KENNETH YOUNG CENTER
POSITION DESCRIPTION & POSTING
PART-TIME ADULT THERAPIST
Job Scope: Adult therapists provide behavioral health services in an outpatient community based program serving adults. Engage clients in treatment planning and motivational enhancement that leads them towards attaining positive change in their lives. Provides individual, group and family treatment that targets improvement in functional impairments. Specific team assignments will be determined based on clinical expertise, experience, interest and credentials.
Essential Functions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
I. Primary Responsibilities
- Provide initial intake screening and mental health assessments that identify service needs and recommend options for care
- Share assessment findings with clients
- Involve client and/or couple in the development of treatment goals, objectives and interventions that address their assessed behavioral health needs
- Provide individual, marital, group, or family therapy
- Provide case management services to assist clients and their families with access to needed benefits and services
- Provide coordinated care by initiating or participating in client centered consultation with internal and external providers involved in care or services
- Reassess and review treatment progress with clients and their families at proscribed intervals
- Assist in establishing effective communication between the Center, other social agencies serving clients, and the Community
II. Performance Requirements
- Work cooperatively with Adult Services team members to assure clients timely access to quality services
- Meet agency quality and compliance standard by accurately completing clinical documentation and service reporting in a timely manner
- Meet or exceed service productivity target
- Implement evidenced based practices to ensure use of effective and efficient treatment that best address client needs
- Participation in staff training and development seminars
- Working cooperatively with other Center teams and programs to maintain smooth continuity of care when cases are shared across teams
- Become familiar with and utilization of outside resources as needed to provide comprehensive services to clients
- Participate in supervision with Adult Manager and in regular performance appraisals as directed
- Understand the different funding sources available to the population served and the requirements for billing each of the funding sources
III. General Competencies
- Promote positive image of KYC with all contacts (customers)
- Exhibit high quality work
- Be a productive member of the staff
- Demonstrate cooperation
- Take the initiative to act on own
- Use excellent judgment
- Communicate clearly
- Make use of supervision
- Contribute to development of a culture of care
IV. Core Competencies
- Complete comprehensive behavioral health evaluations and assessments
- Provide treatment/care planning and coordination
- Provide treatment/care services
- Provide referral and transition services including linkage and discharge planning.
V. Special Competencies
- Demonstrate knowledge of Adult developmental and phase of life issues and adult psychopathology
- Demonstrate knowledge of adult phase of life and relationship issues and assessment of the impact of these issues on mental and physical health
- Provide differential treatment approaches and interventions to address phase of life and relationship issues including individual, couples and group therapy
- Demonstrate knowledge of documentation standards and capacity to meet documentation expectations
VI. Work Environment
- This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
- While conducting external KYC business or traveling between sites, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles as well as changing weather and road conditions.
VII. Physical Demands
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, use eyes to see and scan the environment
- The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms; bend or stoop as necessary.
- Employee is occasionally required to carry, move, or transport health records or other objects weighing as much as 25lbs while conducting group and individual therapy sessions.
VIII. Education and Experience
- Master’s degree from an accredited college or University in Social Work
- Must have supervised experience in providing counseling and/or psychotherapy services
- Must demonstrate knowledge in the areas of diagnostic assessment, long and short term treatment, family systems theory and group treatment
- Must have basic computer and keyboarding skills
IX. Chain of Authority
- Reports to Supervisor of Adult Therapy OR Supervisor of Intake and Medical Case Management
- Part Time, Hourly
- The therapist must be prepared to work a flexible schedule in response to the needs of the target population served, including evening and Saturday hours.
- Time Keeping – Accurately record hours worked in the electronic timekeeping system (on a daily basis when possible) in accordance with the timekeeping policy and practice.
Kenneth Young Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer