Provide direct services and participate in the coordination of behavioral health services for commercial adult and youth members.
Independently Licensed Clinician - LCSW/LPC Preferred
Conduct individual, family and group treatment sessions, as appropriate to member treatment plans
Applies best practice standards and outcome measurements as related to clinical practices
Ensure the delivery of culturally competent behavioral health, social services and substance use are consistent with the Agency's mission, goals, licensure rules, accreditation standards, and best practices
Conduct and document individual initial and ongoing assessments and billing requirements accurately and in the required time frames
Develop individualized treatment plans in coordination with members' clinical teams and individual service needs
Provide emergency face to face counseling and/or crisis intervention as needed to avert or in response to member relapse
Participate in quality assurance and utilization review including admission, service continuation, transition planning, and discharge reviews
Ensure that participant records, treatment statistics, and other documentation are maintained according to established standards to include the approval of Treatment Plans and Assessments
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with community agencies, case managers and clinical teams
Participate in Adult Recovery Team (ART) meetings and individual service planning sessions with case managers, treatment staff, family members and others to identify and meet member treatment needs
Assist participants/families in identifying and pursuing realistic treatment goals
Identify the types and amounts of support members require to remain independent
Maintain information on community resources for member assistance and support
Provide education, assistance and support to family members and others involved with the member to enhance awareness of mental and emotional illness and to increase their ability to contribute to the rehabilitation process
Maintain member records, treatment statistics and other documentation according to agency standards
Participate in oversight of the health, safety and welfare of members in the treatment programs
Provide back up to other outpatient staff as needed and/or as assigned
Must be able to work flexible hours
Assist in actively assessing work area for non-compliance issues and notify supervisor in a timely manner to ensure follow up
Must be able to work in a culturally divers environment
Maintain Arizona State Certification and provide current copy of certification to PSA HR Coordinator
Other duties, as assigned
Bilingual preferred but not required.
Current Arizona State License LCSW/LPC/Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or a related human service field.
Two years' supervised counseling experience with the adult population in a mental health center setting. Supervision must be documented and provided in advance of hire.
One year experience in delivering group substance abuse services.
Preference for counselors with experience utilizing CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, EMDR, DBT and/or the SAMHSA Co-Occurring model.
Valid AZ drivers license.
Five-year MVD Report that meets the agencys auto insurance carriers coverage requirements and have dependable transportation, as you will be utilizing your own vehicle with mileage reimbursement
Must have a current CPR/First Aid card within 30 days of hire
Must have a DPS Level 1 fingerprint card within 90 days of hire
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Methods used to prevent or de-escalate inappropriate behaviors of participants or others.
How to provide behavior management in crisis situations.
Where to access resources for assistance.
How to document participant activities and progress according to accepted professional and agency standards.
The special needs and characteristics of the client population
Counseling principles and methods
Prevention of violent behavior or behavior harmful to the members or others
Provision of behavior management in crisis situations
Recognitions of indications, common side effect, reactions and interactions of medications commonly used by the member population
Documentation of member activities and progress according to accepted professional and agency standards
Behavioral health assessment and rehabilitation.
Principles and methods of psychosocial rehabilitation.
Working with the LGBT community
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to be flexible, as specific tasks/situations change
Under direction, possess ability to work independently but also be able to work in a Team environment
Proficiency in group process and group facilitation
Ability to develop and implement treatment plans within the framework of a clinical team
Proficiency in promoting participant responsibility, mastery and to recognize symptom exacerbation
Ability to be creative, energetic, flexible and to serve as a healthy role model for staff and participants
Strong computer literacy using Microsoft products and other related software.
Ability to learn new software in a timely manner.
Must be able to lift and carry boxes/packages up to 50 pounds as needed. Must be able to push and pull file cabinet/desk drawers open and closed daily
Sit in a chair at a desk for extended numbers of hours each workday: moves from office to office. Must be able to retrieve items/supplies on overhead shelves and bend/stoop to reach files located in bottom file cabinets. Drives to and from various locations of service delivery.
Manual dexterity sufficient to use calculator, telephone, keyboard and various office machines on a daily basis and be able to write. Must be able to communicate both in person and on the telephone, enter information on the computer and read various instructions. Be able to read numbers, reports, and computer terminals.
Operating an agency motor vehicle, other vehicle, equipment, machinery or power tools.
Must be able to analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of action. Personal maturity is an important attribute. Must be able to resolve problems, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure. Ability to give, receive, and analyze information, prepare written materials, and articulate goals and action plans. Ability to do simple math calculations, input data into the computer, and analyze data as requested.
Equipment to Be Used
Must be able to operate computer and other office machines, including fax, calculator, telephone, copy machine.
Usually works in a typical office setting.