Sr Behavioral Health Therapist

Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Jun 08, 2018
Closes
Jun 26, 2018
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
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Master's Degree in Social Work or equivalent Master's Degree in a recognized health field or Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW or LCPC).

One to three years social work experience required, experience in an Inpatient

setting preferred

Must have knowledge of psychological disorders & abnormal psychology related to adolescents and adults

Exceptional conflict resolution, crisis management, and time management skills

Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity skills required

Flexibility in work hours in order to meet patient and organization operating needs

Ability to consistently meet deadlines regardless of caseload

Ability to maintain control in volatile/hostile situations, e.g., when being verbally and/or physically confronted by a client or family member

Ability to set therapeutic limits and maintain therapeutic distance with clients

Ability to address and prioritize multiple task demands within established time frames

Responsibilities:

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide quality therapeutic care that is appropriate to the age, diagnoses, developmental state, and mental status of the clients that are assigned to their specific unit/department.

Initiates and implements complete, comprehensive psychosocial assessments.

Provides individual, group, and family therapies to clients and their families.

Participates in interdisciplinary treatment team to propose and develop strategies and interventions that would promote excellent therapeutic outcomes.

Assists clients in their development of self respect, dignity, integrity, and self-actualization through a multitude of traditional and adjunctive therapeutic services.

Coordinates with the interdisciplinary team, referral sources, and community resources after care and supportive services to ensure a successful discharge planning process.

Documents services provided and disseminates information/reports to community referral sources and agencies, ie, DJJ, DSS, HHS, APS, CPS, LCC , etc.

Work Schedule

Day shift position 8:30 - 5 pm with at least 2 weekend days per month

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We will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine 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

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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