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.
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
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
Promote positive image of KYC with all contacts (customers)
Exhibit high quality work
Be a productive member of the staff
Take the initiative to act on own
Use excellent judgment
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.
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
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 or Psychology
LCPC or LCSW is preferred, but will consider individuals that will are license eligible and will be sitting for the exam within 2 years.
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 the Manager of Adult Services
Full Time, Exempt, 37.5 hour work week
The therapist must be prepared to work a flexible schedule in response to the needs of the target population served. This schedule may include evening and Saturday hours
Kenneth Young Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer
For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in the position as PDF attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kenneth Young Center offers a robust benefit package that is highly competitive to the market. KYC offers all full-time employees the following:
403(b) plan with organizational matching*
Health (BlueCross & BlueShield of Illinois), Dental (BCBS), and Vision Insurance (VSP)
Flexible Spending Account (with up to $500 annual rollover allowed)
Long Term and Short Term Disability (Dearborn National)
Life Insurance and option for additional voluntary coverage for self, spouse, or dependents
To further promote an active and healthy work/life balance, KYC also offers a generous amount of paid time off and staff holidays.
8 Paid Organization-Wide Holidays
3 Personal Holidays
4 weeks of Paid Time Off (With increases based on seniority)
Kenneth Young Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and senior citizens' support services. Our mission is to help people "feel good, do better and find solutions" by providing: Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those... with serious mental illness. Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Volunteer opportunities.We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a nationally respected body with stringent standards of excellence in care. Kenneth Young Center offers a broad range of exciting employment and internship opportunities. All of our positions contribute directly to our mission of providing mental health and senior services to help people feel good, do better and find solutions.Our employees enjoy: Competitive pay, exceptional benefits and generous paid time off A friendly and supportive work environment Specialized rewards and recognition programs Training and skill development opportunities Challenging and diverse work assignments Personal development and career experience