• Therapist, LICSW

    Job Locations US-AL-Foley
    Posted Date 7 months ago(11/20/2017 5:08 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    AltaPointe Site
    Adult & Child Outpatient Services - Foley
    Master Level, Behavioral
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Adult Outpatient Programs provide the least restrictive level of care where adults may receive clinical interventions aimed at decreasing existing signs and symptoms. Outpatient treatment focuses on recovery, problem resolution, symptom reduction, stabilization and/or prevention of movement to a higher level of care. Treatment varies widely and depends upon the consumer’s presenting symptoms.


    Primary Job Functions:

    • Provides effective clinical assessment of the consumer at intake and continuously thereafter
    • Utilizes assessment data to support a DSM – 5 diagnosis; updates diagnoses as needed
    • Formulates a person centered, recover oriented, medically appropriate treatment plan along with consumer that proves medical necessity and obtains signatures each time the plan created, updated and/or revised
    • Enters medications into the Pre entry medications for Infoscribe form  upon intake and as needed
    • Provides individual, group, and family therapy, utilizing evidenced based and research based models and theories according to consumer needs as stated in the treatment plan
    • Provides referrals when needed to internal and external agencies
    • Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
    • Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members and outside sources in the delivery of clinical services
    • Evaluates the consumer for discharge planning – provides appropriate referrals and/or linkage and closes chart appropriately
    • Effectively demonstrates the application of adult specific competencies
    • Adheres to professional code of ethics
    • Approves treatment plans that meet the requirements of AltaPointe, Medicaid, Joint Commission, and State Department of Mental Health in a timely manner
    • Completes treatment plan reviews as assigned in a timely manner and in accordance with Medicaid and the Alabama Department of Mental Health standards; provides justification for overdue reviews
    • Reviews API and signs off at the end of each time period according to standards
    • Seeks clinical supervision and consultation as needed
    • Accepts and employs suggestions for improvement
    • Actively works to enhance clinical skills
    •  Documents in a timely fashion per AltaPointe policy
    • Documents appropriate, complete, and clinically comprehensive mental health assessments – including diagnostic impression and referrals
    • Documents measurable and specific problem statements, goals and objectives in the treatment plan
    • Documents in a clear and concise manner treatment goals and objectives addressed, interventions provided, techniques used, consumer progress and response in direct service record
    • Documents case disposition, case closings, follow-up and referrals
    • Documents legibly and includes credentials with all signatures
    • Effectively manages caseload based on consumer needs
    • Meets AltaPointe productivity standards
    • Treats consumers with care, dignity and compassion
    • Respects consumers privacy and confidentiality
    • Is pleasant and cooperative with others
    • Assists visitors and consumers as needed
    • Personal values do not inhibit ability to relate and care for others
    • Is sensitive to the consumers needs, expectations and individual differences
    • Is gentle and calm with consumers and families
    • Actively participates in Performance Improvement activities
    • Actively participates in AltaPointe committees as required
    • Completes assigned tasks in a timely manner
    • Accesses appropriate community resources according to consumer needs
    • Follows AltaPointe policies and procedures
    • Maintains current license and requirements for renewals (i.e. CEU’s), if applicable, and attends to required in-services and workshops
    • Attends scheduled outpatient educational groups for therapists regularly


    Location is for Adult Outpatient Foley, Alabama and the position requires an LICSW license. 


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