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Urgent Care Therapist

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska Omaha, NE

Job Description

Lutheran Family Services of NE is seeking a full time therapist to provide therapeutic crisis response mental health assessments and short-term intervention services to Douglas County Crisis Response Program (DCCRP) referred individuals and their families.

LMHP is preferred, but PLMHP will be considered

Essential Job Duties:

Service Delivery
• Able to evaluate and assess the severity of mental health symptoms, to include substance abuse.
• Review and up-date client safety plan. 
• Refer to and coordinate necessary psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring to ensure client stabilization.  
• Provide short-term therapeutic intervention to reduce the primary symptoms and stabilize the client.
• Educate clients on their illness and, if on medication, the necessity to take psychotropic medication as directed to reduce symptoms.  
• Assist the promotion of agency behavioral health (BH) crisis services, workshops and classes. 
• Develop and maintain working relationships with BH Acute facilities, Shelters, law enforcement, area medical clinics and Salvation Army, and other professionals.
• Develop working knowledge of area resources and professional service providers for client referral and coordination of services. 
• Assist clients in discharge planning to ensure stabilization, use of natural support systems and the least restrictive level of care. 
• Follow Agency policies and procedures. 
• Provide on-call services on a rotational basis as required by program.
• Integrate cultural considerations into urgent outpatient service delivery. 

Record Keeping
• Maintain records of services provided per established program and/or Agency standards.
• Timely completion of required provider enrollment forms and reports needed for Region VI and State of Nebraska or third-party payers or entities. 
• Participate in program specific Quality Assurance Improvement (CQI) activities as assigned and as required by the State of Nebraska and the Region 6 Behavioral Health Service Systems. 

Clinical Supervision
• Upon assignment by the Urgent Care Supervisor or Regional Director, may provide clinical supervision to students in field placement and/or less experienced therapists to broaden community resources for persons in Behavioral health crisis.
• Upon assignment by UC Supervisor or Regional Director may provide clinical direction for paraprofessional staff and peer specialists.


Job Requirements:
• Master’s degree from an accredited college in a human service program that provided preparation for professional counseling.
• Licensure as a mental health practitioner in the state of Nebraska preferred, provisional mental health licensure will be considered.
• Knowledge of assessment techniques and determination of mental health status using the DSM IV criteria and guidelines. 
• Working knowledge of mental health and substance abuse treatment services. 
• Demonstrated understanding of and ability to work with persons of diverse cultural backgrounds.
• Valid vehicle operator license, proof of liability insurance and ability to drive for Agency business.
• Personal convictions which are compatible with the Urgent Care  program philosophy. 
• Commitment to the mission of Lutheran Family Services.

Job Details

Date Posted March 14, 2018
Date Closes April 13, 2018
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Behavioral Health
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Varies, Based on Experience
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Hours 40 hours per week
SOC Category 21-1014.00 Mental Health Counselors
Zipcode 68102
Name Human Resources
Address 124 S 24th St. Suite 220
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68102
FAX 402-978-5660

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Professional Liability
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Credit Union
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Public Speaking
  • Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Strong Time Management
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Group Psychotherapy

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