Master’s Level Therapist (Panama City)

Panama City
Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Description

SCOPE OF POSITION:

The Master Level Therapist will assess client and family needs and evaluate, coordinate and ensure necessary services are provided; provide community based or in-home services to clients; assist and counsel individuals by using such activities as delineating alternatives, helping to articulate goals and providing needed information, service and treatment, provides individual and family therapy.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide counseling, therapy and/or psychotherapy to clients and families as appropriate to the position; prepare treatment plans, discharge plans, and follow-up care programs.
  • Collect data about patients through interview, case history, psychological tests, and/or observational techniques; evaluate data to identify cause of problems and determine proper therapeutic approach or referral to other specialists.
  • Identify and provide emergency crisis services as necessary; make immediate clinical assessments and respond accordingly to accepted crisis intervention methods and techniques; coordinate other services as appropriate.
  • Provide and/or arrange for therapeutic interventions as appropriate for clients in a crisis condition and for those with serious disturbance problems.
  • Follow up to determine reliability and validity of treatment used; make recommendations regarding modification to services and service delivery.
  • Act as a client advocate in order to coordinate required services
  • Prepare appropriate documentation to bill services by established scheduled due dates submitted by Florida Therapy Services, Inc.; maintain and generate necessary documentation in a timely manner.
  • Review client charts to ensure quality assurance and compliance with state and federal standards and regulations.
  • Participate in agency training as required.
  • Attend all scheduled supervision meetings with Program Director
  • Participate in continuous FTS quality improvement activities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to apply mental health counseling methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical counseling principles, programs and methodology.
  • Comprehensive therapy skills with children, adults and families, abuse, neglect and substance abuse.
  • Ability to effectively interact with children and families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques.
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical social work and mental health counseling principles, methods, procedures and standards.
  • Ability to evaluate the progress of therapeutic programs and make individual modifications.
  • Ability to maintain emotional stability to cope with human suffering, emergencies and other stresses.
  • Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients.
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical issues related to patient rights.
  • Ability to gather and interpret information.
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Ability to use a computer with access to basic applications including but not limited to, Word and Excel.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university or college with a major in the field of Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Human Services field.
  • Master’s degree other than in the related fields must have completed graduate level coursework in at least four of the thirteen content areas:human growth and development; diagnosis and treatment of psychopathology; human sexuality; counseling theories and techniques; group theories and practice; dynamics of marriage and family systems; individual evaluation and assessment; career and lifestyle assessment; research and program evaluation; personality theories; social and cultural foundations; counseling in community settings; and substance use disorders.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

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