GENERAL SUMMARY The therapist is responsible for providing psychotherapy and other treatment services that affirm clients' strengths, broaden their problem-solving abilities, and increase their self-knowledge.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES :Conduct psychotherapeutic and other clinical treatment sessions for individuals, families, and groups.
Complete all required case records and statistical reporting documentation within specified time frames.
Conduct home visits when clinically appropriate.
Monitor client's medication compliance and medication maintenance visits.
Provide direct service for 70% of work hours.
Facilitate consultation and outreach to assure the provision of holistic treatment.
Attend monthly all staff meetings, clinical case staffings, and designed in-service sessions.
Ongoing development of clinical and substance abuse treatment interventions.
Ongoing monitoring of treatment plan service delivery as it relates to the internal service providers.
Evaluation for drug abuse/dependence: knowledge of various street drugs used, their effects (signs and symptoms) and drug related behaviors.
Ability to run psycho-social/education groups: Knowledge of various ways to improve patient's social behaviors and educate patients in group settings.
Ability to do family education:
Knowledge of how psychiatric diagnoses affect behaviors of patient and their families as well as family related phenomena like expressed emotion, tolerance, denial which affect psychiatric illnesses.
Ability to advocate for and with patients and families in utilizing resources and services: Knowledge of medical and mental health systems and various financial and community available and how patients and families can use them.
Ability to do medication monitoring and training: basic knowledge of various psychiatric medications and their indications, contradictions and side effects via formal in-service training.
Ability to engage a patient therapeutically to help them learn healthy aspects of interpersonal social skills, hygiene and grooming and team work in social settings.
Evaluation of patient in emergency room:
Knowledge of presentations in the ER, the process of triage, medical clearance, available resources and options.
Ability to do individual supportive psychotherapy: Knowledge of basic principles of "talking therapies" and understanding special features of supportive psychotherapies that make it different from other therapies.
Ability to do crisis therapy: Knowledge of theoretical paradigm that forms the basis of crisis therapy and its distinction from crisis interventions.
LICENSES AND EDUCATION:
Masters in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related Behavioral Health/ Human Services Field Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) preferred.
Licensed Social Worker (LSW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or eligible to obtain within first 6 months of employment.
MINIMUM WORK EXPERIENCE:Must be culturally competent Able to speak fluent Spanish and English highly preferred
Sinai Health System