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BH Therapist- Adults

Department: Blake Behavioral Health
Location: Tucson, AZ

JOB TITLE† † † † † † † † † † †Behavioral Health Therapist†

STATUS† † † † † † † † † † † † † Full-Time

DIVISION† † † † † † † † † † † † Behavioral Health Services Division

General Position Description:

The BH Therapist position is responsible for providing outpatient behavioral health treatment services to AHCCCS-eligible children, their families, and and/or adults.† The BH Therapist provides behavioral and crisis management services to Easterseals†Blake Foundation (EBF) members that include individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and assessment. The BH Therapist works as part of a treatment team by participating in a memberís on-going treatment planning process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Use best practice protocols in all therapeutic interventions.
  • Provide effective crisis assessment and intervention including arranging for emergency psychiatric evaluation/hospitalization as indicated.
  • Attends and participates in team meetings, clinical staffings (as needed), court hearings, and other meetings relevant to meeting the treatment needs of members.
  • Use knowledge and skill in assessment and diagnosis utilizing ICD-10 criteria.
  • Maintain clinical records in a timely manner according to standards.
  • Meet all initial and annual training requirements.
  • Actively participates in the memberís/familyís Child and Family Team (CFT) or Adult Recovery Team (ART).
  • Maintains member records in accordance with requirements set forth by the EBF, ADHS, the RHBA and other funding sources.
  • Completes progress notes using the appropriate covered service billing codes and writes comprehensive and timely reports as required by funding source and/or system partners.
  • Provides ongoing in-home, office-based, and/or community-based individual and/or group treatment, education and support to members and their family as indicated on the memberís service plan.
  • Develops treatment team recommendations for follow-up support and services.
  • Any other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the current DSM and relevant diagnosis for the population served.
  • Ability to accurately read, record and interpret information, including assessments, measures, and diagnostic criteria.
  • Demonstrates clinical competency in accordance with standards for the position.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Detail-oriented with well-developed problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Strong organization, time management and project management and multitasking skills.
  • Skill in using business software and electronic health records.
  • Knowledge of cultural differences and implications for appropriate services.
  • Knowledge of the behavioral health system in Arizona.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling or related behavioral health field plus two years' related experience†
  • Associate Level License according to Arizona State requirements as a Behavioral Health Professional or Masterís Level Therapist with the ability to obtain an associate license.
  • Submit to a criminal background check, be issued, and maintain a current fingerprint clearance card.
  • Complete and maintain current CPR and First Aide certification.
  • Maintain Arizona automobile insurance.
  • Maintain good driving record and qualify for EBF insurance coverage.
  • Must possess valid Arizona Driverís License and have a clean Motor Vehicle Report for the last 3 years.

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