Community Reach Center, a top-tier mental health provider in the northern Denver area, and the designated mental health provider for anyone eligible for Medicaid in Adams County, Colorado.
We are seeking a Part Time Therapist for the Emergency Services Team. The shifts are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9pm-8am. Under limited supervision from the Program Manager of Emergency Services , provides a range of psychological assessment s , evaluations, diagnostic, therapeutic, and/or case management services for individuals, couples, groups, and/or families, as appropriate to the specific expectations of the position. May provide practical training and guidance to students and/or paraprofessional staff, as required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Provides short-term therapeutic crisis intervention and emergency services to consumers and families as appropriate to the position.
· Collects data about patients through interview, case history, psychological tests, and/or observational techniques; evaluates data to identify causes of problems and to determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists.
· Utilizes mental health counseling principles and understands DSM-IV TR diagnoses and methodology, medical model approaches to effective crisis intervention.
· Provides and/or arranges for therapeutic interventions as appropriate for patients or clients in a crisis condition and for those with serious disturbance problems.
· Follows up to determine reliability and validity of treatment used; makes recommendations regarding modification to services and service delivery.
· Consults with other legal and treatment agencies and individuals in relation to patient/client records, rights, and responsibilities.
· Provide s accurate information regarding intake schedu les, Community Reach Center , and accepted insurances.
· Possesses knowledge of community referrals process and requirements for a variety of local area resources ( i.e., food banks, shelters, daycare, substance abu se, clothing, legal aid, etc) .
· Verifies Medicaid and Medicare eligibility as needed.
· Consults with other therapists and related professional and paraprofessional staff, as appropriate, i n the performance of therapy and/or casework; refers clients to appropriate service agencies as required.
· Participates in the review of clinical issues and program policies and procedures.
· Participates in, leads, and/or coordinates training sessions and workshops to enhance treatment skills.
· Assess es the potential need for referrals to more intensive services.
· Facilitates brief solution focused support groups, as needed.
· Prepares and develops treatment plans, monitors treatment progress, initiates discharge planning and outlines follow-up care at disposition times.
· Provides care to consumers in a manner that promotes safety, comfort, and the therapeutic environment.
· Maintain s confidentiality of consumer records.
· Documents intervention and program activity according to Community Reach Center policies and procedure s .Attends and participate s in group sessions, in-service education and training opportunities, meetings, supervisory sessions and special events.
· Maintain s accurate and timely clinical records consistent with Center standards.
· Submit s reports, evaluations and assessments on a timely basis, as requested from the Program Manager.
· Perform s other functions as assigned
Work experience requirements:
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying. Typical qualification would be equivalent to:
· Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field.
· Minimum of 2 years directly related clinical experience.
Required Licenses and Certifications:
· Professional counseling licensure (LP, LPC, LMFT, LCSW).
· A valid driver’s license.
· Communication, organization, time management, and clinical skills. Knowledge and understanding of clinical social work and mental health counseling principles, methods, procedures, and standards. Familiarity with DSM IV and diagnostic techniques. Ability to accurately triage crisis situations within a diverse, fast-paced, and high-energy environment effectively. Ability to effectively manage and deal with multiple tasks and crisis situations. Ability to represent self and agency with diplomacy and decorum when dealing and interacting with both internal and external consumers and/or outside agencies. Ability to work autonomously and independently. Ability to exercise appropriate and sound levels of professional judgment and utilize appropriate levels of discretion, as needed.
· Experience providing crisis intervention and intensive therapeutic services; experience with 72-hour holds and the associated criteria.
Community Reach Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.