Outpatient Therapist Co-Occurring Disorders

Trinity Health Corporation Pittsburgh , PA 15201

Posted 2 months ago

Employment Type:

Full time

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OUTPATIENT THERAPIST

ABOUT PITTSBURGH MERCY

We're a health and human services organization serving the community using person-centered care to treat our area's most vulnerable populations. We work with those we serve and their families to provide care that strives for a welcoming and safe environment for them, and view them as equal partners when planning, developing, and monitoring care.

Our mission is to be a compassionate, transforming presence within our communities. We reach out to offer help - and hope - to people who are experiencing:

  • Mental illness and substance abuse

  • Physical health needs

  • Intellectual disabilities

  • Traumatic events or circumstances, including homelessness + abuse

ABOUT THE ROLE

Our Outpatient Therapists for this position provides care to those served as part of our co-occurring disorders treatment team to individuals with co-morbid substance use and mental health diagnoses. We provide level of care assessment, individual and group psychotherapy to adults and work to incorporate the strengths of their supports in their environments to maintain their recovery efforts in the community. We're looking for confident clinicians accustomed to evaluating, planning, and providing compassionate services, including outpatient, intensive outpatient, dual recovery, and partial hospitalization programs; plus all related documentation and case management work.

ABOUT YOU

Are you a time management pro and a team player? While all of our therapists are expected to manage their caseloads and function independently, they'll also collaborate with others in a team-based approach to care. If this sounds like you, please apply today!

RESPONSIBILITIES/REQUIREMENTS

1.Using a learned professional's knowledge and education, assesses the changing needs of clients served pursuant to guidelines for outpatient, and/or partial hospitalization programs, community programs, and incorporates these into treatment plan and treatment plan review.

2.Conducts assessments of new clients, using the identified format for documentation and clinical decisions regarding treatment, interventions and referrals, as instructed or deemed appropriate. Implements, improves, and adapts concepts, models, and constructs of treatment for application in service delivery to clients.

4.Creates a treatment plan that includes an effective continuum of therapeutic, supportive and other services for the clients' variety and complexity of needs serviced by the program.

5.Discusses the need for additional services with the clinical treatment team to determine appropriateness of recommendations. Refers clients to other levels of care, such as community based self-help programs for recovery or other community, social or human services as needed.

6.Documents all comprehensive assessments, treatment sessions, contacts, case management, and other case management work done on behalf of clients, including social history, psychiatric health history and mental status exams, according to best practices and guidelines.

7.Maintains confidential, accurate and complete client records, including medical records, in compliance with legal and institutional standards and submit documentation that is professional in content and appearance by established deadlines.

8.Continually grows clinical skills by learning and implementing new treatment approaches on a regular basis and maintains independent responsibility for working efficiently, for learning, and continuing education, and implementation of quality community standards of care.

9.Utilizes and implements a strengths based approach, and an evidenced based practice model, for illness management and recovery, family psycho-education and dual disorder treatment in assessing the client's knowledge of their own mental health condition.



  1. Collaborates with the client's family and service coordinator, to assist clients in developing, obtaining, performing and maintaining culturally appropriate basic living needs.

  2. Maintains daily records of clinical productivity in the program, as instructed, and independently demonstrates competency in the management of administrative responsibilities associated with client care with minimal supervision. (This may include caseload management, group census and other administrative tasks.)

  3. Participates as a treatment team member colleague in regular treatment team meetings to discuss clinical cases, review and update client treatment plans, monitor therapeutic progress and initiate recommendations for referral and continuing care.

  4. Collaborates professionally, and in a culturally appropriate way, with other behavioral health treatment providers, colleagues and the client served in coordinating treatment services and monitoring delivery within Pittsburgh Mercy or with other community service providers.

  5. Participates in the regulatory and licensure preparation activities on an ongoing basis with program and organization leadership. Reviews cases and/or groups periodically, as well as serious clinical client condition changes with supervisor and other clinical personnel as indicated.


Education, Qualifications, Licensure and Experience Required:

Master's Degree in Human/Social Services with one (1) year, two (2) preferred, of clinical experience, preferably diagnosing and treating behavioral and psychiatric conditions including treating those with co-occurring conditions. Criminal/FBI/Child Abuse Clearances up to date every 60 months and Child Protective Services Law training certificate every two years..

Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday and some non-traditional business hours to meet programming needs

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs about 133,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 22 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

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Outpatient Therapist Co-Occurring Disorders

Trinity Health Corporation