The licensed therapist acts as an advocate, helping patients gain access to resources while addressing diverse issues such as mental illness, addiction, and trauma. The licensed therapist provides comprehensive care and customized treatment planning for children, adolescents and adults. Through our whole person/whole family approach to psychotherapy and support, the licensed therapist helps people to overcome a wide variety of psychological issues.
- Assists in developing and implementing clinical procedures and guidelines, as needed.
- Utilizes current research findings to support clinical social work services best practices on an ongoing basis.
- Actively participates in staff meetings and case presentations.
- Assists in supervising Care Coordinators during initial intakes.
- Provides supervision and consultation to staff and student interns, as appropriate.
- Provides patient-centered therapy interventions with an emphasis on patient involvement as an integral part of the treatment team.
- Utilizes the electronic medical record to document patient screenings, psychosocial assessments, progress, and referral information and completes documentation within the agency’s required timelines.
- Assists in the process of advocacy for patients’ access to community resources.
- Collaboratively develops treatment plans including input from the patient, families, treatment team members and other agencies, as appropriate.
- Coordinates and communicates with the treatment team to provide the best care to patients.
- Uses multiple interventions such as group, individual and family therapy to assist patients in meeting their identified goals.
- Demonstrates sensitivity to diversity issues in the assessment and treatment of patients.
- Demonstrates respect for the inherent dignity and worth of the patients.
- Actively monitors patient progress towards goals and addresses termination/discharge related issues, providing outside referrals at discharge/termination, as appropriate.
- Effectively works independently and in a team environment; prioritizes workload based on workflow demands and in response to reprioritization by administrators, when needed.
- Performs other duties, as assigned.
- Master’s degree from an accredited institution required.
Licenses and Certifications:
- Active 4654License by the State of Florida.
- Fluency in Spanish desired.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and customer service.
- Direct patient experience and knowledge of DSM-V is essential.
- Sensitive to diverse populations including those with hearing and/or vision deficiencies.
- Requires proven professionalism and the ability to deal effectively with patients, families, and a variety of internal and external resources.
- Effectively uses Electronic Health Records.