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Licensed Counselor Mental Health Outpatient Sarasota County

at Centerstone

Posted: 11/27/2018
Job Reference #: 1214

Job Description

Position Summary: Provide individual, couples, family and group therapy to adults and children in an outpatient setting in Sarasota County. Experience in working with mental health, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, behavioral issues, and child dependency cases. Linkage to appropriate supportive services such as psychiatric services, group therapy and/or higher levels of care when indicated. Perform assessments for possible Baker Acts, when needed. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

Two (2) years' professional experience in a mental health or substance abuse setting. Licensed therapist (LMHC/LCSW/LMFT) per Florida Department of Professional Regulation as per chapter 490 or 491 F.S.

Preferred Qualification: Crisis Intervention experience preferred.

Special Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Highly skilled in mental health and co-occurring therapeutic interventions.   Bi-lingual a plus

Essential Functions/Job Duties:

Develop therapeutic rapport with clients - Meet with clients as scheduled to aid in development of therapeutic relationships.

Diagnostic Assessment - Formulate a provisional diagnostic assessment based on information presented, identify need for risk assessment.

Concurrent Documentation - Completes documentation within 24 hours.

Provide individual, family and group therapy to individuals for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.

Screenings - Complete screenings for depression, suicide, drug use, home assessment, etc.

Treatment Planning - Developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals/objectives and plans per ongoing assessment of needs and input from the individual using individual strengths.

Therapeutic Interventions - Use of empirically based modalities to engage and manage their mental health or substance abuse diagnosis.

Referrals - Complete, document and follow up on referrals, including collateral contacts.

Discharge/close referrals - Discharge clients who successfully complete therapy services and those who fail to follow through.

Other Related Duties - Peer Reviews, consultation, attend staffings, work with community partners, state reporting, follow contract policies and processes, state reporting, etc.

Position Type, Expected Hours of Work and Travel: This is a full-time position, and the expected work hours are 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday - 8:30-5:00. 

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