Therapist - Part-Time

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GULF COAST CENTER - JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Therapist - YBHS

Location: Brazoria and Galveston Counties

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Working Status: Part-Time no Benefits

Summary:

To provide therapeutic services to individuals, groups, and families enrolled in Youth Behavioral Health Services from Brazoria and Galveston Counties.  Provide clinical consultation to staff as needed.  Serve as a member of Youth Behavioral Health Services Interdisciplinary Treatment Team for both counties. Conduct diagnostic evaluations for youth as a member of the Youth Behavioral Health Services Team (as needed).  Diagnostic evaluations and therapy to be provided at the Angleton and Texas City location.  Manage assigned caseload inclusive of providing input on person centered recovery plans and 90 reviews.

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 - YBHS will be responsible for the following:

Essential Job Duties:

  • 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 Youth Behavioral Health Service Standards as defined by state and local authority.  Assures services are not provided on assigned youth should the recovery plan and/or CANS not be valid
  • Identifies, arranges, advocates and collaborates with other agencies to assure an effective planned referral, discharge or transfer of services.  (Includes completion of service summary.). 
  • Provide crisis services to consumers and walk-ins to the clinic as needed.
  • Conducts initial screenings by telephone or in person and provides crisis intervention and referrals as appropriate.  Face to face screenings should on average be completed within 30 minutes. 
  • Reviews Recovery Plans for youth not in medication services through GCC for accuracy and oversight of service provision as LPHA.
  • Conducts the Children's Need & Strengths Assessment every three months or as clinically indicated for individuals as required & assigned.  Responsible for ensuring the completion of the initial & annual CANS 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 CANS users are required to participate in semi-annual quality assurance training activity conducted by identified CANS Super User.   
  • Provides Case Management services as needed with youth on assigned caseload or as back up for TRR case managers.
  • Serve as member of the interdisciplinary treatment team providing group and/or individual, family therapy services as needed and authorized by valid Recovery Plan. 
  • Utilize Smart Care reports in order to consistently monitor and complete required documentation as indicated by program and contract standards.  (Including minimum time plus staff time reports.)
  • All documentation is complete, accurate and clear as required by GCC Consumer Records Procedure within 2 business days and filed in electronic health record.
  • 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.
  • Meets or exceeds the established performance requirement for entire caseload each month.  Meets all productivity measures determined by leadership staff.
  • Conduct service delivery in accordance with Youth Behavioral Health Services standards as defined by agency, agency collaboration and program.  Assure services are not provided on assigned youth should the treatment plan not be valid.
  • Effectively communicate with assigned team, collaborative agency members and leadership staff regarding service delivery, continuity of care and employment/administrative issues. 
  • Report personnel leave; flex time and emergency leave to assigned supervisor. 
  • Implements 'Fish' philosophy in approach to assigned work duties.  Emphasizes principles of philosophy when collaborating with co-workers and during service provision.
  • 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-YBHS

Required Education:

  • Minimum of a Master's Degree with an LCSW, LMFT or an LPC.

Preferred Education/Licensure/Certifications:

  • N/A

Required Licensure/Certifications:

  • LCSW, LMFT or an LPC.

Required Experience:

  • N/A

Preferred Experience:

  • One to two years related Mental Health experience is preferred

Abilities/Traits:

  • Detailed knowledge of mental disorders and child development
  • Self-motivated with good time management skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish cooperative relationships with youth 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.

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.