InterCare Careers

Outpatient Therapist

  • Job Tracking ID: 512210-615815
  • Job Location: Benton Harbor, MI
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: Masters Degree
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: April 09, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP



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Job Description:

Become part of a Migrant and Community Health Center, where you will have:

  • A passionate purpose
  • Do worthwhile work
  • Make a difference in people’s lives

ABOUT US:

InterCare Community Health Network is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Bangor, Michigan. We employ 400 medical and dental health professionals and support personnel at multiple locations. InterCare is a federally qualified health center dedicated to improving individual health and reducing health issues in communities that we serve. We pursue our vision through the delivery of a broad range of primary care services and by promoting open access for all. InterCare's main focus is on disease prevention, wellness, and regular and timely treatment of chronic conditions. We pride ourselves on excellent communications with our patients, and on a strong health education focus that helps our patients and their families become involved in their own health care.

InterCare is searching for an Outpatient Therapist to join our team!

As part of the patient-centered health model (PCMH) at InterCare Community Health Network (ICHN), this position provides integrated behavioral health services to patients currently receiving primary care services. As a licensed clinician, the Psychotherapist will provide CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and other EBPs (Evidence Based Practices) to improve patients’ psychosocial functioning and health. Psychotherapist will provide Mental Health and SUD disorder treatment services to children, adolescents and adults.

At InterCare Community Health Network, we believe all people have the right to equal access to quality health care.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide consultation and assistance to medical providers on the management of behavioral health concerns in primary care and help implement the team-determined treatment plan.
  • Conduct comprehensive screenings to evaluate the needs of adults, adolescents, and children for behavioral health intervention, case management, or ongoing mental health or addiction treatment. Provide referrals for more intensive services where appropriate.
  • Provide behavioral interventions to engage and motivate Patients to actively manage their care. Conduct follow-up as appropriate based on assessment and treatment. Provide crisis management for Patients as needed; make linkages for interventions as appropriate.
  • Provide Individual Psychotherapy, Group and Family Psychotherapy as needed.
  • Participate in ongoing training in behavioral health issues and provide consultation and training to primary care clinic staff in mental health and behavioral medicine topics including communication skills, brief interventions, counseling skills, medication use and misuse, substance abuse, wellness, rehabilitation, recovery and self-sufficiency.
  • Establish and maintain a current listing of community linkages to meet the needs of the target population. Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with community providers. Initiate linkages, disseminate information and make referrals to the appropriate services as needed.
  • Conduct patient satisfaction surveys with patients receiving behavioral health services under the program. Also, participate in program model development and evaluation, and collect and compile data as required by program model leads.
  • Participate in regular multidisciplinary case conferences with medical providers as needed. Complete population health projects as assigned and panel-manage patients in collaboration with other behavioral health staff.
  • Meets adopted provider performance expectations

Experience and Skills:

Professional Development

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or Human services filed.
  • Must have LMSW licensure in Michigan.
  • Must be on CAADC development plan or have CAADC (Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor).
  • Experience with Motivational Interviewing and CBT.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of Joint Commission, PCMH, and IHI care coordination and integration standards.
  • Understands and consistently supports the uniform implementation of InterCare’s relevant clinical guidelines and organizational policies and procedures in assigned areas.
  • Focuses self and team members on functional outcomes for patients that improve quality of life and reduce unnecessary or inappropriate utilization of the health care system.

General Development

  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people and develop and maintain professional working relationships with site and administrative staff.
  • Possesses skills in motivation, self-direction, and punctuality.
  • Clinical experience with provision of mental health services in a community-based setting.
  • Knowledge of health information related to adults, adolescents and/or children.
  • Knowledge of, and experience working in, a primary care facility as a mental/behavioral health specialist preferred.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and keep team members updated on current project developments.
  • Remains flexible and calm while performing duties in stressful environments. Contributes to a positive and respectful workplace.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.

Communication Skills

  • Possesses a professional level of written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate information in a clear effective manner.
  • Possesses excellent cross cultural communication skills and the ability to communicate to staff members at all levels.

Physical Demands

Job duties are performed in the typical office environment of the organization, which requires ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations. The environmental factors and/or physical requirements of this position include the following:

  • Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, frequently sit, and lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, reach with arms & hands, and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and manipulate (using keyboard, office equipment).
  • Visual acuity to use keyboard, operate office equipment, and read printed material and regularly required to talk and hear.