The Clinical Psychotherapist provides effective and efficient short-term and long-term psychotherapy services, screening, and crisis intervention for children, adolescents, and/or adults. The Clinical Psychotherapist is accountable directly to the Director of Behavioral Health. This position may be responsible for the supervision of Master level Interns as appropriate. This is a full-time position.
Highlighted Duties and Responsibilities:
- Works with other treatment personnel in a coordinated, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach. Provides services as necessary to enable each client to meet their goals and to reach his or her maximum level of recovery.
- Provides effective and efficient short-term and long-term psychotherapy services, screening, and crisis intervention for children, adolescents, and/or adults based on privileging Clinician also provides family (non-couples) counseling.
- Completes intake and psychosocial assessments for all referred patients following COH protocols.
- Screens for depression utilizing the PHQ-2 screening tool annually (per UDS requirements).
- Completes a treatment plan for all short-term therapy clients by the 2nd scheduled session and for long-term therapy clients by the 4th scheduled session
- Monitors client progress through the course of treatment, reevaluating and adapting the treatment plan at required intervals. Treatment Plan should be updated at least every 6 months or more frequently as appropriate.
- Ensures patient safety by following COH policies for contacting Child and Family Services Administration, Adult Protective Services, Mobile Crisis, and/or 911 when appropriate. Creates patient safety contracts as appropriate.
- Coordinates with Behavioral Health Specialists (BHS) to engage clients in behavioral health services per protocols.
- Helps identify and address related problems affecting health of client, such as housing, vocational rehabilitation, and social integration, and coordinates service delivery with other health center staff and community providers.
- Documents all patient encounters, including face to face, telephone, and electronic communications, in the medical record in a timely fashion.
- L.I.C.S.W., LPC, or comparable license required.
- Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Experience in community health center setting preferred.
- Ability to travel between sites required.
- This position may require evening or weekend hours depending on client needs.
- Fluency in Spanish or Amharic preferred.