AltaPointe Health Systems

  • Therapist

    Job Locations US-AL-Bayou La Batre
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/21/2018 11:31 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-7202
    # of Openings
    1
    AltaPointe Site
    South Mobile Outpatient
    Category
    Master Level, Behavioral
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift/Hours
    8:00 AM-4:30 PM
  • Overview

    This position conducts intake assessments for children and adolescents, as well as providing individual and family therapy.  Individual therapy is provided to adults that have a serious mental illness.   Family support, education, and consultations are provided as needed. 

    Responsibilities

    • 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 Infosribe 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
    • Completes intakes for group home consumers and includes needed documentation required for consumers in residential
    • Completes DLA-20 for consumers residing in residential at intake and then at 3 month intervals thereafter
    • Completes DLA-20 for consumers in RDP at admission and then every 6 months thereafter
    • 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
    • Reviews API and signs off at the end of each time period according to standards
    • Assists with assessing and providing therapy for children and adolescents if needed
    • Effectively demonstrates the application of adult specific competencies
    • Adheres to professional code of ethics
    • 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

    Qualifications

    Master degree in a mental health discipline 

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