Therapist- Care Right There

Mental Health and Recovery Services Columbus, Ohio Columbus, Ohio


Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Therapist (Care Right There) is responsible for providing comprehensive, patient focused mental health assessment and treatment utilizing individual, group and family modalities to people affected and infected with HIV/AIDS.  Care Right There is a Ryan White Part A funded Mental Health Treatment program focusing on meeting the needs of patients who have identified Mental Health and Recovery needs but unable to access clinic or office based treatment due to symptoms and other psycho-social stressors. The Therapist will be providing treatment to patients in the home, telehealth and community in an effort to reduce symptoms and barriers that impact the patient’s ability to participate in clinical or office based outpatient therapy. The goal is to reduce symptoms impacting the patient’s ability to access healthcare and effectively manage treatment in a clinic or office based setting.  Patient will become more consistent with treatment and therefore achieve viral load suppression. The Therapist will operate in accordance with the established professional standards and guidelines as stated by the Ohio Revised Code and put forth by the Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. The individual will operate in accordance with the established professional standards and guidelines for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) or American Counseling Association (ACA) and agrees to adhere to NASW or ACA standards.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to diagnosis and treatment of clients with mental health and substance concerns; traveling; driving; utilizing a computer for typing and conducting research; attending meetings; conducting assessments and counseling; and producing clear, understandable, and timely notes and documentation.

 SALARY RANGE: $58,700 - 73,300

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide high quality outpatient mental health and recovery treatment for clients who have HIV/AIDS and their families; LGBTQ clients, and the community at large.
  • Develop skills in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of change, DBT and other evidence based models.
  • Identify appropriate levels of care and treatment needs, making referrals when clinically indicated.
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals involved in caring for shared clients via Epic, email, phone, or face to face interactions.
  • Complete comprehensive, client focused assessments, treatment plans and treatment evaluations with all clients.
  • Provide crisis intervention.
  • Assist in development and facilitation of support groups and therapy groups.
  • Demonstrate unconditional positive regard to clients and conduct all aspects of job responsibilities with a focus on exceptional customer service.
  • Maintain client records as directed by agency policies and procedures that will be demonstrated by scoring no less than 90% on quarterly reviews.
  • Document work with clients in electronic health record accurately and within two business days of service provision.
  • Complete HIV/AIDS, BIPOC and LGBTQ specific training to keep informed about current research and psychotherapy interventions.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

EDUCATION/LICENSURE:

  • Minimum of Master’s degree in social work, counseling
  • Minimum of MSW LSW, MA LPC required. Independently licensed candidates preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and other Qualifications:

  • Post-master’s experience providing treatment in health/mental health/substance abuse setting preferred.
  • Must have knowledge of, sensitivity to, interest in, and competence in cultural differences, HIV/AIDS, minority health, sexual practices; a demonstrated competence in working with persons of color, gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans community, and poverty.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and other computer applications required.
  • Reliable transportation, driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required.
  • Knowledge and adherence to professional standards and ethics.

  OTHER INFORMATION:

Background and reference checks will be conducted. In accordance with Equitas Health’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy, pre-employment drug testing will be administered.  Hours may vary, including working some evenings and weekends based on workload.  Individuals are not considered applicants until they have been asked to visit for an interview and at that time complete an application for employment.  Completing the application does not guarantee employment. EOE/AA