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School Based Behavioral Health Therapist - Asheville City Schools

Company: MAHEC
Location: Asheville
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

The School Based Behavioral Health Therapist will provide School Based Outpatient Treatment, Therapeutic Classrooms, Prevention Programs. The Therapist role is multi- faceted and includes meeting of clinical benchmarks for quality care and productivity, ensuring proper care is being provided in accordance with program contracts/regulations, fiscal responsibility and/or assigned program(s). This position will report to the Manager, School Based Behavioral Health and supports school(s) in the Asheville City School District.As a faulty member of MAHEC, this individual will provide teaching and didactic instruction to MAHEC Psychiatry learners. Provides teaching, training and supervision of medical students, residents, fellows, psychology interns, mental health students, and/or advanced practice clinical students, as assigned; may be assigned to mentor junior staff.SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:Principal Duties:

  • Provide individual, family, and group therapy to clients using clinical models and modalities approved by the agency and the service definition for children and adults who are being referred to mental health and substance abuse services.
  • Conduct Comprehensive Clinical Assessments, trauma-screenings, threat assessments and comprehensive crisis plans.
  • Incorporate internal and external collateral information (i.e. CCAs, Psychological Testing, Medical Evaluations, etc.) into case conceptualization and treatment planning.
  • Participate in program and activity planning related to therapeutic activities and treatment.
  • Participate in treatment planning and implementation including conducting/participating in clinical service teams, linking and referring clients/families to services, and other programming as described in the service definition or by SBBH Manager.
  • Provide support and training to clients and staff related to behavioral strategies and interventions through the use of evidenced-based models.
    • Participate in 24/7 on-call crisis response. Some positions may require a primary focus on crisis assessment in the school setting.
    • Complete documentation required including progress notes, treatment plans, service authorization requests, and clinical intakes at co-location offices when applicable within the time frame specified.
    • Submit clinical assessments, clinical addendums, internal transfer documentation, clinical conference notes, and client discharge paperwork within designated time frames set by SBBH Manager.
    • Required participation in clinical staffings, monthly administrative meetings and supervision with SBBH Manager.KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
      • Planning and time management and strong organizational skills
      • A valid driver's license along with access to a vehicle.
      • Management of work processes along with strong computer skills for documentation purposes.
      • Ability to be flexible especially with scheduling and to perform and prioritize multiple functions and tasks.
      • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing required.
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
      • Effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
      • Effective time management skills and ability to work under pressure
      • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detailEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
        • Master's degree in Mental Health, Counseling, Social Work or related field with a minimum of one year experience.REQUIRED LICENSES
          • LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), LMHC (Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor)OR
            • Doctoral Level Psychologist (PhD, PsyD)
            • Some Positions may Require LCASFOREIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS:Spanish preferred.SCHEDULE:This is an 11 month position with the month of July off. Typical business hours are Monday - Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm (or flexible to best meet the needs of the clients and/or the department); weekend, holiday, or evening coverage is may be required. Work hours will need to be flexible in order to respond to special work assignments, or evening activities.REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:Position reports to the Manager, School Based Behavioral Health.Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, MAHEC has worked tirelessly to promote evidence-based practices across our entire organization. With this in mind, all MAHEC employees and learners will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved exemption (for employees only).MAHEC Talent Management is located at 121 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803. Equal Opportunity Employer. Black, Indigenous, People of Color and Spanish/English bilingual persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

              MAHEC is a certified Living Wage employer through Just Economics of Western North Carolina. We offer excellent benefits and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.

Keywords: MAHEC, Asheville , School Based Behavioral Health Therapist - Asheville City Schools, Healthcare , Asheville, North Carolina

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