Lead Therapist

  • Connections Health Solutions
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Mar 21, 2019

Job Description

Job ID: 2018-1990
# of Openings: 1
Category: Social Services
Type: Full-Time
Shift: Regular - M - F - 8a - 5p

Connections Health Solutions is hiring a Clinical Lead Therapist for the REACH Program - an outpatient program for individuals aged 16-30 experiencing a First Episode Psychosis. The Lead Therapist provides leadership and clinical supervision to the interdisciplinary team. This position provides direct clinical services to include: individual therapy, group counseling, life skills sessions, clinical interventions, crisis management, family therapy, illness self-management, and assists in case management and support system development.

  • Leads weekly interdisciplinary team meetings to review the status of each client, discuss each team member's role in the client's care, and review progress toward treatment goals.
  • Provides supervision and education regarding illness self-management, shared decision-making, recovery-oriented care, team roles, and clinical documentation.
  • Conducts thorough, accurate, clinically sound psychosocial and diagnostic assessments in a timely manner, focusing attention on identifying primary psychosis and differential diagnoses for symptom profiles related to psychosis.
  • Maintains an active client caseload and functions as the primary clinician for these individuals. Assists the individual in developing and modifying treatment plans using a shared decision-making approach.
  • Prepares clinical reports and individualized service plans utilizing agency electronic clinical documentation software. Ensures documentation complies with best clinical practices, contracts, regulatory and other legal requirements. Maintain the clinic record, including documentation of activities performed as part of the service delivery process. Obtain signatures from patient regarding treatment, as necessary.
  • Conducts brief intervention, individual, family and group counselling within scope of practice. Documents all services and patient activities.
  • Provides case management services to promote recovery and community reintegration. Conducts crisis interventions and follow up as necessary.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree in social work, counseling, or related field
  • Minimum of 3 years in behavioral health or relevant work experience.
  • Independent licensure within counseling, or marriage and family therapy by the AZ Board of Behavioral Health Examiners (LPC, LCSW, LMFT)
  • Knowledge of principles of recovery, family of origin/intergenerational issues, and co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders
  • Knowledge in First Episode Psychosis standards of care, including ability to identify primary psychosis and perform differential diagnoses for symptom profiles related to psychosis.
  • Knowledge and experience working with special populations (Individuals with psychotic disorders, substance abuse diagnoses, young adults, and transitional aged youth)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of and experience in the Coordinated Specialty Care model for First Episode Psychosis