Mental Health Counselor
Company: Discovery Behavioral Health
Location: La Mesa
Posted on: May 7, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
May provide additional clinical support for other members of the
clinical team in their absence.
Communicates with the Utilization Review Department regarding
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
This a full-time position.
Master's or Doctorate degree in relevant field, required
Completion of state requirements to conduct therapeutic
Operates under supervision and is not licensed
Obtain CPR, AED, and First Aid certification within 90 days of
Must possess a current driver's license and be in good standing
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
For more information about our company benefits, please visit us at
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