School-Based Behavioral Health Therapists

School-Based Behavioral Health Therapists      

Department:  Clinical                       Reports to:  Regional Programs Director or Designee

Site:  Easton, Salisbury, & Princess Anne

Summary: 

Therapist:

Responsible for the delivery of appropriate therapeutic services, including individual, family, group therapy, and coordination of services, as well as, the documentation required for each client file.  In accordance with the ESPS Mission Statement and Guiding principles, the Therapist maintains a spirit of ‘Mission Driven Excellence’ in all aspects of their position.

 

Agency Expectations of Employee:

  • Strives to excel in all aspects of our Mission and is committed to Excellence in Customer Service, Communication, Multidisciplinary Clinical Care, and Productivity
  • Understands the Recovery Model and makes every effort to facilitate the clients’ efforts to live a self directed life and to reach their full potential
  • Adheres to Agency Policy & Procedures
  • Acts as a role model within and outside ESPS
  • Performs duties as workload necessitates
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude
  • Communicates regularly with supervisor about Department issues
  • Demonstrates flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload
  • Consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of position
  • Meets Department productivity standards

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Therapist:

  • Demonstrates ability to practice basic supportive skills and willingness to provide individual, family and group therapy.
  • Demonstrates positive professional regard for all patients and utilizes supervisory resources when necessary..
  • Engages clients in the therapeutic process as evidenced by patients’ satisfaction with treatment
  • Designs and implements clinically appropriate treatment plans utilizing the CARE-2 and other Evidenced Based Practice techniques to create goals that are individualized, observable, and measurable.
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Maintains accurate documentation in client records that is in compliance with all applicable state and federal regulations and ESPS clinical standards.
  • Completes documentation required for billing including Preauthorization Requests within required time frames.
  • Actively participates in clinical team meetings and other appropriate meetings as scheduled
  • Refers and coordinates client care with PRP, Psychiatric and Testing services
  • Demonstrates knowledge of cultural norms and self-awareness of values, biases and stereotypes.
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of available community resources. Makes appropriate referrals for needed services and assists clients in accessing appropriate resources.
  • Maintains minimum productivity standard of 65% direct patient care
  • Willingness to attend trainings and workshops and to incorporate new skills into professional action.
  • Completes other duties as assigned

 

 Qualifications:

Education and Work Experience:

  • LCSW-C or LCPC required.
  • Minimum of 2 years supervisory experience preferred
  • Certified or certification eligible as supervisor through DHMH Board of Social Work Examiners.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to work with a wide variety of clients.
  • Ability to work with culturally and socio-economically diverse populations
  • Must comply with security clearance protocol
  • Must maintain documentation of licensure and malpractice insurance annually
  • If transporting clients must possess a valid Driver’s License with no more than 2 points, provide documentation of Auto Insurance, and provide current driving record
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described 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 occasionally required to stand, walk, sit for long periods of time, keyboard, bend, and lift up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Download the ESPS application here.

Submit application & resume to hr@espsmd.com.

 

7/17/18 Updated