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Behavioral Health Therapist II

Life With Cancer 622216 Full Time 8411 Pennell Street, Fairfax, VA, 22031, US
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Job Description

As a Behavioral Health Therapist 2, you will demonstrate the ability to assess and diagnose mental health and/or substance use disorders through a bio/psycho/social department specific evidenced based assessment. To help achieve our mission, you will integrate assessments using information related to cultural, clinical, ethnic, age and other factors into the plan of care. Providing a range of therapeutic interventions, psycho-educational programming and behavioral interventions (when indicated) to assist the patient/family in achieving the goals and objectives of the individualized service plan is required. Your ability to provide care management to ensure the patient and family receive and are subsequently referred to appropriate healthcare and community resources to optimize treatment/intervention outcomes is of vital importance.

Job Responsibilities
 
  • Assesses and diagnoses mental health and/or substance use disorders through a bio/psycho/social department-specific evidenced based assessment identifying patient and family goals and needs. Integrates assessment using information related to cultural, clinical, ethnic, age and other factors into the plan of care and provides a range of therapeutic interventions, psycho-educational programming and behavioral interventions (when indicated) to assist the patient/family in achieving the goals and objectives of the individualized service plan.
  • Provides care management to ensure that the patient and family receive and are subsequently referred to appropriate healthcare and community resources to optimize treatment/intervention outcomes. When indicated by role, participates in inpatient and community psychoeducational programs, facilitates support groups for specified disease processes related to mental health, medical diagnosis and chronic or life-limited illnesses while assisting with community outreach as needed.
  • Provides documentation and performs administrative functions appropriate to the clinical role and/or department.
  • Adheres to Inova Health System's Culture of Safety and participates in maintaining a professional culture throughout the organization.
  • Strives to increase professional knowledge, develop expertise and works toward licensure and certifications. Practices within the Code of Ethics. Participates in staff meetings and professional committees as assigned.



Requirements

Education:

  • Masters

Experience: 

  • Two years of experience in mental health/substance use disorder treatment, psychoeducational programming.
  • Experienced in brief, targeted, evidence-based interventions (crisis intervention, trauma, integrative therapies

License:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP), or Licensed Substance Abuse Professional (LSATP).

Certification:

  • BLS through the American Heart Association (within 3 months of hire)
  • Crisis Prevention Institute (within 6 months of hire)