Recovery Corps Health Group, LLC Licensed Therapist Los Angeles, CA · Part time

The Licensed Therapist is responsible for performing a wide variety of patient care activities as directed by the Clinical Director. He/she will be responsible for patient caseload and will provide group, individual, and family therapy. The Licensed Therapist will conduct bio-psychosocial assessments. He/She will collaborate with the Treatment Team to formulate the Master Treatment Plan, and assist in coordinating discharge planning with the case manager. The Primary Therapist has primary responsibility for maintaining communication with the family, referral source and other service providers as needed. In addition, candidate must have experience with utilization review.

Description

Reports to Clinical Director


The Licensed Therapist is responsible for performing a wide variety of patient care

activities as directed by the Clinical Director. He/she will be responsible for patient

caseload and will provide group, individual, and family therapy. The Licensed

Therapist will conduct bio-psychosocial assessments. He/She will collaborate with

the Treatment Team to formulate the Master Treatment Plan, and assist in

coordinating discharge planning with the case manager. The Primary Therapist

has primary responsibility for maintaining communication with the family, referral

source and other service providers as needed. In addition, candidate must have

experience with utilization review.

 Principle Duties & Responsibilities:

 Gather comprehensive diagnostic information through psychosocial

assessment interview then develop an Integrated Summary, bringing

together information from all assessments to identify problem areas that

may affect treatment and/or need to be addressed in treatment planning

 Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan with patient that effectively

addresses patient issues has clearly stated treatment goals and objectives

that are measurable and can be completed within established time frames

 Participate effectively in multidisciplinary treatment plan reviews,

demonstrating adequate preparation and understanding of patient issues,

progress, strengths and weaknesses, areas of resistance, positive and

negative strategies, and use good clinical judgment in moving patient

through treatment levels.

 Develop interventions that will accomplish goals and objectives and state

the planned frequency of interventions

 Strong de-escalation intervention skills for patients in crisis

 Assist patient in managing outside stressors (legal, financial, vocational, etc.)

according to the best interests of the patient's progress in recovery


 Address problem behaviors, confront counter-productive behavior

appropriately in a manner that elicits respect and bonds with the patient

while still enforcing program rules and regulations in a firm but fair manner

 Utilization Review (UR) experience to include:

 Comprehensive knowledge of all levels of care (Detox, RTC, PHP, IOP, OP)

 Proven experience in conceptualizing a case, and creating a clinical

impression to present to all Managed Care representatives

 Knowledge of managed care and reimbursement principles

 Knowledge of medical necessity and ASAM criteria

 Demonstrate good strategic and problem-solving skills

 Maintain clinical records according to program policies and those of

licensing and accrediting agencies, document the patient's progress

accurately as it relates to treatment goals and objectives, ensure that

documentation is timely, consistent, clear and articulate and keep clinical

records secure at all times

 Continue treatment planning process throughout patient's stay in

treatment, opening new problems and developing or revising treatment

plans as necessary

 Lead and co-facilitate group therapy/psychoeducation sessions in a manner

that creates an atmosphere in which self-disclosure is facilitated, helps

patients gain group process skills, and helps patients gain insight into

problems and utilizes experiential techniques effectively

 Conduct educational groups (lectures/videos/discussions) effectively

 Address problem behaviors, confront counter-productive behavior

appropriately in a manner that elicits respect and bonds with the patient

while still enforcing program rules and regulations in a firm but fair manner

 Adapt to different types of patients

 Maintain healthy boundaries

 Understand and apply the program's clinical philosophy

 Track patient's clinical problems in group

 Contact referral source and other key individuals to gather additional

information as necessary and maintain contact with referral source and

other key individuals throughout patient’s treatment

 Provide individual counseling to patients at least one (1) times per week

 Position Requirements:

 Two years of work experience in mental health field


 Experience preferred in addiction recovery

· If in personal recovery, a minimum of two (2) years clean and sober

· Current TB test

 Current First Aid and CPR Certification

 Required Education:

 Master's Degree in social work, psychology or related human services field

 Required License/Certification:

 Licensure to practice clinical discipline in California – required in Social Work,

Marriage and Family Therapy, Mental Health counselor and/or Certified

Addiction Professional

 Required Experience:

 Mental Health Field: 2 years

 Substance Abuse: 1 year

Salary

$50 - $100 per hour