Forensic Therapist Lead, Full Time Day Shift, Behavioral Health

Rockville, MD
Dec 02, 2022
Feb 09, 2023
Full Time
Adventist HealthCare is seeking to hire an experienced full-time Lead Behavioral Health Therapist who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing.

As a Lead Behavioral Health Therapist, you will:
•Coordinates and participates in involuntary (IVA) commitment and other related hearings for psychiatric inpatients with the patient's treatment team, the office of the public defender and the office of administrative hearings
•Identify and prepare cases for inpatients scheduled for IVA hearings on a weekly basis through chart reviews and consultation with the treatment team, and in accordance to COMAR regulations
•Collect and present pertinent patient information, including assessments, documentation and testimony by expert witnesses
•Represent the hospital and treatment team to best meet the needs of the patient, by providing expert witness testimony in court proceedings through a combination of patient evaluation, medical chart review, discussions with treatment providers and witnesses, and direct examination/cross-examination from Prosecution/Defense attorneys
•Prepare docket and provides timely communication to OPD (Office of Public Defender) and OAH (Office of Administrative hearings).

Qualifications Include:
•Master's Degree in Social Work /Counseling or equivalent Master's Degree in a recognized health field
•2-5 years' experience preferred
•LCSW-C/LCPC in the State of Maryland
•Supervisory Credential assigned by the State Board of Social Workers or the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors

Free clinical supervision for LMSW and LGPC team members (individual and group) who are working toward advanced licensure
Free CEU trainings and events
Qualifying non-profit employer for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program for eligible Full Time employees

Work Schedule:

Monday-Friday 8am- 5pm (may need to rotate weekends)

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you.

We do this by offering:
  • Work life balance through nonrotating shifts
  • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
  • 403(b) retirement plan
  • Free Employee parking
  • Benefits Eligible Positions:
    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans [including health, employer-paid disability and life insurance, PTO]
    • Employer retirement contribution and match after 1-year of eligible employment with 3 year vesting
    • Ancillary benefits such as flexible spending, legal and pet insurance to meet the needs of employees and their eligible family members
    • Subsidized childcare at participating childcare centers

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Join the Adventist HealthCare team today, apply now to be considered!

COVID-19 Vaccination

Adventist HealthCare requires all applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment. Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and , if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a n designated Adventist HealthCare location.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Adventist HealthCare will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Adventist HealthCare is a religious organization as defined under applicable law; however, it will endeavor to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants' religious beliefs.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for disabilities or religious belief should contact the Support Center HR Office.

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