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Therapist I

Durham Staffing Solutions North Platte, NE
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Our client is seeking a Therapist to join their growing team. The selected individual will be responsible for providing therapeutic and educational services to individuals, groups, and families who are affected by mental health and/or chemical dependency (CD) related symptoms and issues. Our client offers a wide variety of perks such as: 

  • Generous vacation, personal, and sick time benefits – all of which can begin accruing from the start of employment and can be used once accrued. 
  • 11 paid holidays and with some additional early office closure the day before paid holidays. 
  • Health, medical, and dental insurance; coupled with a retirement plan with an employer matching up to 5%.
  • Opportunity for upward career growth.
  • Hybrid work model (flexibility to work remotely and in office).
  • Opportunity for additional evidence-based specialty training.
  • Licensure reimbursement and salary increases for additional licensure.
  • Ability to earn all clinical hours towards full licensure.

Essential Job Duties
Service Delivery:

  • Maintain direct service unit expectations (full-time = 968 units per year).
  • Provide mental health and/or substance abuse and dependency assessments; and treatment interventions to individuals, couples, and families in order to effect change for growth and healing.
  • Develop and professionally facilitate therapeutic groups for mental health/chemically dependent persons.
  • Design and deliver educational/therapeutic workshops, classes, or programs to meet the identified needs of family members/significant others.
  • Continuously review and update program participants’ mental health/CD needs for symptoms and behaviors and adjust treatment plan accordingly.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of area mental health and substance abuse treatment and service resources that can augment active CD treatment; and provide for pre-discharge aftercare and support service options that may be necessary for clients to maintain sobriety following treatment.
  • Assist in the promotion of agency services through community contacts and appropriate related workshops and classes.
  • Assume responsibility for building and maintaining a referral base and caseload.
  • Collaborate with other community professionals working with clients.
  • Develop a positive working relationship with area County Boards of Mental Health, probation, Diversion, state criminal justice system, and HHSS. 
  • Provide consultation in substance abuse related issues for churches, schools, organizations, and communities in areas in behavioral health and family life.
  • Follow agency policies and procedures.
  • Provide on-call services on a rotational basis as required by program for after hour client emergencies.
  • Integrate cultural considerations into service delivery.

Record Keeping:

  • Maintain documentation of supervision with clinical supervisor/supervising practitioner, when applicable. 
  • Maintain timely and legible records of services provided per established program, agency, state, and COA standards; including but not limited to client assessments, treatment plans, participant State registration, and discharge.
  • Collect client fees and ensure services have prior authorization.
  • Ensure services provided are billable and coding properly.
  • Maintain client progress reporting documents required by area courts and systems as is client appropriate.
  • Maintain client statistical data as required by the state.
  • Timely completion of any provider enrollment forms and reports needed to maximize third party reimbursement.
  • Participate in peer review process and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) activities as assigned by supervisor.

Community and Church Relations:

  • Participate in appropriate community committees and projects to strengthen the program and Agency.
  • Maintain positive relationships with appropriate public and private human services organizations, probation, courts, and other referring persons or entities.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with pastors and congregations appropriate to services delivered and service area.

Clinical Supervision (optional):

  • Provide clinical supervision for students in the field placement and several less experienced therapists, if applicable.

Program Coordination (optional):

  • Responsibility for the interpretation, coordination, and implementation of services or programs in CD treatment, if applicable.

Professional Growth and Development:

  • Participate in regular supervision sessions for the purpose of reviewing cases, discussing treatment strategy, and monitoring client progress.
  • Continue personal and professional growth and development through reading, research, workshops, seminars, and other strategies which will broaden knowledge on therapeutic approaches and techniques and support the maintenance of the mental health practitioner’s license.
  • Attend and participate in local, regional, and statewide staff meetings for the purpose of supervision, team building, and program planning.
  • Participate in agency required training.

Professionalism and Confidentiality:

  • Keep all client names and information and other agency business confidential.
  • Guard client confidentiality in waiting areas, during phone contact, and in handling of records.
  • Ensure that all office and record security procedures are followed.

Interpersonal Relationships:

  • Maintain a positive and respectful demeanor on all contacts with staff and the public.
  • Seek needed guidance in handling difficult client situations and establishing priorities for the job.
  • Work to build positive, productive relationships with other staff.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Provisional Licensure as a Mental Health Practitioner in the state of Nebraska, or eligible for PLMHP. 
  • Working toward or plans to work toward obtaining PLADC Licensure.
  • Master’s Degree in Human Service field from accredited college.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide quality program interventions and coordination to mental health and chemically dependent clientele. 
  • Ability to recognize, assess, and determine treatment needs for dual diagnosed clientele.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Personal convictions which are compatible with the philosophy and goals of the Agency.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and ability to work with person of diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Valid Nebraska driver’s license, proof of liability insurance, and ability to drive for Agency business.
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Full-time Employee
Date Posted September 26, 2022
Date Closes October 26, 2022
Located In North Platte, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Shift Custom
SOC Category 21-1011.00 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Zipcode 69101
Name Personnel Consultant
Address 5830 S 142nd Street
City, State and Zip Omaha NE 68137
Phone (402) 827-8003
FAX (402) 827-8006

This job offers the following benefits

  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Sick Leave
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Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical