Behavioral Health Therapist
The Behavioral Health Therapist will be responsible for providing clinical services either in person or via telehealth to a wide range of individuals struggling with mental health, substance abuse and behavioral issues, both in the Trivium program and the community.
This position includes, but is not limited to, the following essential functions:
· Contributes to Trivium mission, vision, and values by way of work product and professional behavior with both internal and external consumers
· Adheres to the requirements and regulations as set forth by the Iowa Department of State Health Services and Iowa State Board of Examiners based on clinical licensure
· Maintains professional licensure as a mental health provider in good standing based on licensing requirements
· Maintains all training requirements for licensure and for Trivium
· Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements and Behavioral Health Policies and Procedures
· Attends staff/agency meetings and trainings as required
· Adheres to all current federal & state laws, as well as Trivium Policies and Procedures, including the safeguarding of confidential healthcare information and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)
· Maintains all client documentation in the electronic record
· Establishes relationships and communicates with clients, family members, and staff
· Assists the Behavioral Health Director with program implementation
· Makes recommendations for program improvements
· Assists the Behavioral Health Director and other professionals in short and long-term planning for the Behavioral Health program
· Reports to the Behavioral Health Director (or other administrative team members) as necessary regarding support services, personnel issues, fiscal considerations, etc.
· Completes initial diagnostic assessments on all clients assigned to determine treatment needs, as well as conducts ongoing assessments to determine when clinical goals have been achieved and service delivery is no longer indicated
· Develops initial treatment plans and updates treatment plans to include clinical interventions/objectives/goals that are observable and measurable
· Provides in-person or telehealth therapy sessions to individuals, family, or groups as clinically indicated
· Provides support and crisis management services as needed or as requested by supervisor
· Completes other duties as directed by the Director
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
· Builds and develops internal and external relationships, creates partnerships, builds trust, share ideas, and accomplishes work.
· Develops others to become more effective through strengths, expectations, and coaching.
· Embraces change and sets goals that align with the company's vision.
· Encourages and inspires others through positivity, vision, confidence, challenges, and recognition.
· Able to gather and evaluate information that leads to smart decisions.
· Provides clear communication and shares information regularly and concisely.
· Holds themselves and their team accountable for their performance.
· Followed by what is in the existing job description in this section.
· Strong clinical skills and knowledge of the treatment issues concerning children, adolescents, adults, and families
· Ability to support the agency's culture, growth, and success through communication, accountability, and positivity
· Ability to be clear headed and decisive based on the scope of the position
· Ability to work efficiently and effectively both individually and as part of a professional team
· Ability to appropriately accept feedback through the supervision process - thus displaying the willingness to learn, grow, and improve
· Competent in using Microsoft Word, Excel, the Internet, and other software applications
· Effective oral/written communication and organizational skills
These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Behavioral Health Therapist's job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Behavioral Health Director.
While performing the responsibilities of the Behavioral Health Therapist's job, the employee is required to talk and hear and be fluent in the English language. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel and to manipulate keys on a keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Working conditions are normal for an office and telehealth environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work and the ability to remain on-call and available to provide staff support in event of emergencies.
The employee must be able to travel between locations in Iowa, and occasionally attend seminars which may require overnight stay.
· Prefer a master's degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy Business, Healthcare, or related field but will consider a Bachelors in a social service field with current CADC certification or other certification that would allow them to provide substance use disorder and/or Mental Health services in the State of Iowa.
· Iowa licensed or certified behavioral health professional, such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, social worker, psychiatric nurse, marriage and family therapist, mental health counselor or CADC
· Experience in providing individual, group and Family therapy. Prefer 2 years' experience with some management experience.
· Valid Chauffeur's license and a driving record that is acceptable to Trivium Life Services' auto insurance company.
I acknowledge and understand that I may have access to confidential information, including Protected Health Information (PHI), regarding employees, clients, or the public. In addition, I acknowledge and understand that I may have access to proprietary or other confidential information or business information belonging to Trivium. Therefore, except as required or permitted by law, I agree that I will not:
· Access or attempt to access data that is unrelated to my job duties at Trivium.
· Access or attempt to access Protected Health Information (PHI) beyond my stated authorized HIPAA access level.
· Use or disclose to any other person, or allow any other person access to, any information related to facility that is proprietary or confidential and/or pertains to employees, students, clients, or the public. Use or disclosure of information includes, but is not limited to, verbal discussions, FAX transmissions, electronic mail messages, voice mail communication, written documentation, "loaning" computer access codes, and/or another transmission or sharing of data.
· Use or disclose Protected Health Information (PHI) for use in violation of HIPAA regulations.
I understand that Trivium Life Services and its employees, clients, or others may suffer irreparable harm by use or disclosure of proprietary or confidential information and that facility may seek legal remedies available to it should such use, or disclosure occur. Further, I understand that violations of this agreement may result in disciplinary action, up to and including, termination of my employment.
Statement of Understanding
I have read and understand the above position description. I assert that I can perform all essential job functions, meet the physical requirements of this position, perform satisfactorily in the stated working conditions, and satisfy the expectation for regular attendance.
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