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Associate Therapist

Company: Discovery Behavioral Health
Location: Santee
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description: Job Description The Associate Therapist works in a dynamic multidisciplinary team providing treatment services according to the Discovery Clinical Model. Therapist responsibilities include ensuring patient safety, providing milieu interventions, leading psychoeducational and process-oriented therapy groups, facilitate clinical assessments, conduct therapy sessions, and other case management tasks, as assigned. Responsibilities:Ensures clinical documentation is completed timely throughout the course of treatment. All documentation is required to be done at the time of service.Establish therapeutic rapport with patients and families/loved ones.Understands role in providing expeditious access to care for individuals seeking services.Participates in weekly treatment team and communicates weekly treatment goals with all team members. Maintain a case load of 5-7 patients.Completes appropriate number of therapy sessions assigned weekly for patients, including family/support system sessions aligned with the patients level of care.Facilitates process orientated and psychoeducation groups daily/weekly.Provides utilization reviews to insurance companies, providing appropriate clinical information to obtain initial authorization and continuing stay authorization, as necessary.Is appropriately accessible to family members or loved ones. Returning all calls and emails within 4 hours during business hours of operations and 24 hours all other times.Assesses patients for suicidality and possibility of danger to self or others.May provide additional clinical support for other members of the clinical team in their absence.Communicates with the Utilization Review Department regarding authorizations.Begins discharge planning on day of admission for all patients.Completes discharge session with patient to ensure coping skills, transition plan, and resources are understood and intact.Effectively manages crises in sessions and the milieu.Provides support to milieu staff in their interactions with patients and their loved ones.Works collaboratively with the entire treatment team and milieu staff to always ensure the highest level of clinical quality.Completes other tasks, as requested, or assigned QualificationsMasters or Doctorate degree in relevant field, requiredCompletion of state requirements to conduct therapeutic interventions, requiredOperates under supervision and is not licensedObtain CPR, AED, and First Aid certification within 90 days of hireMust possess a current drivers license and be in good standingAdditional Information We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. For more information about our company benefits, please visit us at Keywords: Mental Health Rehabilitation Worker, Location: Santee, CA - 92071

Keywords: Discovery Behavioral Health, Santee , Associate Therapist, Healthcare , Santee, California

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