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Full Time Outpatient Therapist – Onalaska

JOB PURPOSE

Provide counseling services to both voluntary and involuntary clients. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental health. May work with individuals, couples and/or families in the areas of parenting; marital problems; mood management; trauma; stress management; problems with self-esteem; issues associated with aging and mental and emotional health; at-risk behaviors; as well as developmental/cognitive issues. 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients’ treatment as stated in state statutes
  • Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships. 
  • Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, and tests. 
  • Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge. 
  • Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.
  • Follow Stein Policy regarding billing requirements
  • Follow Stein Policy regarding casenotes and complete notes by next business day by 1:00 p.m. and no later unless approved by supervisor
  • Complete timesheet in timely manner and by deadline each week
  • Complete billing sheets in a timely manner and by deadline each week
  • Maintain expected billable percentage to non-billable time
  • Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems. 
  • Refer clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary. 
  • Modify treatment activities and approaches as needed to comply with changes in clients’ status. 
  • Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting client or clients.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling interventions and clients’ progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives. 
  • Meet with families, social workers, and other interested parties to exchange necessary information during the treatment process. 
  • Learn about new developments in the field by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, and establishing and maintaining contact with other social service agencies. 
  • Working knowledge of  information about community mental health needs and resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy. 
  • Maintain awareness of behavioral, crisis-management techniques, and personal safety as well as physical skills necessary relative to frequent travel/driving. 
  • Adhere to HIPAA rules and policies at all times.
  • Understand and follow the policies and procedures of the In Home Counseling/Psychotherapy Department, and Stein Counseling and Consulting Services, Ltd., as outlined in the department and agency policy manuals as well as applicable state statutes and administrative code chapters specific to the profession.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled individual and group supervision, and ongoing evaluation.
  • Maintain continuing education credits in accordance to state/licensure guidelines and Stein Counseling and Consulting Services policy.
  • Develop personal and professional goals annually.
  • Maintain acceptable ratings (85% or better) in all areas on performance reviews (job performance, supervisor ratings, client satisfaction, collateral ratings, QAUR, etc).
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities, consistent with this position description, as requested by the Clinic Administrator, Operations, Human Resources Manager, Clinical Supervisor  or President of Stein Counseling and Consulting Services, Ltd.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The majority of duties are performed in the office and out in the community.  The position requires the ability to sit for long periods of time as well as frequent standing and walking throughout offices, service provider facilities and other agencies.  Services that are provided in the homes of clients may require working in 

undesirable environments which may require working in unclean homes. This position also requires: dealing with resistant and reluctant clientele and an ability to manage conflict; the ability to work without close supervision; the ability to meet strict deadlines, as outlined by state and agency expectations; and the ability to work with external customers and/or the public.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

  • Assess therapy needs of clients
  • Assist clients in understanding personal or interactive problems 
  • Understand and appropriately implement various research based counseling techniques
  • Utilize effective interviewing procedures/techniques
  • Analyze data or information 
  • Develop appropriate treatment plans in a timely fashion, based on Wisconsin State Statute requirements 
  • Document/record information per State of Wisconsin and agency expectations
  • Make decisions and solve problems 
  • Communicate with persons outside organization 
  • Communicate effectively with clinical supervisor, administrative manager, peers, office assistants, billing team or support staff
  • Update and use relevant knowledge 
  • Resolve conflicts and negotiate with others 
  • Provide consultation and advice to others 
  • Think creatively 
  • Understand and adhere to healthy boundaries with clients
  • Possess basic knowledge of computers (Google, email, internet, intranet, etc) 
  • Punctual, positive attitude, team player, attention to detail
  • Organize, plan, and prioritize work, complete tasks by deadlines
  • Use conflict resolution techniques 
  • Advise clients in emergency situations 
  • Follow confidentiality procedures 
  • Relate to clients’ socioeconomic conditions 
  • Evaluate client response to therapy 
  • Monitor client progress 
  • Complete client discharges in a timely fashion, based on Wisconsin State Statute requirements
  • Refer clients to community services or resources as necessary

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Master’s Degree in Community Counseling, Marriage and Family, Social Work, Psychology, or related field is required. Must be eligible for Licensure as a LPC, LMFT, or LCSW. Ideal candidate will possess 3,000 hours of documented mental health experience working with individuals, couples, families and/or At-Risk Youth. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work within the concept of a team. Requires valid driver’s license, the ability to travel locally and reliable transportation with adequate auto liability insurance and a good driving record.

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

Those working towards licensure are eligible to receive regular weekly clinical supervision by a LPC or LMFT in agreement with our supervision policy; those already licensed, are eligible to participate in regular weekly collaboration with other licensed professionals. 

SCHEDULE 

This position requires a flexible schedule Monday through Friday. Monday-Thursday office hours 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Fridays 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 

CLINIC LOCATION

571 Braund Street, Onalaska, Wisconsin

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