treatment concerns upon admission to the Outpatient Programs and continuously assess throughout the patient’s treatment.
  • Develop treatment plans addressing the specific needs of the patient with individualized and measurable goals for treatment.
  • Plan, prepare, and execute individual and group interventions to assist the patients in reaching their therapeutic goals.
  • Complete the necessary documentation regarding the patient’s status, responses to interventions, and progress toward treatment goals.
  • Staff cases with Medical Director, Program Director, and the treatment team to provide effective multidisciplinary treatment.
  • Provide individual, group, couples, and family therapy as needed to address the specific goals of the patients.
  • Provide individual, group and family interventions for mental health and substance use issues as appropriate.
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of Park Place Behavioral Health Care.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Clinical Directors.
  • Attend all mandatory training per agency policy.
  • Maintain confidentiality of clients.

DEPARTMENT: Therapy

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Contract

To apply for this job email your details to careers@ppbh.org


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