On your feet, fast paced, and highly challenging work place
Full-Time QMHP Rehabilitation Specialist (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – March 19, 2018
Working for ATCIC helped me gain extensive experience in all areas of critical crisis mental health therapy. Since our offices were inside a residential clinic, there was no appointment setting; therefore, my typical day began and ended with chaos and mental health emergencies. It was not a choice but a need to keep everything organized and manage time in order to meet every clients needs, most especially all documentations.
My typical day began with checking my caseload (of anywhere between 6-10 clients per day) to prioritize who needs to be seen and in what order. Each therapy session with case management and documentation was around 60 minutes or so. I managed passes for clients to fulfill their need for appointments, important or personal errands, walking, etc....
In between all the therapy sessions, I managed multiple emergencies dealing with clients behavior issues.
We attended staff meetings daily for one hour at noon to discuss client cases as a team including counselors, psych nurses,
psychiatrist, office manager, manager, and team lead.
I also provided a one hour group therapy session daily in various different topics such as stress management, relapse prevention, recreational therapy, and arts/crafts.
The most challenging part of the job was keeping up with documenting every interaction. And most enjoyable was group and one on one therapy.
Flexible working and overtime hours available with ease. No micromanagement.
There was no time to relax or take a quality break in this environment