Behavioral Health Therapists are responsible for providing individual and group Behavioral Health services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, those at high risk for and affected by HIV and Substance use and addiction recovery.
The responsibilities for this role are listed below:
Perform substance abuse and mental health treatment with individuals in an outpatient setting- including completing screenings, assessments, individual/group counseling, and treatment planning
Conduct Clinical Evaluation, Screening, Assessment, and Treatment Planning
Conduct service coordination services to implementing the treatment plan and conduct regular reassessments of treatment plan and care
Based on assessments, make linkages and referrals to the most appropriate internal programs and external community partners in an effort to help clients access the right level of care to best meet their treatment needs
Use a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach, in conjunction with evidence based interventions and other treatment strategies
Work collaboratively with interdisciplinary treatment team including medical, clinical and social services staff
Provide clinical consultation to referral resources, mentors, family members, and others to help support clients in their recovery
Work closely with clients to engage them in the decision-making process and help them understand the benefits of assessment and accessing the appropriate level of care as indicated
Collaborate with other members of the client’s treatment team, including medical physician, peer support recovery specialist, medical case managers, psychiatric care provider, and others, to coordinate wraparound care and treatment
Coordinate with the Program Support Specialist as needed to contact clients to confirm appointment times and to collect information from collateral resources to aid in determining diagnosis and need for treatment; monitor client access to and involvement with treatment and other providers, including community partners, to help address barriers to treatment and the recovery process
Complete paperwork requirements and maintain quality, up-to-date clinical records, including entering necessary information into the electronic medical records (EMR) system
Consult directly with staff psychiatric nurse practitioners and BH Program Manager/ Director to ensure open and mutual collaboration on cases
Serve as point person for client behavioral health emergencies to direct and coordinate emergent care as needed including detoxification and psychiatric care
Meet and maintain compliance with all internal policies and procedures, regulations and Standards of Care, state licensing standards, funder expectations, and FL Department of Children and Families (FL DCF) Substance Abuse program requirements.
Education, Competence & Certifications Required
Must be a FL Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
Minimum of two years clinical therapy experience in an outpatient social service treatment setting.
Certified Addictions Professional (CAP) certification preferred.
Comprehensive and current knowledge of HIV/AIDS disease, medical treatments and adherence issues.
Knowledge of treatment and substance abuse intervention strategies and application within targeted populations.
Awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and psychosocial issues.
Understanding and supportive of a trauma-informed system of care.
Experience with trauma-informed services, cognitive behavioral therapies including DBT, and motivational therapies including the use of incentives preferred.
Knowledge of recovery support systems, 12-Step programs, and personal recovery experience preferred.
Strong interpersonal and engagement skills.
Strong organizational and time-management skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong computer skills required; experience with EMR systems.
Ability to support the agency’s mission and philosophy, and demonstrate sensitivity to cultural diversity and workplace harmony.
Value for and ability to deliver excellent customer service.
Self-directed and flexible to meet the needs of the project, organization and target population.
Additional Salary Information: Metro Inclusive Health offers a generous benefit package including Health, Employer paid Dental, Vision, 403b with a 5% match, Employer paid LTD/STD, PTO and sick time, paid Holidays, and MORE!
Internal Number: TPA082019
About Metro Inclusive Health
Metro Inclusive Health has been providing quality health and wellness services, that are inclusive, relevant, supportive, and represent the lifetime continuum of the people in our Tampa Bay community since 1992. We offer Primary Care Services, HIV Testing and Prevention, as well as Medical Case Management and Behavioral Health Counseling.
For more information visit our website: MetroTampaBay.org