Therapist/Case Manager

On-Site Service:

Health Center

Reports To:

Division Manager

The Therapist reports to the Division Manager and clinical functions are under the leadership of the Team Leader. Assumes primary case responsibilities for adult individuals, families and groups; provides consultative services to community organizations and individuals, and performs related duties, as may be requested.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Completes all assessments and reports required and assigned by supervisor or designated person
Provide individual and group psychotherapy
Implement crisis or provides intervention procedures
Obtain information pertaining to substance abuse and other illness and complete required assignments
Prepare and implement treatment plans
Document clinical activity through progress notes
Analyze and communicate client progress. Provide case management when clinically indicated
Utilize broad based insight and cognitive behavioral treatment approaches/interventions
Provide follow-up contacts with clients who do not respond to letters and telephone contacts
Complete terminations, death, and transfer summaries
Report documented clinical activities, registrations and terminations to the computer systems manager
Engage in teams and performance improvement activities
Perform in an interdisciplinary treatment team
Provide activities and services that meet client needs and generate revenues
Engage with chronically mentally ill/dual diagnosed clients in close contact circumstances on a daily basis
Formulate diagnosis and describe symptoms of mental illness
Observe and evaluate conditions, reactions and changes in the physical and mental condition of clients
Perform in the creation of a therapeutic milieu
Petition clients regarding hospitalization and notify significant others
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
Provide 1,200 direct consumer contact hours per year

Qualifications and Skills

Knowledge of community mental health theory and practice
Knowledge and skills in working with mentally ill persons
Skills in variety of psychotherapy techniques
Ability to relate well with clients in target population
Ability to make use of community resources
Possess tact, integrity, and common sense
Knowledge of substance abuse and drugs commonly used by consumers

Education / Experience

At a minimum, the completion of a Master’s Degree in Social Work.

Credentialing / licensure

Licensing or certification as a LMSW
Possession of a current valid Michigan Chauffeur’s License
Demonstrated ability to follow State of Michigan driving laws, evidenced by an insurable driving record