Intercept is seeking a licensed mental health professional to provide outpatient therapy in our Waynesboro or Staunton area.
Summary:The Outpatient Clinician is responsible for clinical and administrative activities relating to outpatient referrals for individuals, families, couples and groups using Outpatient Services with Intercept.
Education: A LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LCP or other independently licensed professional by the Department of Health Professions. Or, a Resident in Counseling or Supervisee in Social Work, registered with the appropriate Board and receiving ongoing clinical supervision towards licensure with appropriate licensed provider.
Experience: Postgraduate clinical experience working with children, adolescents or families highly preferred. Experience providing children's clinical services and functioning as a therapist in a mental health agency highly preferred. Experience in a broad range of therapeutic modalities (individual, group and family therapies) is preferred, as well as in-depth knowledge about the use and implementation of evidence-based practice models identified for outpatient services programs.
Ensure clinical documentation compliance (completion of initial screenings, diagnosis at intake for billing requirements utilizing DSM-V criteria, session documentation, services plans/reviews if required by insurance, discharge planning and recommendations, any other forms/documentation required by insurance provider for reimbursement or ethical documentation of services).
Utilize effective listening skills to establish rapport with patients, groups, couples, and family members to provide emotional support/encouragement, and engage family members in the service process.
Initiate and provide ongoing communication with service professionals to ensure coordination of care.
Provide crisis intervention as necessary during available hours. Educate patients on/implement alternative crisis contacts and planning as needed if therapist not available, and continually assess clients for increased service needs.
Conduct and prepare written diagnostic assessments, assessing patients from multiple perspectives (family functioning/psychological/emotional/social/academic/medical/behavioral/substance abuse/strengths/treatment history, etc.).
Furnish additional assessments/evaluations within scope of expertise.
Utilize various assessment instruments as needed within scope of expertise.
Meet with/provide treatment to patients as necessary to ensure success.
Provide regular monitoring for patients to include assistance with learning and carrying out necessary treatment goals.
Develop and implement treatment plans as needed, and document case activities within/outside of therapy sessions for all services, clinical standards and billing purposes.
Maintain high quality standards for services rendered by adhering to appropriate licensing Board's Ethical Standards.
Maintain an awareness of their areas of expertise, and an ability to staff or refer a case elsewhere if it becomes too complex or falls outside one's appropriate scope of practice. (Refrain from engaging in specific therapeutic interventions that require separate certification and or licensure).
Intercept Youth Services