Job Purpose: The primary responsibility of the Behavioral Health Therapist is to provide outpatient behavioral
health services to persons of all ages experiencing psychological difficulties in order to help them interact
appropriately and develop meaningful relationships within community.
Essential Job Functions:
1. Perform interviews with individuals and/or families to aid in identifying presenting problems, assessing mental
status and dangerousness, gathering relevant facts of psychosocial history, and assigning accurate diagnoses (using
all five Axes of the current DSM manual) that will help determine the best intervention to help the individual and
his or her family achieve stated goals.
2. Provide individual, group, and family therapy to individuals of all ages using person-centered philosophies and
best practices in all service delivery.
3. Provide expertise in assessing psychiatric crises and crisis intervention while working closely with psychiatrists.
4. Maintain necessary medical records in compliance with state, federal, and agency guidelines.
5. Assist individuals and families in meeting other psychosocial needs by referring them to appropriate outside
agencies (such as doctors, social services, and Christian Ministries) and providing information needed within the
guidelines of confidentiality standards.
6. Provide crisis assessments, stabilization, and service coordination in order to de-escalate crisis and potential
crisis situations in an effort to maintain lowest level of care that promotes safety.
Master of Social Work degree from an accredited university.
Full LCSW licensure in North Carolina.