Mental Health Therapist

$40,000 - $50,000 yearly
  • Integrated Behavioral Health Services
  • 1430 South Street, Lincoln, NE, USA
  • Feb 12, 2024
Full time Licensed Mental Health Professional

Job Description

roles and responsibilities

  • Complete a comprehensive assessment when the program director delegates this responsibility; 

  • Participate in the development of the individual treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery plan and the updates; 

  • Provide individual, group, and family psychotherapy according to the client's individual treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery plan; 

  • Communicate with the Program Director and psychiatrist regarding the clinical needs of the client as necessary; 

  • Monitor, supervise, and oversee the program's daily treatment and activities in the absence of the Program Director as assigned by the Program Director; 

  • Assist with aggressive discharge planning and 

  • Maintain a maximum staffing ratio of 1 to 8 clients. 

  • Ensures all residential clients have active Medicaid and AABD.

  • Help consumers with SSA income.

  • Complete DLA-20 data for each consumer on caseload.

  • Complete re-authorization for assigned clients.

  • Will attend program and agency meetings.

  • Will be responsible for all MHB updates for assigned clients.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Master's degree in education, social work, public administration, or a related field is preferred. Bachelor's degree required.

  • Experience with State of Nebraska Medicaid Standards to include fraud, waste, and abuse standards.

  • Experience and confidence in identifying and implementing evidence-based practices.

  • Ability to work flexible hours.

  • Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Illustrate proficiency in computer skills, especially using Gmail, Word, Excel, and customized databases.

  • Work in and adapt to the culture of a multi-cultural, community-based organization.

  • Commit to maintaining confidentiality.

  • Understand the Agency's mission and culture and the ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with staff and clients in all circumstances.

  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background checks.

  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills and ability to relate well with persons from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural groups.

  • Ability to lift supplies to 25 lbs. to waist height.

  • Reliable transportation, valid Nebraska Driver's License with a clean driving record, and proof of insurance. 

Obsessions

  • Learning

  • Provide Therapy

  • Treatment Planning

  • Records Management

  • Team Work

Measurables 

  • We will run 3-4 clinical groups per week.

  • I will see 5-6 clients per week.

  • Will attend meetings as assigned.

  • The comprehensive assessment will be completed within 14 days of admission.

  • An initial treatment plan will be completed within 24 hours of admission; subsequently, a comprehensive treatment plan needs to be finished within 30 days of admission.

  • I will review and update the treatment plan with the program director every 30 days.

  • I will review the treatment and discharge plans with each assigned client weekly.

  • Will create a transition plan within 30 days of admission.

  • A relapse prevention plan will be created within 24 hours of admission.

  • Will complete log notes within 48 hours of session/group.

  • The discharge summary will be completed with the client seven days before discharge.

  • I will assist clients in contacting SSA and DHHS of Nebraska to ensure benefits are active.

  • Re-authorizations will be completed promptly when requested.

  • Submit MHB updates as required by designated MHBs (7 days, 14 days, 30 days, annually). 

Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, Public Administration, or related field preferred. Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Experience with State of Nebraska Medicaid Standards to include fraud, waste, and abuse standards.

  • Experience and confidence identifying and implementing evidence-based practices.

  • Ability to work flexible hours.

  • Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Illustrate proficiency in computer skills, especially using Gmail, Word, Excel and customized databases.

  • Be able to work in and adapt to the culture of a multi-cultural, community-based organization.

  • Commit to maintaining confidentiality.

  • Understand the Agency’s mission and culture and the ability to maintain appropriate boundaries with staff and clients in all circumstances.

  • Employment is contingent upon successful completion background checks.

  • Demonstrate inter-personal skills, ability to relate well with persons from a variety socioeconomic and cultural group.

  • Ability to lift supplies up to 25 lbs. to waist height.

  • Reliable transportation, valid Nebraska Driver’s License with a clear driving record and proof of insurance.

Loan Forgiveness?

No