Therapist – Dialectical Behavior

Job Order # Company Job Type Salary Location Application Deadline
10465814 Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas Full-Time DOE Wichita, KS 09/25/2017
The Dialectical Behavior Therapist is responsible for providing therapy with an emphasis of prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental health and recover from mental illness. Scope of service will include issues related to addiction and substance abuse, family, parenting, and marital problems; suicide, stress management; problems with self-esteem, and aging and mental and emotional health using the specific Dialectal Behavior Therapy model. Participates in consultation meetings weekly in order to maintain model fidelity. Essential Responsibilities: •Provides services in order to maintain required productivity/billing standard of 70% of hours worked per year •Meets deadlines and ensures accuracy of various report/paperwork, mileage records, and electronic timesheets •Maintains accurate documentation of service provision. Completes progress notes in a manner that individualizes each note, reflecting appropriate interventions and progress towards goals •Submits required progress notes/billing information in a timely manner as per agency and insurance guidelines and contracts •Performs clinical assessments, formulates diagnoses, and develop treatment plans based on medical necessity and best practice interventions •Evaluates clients’ physical or mental condition based on review of client information, including monitoring of client’s use of medication •Provides therapy services to clients and families, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming mental illness and making changes. Guides clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with identified problems. •Evaluates the effectiveness of interventions and clients’ progress in resolving identified problems and moving towards defined objectives. Modifies treatment activities and approaches as needed in order to adapt with changes in clients’ status •Counsels family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, and supporting clients or patients •Meets with families, probation officers, police, and other interested parties in order to exchange necessary information during the treatment process •Maintains confidentiality of records relating to clients treatment •Initiates discharge planning with clients to facilitate termination •Gathers information about client health needs and resources that could be used in conjunction with therapy. Refers patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary. •Learns about new developments in the field by reading professional literature, attending courses and seminars, and establishing and maintaining contact with other social service agencies Position Requirements: •Must have a Master’s degree (or above) •Possess licensure by the KS Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) •Must be eligible for approval of 3rd party payer systems and apply for a variety of insurance panels •Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills •Knowledge of principles, method, and procedures for diagnosis treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions as well as training and experience using DBT intervention. •Valid KS driver’s license and access to personal vehicle required

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