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Clinical Therapist

Position Summary:

The Clinical Therapist is responsible for supporting Our Hope Association by performing a variety of duties and projects related to the clinical care of Our Hope clients. This position works as a team to provide the best possible quality clinical care staying within the scope of the profession.

Essential Responsibilities:

1. Facilitates individual and group counseling, didactic and process groups.

2. Assists with resident admission and discharge in electronic systems; completes admission, authorization, and discharge paperwork requirements assigned with each funding source.

3. Provides support for carrying out overall program and adherence to house rules, local, state and accreditation regulations and standards.

4. Assists with screenings, referrals, assessments, treatment plans, and daily progress of clients, including case notes, transition plans and discharge summaries.

5. Maintains all files and records in accordance with quality improvement standards; provide accurate and timely documentation (72 hours within treatment service provided).

6. Works with the treatment team in case conference, treatment plan reviews, program planning and interventions.

7. Provides one-on-one formal weekly counseling with individual clients on caseload.

8. Monitors the needs of clients, including inter-agency referrals and follow-up.

9. Prepares weekly program schedule with team members for the development of clients’ social, spiritual, recover, educational and recreational activities.

10. Reviews and approves clients’ pass requests with team members.

11. Discharges clients and prepares appropriate discharge plans.

12. Conducts educational and informal discussion groups.

13. Participates in staff development and training, including staff meetings, in-service trainings, advanced skill workshops, and continuing education.

14. Assure maintenance of client rights, health, welfare and safety by providing support to all team members.

15. Provide on-call coverage.

16. Practice and uphold the Our Hope Standards of Excellence.

Non-Essential Responsibilities:

1. Provide back-up assistance to other areas of the organization.

2. Additional duties that may be assigned by the Executive Director or Clinical Manager.

Supervision Received:

General Direction: Plans and arranges own work. Uses a wide range of procedures to accomplish assigned objectives.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No supervision: No supervisory responsibilities.

Education & Experience:

1. Master's Degree specializing in Social Work or Counseling.

2. Experience in chemical dependency and mental health.

3. Limited Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor of Licensed Social Worker with appropriate State of Michigan documentation

4. CAADC certification or active development plan

5. Current certification in First Aid & CPR


Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

1. Good communication skills, decision-making ability, and self-motivation

2. Ability to work with a team milieu approach to treatment of women

3. Knowledge of community resources, 12 Step programs, and evidence-based practices and counseling theories

4. Organizational/time management skills

5. Valid driver’s license

6. Experience with CARF

Core Competencies:

1. Relationship Building: Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport and cooperative relationship with customers and co-workers.

2. Active Listening: Actively attends to, conveys, and understands the questions and comments of others.

3. Compliance: Desire to act in accordance with policy, legislation or direction.

4. Empathetic: Ability to identify with or be sensitive to the feelings and experiences of others.

5. People Development: Ability to improve the performance of others by providing continuous teaching and feedback.

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