Integrated Health Care Therapist
Starfish Family Services - Lincoln Park, MI

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This is a part-time (32 hours per week) professional position providing a wide range of services including assessment, referral, education, and outpatient clinical services to children, adolescents, adults and their families. Services will be provided in the primary care setting. There is potential for the position to grow to full time.

Education and Experience Required:
  • Master¬ís degree Social Work Required.
  • Licensure as a social worker in the State of Michigan Preferred; Full License Required .
  • Previous/Current credentialing with Medicaid Qualified Health Plans preferred
  • At least 2 years direct clinical experience in providing therapy services to children, adolescents adults and their families.
  • Medical social work, community based treatment and group facilitation experience preferred. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required :
  • Comprehensive assessment skills.
  • Basic knowledge of screening tools used in Primary Care to detect social/emotional and developmental issues.
  • Basic knowledge of adult mental illness required.
  • Experience with multiple major human service delivery systems (FIA, public health, education, etc) and Health Administration preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate commitment, caring and respect for children and adults from diverse backgrounds that have multiple needs or problems.
  • Ability to take direction and work independently.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively as a member of a team with patients, colleagues, supervisors, agency staff and collateral contacts.
  • Ability to develop treatment plans and coordinate needed services to fulfill plans.
  • Experience in providing short-term behavior based intervention preferred.
  • Ability to role model appropriate child-handling techniques to parents and staff.
  • Good understanding of child and adolescent development, parent/child dynamics, trauma, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, common childhood behavior problems and appropriate interventions.
  • Basic knowledge of common health issues including diabetes, asthma, and obesity.
  • Ability to effectively, appropriately, and accurately communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability and willingness to abide by all Starfish Family Services confidentiality policies.
  • Ability and desire for personal and professional growth, and skill development.
  • Ability to meet productivity expectations as assigned by program supervisor/manager.
  • Competence in the delivery of crisis intervention services and in brief and time-limited therapy.
  • Ability to demonstrate compassion and sensitivity and to respect the privacy and special needs of our clients.
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Ability to organize self, prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of community resources and linkages.
  • Knowledge of theory and practice of individual, group and family systems treatment.
  • Knowledge of developmental delays and disabilities.
  • Ability to make critical decisions independent of immediate supervision utilizing initiative, judgment and problem solving skills.
  • Must have a commitment to the welfare of the children and families the program serves and to the delivery of quality services.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed (i.e. some evenings or week-end work may be required).
  • Must have the ability to work with all members of the community regardless of race, age, sex and cultural or ethnic background.
  • Must maintain professional and ethical standards.
  • Ability to represent the agency in a professional manner Other Skills and Abilities Required:

    The employee fulfilling this job is accountable to the assigned supervisor for completion of assignments and to the high standards of accuracy, attention to detail, and timely completion of work. Expectations include: a pleasant, empathetic, sensitive and professional demeanor, a positive attitude and a willing spirit. The employee must be willing to engage in professional development efforts as available to the position and required by management.

    Principle Duties and Responsibilities :
  • Provide assessments, diagnosis and referral services to children, youth, and families in their primary care setting.
  • Provide support and crisis intervention with patients in the primary care setting.
  • Work collaboratively with the Primary Care professionals to coordinate all health care related needs of patients being served.
  • Assist in coordination and referrals of support services to patients.
  • Provide individual, child-centered therapy, parent/child therapy and family therapy services to patients through their Medicaid Qualified Health Plan insurance in the office setting.
  • Facilitate education and/or intervention groups as necessary.
  • Facilitate parent support groups as necessary.
  • Provide parent education and guidance.
  • Must maintain client files in order and up to date utilizing the EMR.
  • Work cooperatively as a member of a team with program staff and community resources.
  • Submit timely and accurate billing data and required paperwork on EMR or as directed.
  • Adhere to payer requirements for services rendered including authorizations and reimbursement requirements.
  • Responsible for working with team members, supervisor, child, families and community contacts in a manner that is conducive to the philosophy and mission of the program and agency.
  • Refer to and work collaboratively with the site psychiatrist.
  • Participate in individual and group supervision
  • Participate in on-going personal and professional development including in-service training, peer review, external workshops and seminars
  • Cooperate in any investigation related to personnel, licensing, accreditation or other circumstances.
  • Accept and emulate the mission of SFS.
  • Assist in finding and directing clients in case of an emergency such as a fire or tornado.
  • Adhere to all Lifespan policies and procedures as it relates to documentation, productivity, training requirements and confidentiality.
  • Attend all agency and departmental meetings and training as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor or other management.
  • Timeliness and proper notification of absence or tardiness. NOTE: The job duties listed are typical examples of the work performed by the position in this job classification. Not all duties are included. It is expected an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: The successful candidate for this position will be required to provide 3 letters of recommendation, satisfactorily complete a drug screen, TB test, national and state background check and DHS clearance (additional items may be required dependent upon position).

    Minimum rate: $564.16 - $602.88 / week

    Job Family: Therapist

    Deadline: This posting will close in five days or when the position is filled.

    Procedure: Submit application and/or cover letter and resume to:

    Starfish Family Services is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of SFS not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex, National origin, age, height, weight, marital status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state, or other applicable law.

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