AltaPointe Health Systems

  • Therapist

    Job Locations US-AL-Mobile
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/5/2018 4:03 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-7519
    # of Openings
    1
    AltaPointe Site
    Lakefront Group Home
    Category
    Master Level, Behavioral
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Shift/Hours
    M-F 8:00 to 4:30
  • Overview

    AltaPointe’s Adult Residential Services are designed for consumers with serious and persistent mental illness who require social rehabilitation and community support. Combining medical, nursing and clinical services, our staff provides care and treatment for more than 200 adults in need of intensive service provision. The Adult Residential Services Program consists of group homes, which are supervised 24 hours/day when consumers are on the premises.  Expected outcomes are the same for each adult group home: to prevent re-hospitalization and to maximize and maintain successful community placement. Residential care focuses on the rehabilitation and return to the community of seriously mentally ill consumers.

    Responsibilities

    Clinical Responsibilities:

    1. Provides effective clinical assessment of the consumer
    2. Utilizes assessment data to support a DSM IV diagnosis
    3. Formulates appropriate treatment plan along with consumer
    4. Responsible for daily operations of the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
    5. Adheres to all standards related to the PHP program, included but not limited to specified length of stay certification requirements and updates
    6. Provides individual, group, and family therapy for PHP, utilizing basic therapeutic models and theories according to consumer needs as stated in the treatment plan
    7. Reviews and reconciles PHP services in timely and accurate manner
    8. Demonstrates the ability to recognize the elements of a crisis state and knows how to deescalate or resolve the situation
    9. Effectively collaborates with the treatment team members and outside sources in the delivery of clinical services
    10. Evaluates the consumer for discharge planning or movement to a less restrictive environment; to ensure consumers have needed resources to maintain in the community
    11. Completes all appropriate transfer/discharge documentation for continuity of care
    12. Participates in weekend therapist rotation providing group therapy and crisis intervention
    13. Adheres to professional code of ethics
    14. Effectively demonstrates the application of adult specific competencies
    15. Assists with restraint per AltaPointe policy and procedures

    Qualifications

    Master’s degree in a mental health discipline; knowledge in adult specialty, outlined below, to be attained within six (6) months of employment:

    • Knowledge of psychiatric disorders in the adult population
    • Knowledge of available community resources
    • Knowledge of substance abuse treatment issues, developments and trends
    • Basic knowledge of Senior Adult issues for referral purposes
    • Knowledge of cultural diversity
    • Knowledge of behavior management, crisis intervention and interventions common to acute psychotic consumers, as well as, to non-violent crisis intervention practice
    • Knowledge of psychiatric rehabilitation principles
    • Knowledge of educational methods appropriate to adults with severe and persistent psychiatric disorders
    • Knowledge of utilizing electronic health record
    • Knowledge of Involuntary Commitment process for Mobile and Washington Count
    • Knowledge of court requirements for inpatient commitment to non-hospital settings

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