Working for Metrocare isn’t just a job. It’s a career where
your skills and passion for delivering quality care make
a positive difference to the individuals that we serve.
Metrocare is the largest provider of mental health services in Dallas County, serving more than 57,000 adults and children annually. For more than fifty (50) years, Metrocare has provided an array of services available to people with mental and developmental disabilities. In addition to behavioral health services, Metrocare provides primary care centers for adults and children, accessible pharmacies, housing and supportive social services. Through the Altshuler Center for Education & Research we are advancing mental health beyond Dallas County.
The mission of Metrocare Services is to serve our neighbors with developmental or mental health challenges by helping them find lives that are meaningful and satisfying. We are an agency committed to high quality culturally-responsive, trauma-informed care to individuals experiencing serious mental illness, development disabilities, and co-occurring disorders. Metrocare programs focus on the issues that matter most in the lives of the children, families and adults we serve.
The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Metrocare is part of the Cohen Veterans Network, a national nonprofit (501c3) network of clinics creating an opportunity for Veterans and their families to receive affordable outpatient mental health treatment. With a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, case managers, and veteran outreach workers, the clinic will provide evidence-based, individually-tailored outpatient mental health treatment tailored to meet the specific needs of Veterans, particularly post-9/11, and their families.
The Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist provides evidence-based care to veterans and their families. Care provided is culturally responsive. Opportunities for training and supervision are available if applicable based on license.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The essential functions listed here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the job.
- Provides evidence-based treatment and assessment for veterans and their families.
- Performs and documents patient’s screenings, psychosocial assessments, and progress and referral information. Conducts clinical intake assessments on veterans and family members as needed. Provides individual, couples, and family psychotherapy to patients, with a focus on delivering evidence-based treatments.
- Collaborates and coordinates with the caregiver, physician, director, case management and all other disciplines to provide the best care to patients as needed.
- Attends weekly clinical, supervision, and administrative meetings.
- Provides services via telehealth platform, as required.
- Assists with training and research.
- Provision of occasional community presentations related to the mission of the clinic
- Performs other duties as assigned.
The competencies listed here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Able to establish positive and productive working relationships; Able to generate trust; Able and willing to give and receive honest, balanced feedback.
- Awareness of and responsiveness to cultural considerations including race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and religion/spirituality.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively via oral or written means. Ability to present a friendly and positive demeanor to veterans, their families, staff, clinic support personnel, funders, and the general public. Ability to make oral presentations.
- Ability to remain calm and maintain self-control in the midst of difficult circumstances and emergencies. Ability to respond in a professional manner in all situations.
- Ability to think analytically and evaluate the impact of case management recommendations. Ability to set work priorities and to evaluate and create solutions to work related problems.
- Ability to negotiate veterans or their family members down from stressful situations, potential threatening behaviors. Ability to persuade clients to make appropriate life decisions.
- Interest, desire and passion in providing high quality evidence-based, time-limited care.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Licensed marriage and family therapist with a master’s degree in psychology, social work, or related field.
- Training and expertise in evidenced-based psychotherapies preferred.
- Experience across a range of modalities beyond individual adult treatment to include child, couples, family, and group treatment is preferred.
- Must have experience treating and diagnosing post traumatic stress as well as comorbid diagnoses (e.g., anxiety), with evidence-based treatments and providing clinical supervision in these areas.
- Experience working with a military or veteran population is preferred.
- 3+ years of clinical experience is preferred.
- Experience utilizing an electronic health record is required.
- Basic math skills required.
- Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
- Interpret and apply all applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
- Use computer, printer, and software programs necessary to the position (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
- Skilled at using video therapy platforms (i.e. Zoom)
- Ability to utilize Internet for resources.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
- Current State of Texas License LMFT license. If licensed in another state, must obtain temporary Texas licensure and formal licensure within 6 months of employment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to talk and hear, use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone.
- Travel is not required for this position although occasional travel opportunities may arise (i.e. attendance at conferences)
The work environment described here is representative of that which an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- The noise level may vary between low and mild.
- The work environment should not be unusually hot or cold.
HOURS OF RESPONSIBILITY: 40 hours in the time frame of Mon-Thurs 8:30 am to 8:30 pm; Fri 7:30 am to 1:30 pm. Must include at least one evening and include Weds for all-staff meetings