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Therapist - Crisis Stabilization Unit- Sign On BONUS Available

Company: Aurora Mental Health Center
Location: Aurora
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Our Mission.

The Aurora Mental Health Center is dedicated to helping people Live Life to the Fullest. If you are passionate about our Core Values; Passionate Caring, Rising to the Challenge, Honoring and Respecting all Persons, Believe in Resilience and Putting Client and Community First, we would like to invite you to join our family!

About The Team.

Our Crisis Services division is a part of a statewide crisis initiative that provides resources for mental health, substance use and/or emotional crisis help, information and referrals. Our crisis services includes a Walk in Crisis Clinic that provides mental health assessments and referrals for individuals experiencing any self-defined crisis. We also operate a 24/7 16-bed (current capacity is 9 due to COVID-19) adult Crisis Stabilization Unit that provides bed-based mental health treatment, as well as a 4 bed based adult respite program for individuals in crisis (currently closed due to COVID-19). All employees who work in Crisis Services are expected to work on-site with clients, and are provided with all necessary PPE and must complete daily COVID screenings during scheduled shifts.

About The Role.

The Therapist on the Crisis Stabilization Unit team is responsible for facilitating recovery and optimal quality of life in clients with behavioral health concerns, by providing individual and group therapy, case management and psychoeducation. In collaboration with the client, you will create and carry out a consistent plan of treatment, from intake and assessment to closure.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct diagnostic assessments, individual, family and/or group therapy with assigned clients.
  • Develop and monitor treatment plans; update at required intervals.
  • Consult with internal and external professionals and collaterals to ensure access to needed services and proactive coordination of care.
  • Provide clinical case-management services as needed. Provide crisis intervention as appropriate.
  • Provide comprehensive clinical services designed to decrease symptoms and improve quality of life.
  • Assist clients to evaluate strengths and symptoms, and set their own goals.
  • Guide and instruct clients in coping skills.
  • Offer consultation to community partners and providers.
  • Ensure that billing information is up-to-date for assigned clients. Seek insurance authorization for services as required.
  • Write reports and other correspondence, as necessary, and with appropriate releases.
  • Complete all requests to provide the necessary information and undertake the required activities to ensure timely and ongoing credentialing with third party payers.

About You.

The ideal candidate will be a Licensed Therapist, highly collaborative and skilled in Crisis intervention and Management, Assessment and Diagnosis, Discharge and Treatment Planning, and Risk Assessment. This includes ability or willingness to work with clients who are treatment-resistant, struggle with suicidal thinking or behaviors, and/or clients who experience severe and persistent mental illness. Candidates must have previous experience working with individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis, have knowledge of the mental health hold process, and basic knowledge of community mental health and substance use resources. This role includes facilitating individual, solution-focused therapy, and group therapy for clients. This role will also include some Walk-In Crisis Assessments as needed and determined by volume. Bilingual applicants preferred; differential pay available for bilingual therapist.

Requirements
  • Master's degree in human services field.
  • At least one year relevant experience providing clinical care to appropriate client population, including conducting individual, family and/or group therapy.
  • Licensed Therapist preferred, will also consider License eligible: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Knowledge of theories and evidence based practices related to clinical treatment.
  • Ability to learn and utilize an electronic health record with proficiency.
  • Solid understanding of mental illness and treatment modalities within multidisciplinary approach.
  • Knowledge of DSM-V.
  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to understand and effectively respond to all client presentations and crisis situations.
  • Ability to document interactions with clients, other agencies and mental health professionals.

Compensation, Benefits & Perks.

Salary for this role (based on experience and company equity):
  • Unlicensed Therapist: $45,000 - $48,000
  • Licensed Therapist: $53,000 - $73,000

Sign On Bonus Tiers

Additional Compensation Opportunities:
  • $2000 for Unlicensed Therapist.
  • $3000 for Licensed Therapist.
  • $4000 for LCSW with adults.

Language Differential Pay (For Bilingual Candidates)
  • 5% of base salary up to $3,000/year.

Benefits
  • Health insurance: Kaiser
  • Dental, vision, and flexible spending accounts(dependent care & health care)
  • Company paid basic life and AD&D insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage*
  • 403(b) retirement plan which provides 100% vesting immediately, and matching contributions up to 4% after one year of employment
  • Paid time-off up to 12 days for full-time first year employees, including 9 Paid Company Holidays, 2 floating holidays, and 12 sick days (hours calculated pro-rata basis)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Voluntary term life insurance
  • Short term disability*
  • Eligible for benefit if working 30 hours per week or more

  • Additional Perks
  • Quality Supervision for clinical hours towards licensure at no cost to the employee
  • Loan Forgiveness
  • Continued learning benefit
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Aurora Mental Health Center (AuMHC) and subsidiaries are dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. We are committed to maintaining an environment that respects the dignity of each individual in our community. We do not tolerate discrimination in any form or context including harassment or exclusion.

Diversity Statement.

We are committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and strive to ensure that it is interwoven into the fabric of our organization. We support and nourish an inclusive and welcoming environment for employees from diverse backgrounds.

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