Therapist - Grand Rapids (Part Time)
Salvation Army USA
 Grand Rapids, MI

Overview

The therapist is responsible for direct consumer care. This also includes, but is not limited to: group and individual therapy, educative didactics, record keeping, quality improvement activities, interagency relations, and being member of the clinical team.

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Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a welcoming agent to persons' served in detoxification, residential, and/or intensive outpatient services.
  • Present co-occurring didactics to consumers and possibly their family members.
  • Maintain compliance with all record keeping requirements as outlined in Operating Policy.
  • Maintain documentation of external contact
  • Participate in quality improvement activities
  • Maintain interagency Relations
  • Be a member of a Clinical Team
  • Special Projects

Specific Functions

Act as a welcoming agent to persons' served in detoxification, residential, and/or intensive outpatient services.

Complete the diagnostic section of the Biopsychosocial Assessment for incoming consumers. Complete the clinical section of Biopsychosocial Assessment, to include screening for substance use disorder diagnoses supported with diagnostic criteria, mental health diagnoses supported with diagnostic criteria, cultural, social, and family system contributors, trauma history, and other related issues.

Develop individualized treatment plans that include mutually agreed upon, measurable goals appropriate to the individual's stage of change and level of care.

Provide co-occurring treatment in the form of individual, group, and marital/family, when appropriate.

Provide case management services when needed. This includes the coordination of appropriate community referrals and coordinating care with agencies the individual was involved in prior to admission.

Present co-occurring didactics to consumers and possibly their family members.

Maintain compliance with all record keeping requirements as outlined in Operating Policy.

Key documents include diagnostic summary, treatment plans, progress notes, aftercare plans, and discharge summary

Maintain documentation of external contact

Pre-certification, EAP, EAC

Clinical reviews to determine appropriateness of admissions.

Participate in quality improvement activities

Maintenance of clinical privileges and good standing on Executive Committee.

Participation in monitoring and evaluation of record review

Attendance at professional growth trainings

Attendance at multidisciplinary staff meetings

Attendance at all requires in-service and all staff meetings

Provide co-occurring and complex condition education to co-workers as needed

Maintain interagency Relations

Maintenance of positive working relationships with all collateral agencies

Maintenance of positive working relationships with all referral sources

Maintenance of positive working relationships with all area business/industry employee assistance representatives.

Be a member of a Clinical Team

Attend and participate in clinical team meetings as coordinated with direct supervisor

Present case reviews for input as needed

Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with all staff members

Maintain regular contact with direct supervisor

Special Projects

Assist the agency with other related duties and activities as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:

Clinically related Master's Degree from an accredited graduate school and a valid state license to practice within profession.

Experience:

Previous experience in the substance abuse and mental health fields preferred.

Must be a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC) or be in the process of obtaining with an official plan.

A candidate must possess the CAADC development plan within 30 days of hire and must acquire the certification through MCBAP prior to the plan's expiration date.

Skills:

Must compose self and their practice under the Code of Ethics of their profession.

Must be computer literate and able to perform functions in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint without supervision.

Ability to work independently and effectively alone and with a variety of staff and line personnel.

Ability to complete all required trainings. Ability to independently read small print and handwriting.

Ability to cognitively reason and problem solve to ensure consumer health and safely. Must possess well developed communication skills.

Must be able to relate and communicate with a variety of professional personnel and consumers.

It is preferred that a recovering individual demonstrate a minimum of five years sobriety with current evidence of social and emotional stability.

General:

Compliance with criminal background investigation protocol.

Protected Health Information Classification

Definition:

Complete access to all persons served Protected Health Information at affiliate of employment on a need to know basis;

access to limited employee records on a need to know basis, as directly related to job responsibility.