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Outpatient Therapist

InterCare Community Health Network

This is a Full-time position in Benton Harbor, MI posted May 14, 2022.

Description:

Become part of a Migrant and Community Health Center, where you will:

Have a passionate purpose.
Do worthwhile work.
Make a difference in people’s lives.

InterCare is searching for a full-time Outpatient Therapist to join our team at the Benton Harbor Health Center! At InterCare, you’ll find a rewarding and challenging work environment and a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes: vacation/personal paid time off, sick time, 10 paid holidays, tuition reimbursement program, medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance, and short term and long term disability insurance.

At InterCare Community Health Network, we believe all people have the right to equal access to quality health care.

Work Schedule:

Hours of work are Monday through Friday, 40 hours/week, typically 8:00-4:30p or 8:30a-5:00p.

. Requirements:

The Outpatient Therapist provides integrated behavioral health services to patients currently receiving primary care services. As a licensed clinician, the Psychotherapist will provide CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and other EBPs (Evidence Based Practices) to improve patients’ psychosocial functioning and health, as well as Mental Health and SUD disorder treatment services to children, adolescents and adults.

Description of Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Provide consultation and assistance to medical providers on the management of behavioral health concerns in primary care and help implement the team-determined treatment plan.
Conduct comprehensive screenings to evaluate the needs of adults, adolescents, and children for behavioral health intervention, case management, or ongoing mental health or addiction treatment. Provide referrals for more intensive services where appropriate.
Provide behavioral interventions to engage and motivate Patients to actively manage their care. Conduct follow-up as appropriate based on assessment and treatment. Provide crisis management for Patients as needed; make linkages for interventions as appropriate.
Provide Individual Psychotherapy, Group and Family Psychotherapy as needed.
Participate in ongoing training in behavioral health issues and provide consultation and training to primary care clinic staff in mental health and behavioral medicine topics including communication skills, brief interventions, counseling skills, medication use and misuse, substance abuse, wellness, rehabilitation, recovery and self-sufficiency.
Establish and maintain a current listing of community linkages to meet the needs of the target population. Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with community providers. Initiate linkages, disseminate information and make referrals to the appropriate services as needed.
Conduct patient satisfaction surveys with patients receiving behavioral health services under the program. Also, participate in program model development and evaluation, and collect and compile data as required by program model leads.
Participate in regular multidisciplinary case conferences with medical providers as needed. Complete population health projects as assigned and panel-manage patients in collaboration with other behavioral health staff.
Meets adopted provider performance expectations.
Meets established peer review outcomes.
Meets daily productivity expectations (5 billable encounters per day).
Meets documentation standards in the EHR.
Meets patient and team satisfaction expectations

General Development

Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people and develop and maintain professional working relationships with site and administrative staff.
Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
Possesses skills in motivation, self-direction, and punctuality.
Clinical experience with provision of mental health services in a community-based setting.
Knowledge of health information related to adults, adolescents and/or children.
Knowledge of, and experience working in, a primary care facility as a mental/behavioral health specialist preferred.
Ability to work well as part of a team and keep team members updated on current project developments.
Remains flexible and calm while performing duties in stressful environments. Contributes to a positive and respectful workplace.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.

Professional and Technical Knowledge

Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or Human services field. Must have LLMSW, LMSW, LPC or LLP (limited licensed psychologist) licensure in Michigan. Must be on CAADC development plan or have CAADC (Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor).
Experience with Motivational Interviewing and CBT.
Maintains a working knowledge of Joint Commission, PCMH, and IHI care coordination and integration standards.
Understands and consistently supports the uniform implementation of InterCare’s relevant clinical guidelines and organizational policies and procedures in assigned areas.
Focuses self and team members on functional outcomes for patients that improve quality of life and reduce unnecessary or inappropriate utilization of the health care system.

Technical Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Ability to use clerical and numerical skills in preparing final drafts and documents from raw data
Ability to create letters, forms, documents, presentations
Ability to run reports, analyze and interpret data, assist in implementation and maintenance of HR systems

Communication Skills

Possesses a professional level of written and verbal communication skills
Ability to communicate complex concept in a clear effective manner
Possesses excellent cross cultural communication skills and the ability to communicate to staff members at all levels

Physical Demands

Job duties are performed in the typical office environment of the organization, which requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations. The environmental factors and/or physical requirements of this position include the following:

Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, frequently sit, and lift up to 25 lbs.
Requires good hand-eye coordination, reach with arms & hands, and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and manipulate (using keyboard, office equipment).
Visual acuity to use keyboard, operate office equipment, and read printed material and regularly required to talk and hear.

InterCare Community Health Network requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. You can receive the vaccine at any of our clinic locations.