The Mental Health Therapist is responsible for direct clinical/counseling services to families, couples, individuals, and groups, as well as communicating and networking with collateral and community resources as appropriate. The Clinical Therapist also participates as a representative of the Agency at community meetings.
- Perform intake assessment (phone, and/or walk-in), provide information, referral, and advocacy as appropriate.
- Provide comprehensive goal-oriented therapy to a wide range of clients, including individuals, couples, and families in a culturally competent manner.
- Plan and facilitate therapy groups as needed.
- Complete all necessary case recordings, clinical reports, and other paperwork in a timely manner.
- Participate in staff meetings, committee meetings, and supervisory meetings as appropriate.
- Participate on peer review team.
- Represent self and the Agency with the highest professional conduct, including strict adherence to confidentiality.
- Represent the Agency in the community as necessary.
- Maintain license or certification in good standing.
- May supervise one Master’s level intern to include weekly supervision meetings.
- Other Duties as Assigned
1.Master’s degree in social work, psychology, and/or counseling.
2.Advanced clinical certification or license (L.C.S.W., L.C.P.C.) in social service.
- At least two years of clinical direct service.
- Some supervisory experience preferred.
- Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
- Knowledge and competence utilizing a variety of counseling techniques and interventions.
- Understanding of current DSM diagnostic criteria and best practices for treatment.
- Knowledge and use of trauma-informed practices.
- Strong communication and listening skills.
- Knowledge of profession, including latest theories, standards, and laws.
- Commitment to following professional Code of Ethics, including confidentiality and fulfills provider responsibilities as specified under HIPAA, the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code, and the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act.
- Knowledge and experience working with clients who have addictions, preferred.
- Knowledge and use of EHR system and Microsoft Office, preferred.