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Mental Health Therapist

Company: Discovery Behavioral Health
Location: Elverta
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description
The Therapist works in a dynamic multidisciplinary team providing treatment services according to the Discovery Clinical Model. Therapist responsibilities include ensuring patient safety, providing milieu interventions, leading psychoeducational and process-oriented therapy groups, facilitate clinical assessments, conduct individual and family therapy sessions, and other case management tasks, as assigned.Essential Job Functions
Ensures clinical documentation is completed timely throughout the course of treatment.
Establish therapeutic rapport with patients and families/loved ones.
Carries a case load of 5-6 patients.
Facilitates admission assessments and the admission process for new patients with professionalism, courtesy, and a welcoming attitude.
Understands role in providing expeditious access to care for individuals seeking services.
Participates in weekly treatment team and communicates weekly treatment goals with all team members.
Completes appropriate number of therapy sessions weekly for patients, including family/support system sessions aligned with the patients level of care.
Facilitates process orientated and psychoeducation groups one to two times, daily.
Required to sit at a meal and/or snack a minimum of once per week.
Facilitates multi-family groups, family program, and/or family weekend.
Provides utilization reviews to insurance companies, providing appropriate clinical information to obtain initial authorization and continuing stay authorization, as necessary.
Is appropriately accessible to family members or loved ones. Returning all calls and emails within 2 hours during business hours of operations and 24 hours all other times.
Assesses patients for suicidality and possibility of danger to self or others.
May provide additional clinical support for other members of the clinical team in their absence.
Communicates with the Utilization Review Department and Business Department regarding authorization and payment.
Begins discharge planning on day of admission for all patients.
Completes discharge session with patient to ensure coping skills, transition plan, and resources are understood and intact.
Ensures discharge appointments are confirmed with patient and loved ones prior to discharge.
Communicates with referral sources and outpatient providers for continuity of care upon admission, midpoint, and discharge.
Facilitates patient transfers to higher level of care, as needed.
Actively participates in clinical outreach and program tours, as needed.
Effectively manages crises in sessions and the milieu.
Provides support to milieu staff in their interactions with patients and their loved ones.
Works collaboratively with the entire treatment team and milieu staff to always ensure the highest level of clinical quality.
Completes other tasks, as requested or assigned.
Provides on-call support to facility at least 1x per month and returns all program phone calls within 20 minutes, while on call. Communicates appropriately with On Call Administrator or Regional Director regarding pertinent facility issues, while on call.
This is a full-time position that will work Monday through Friday, 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM.For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at
Masters or Doctorate degree in relevant field, required
Completion of state requirements and state license to conduct therapeutic interventions required
Obtain CPI certification within 90 days of hire
Obtain CPR, AED, and First Aid certification within 90 days of hire
Must possess a current drivers license and be in good standing

Additional Information
We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.For more information about our company benefits, please visit us Keywords: Addiction Counselor, Location: Elverta, CA - 95626 , PL: 538424448Required

Job Industries
  • Customer Service

Keywords: Discovery Behavioral Health, Sacramento , Mental Health Therapist, Other , Elverta, California

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