Therapist - Mental Health Adult Services

Gulf Coast Center

Texas City, TX, USA

Part time

US$45-51.75 (hourly)

Aug 10

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The therapist provides therapeutic services to individuals, groups and families enrolled in Gulf Coast Center adult behavioral health services from Galveston County. Primary responsibilities will be to provide therapeutic services based on the CBT model and other evidence based practices and within the scope of the therapists license and training. The therapist will work within a person center planning oriented services model, with supports, practices and beliefs into publicly funded mental health delivery systems. As part of an interdisciplinary team, and within the scope of the team, the therapist will be responsible for consultation with other team members on clinical issues to assist to develop a full range of options in community settings and to assist the clients to meet goals and objectives on their person centered recovery plan within the scope of the therapeutic intervention. The therapist will maintain a caseload of clients inclusive of creating person-centered recovery plans and be skilled to collaborate with clients to develop and utilize therapeutic interventions based on the client's presenting problems and symptoms.  May be asked to conduct diagnostic evaluations for adults as a member of the Mental Health Adult Admissions team (as needed). Office and home based work responsibilities and therapy provided as LPHA, and as part of a part-time work schedule of 20 hours per week. Provide input for 180 day reviews for adults on caseload.

Gulf Coast Center operates under a trauma-informed approach based on the six key principles of Safety, Trustworthiness & Transparency, Peer Support, Collaboration & Mutuality, Empowerment & Choice, and Cultural, Historical & Gender issues.

Job Duties: (To be performed with or without accommodation as based on ADA requirements)

The Therapist - Mental Health Adult Services will be responsible for the following:

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provides therapeutic management strategies and clinical coordination to individuals, groups, and family members as defined by GCC using evidence based strategies within the TRR model of care. 
  • Complete Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) training and achieve competency as outlined in the current HHSC performance contract. 
  • Will complete LPHA assessment necessary to determine eligibility for admission (inclusive of priority population). 
  • Complete the required diagnosis form indicating all five diagnostic categories.
  • Accurately complete all LPHA Center required documentation necessary for admission process.
  • Assure all required LPHA documentation is printed, signed, and filed in respective record.
  • Conducts service delivery in accordance with Mental Health Adult (MHA) standards as defined by state and local authority. Assures services are not provided on assigned adults should the Recovery plan and/or ANSA not be valid
  • Conducts the Adult Needs & Strengths Assessment (ANSA) every 6 months or as clinically indicated for individuals as required & assigned. 
  • Responsible for ensuring completion of the initial & annual ANSA recertification in accordance with the Praed Foundation & HHSC performance contract requirements. A lapse/expiration of certification will result in termination of employment. Exception: If certification lapse/expiration is reported to supervisor within 24 hours of expiration date, employee will be granted opportunity to recertify by close of following business day. Any lapse/expiration greater than 24 hours will result in termination of employment. Additionally, all certified ANSA users are required to participate in semi-annual quality assurance training activity conducted by identified ANSA/CANS Super User. 
  • Identifies, arranges, advocates and collaborates with other agencies to assure an effective planned referral, discharge or transfer of services. (Includes completion of service summary). 
  • Serve as member of the interdisciplinary treatment team providing individual/group therapy and crisis intervention services as needed and authorized by valid ANSA and Recovery Plan. Provide crisis services to adults and walk-ins as needed.
  • Utilize Smartcare reports in order to consistently monitor and complete required documentation as indicated by contract standards. 
  • All documentation is complete, accurate and clear as required by GCC Consumer Records Procedure within 2 business days and ready to be uploaded/entered into EMR within 7 days.
  • Display professionalism and team membership when representing program throughout daily work.
  • Participate in team meetings as requested to provide clinical continuity. Consistently practice provision of follow up and communication related to all services provided. This is inclusive of other agencies, families and team.
  • Utilize Smartcare Reports and other report methodologies assigned to consistently monitor and complete required documentation as indicated by program standards. 
  • Meets or exceeds the established performance requirement for entire caseload each month. Meets all productivity measures determined by leadership staff.
  • Participate in team meetings as requested to provide clinical continuity. Consistently practice provision of follow up and communication related to all services provided. This is inclusive of other agencies, families and team.
  • Will be responsible and accountable for the adherence to and promotion of the agency compliance policy and will require communication with various departments to foster, develop and continue our community partnerships as it relates to the position.
  • Treat all individuals with the utmost courtesy, decency and respect.
  • Provide responsive, and efficient services.
  • Interact with staff, consumers, local entities and advocacy groups to provide a service that meets local needs.
  • Provide highest level of Customer Service for both internal and external customers.
  • Required to report personnel leave; flex time and emergency leave to assigned supervisor.
  • Strict adherence to the professional, ethical, and legal requirements set forth in GCC's Business Code of Conduct as well as the Corporate Compliance Plan.
  • Consistent adherence to the Center's Dress Code.
  • Consistent adherence to Center safety guidelines and expectations.
  • May be required to travel within Brazoria and Galveston Counties.
  • Out of region travel may be required to attend trainings.
  • Must maintain a clear driving record and driver's license in accordance with our Driver Policy.
  • Requires current Texas Driver's License, reliable transportation and must maintain current auto liability insurance.

Non-Essential Job Duties:

  • N/A

Supervision:

  • Receives direct supervision from Program Manager-MCSC

Required Education:

  • Minimum of a Master's Degree with an LCSW or LPC licensure

Preferred Education/Licensure/Certifications:

  • LCSW Licensure preferred

Required Licensure/Certifications:

  • LCSW or LPC licensure

Required Experience:

  • N/A

Preferred Experience:

  • One to two years related Mental Health experience is preferred.

Abilities/Traits:

  • Detailed knowledge of mental disorders and DSM criteria
  • Working knowledge of evidenced based therapy models
  • Basic knowledge of Trauma Informed Care model
  • Self-motivated with good time management skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish cooperative relationships with individuals and their families
  • Mature problem solving and self-directed approach to daily work
  • Ability to accept responsibility and exercise independent judgment in making decisions
  • Ability to express self clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Requires ability to work within a team approach.
  • Requires proficiency with computer skills, programs and email.

Working Conditions:

  • Work will be performed in the Office, Field and/or Remotely setting(s).
  • May require varied work hours depending on need of clients.
  • Out of region travel may be required to attend trainings.
  • May require travel to various locations within Brazoria and Galveston Counties. Requires current Texas Driver's License, reliable transportation safe and current with all state requirements, and liability insurance.
  • Direct service environment.






Special Projects:

  • Assist supervisor when requested to complete special projects and complete all assignments within a time frame negotiated with the supervisor. Completion of other duties as assigned by supervisor as it relates to the program and position.

Job Related Physical/Mental Requirements & Environmental Conditions:

Physical:

  • Ability to transport, adjust and/or move items up to 55 lbs.
  • Ability to ascend/descend stairs.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time.
  • Ability to handle objects.
  • Ability to operate office equipment.
  • Ability to move around within an office setting and/or other locations as needed; may include ability to bend/twist, kneel/stoop and/or reach for items.
  • Ability to push/pull, crawl/squat as it relates to PMAB requirements; may be required to perform PMAB restraints as it relates to program requirements.
  • Ability to detect and write effectively.
  • Ability to hear (with or without aid).
  • Ability to have visual acuity to operate a motor vehicle and observe objects within work setting.

Mental:

  • Ability to accept constructive criticism.
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance.
  • Ability to understand, communicate and comprehend accurate information with others in English.
  • Ability to reason and analyze effectively.
  • Ability to solve practical problems as it relates to position.
  • Required to pass and maintain all Center mandated trainings.

Work Site/Environmental Conditions:

  • Ability to work alone.
  • Ability to work closely with others.
  • Ability to work closely with clients and/or family members with poor hygiene. Ability to work long and/or irregular hours.
  • May be subjected to hostile environment.
  • May be subjected to high crime environment.
  • Potential exposure to tobacco products.
  • May be subjected to both inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • Subject to standard noise levels within working environment.
  • Travel by motor vehicle, van, bus or plane may be required.

Qualified individuals must be able to perform these functions with or without reasonable accommodations as based on ADA requirements.

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