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Behavioral Health Therapist

Company: Family Health Center
Location: Kalamazoo
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Behavioral Health Therapist BASIC JOB PURPOSE: Assists individuals and groups with personal, social, emotional and environmental difficulties which predispose illness or interfere with obtaining maximum benefits from medical care. Provides mental health/substance abuse evaluation and treatment services to patients. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs clinical assessments and evaluations with patients/families referred for services. Conducts individual, family, and group therapy. Communicates with health care team members and agencies to obtain pertinent information to be utilized in evaluating patient needs. Prepares case histories for use in diagnosis and treatment. Develops intervention and treatment plans which include an evaluation of family support, patient strengths, and level of risks. Works in close collaboration with physicians and other health care personnel in patient evaluation and treatment to further their understanding of significant social and emotional factors underlying patient's health problem. Helps patient(s) through individual or group sessions to understand, accept, and follow medical recommendations. Follows through on treatment plan in patient's records. Maintains required case documentation and records delivered services in an accurate and timely manner as required by regulating entities, accreditation organizations, and management. Attends required in-service, departmental and organizational meetings. Participates in clinical review of cases. Participates in community collaboratives as necessary. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES: Requires Master's degree of Social Work and minimum of five plus year's related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have experience with mental health and substance abuse. Must have experience in individual and group therapy sessions. LMSW REQUIRED We will consider LPC and LLMSW TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in a clinical setting. Contact with patients and staff. Exposed to communicable disease, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, and other conditions common to a clinic environment. Requires working under stress, in emergency situations or during irregular hours. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet but occasionally may become disruptive while working with a client. TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and must be able to communicate by talking or listening. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to stoop and kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus. ACCOMMODATION: Family Health Center has the right to modify the duties and functions of the job description based on the needs of the organization. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 3 - 5 years

Keywords: Family Health Center, Kalamazoo , Behavioral Health Therapist, Healthcare , Kalamazoo, Michigan

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