HIGHLAND CLARKSBURG HOSPITAL
Individual will provide individual, group and family therapy, provide evidence-based behavioral interventions and therapeutic strategies to patients and families, assist with case management and discharge planning, complete treatment plans and reviews, complete psychosocial assessments, actively participate in treatment team meetings, serve as a liaison with outpatient resources, complete reports and make collateral contacts, and assist with training inpatient staff. Reports directly to the Director of Therapy.
- Provides individual, family and group therapy for adults, adolescents and children.
- Interviews family members and/or collateral sources for information to complete or supplement the assessment and aid in treatment planning and provides crisis intervention to patients and families in acute distress.
- Establishes and implements therapeutic goals, objectives, and interventions.
- Presents patient information at treatment team meetings for reviews of patient progress and discharge planning procedures.
- Maintains all clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory and accrediting standards.
- Provides patient and family education and schedules family meetings and therapy sessions.
- Documents and reports all suspected incidents of abuse and/or neglect in compliance with current regulations.
- Meets staff development requirements.
- Assists in orientation and training of new staff by serving as mentor, as needed.
- Other related duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in a behavioral health field required (social work, counseling, psychology).
Experience in mental health disturbance and/or dual diagnoses preferred.
Certificates, License, Registration:
One of the following is preferred, and will be required within 6 months of hire to maintain position: (Temporary Social Work Permit, LGSW, LCSW, LICSW, Provisionally Licensed Counselor, LPC, Licensed Psychologist). Candidate must pass licensure exam and begin license supervision as required by respective state board within 6 months of hire date.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variable as needed. Ability to write routine reports and speak effectively with patients and their families, employees and public.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variable as needed. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Ability to deal with a variety of personality types; remains calm during high stress situations.
The physical demands describe herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to handle or feel objects. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crouch, and smell. The employee must occasionally assist or lift patient and be able to move up to 100 pounds. Incumbent will be expected to participate as necessary in the physical restraint of patients, have the ability to respond to rapidly escalating patient situations, and adapt to the may varied resultant physical posturing as a result of such circumstances after Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus.
Incumbent functions in normal building environment or community settings, requiring the ability to adapt to periodic changes in environment conditions, i.e. temperature, air quality and noise.