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Primary Therapist

Company: Peaks Recovery Centers
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced and compassionate individual to join our Clinical Team. A -current -LPC, LPCC, LAC, LMFT, LSW, or LCSW licensure with DORA is required. The schedule will include working one weekend day. We'd love to discuss the role and the schedule with you further.
GENERAL PURPOSE: -Utilizes a variety of person centered, culturally sensitive evidenced based treatment approaches to work with a diverse client population of Peaks Recovery Centers (PRC). Service goals include: providing effective behavioral health therapy to clients to improve their functioning and to prevent a higher level of care; linking clients to other services and agencies; and improving the coping skills of individuals and families.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESAssessment, diagnosis, case management, continuing care assessments and planning, treatment planning, facilitate individual and group therapy, referral assessments, documentation, discharge planning, group facilitation, recovery education instruction, and relapse prevention.

  • Delivers and documents crisis intervention, trauma informed care, and case management services to clients designated by PRC. These services may be delivered in the office or within the community.
  • Conducts mental health status examinations, substance abuse/dependency status examinations, and diagnostic assessment to establish differential diagnosis and treatment plans.
  • Meets PRC standard for:
  • Client Care Hours
  • Missed Appointments
  • Completion of All Documentation
  • Deliver person centered, culturally sensitive evaluations, and trauma informed care as defined by position.
  • Works with the client and their systems to identify treatment goals and objectives.
  • Will contact family members within 48 hours of admission, continue to provide periodic updates throughout treatment, arrange family sessions when the client has completed the first 30-days and continue to be a point of contact for family members.
  • Maintains client charts/documentation according to the standards outlined in Clinical Records Management Policy & Procedure and the Assessment, Treatment Planning, DAP Progress Notes Discharge and Aftercare Planning Policy & Procedure of PRC.
  • Attends staff meetings, in-service meetings, peer reviews, supervision sessions, and other meetings as requested/required per week.
  • Participates in the design of client services through needs assessment and discussion with team members and Supervisor.
  • Collaborates with and refers to other human service agencies within the community to coordinate client care plans.
  • Collaborates with the contracted Psychiatrist and Clinical Case Manager to coordinate client care plans.
  • Works cooperatively and constructively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
    • Responsible for keeping client information confidential by adhering to Colorado law, HIPAA, and PRC policies and procedures.
    • Responsible for compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws; professional practice acts and ethical guidelines; policies and procedures of PRC; and contractual guidelines.
    • Responsible for supporting PRC Mission, Vision, and Purpose by practicing and modeling a culture of wellness within a One Team Mindset.
    • Completes all clients records in Kipu, PRC electronic clinical records, as requested/required.
    • Completes required competency training and additional training as requested or selected by supervisor.
    • Reviews and acknowledges PRC policies and procedures as requested/required.
      • Supports PRC staff in their efforts to collect client service fees.
      • May be assigned to community consultation and education projects.
        This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision. The use of a particular expression or illustration describing duties shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.
        QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: -To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
        Education or Formal Training
        • Masters level degree is required
        • LPC, LAC, LMFT, or LCSW licensure.
        • Maintain professional licensure and certifications as required.
        • Colorado State License or License eligible.
        • Two year post graduate experience preferred, not required.
        • Training in conducting mental health status examinations in order to establish differential diagnosis and treatment plans.

        • Knowledge, Skill and Ability:
          • Possesses a working knowledge of individual, group, family, and crisis treatment approaches and their application to clients with emotional, behavioral, and substance use disorder problems.
          • Demonstrates knowledge and application of clinical skills.
          • Has ability to produce written documentation and/or electronic records of clinical work in a manner readily understood by other service providers and in a manner that meets federal, state, and PRC documentation requirements.
          • Ability to summarize service themes from a variety of client contacts and communicate suggested improvements for service delivery.
          • Ability to do mental status exams and differential diagnoses based on the DSM-5, service planning, assessment case management and treatment.
          • Ability to assess level of risk and make appropriate clinical judgment for resolution of client emergencies to effect a safe outcome.
          • Basic computer and keyboarding skills.
          • Ability to enter data on PRC computerized record keeping system, Kipu.
          • Some knowledge of psychotropic medications and medical information relevant to mental disorders.
          • Ability to understand and utilize collaborative documentation when clinically justified and as requested by the client.
          • Ability to interact with people in a professional, friendly manner.
          • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively and constructively in an interdisciplinary team.
          • Ability to think critically and independently.
          • Ability to realize and activate potential in every interaction, every day.
          • Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.
          • Ability to use change as an opportunity for innovation and creativity.
          • Ability to inspire and model collaborative teamwork.

          • WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES: -The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
            • Works extended hours in front of a computer monitor.
            • Occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
            • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
            • May need to provide services in noisy and unclean locations in the community

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