- Review assessments from referring facilities and note problems/issues that require further attention and integrate this information into patient’s current course of treatment.
- Contact referral source and other key individuals no less than weekly to gather additional information as necessary and to update on progress.
- Gather comprehensive diagnostic information through biopsychosocial assessment within 5 days of admission. (IL- 3 days)
- Complete initial Risk assessment within 24-hours of admission.
- Complete initial assessments upon intake, and weekly thereafter, to identify problem areas that may affect treatment and/or need to be addressed in treatment planning.
- Initiate collateral call to family and/or support system within 72 hours of admission.
- Follow-up on initial call to family and/or support system, if contact was unavailable upon intake, within 24 hours of admission.
- Present Biopsychosocial and diagnostic information to treatment team in a clear, concise manner.
- During first session with patient, review initial treatment plan, including case management issues and be sure that patient and staff assignments and responsibilities are understood and in progress.
- Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan with patient that effectively addresses patient issues and is completed within established time frames.
- Develop clearly stated treatment goals and objectives that are measurable and that are patient driven.
- Develop interventions that will accomplish goals and objectives and state the planned frequency of interventions.
- Facilitate daily process groups connecting treatment plan goals and objectives.
- Ability to dine with patients as scheduled, modeling consistency with programming philosophy.
- Monitor bathroom activities.
- Participate effectively in multidisciplinary treatment plan reviews, demonstrating adequate preparation and understanding of patient issues, progress, areas of resistance, positive and negative strategies, etc.
- Document the patient’s progress accurately as it relates to treatment goals and objectives.
- Continue treatment planning process throughout patient’s stay in treatment, opening new problems and developing or revising treatment plans as necessary.
- Complete transfer summaries as patients move through appropriate levels of care.
- Assist patients in gaining group process skills.
- Track patient’s clinical problems in group.
- Utilize experiential techniques effectively.
- Create atmosphere in which self-disclosure is facilitated.
- Conduct educational and process groups (lectures/videos/discussions) effectively.
- Adhere to time schedules.
- Provide individual counseling to patients at least one (2) times per week.
- Assist patients gain insight into problems.
- Give patient a clear picture of where he/she stands with regard to progress toward recovery as seen by the therapist and the multidisciplinary treatment team.
- Enforce program rules and regulations in a firm but fair and respectful manner.
- Confront counter-productive behavior appropriately and with respect.
- Bond with patients and elicit respect.
- Adapt to different types of patients.
- Identify patient strengths and weaknesses and be able to document and work on them, per the treatment plan, throughout the course of treatment.
- Maintain healthy boundaries with patients at all times.
- Understand and apply the program’s clinical philosophy.
- Maintain regular contact and open communication with families consisting of one family session per week.
- Assist families in identifying the problems and issues they need to work on.
- Assist families in finding resources to help themselves including the family call line that takes place weekly.
- Link patient with internal and external resources as needed to meet patient needs.
- Assist patient in managing outside stressors (legal, financial, vocational, etc.) according to the best interests of the patient’s progress in recovery.
- Demonstrate good strategic and problem-solving skills and utilizing morning meeting and group supervision to staff a case, if needed.
- Be effective in finding needed resources and working in tandem with Case Management.
- Maintain clinical records according to program policies and those of licensing and accrediting agencies.
- Ensure that documentation is timely, consistent, clear and articulate and never copy/pasted from another note or another chart.
- Keep clinical records secure at all times.
- Use good clinical judgment in moving patient through treatment levels and ensuring there is supportive documentation in the Medical Record.
- Prepare patient to maintain recovery post-discharge.
- Develop a continuing care plan that meets patient needs for ongoing support following discharge.
- Complete discharge summary within 5 days of patient discharge.
- Therapist is responsible for having patient follow their treatment plan and transition to the next appropriate level of care as determined prior to admission.
- Demonstrates ability to work with patients with eating disorders.
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Master’s Degree in Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or Healthcare related major, required
- Two to four Years of work experience in eating disorders and/ or mental health field, preferred
- License to practice in applicable state, preferred and/or applicable clinical certifications per state, preferred.
- Ability to read and interpret written information; write clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar.
- Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; and participates in meetings.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of the discipline.
- Adheres to: Healthcare Code of Ethics
- Knowledge of Joint Commission Standards
- Knowledge of State & Federal Statutes Regarding:
- Client Confidentiality
- Drug-Free Workplace
- Corporate Integrity & Compliance
Banyan Treatment Centers is a leading National addiction and mental health care organization with a full continuum of care, and is Joint Commission Accredited (Gold Seal of Approval). Since our formation, we have grown to be an authority and innovator in the areas of addiction care and mental health treatment serving our communities at 14 locations throughout the United States.
As full-time members of our team, our employees enjoy competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, paid time off and the distinction of working with some of the nation’s most respected and accomplished doctors and mental health professionals while directly improving the health and quality of life of our community!
If you are interested in learning more about the position and potentially joining our dedicated team, I invite you to “Apply Now.” When completing your application, you will have the ability to provide your schedule and shift availability and desired wage; salary to be negotiated if necessary. We look forward to learning more about you!
Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F