Clinical Therapist, Bilingual

Department: TPC-Behavioral Health Outpt Svcs
Operating Unit The Providence Center
Location: Providence, RI
Job ID: 6731
Job Status: Full Time
Shift: Days
End Date:

To provide outpatient psychotherapy either at The Providence Center or in the community.

Responsibilities:

Perform initial screening, intake and assessment, orientation, crisis intervention, counseling, screening, case management, client education, referral, treatment planning, documentation and consultation for clients in the program.

Perform a comprehensive psychosocial assessment of assigned consumers.

Treat consumers with respect.

Perform in a calm and professional manner during crisis or emergency situations.

Apply knowledge of Psychiatric Diagnosis (DSM 5).

Perform and record mental status examination.

Assess clinical emergencies, including suicide and danger to others.

Collect pertinent data from appropriate collateral sources in accordance with confidentiality guidelines.

Maintain confidentiality in accordance with Center policy and legal requirements.

Develop and present, verbally and in writing, a clear clinical formulation based on behavioral data and relevant theory while incorporating psychosocial and family issues.

Use psychiatric consultation and intervention when clinically appropriate.

Use knowledge to decide appropriate levels of care in order to refer to various points in the continuum of care.

Provide individual, group, and family mental health and/or substance abuse therapy.

Treat consumers with respect.

Perform in a calm and professional manner during crisis or emergency situations.

Maintain confidentiality in accordance with Center policy and legal requirements.

Develop and implement a plan of care with ongoing consumer input.

Apply knowledge of psychopathology and primary methodologies of psychotherapy.

Apply knowledge of Psychiatric Diagnosis (DSM 5).

Assess clinical emergencies, including suicide and danger to others.

Develop and present, verbally and in writing, a clear clinical formulation based on behavioral data and relevant theory while incorporating psychosocial and family issues.

Identify specific therapeutic interventions appropriate for specific problems.

Provide brief psychotherapy if appropriate.

Provide group therapy.

Use psychiatric consultation and intervention when clinically appropriate.

Use knowledge to decide appropriate levels of care in order to refer to various points in the continuum of care.

Collaborate with other providers, agencies, and individuals in the consumers' network of care.

Maintain knowledge and familiarity of mental health and/or substance abuse and other related community agencies.

Communicate with various local agencies and individuals, as well as with Center staff.

Perform record keeping in accordance with Health Information Services and other Center requirements.

Complete daily activity logs.

Complete initial assessment forms.

Complete progress notes with appropriate format.

Develop and implement a plan of care with ongoing consumer input.

Complete a clear, specific, behaviorally oriented treatment plan as required with consumer signature.

Complete insurance documentation as required.

Complete required reports and evaluations.

Follow required office procedures in a cooperative manner.

Attend trainings, case presentations and conferences.

Provide feedback to staff on the content of educational programs attended.

Participate in the education of other Center staff.

Attend mandatory in-service trainings and other trainings required for renewal of licensure.

Maintain cooperative relationships with Center staff, consumers, community agencies and the public.

Communicate with various local agencies and other departments or teams at The Center.

Work in cooperation with co-workers and supervisory staff.

Deal with team members regarding problems in a constructive manner.

Benefit from constructive criticism.

Serve as a resource to staff regarding the Hispanic/Latino community.

Provide education and communicate on community resources and cultural matters.

Interpret/translate both language and cultural concerns for staff and other community service providers, as appropriate.

Serve on appropriate committees.

Provide mental health consultation to other community agencies.

Other duties may be assigned.

Requirements:

Master degree in Social Work and relevant clinical experience. LICSW/LMHC with 5 year post licensure and LCDP recommended. Experience providing substance abuse treatment preferred.

Ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively with consumers, community agencies and Center employees.

Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Insured auto and valid driver's license.

 

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.