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E0110 – 1099 Primary Outpatient SUD/MH Therapist
Position Overview: A 1099 Licensed Therapist will provide therapy services to RCA patients in person or by telehealth within the scope of individual licensure and as scheduled to meet RCA census needs. Services shall include the therapeutic process of: (i) conducting assessments and diagnosing for the purpose of establishing treatment goals and objectives and (ii) planning, implementing, and using evidence-based treatment interventions that the best outcomes for SUD and Mental Health issues in an outpatient SUD/MH setting.
Relationships with Others: Conveys a professional attitude by demonstrating the ability to develop therapeutic and working relationships with clients, collateral contacts, and colleagues. Advanced ability to identify the needs of clients and to gain their confidence and cooperation in assisting them to obtain their goals. Has empathetic, respectful, and motivational approach and encourages clients to take responsibility for their lives.
Communication and Contact: The employee communicates effectively both verbally and in writing with clients, colleagues, and other individuals inside and outside the company while maintaining confidentiality of all client related information. Demonstrates high professional and ethical standards while working within a team environment to support all clients served.
Flexibility and Adaptability: Maintains a positive team approach and attitude towards program and client needs by demonstrating the ability to be flexible and adaptable to program and schedule changes. Employees demonstrate the ability to recognize and shift priorities and can easily welcome new company initiatives. Employee demonstrates advanced knowledge of individual and group behavior and the effective ways of working with people to produce on-going recovery, being able to utilize a variety of approaches to be effective.
Professional Development: Understands job responsibilities and adheres to policies and procedures; expands knowledge and skills necessary for job; demonstrates self-awareness of and ability to work through attitudes that negatively affect performance, including personal reactivity. Employee will prioritize time and tasks efficiently; distinguish between major and minor issues; develop logical and creative solutions to problems; and make effective decisions within the scope of their duties. Employee will also productively utilize supervision; keep supervisor informed; adequately prepare for supervision.
- Completes client assessment documents, including all electronic forms required by RCA, and/or payor.
- Typical therapy session is 45-53 minutes with 15 minutes.
- Documents in the RCA Electronic Health Record.
- All required documentation must be completed within 48 hours of therapy session. Any session that does not have documentation completed within 48 hours will not be eligible for service fee.
- 1099 Therapists are required to complete select RCA and HIPAA identified trainings prior to beginning at a 1099 independent contractor. Failure to complete required training will result in the inability to provide services.
- Performs individual, family, group treatment for RCA in general outpatient services.
- Evaluates clients’ mental and physical health, addiction severity, and/or problem behavior and assesses their readiness for treatment and articulates clinical rationale for recommended level of care
- Works with clients to develop realistic and time limited treatment goals. Completes treatment plans, when appropriate, within required timeframe
- Reviews and recommends treatment options with clients, including their families, if willing
- Utilizes recognized therapeutic modalities, such as CBT, DBT, 12-Step, psychoanalytic, motivational interviewing, and stages of change
- Is familiar with Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and can objectively discuss options with clients
- Performs basic case management, communicates with referral sources, and facilitates appropriate level of care needs for assigned patients when necessary. Refer clients to outside resources, services, and support groups as needed.
- Helps clients develop skills and behaviors necessary to recover from their addiction or modify their behavior or presenting issue.
- Works with clients to identify behaviors or situations that interfere with their recovery whether MH or SUD.
- Provides psychoeducation to families about mental health, addiction or behavior disorders and helps them develop strategies to cope with those problems
- Will be paid monthly based on completed sessions and collections.
- A Master’s degree in Social Work, Mental Health, Addictions, Psychology or related field.
- License to practice independently preferred (LPC, LCSW)
- Licensure required for GOP and preferred for PHP/IOP.
- At least 2-3 years of experience in a substance abuse setting serving culturally diverse populations.
- Advanced knowledge of the basic principles, philosophies, practices, and procedures involved in substance abuse treatment, including the biopsychosocial characteristics and manifestations of chemical dependency and/or mental illness.
- Ability to demonstrate competency in medical record documentation, specifically DAP group and individual notes to support utilization reviews.
- Demonstrates knowledge and ability to apply the ASAM Criteria, DSM-V, and other standard screening and treatment related tools for placement and movement along the continuum of care.
- Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks to meet deadlines and stay organized.
- Working knowledge of State and Federal statues regarding confidentiality laws and applicable regulations and standards.
- Must have strong knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations (MS Word, Excel, EHR, and PowerPoint).
Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Travel: Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.