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Clinical Therapist

companymhmr_wpd
locationFort Worth, TX, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Social Services / Nursing
Full Time

Description 

Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role, unless individual is approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated. MHMR will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.

Pay is determined by relevant experience, work history, education and internal equities. As part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practices, MHMR offers the maximum compensation for candidates based on their experience, education and internal equities of the agency. This practice removes biases in compensation and assist hires and/or promotions on pay equity in their appropriate position(s) at MHMR.

The average rate for this position is… 27.00

Job Purpose 

Reporting to the Licensed Therapist Supervisor Sr., the Clinical Therapist completes diagnostic assessments or therapy sessions per agency demand. Activities include completing the initial diagnostic assessment, ANSA, and Person-Centered Wellness Plan at Access to Care and in the adult outpatient clinics.  Activities also include engaging individuals into services, providing resources, crisis intervention, other formal and informal assessments, and providing CBT and CPT therapy. 

Essential Functions  

Performs face to face assessment as part of the initial eligibility determination process for individuals seeking services from MHMR Tarrant. This includes evaluation of diagnostic eligibility according to target population guidelines. 

Performance Standards: 

Complete the initial assessment, including assigning a provisional diagnosis, on all assigned individuals 100% of the time. 

Makes appropriate referrals for follow-up care 100% of the time. 

Performs Mental Health Adult ANSA and Clinical Rating Scales for assigned clients. 

Performance Standards: 

As directed by Program Manager and according to program need, completes ANSA and Clinical Rating Scales, including process and documentation 

Maintains knowledge and training needed to complete these processes in compliance with all applicable requirements. 

Completes a Person-Centered Wellness plan that reflects the strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences of individuals for their recovery. 

Performance Standards: 

Completes Wellness Plans as part of the intake process as director by Program Manager at Access to Care. 

Provides SBIRT services as program demands. 

Performance Standards: 

Successfully completes referrals for SBIRT with appropriate follow up 100% of the time. 

Provides CBT/CPT services as program demands. 

Performance Standards: 

Successfully completes referrals for CBT and/or CPT with appropriate follow up 100% of the time. 

Maintains current licensure, and practices in accordance with standards set by Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists or the State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors 100% of the time. 

Provides crisis intervention/resolution and develops plan for follow-up care. 

Performance Standards: 

Assesses and documents suicidal and homicidal ideation and intent 100% of the time. 

Arranges clinically appropriate care and follow-up for clients who have suicidal and homicidal ideation and intent 100% of the time 

Implements triage procedures, including conferring with other licensed staff, and informs Program Manager of imminent dangerousness of clients immediately, 100% of the time. 

Thoroughly documents treatment provided to clients. 

Performance Standards: 

All documentation is present in chart/data system within 24 hours of service provided. 

All documentation is completed according to MHMRTC policies and procedures and Texas Health and Human Services Community Standards. 

Exhibits a willingness to assume additional duties; seeks the guidance of supervisor prior to beginning an unfamiliar assignment. 

Regular attendance is required. 

Worksite may be reassigned to meet program needs based on management authority. 

Performance standards are performed as applicable with MHMR’s We CARE values “We Connect People in Our Community.  We Provide Access to Services.  We Link People to Resources.  We Empower People.” 

Perform other job duties or responsibilities as requested or assigned. 

Knowledge of Laws, Regulations, Policies/Procedures, Skills, and Abilities 

Demonstrated skill in developing productive relationships with clients, family members, service providers and professional peers and subordinates. 

Extensive knowledge of the needs and characteristics associated with individuals who are in the target population. 

Extensive knowledge of case management, habilitation and rehabilitation principles, objectives, standards and methods. 

Extensive knowledge of the current DSM criteria and disorders. 

Ability to work independently and organize work effectively and to prioritize workload demands. 

Ability to conduct screenings, referrals, intakes, assessments, and unit orientations. 

Excellent written and oral communication skills. 

Ability to complete proper documentation/paperwork required for individual chart. 

Ability to cope with and assist others in coping with frustration and be flexible in meeting organization’s workload demands. 

Internal & External Customer Service 

Directors  

Clinic Practice Manager 

Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHP-CS) 

Probation/Parole (TAIP) 

Recovery Resource Center 

Health and Human Services (HHCS) 

Other MHMR programs 

Travel 

Inter- Agency 

Less than 30% Travel by personally owned vehicle. 

Equipment Used 

Computer/Laptop/ipad 

Desk phone/cell phone 

Fax Machine 

Copier 

DVD player 

Projector 

Minimum Requirements 

 Minimum Qualifications  

Education: Master’s Degree in Behavioral Science field 

Preferences: Bilingual Preferred 

Substitutions:  

Years’ Experience: 1 year experience in Human Services, Academic, or Research setting 

Defined Experience: 0 

License/Certifications: Required minimum licensure:  Licensed by Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, LCSW or LMSW under supervision, Licensed by Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, LMFT or LMFT associate or Licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, LPC or LPC-intern. 

Special Courses:  

Supervisory Experience: 0 

Agency Requirements 

All staff are required to participate in agency Emergency Preparedness and Environmental Safety programs and may be assigned by their department as a key/essential staff level function during critical events or for the purpose of sustaining business continuity. 

This position may require temporary or permanent re-assignment to any MHMR Tarrant facility as determined by program needs and/or the Division/Director. 

Assigned work hours may change as the needs of the agency change. 

The Functional Title of this position may change as the needs of the agency change. 

All work will be completed within the scheduled work hours. All non-exempt (hourly) employees are expected to clock in and clock out for each work shift, no work should be done off the clock. 

Prior approval from supervisor is required for all Paid Time Off (PTO) and Overtime. 

MHMR reserves the right to change, add to or eliminate positions as it deems appropriate.  

Employment is at will, as well as agency needs may change. 

Agency dress code is to be followed at all times. 

Physical on-site presence, including regular attendance and punctuality, is an essential function of this position. Any changes or adjustments to your assigned work schedule or shift hours must be approved by your supervisor in advance. 

Occupational Demand Requirements 

Note:  Check the physical demands, mental requirements, and working conditions of the essential functions of the job.  All jobs with the same job title must have the same requirements regardless if that 

All staff are required to participate in agency Emergency Preparedness and Environmental Safety programs and may be assigned by their departments as a key/essential staff level function during critical events or for the purpose of sustaining business continuity.

This position may require temporary or permanent re-assignment to any MHMR Tarrant facility as determined by program needs and /or the Division/Director.

Assigned work hours may change as the needs of the agency change.

The functional Title of this position may change as the needs of the agency change.

All work will be complete within the scheduled work hours.  All non-exempt (hourly) employee are expected to clock In and out for each work shift, no work done should be done off the clock.

Prior approval from supervisor is required for all Paid Time Off (PTO) and Overtime.

MHMR reserves the tight to change, and to or eliminate a position as it deems appropriate.

Employment is at will, as well as agency needs may change.

Agency dress code is to be followed at all times.

Physical on-site presence, including regular attendance and punctuality is an essential function of this position.  Any change or adjustments to your assigned work schedule or shift hours must be approved by your supervisor in advance.

Our Benefits:

Our total rewards program offers benefits* to full time employees beginning 1st of the month following hire date including but not limited to:

• Comprehensive healthcare options (Medical, Dental, and Vision)

• Life insurance and additional supplemental accident and hospitalization plans

• 401a match and 457 deferred compensation plans

• Paid vacation and holidays; varied flexible work environment locations

• Annual tuition reimbursement program

• Student Loan Forgiveness

• Professional development programs and training

• And more…..

Insurance eligibility:

• Full time employees begin 1st of the month following hire date

• Market driven positions (full time or part time) begin immediately after hire date

• Select part time market driven positions are eligible for most insurance plans

• Substitute status jobs are not eligible for benefits

For more information, click https://www.mhmrtarrant.org/benefits/

Additional Information
*MHMR of Tarrant County (“MHMR”) and its affiliates and subsidiaries have an internal recruiting department. MHMR may supplement that internal capability from time to time with assistance from temporary staffing agencies, placement services, and professional recruiters herein after referred to collectively as “Recruiters"). Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact MHMR employees directly in an attempt to present candidates – MHMR recruiting team or other authorized MHMR personnel must present ALL candidates to hiring managers. For more information please visit our website www.mhmrtc.org