DESERT HOPE - MUSIC THERAPIST
The Therapist is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating activity services for the assigned program; which involves defining and implementing treatment goals as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team and providing continuous patient care, observation, interaction and role modeling to patients under the direction of the Clinical Managers and Clinical Director.
Report To: Clinical Director
Demonstrate responsibility for observation and application of sound judgment in patient's physical and mental condition and needs.
Observe and document changes in patient's appearance, behavior, and ability to work towards treatment plan goals.
Clinical notes and group recreational therapy notes will be completed within 24 hours.
Ensure timely documentation of interventions and ensure interventions are based on the patient's plan of care.
Provide assessment in psychosocial/leisure and recreational skills development/deficiency.
Apply appropriate crisis intervention techniques, as required.
Provides therapeutic recreational activities such as art, music, etc.
Maintain license and required CEU's
Document services rendered in accordance with established criteria.
Works with Clinical and Case Management staff by identifying additional mental health and substance treatment needs and refer to appropriate members of staff and or community.
Effectively assesses, plans, implements and evaluates activity therapy for assigned patient case load within the facility.
Monitor therapeutic space, supplies and equipment and ensures they are kept in a clean, orderly and safe condition.
Utilize advanced knowledge of counseling and therapeutic concepts and methods for determining therapeutic services for psychiatric and chemically dependent patients.
Demonstrate knowledge of group dynamics as well as therapy and practice of group processing.
Appropriately considers the sensitivity and confidentiality of medical/psychiatric information along with the need-to-know before sharing information with others.
Will attend supervision meetings and staff meetings as scheduled
Will utilize an electronic health record system for all clinical notes of intakes, individual, family and group therapy.
Work with the treatment team to ensure continuity and quality of care.
Participates in performance improvement activities, exhibits initiative by suggesting process changes with compliance supported by direct observation and input into supervision process.
All other job duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree or above in mental health, chemical dependency, psychology or social work, counseling, nursing or related field.
Nevada licensure in related field required.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
Must be able to work overtime, weekends, holidays, and flexible hours.
If in personal recovery, a minimum of 2 years clean and sober.
AAC is committed to principles of equal opportunities for all employees. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations that are necessary to comply with State and Federal disability discrimination laws.
American Addiction Centers