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Substance Use Outpatient Therapist

Company: Jefferson Center for Mental Health
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

**BONUS OPPORTUNITY ELIGIBLE**At Jefferson Center, it is our policy and our mission to be inclusive and mindful of the diversity of everyone who comes through our doors. We are passionate about building a community where mental health matters and equitable care is accessible to all races, ethnicities, abilities, socioeconomic statuses, ages, sexual orientations, gender expressions, religions, cultures, and languages.The Outpatient Clinician will provide individual and group psychotherapy as well as appropriate case management and/or care coordination to clients with mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders, ages 22-59. Job Specific Competencies/Duties:Engages consumers, appropriate family members, and significant others as requested and consented to by client, in the strength-based and trauma-informed treatment process and goal setting.Works constructively with consumers to reach agreed upon outcomes, and coordinates care with internal and external providers.Maintains appropriate professional standards and provides appropriate follow-up for consumers.Provides individual and group treatment as determined by the Network Director promoting change and movement through the therapeutic system following Recovery-based practice guidelines.Identifies risk factors including lethality for suicidal, homicidal and/or grave disability. As appropriate, complete involuntary mental health holds (27-65) according to Center protocol.Complete intake, assessments, and initial engagement strategies with consumers during Same Day Access times in accordance with clinical practice guidelines and agency policies.Participate in Evidenced Based Practices and other agency initiatives (IDDT, DBT, PCOMS, CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, etc) for mental health and co-occurring substance use services.Other Duties (Productivity Performance Measures, Professional Growth/Development, Relationships/Communication)Meet required number of consumer service hours as determined by the Network Director through effective caseload management responsive to the level of ongoing clinical need.Attends mandatory in-services; compliance with individualized training plan if required.Participates in supervision by coming prepared with an agenda. Reports high risk/problem cases, and utilizes a problem solving approach as well as feedback. Attends supervision at times and interval agreed upon with supervisor.Corporate Compliance including documentation on practice in accordance with regulatory requirements and clinical guidelines.Submits 90% of all Progress-to-Date forms within 3 working days.Completes 95% of all paperwork by the due date (CCARS and Service Plans).Ensures that fee collections meet the team goal as determined by Network Director. Monitors client balances and takes appropriate steps in accordance with agency guidelines for collecting payment, rescheduling appointments until a fee is paid and/or a payment plan is in place, adjusting fees as needed.Completes 95% of case closings within 90 days after last contact, 210 days for meds only.Exhibits enthusiasm, courtesy, adaptability, flexibility, and spirit of cooperation in the work environment.Maintains effective interpersonal relations with consumers, peers, subordinates, upper management, visitors and the general public. Uses language and behavior to promote dignity and respect.Effectively responds to the client/consumer needs and problems, initiates and maintains positive interactions, timely response to phone calls, email and other requests.Demonstrates knowledge and skills to develop therapeutic alliance with consumers and to work effectively and with cultural competence with consumers from diverse backgrounds.Participates in staff development activities to enhance professional growth.Addresses the whole health needs of the client by ensuring that appropriate releases are in place for physical health care providers, making appropriate referrals as needed when significant physical health needs are a consideration. Assesses and treats individuals with various disorders within the scope of one's expertise.Utilizes a range of appropriate clinical and recovery focused interventions according to clinical need, or refers as indicated, to trauma specific treatment, wellness classes/coaching, co-occurring/substance use services, and employment services.Have an understanding of how trauma impacts the lives of the people being served, so that every interaction is consistent with the recovery process and reduces the possibility of retraumatization.Participate in the Center's training/educational programs designed to enhance knowledge about Trauma Informed Care, the impact of trauma and trauma recovery.Ensure that delivery practices are guided by the principles of trauma informed care and the principles of addiction treatment.Attends the quarterly CAC business meetings in order to stay abreast of regulations and policies governing substance abuse treatment.Participate in CAC group supervision per OBH regulations. CAC II, 2 hours each month, CAC III or LAC one hour each month.Provide CAC in training group or individual supervision to staff obtaining their certification (CAC III or LAC only) and/or assist with supervising or mentoring new license eligible clinicians.Completes required paperwork for substance use treatment licenses and billing to Medicaid and other funding sources, including Substance Abuse ROI, Substance Use Assessment, Out-of-State Offender Questionnaire, Infectious Disease Acknowledgment Statement, ASAM Level of Care and Placement Criteria, SOCRATES and DACOD's.Endorse the Center's belief that drug testing can be an effective therapeutic tool as it can serve as a deterrent to substance use, a safety measure for prescribing psychotropic medications and provide support to the client to increase the likelihood of successful abstinence. All CAC clinicians will include random or point-in-time urine drug testing (UDT) as a part of the co-occurring services offered here at the Center. SUD Intake clinicians will referral all SUD clients for Point-In-Time/Baseline UDT upon intake.Note: Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:Master's Degree in related field requiredCAS or LAC requiredLPC, LMFT or LCSW preferredBilingual preferredSkills or experience in integrated health approaches preferredSalary Grade 51-Master's Unlicensed Clinician$46,400 to $58,900***Salary is determined based on years of total relevant experience.*Salary is based on 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) or 40 hours per week. Less than 40 hours/week will be prorated and adjusted to the appropriate FTE. Grade 52-Licensed Clinician (LCSW, LMFT, LPC)$55,600 to $70,900*Salary is determined based on years of total relevant experience.*Salary is based on 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) or 40 hours per week. Less than 40 hours/week will be prorated and adjusted to the appropriate FTE. **BONUS OPPORTUNITY!! Three phase bonus paid out using the following schedule. ** Based on full time (40 hours/week). Prorate if less than 40 hours/week. Must work a minimum of 20 hours/week to be eligible for bonus.Master's (Unlicensed) BonusLPC/LMFT BonusLCSW/LP Bonus$1,000 1 month anniversary$1,000 1 year anniversary($2,000 Total)$1,000 1 month anniversary$1,000 6 month anniversary$1,000 1 year anniversary($3,000 Total)$2,000 1 month anniversary$1,000 6 month anniversary$1,000 1 year anniversary($4,000 Total) Benefits Include:Flexible work schedule and remote work options (Jefferson Center will offer relocation assistance, up to $1,500, to out of state candidates willing to relocate to Colorado. Please contact Recruiting for more information.)Medical (Kaiser or Cigna), Delta Dental, and EyeMed Vision insurance plansLife, LTD/STD, and malpractice insurance paid by Jefferson Center401(k) plan with matching employer contribution and 403(b) option15% Wellness Discount on medical insurance plans for participating employees1 Paid Wellness Hour per week (based on FTE)Health Insurance Reimbursement up to $125 per monthGenerous Paid Time Off plus 13 paid holidays per yearEmployees with 1 year of service are eligible for Supplemental Parental Leave up to 60 hours (based on FTE)Extended Paid Bereavement Leave up to 20 daysTrauma Informed Care LeaveTuition Reimbursement after one year of employmentPublic Service Loan Forgiveness and Colorado Health Services Corps loan repayment plan options for participating employees. COVID-19 Vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption is required for employment with Jefferson Center for Mental Health. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated (Received final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen) and provide proof, or have an approved medical or religious exemption, prior to their first day of employment. Information on how to request an exemption will be provided at the time of offer.EducationRequiredMaster of Social Work or better in Social Work or related fieldLicenses & CertificationsRequiredLACCertified Addiction SpecPreferredLCSWLPCLMFT

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