Center for Life Management (CLM) provides the area’s most comprehensive array of mental health services. Our Collaborative Care Program is an innovative approach to healthcare that encompasses the integration of mental, physical and behavioral health needs. Working together as a multi-disciplinary team, internal (CLM) and external (area agencies) work as one entity to support individuals with co-occurring mental health needs and intellectual disabilities and/or traumatic brain injury. The Collaborative Care Therapist provides outpatient community-based support, therapy, diagnostic assessment, treatment planning, and crisis management to help client’s improve symptoms and behaviors that otherwise interfere with daily functioning and personal wellness goals. This is a full time, 35 hour per week position.
Major Functional Areas and Description of Duties
- Provide individual diagnostic assessment to determine client’s strengths, needs, resources, and objectives;
- Formulate treatment plans specifying presenting problems, objectives, interventions, and desired outcomes;
- Complete assessments for eligibility determination for State funded services;
- Provide individual and group therapy in the office and/or remote via telehealth;
- Provide counseling and Functional Support Services (FSS) as needed in the home and community-based settings as deemed appropriate for the objectives, interventions and desired outcomes identified in the client’s treatment plan;
- Provide Individual Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBSI) as needed to develop, apply, and reinforce coping strategies to reduce and/or ameliorate symptoms and behaviors that interfere with functioning and goal achievement;
- Provide Family Training and Counseling (FTC) services as needed to educate natural supports and promote how to best encourage the client’s resiliency and recovery toward treatment goals;
- Provide psycho-education using the evidence-based practice of Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) as needed to support goal and coping skill development;
- Provide crisis management and intervention when clients experience acute exacerbation of symptoms to ensure their safety within the home and/or community;
- Adhere to and uphold the practices specific to the Continuum of Collaborative Care Model specific to support the authenticity of program implementation;
- Work collaboratively with other treatment team members, natural supports, and external providers to ensure a wrap-around approach is provided for continuity of client care;
- Develop training opportunities in an area of expertise to educate internal and external colleagues;
- Provide timely documentation on each service delivered;
- Provide set hours of billable service each week (eligible for incentive pay upon exceeding productivity expectation);
- Engage in appropriate consultation meetings and committees, both internally and externally, as determined by supervisor;
- Function professionally and in a manner that protects the integrity, confidentiality and rights of all clients;
- Execute all required services and documentation in accordance with agency policies and federal/state standards;
- Maintain professional memberships, licenses, accreditation, certifications, etc.;
- Represent CLM in a professional and appropriate manner in all settings;
- Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications and Skills
- Master’s degree required;
- LCMHC or LICSW preferred however license is not required;
- Experience working with co-occurring disorders preferred;
- Ability to exercise sound clinical judgment in routine, urgent, and emergent situations;
- Proficient computer skills, specifically with all Microsoft office applications;
- Ability to document effectively and efficiently in course of clinical work;
- Ability to navigate an electronic health record;
- Ability and desire to work as part of a clinical team while also able to be self-directed and motivated with minimal supervision;
- Ability to acquire and effectively practice new clinical skills as needed according to evolving agency needs/services;
- Demonstrate effective communication skills, organizational skills, and ability to multi-task.
Productivity and Incentive
Out of a 35 hour work week, the Collaborative Care Therapist is responsible for 22.75 hours of direct face-to-face (in person and/or telehealth) per week. The remaining 12.25 hours are dedicated to case consultation and collaboration, supervision, documentation, training, travel and other administrative functions. Upon exceeding productivity expectations, staff are eligible for incentive pay.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
The work will be performed in the community, client’s home, office or remotely via telehealth depending on the treatment objectives and interventions. Manual dexterity is needed to use computers. The ability to sit for extended periods of time is required. Reliable internet access, transportation, a clean driving record, and proof of auto insurance coverage is required.
At Center for Life Management we offer a robust benefits package because caring for our staff is just as important as caring for our clients. Benefits for benefits eligible employees include:
- Comprehensive health insurance (medical, dental, vision)
- Health Reimbursement Arrangement
- Flexible Spending Account
- Paid earned time (3 weeks in year one, caps at 6 weeks)
- Paid holidays (8) with bonus birthday holiday in your birth month
- 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan with 3% company contribution upon 1 year of employment
- Life Insurance paid by company
- Short and Long Term Disability paid by company
- Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance paid by company
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP), accessible to staff and their natural supports
- Company issued cell phone and laptop as needed for role
- Scholarship for professional advancement
- Mileage reimbursement for applicable positions
- On the job training and continuing education opportunities
- Rewarding and supportive work environment with excellent opportunities for career growth
- Meaningful relationships with your co-workers and the individuals we serve
- Flexible work schedule
- Teamwork, teamwork and more teamwork!
Center for Life Management is an equal opportunity employer.