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Lead Therapist- Eating Disorder Residential

Company: Discovery Behavioral Health
Location: Lynnwood
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description The Lead Therapist works in a dynamic multidisciplinary team providing treatment services according to the Center for Discovery Clinical Model. Therapist responsibilities include ensuring patient safety, providing milieu interventions, leading psychoeducational and process-oriented therapy groups, facilitate clinical assessments, conduct therapy sessions, and other case management tasks, as assigned. The Lead Therapist works collaboratively with other key facility leadership and is responsible for directing and supporting the clinical staff. Responsibilities:

  • Facilitates weekly treatment team meetings to ensure consistent and effective communication, including proper oversight of patient progress and ensures a team approach is being utilized.
  • Trains all new clinical employees within their scope and coordinates training with clinical team members.
  • Conducts, with the program leadership, all 90-day, annual performance reviews, and growth plans for therapists within the program.
  • Attends outreach events, supports in relationship management in the community, and facilitates program tours as needed
  • Assesses patients for suicidality and possibility of danger to self or others.
  • Maintains a patient caseload as dictated by census and assigns cases based upon the appropriate clinical match with each therapist.
  • Leads or co-leads 3-4 process groups and/or any additional clinically oriented groups every week. Provides oversight of all other groups conducted.
  • Assists in admission processes and understands role in ensuring expeditious access to care for those seeking services.
  • Completes appropriate number of therapy sessions weekly for patients, including family/support system sessions aligned with the patients' level of care.
    • RTC: two individual sessions and one family/support system session
        • PHP: one individual session and one family/support system session
        • IOP: one therapeutic session - individual or family/support system, as clinically indicated
        • Communicates with referral sources and outpatient providers for continuity of care upon admission, midpoint, and discharge, including the use of Discovery Connect.
        • Is appropriately accessible to family members or loved ones.
        • Mentors all therapists within the program and provides clinical consultation, as needed.
        • Ensures supervisees remain current on documentation, case management, and documentation, as well as supporting with clinical activities and interventions.
        • RTC Only: Provides on-call support to the facility at least 1x per month and returns all program phone calls within 20 minutes, while on call. Communicates appropriately with On Call Administrator regarding pertinent facility issues, while on call. This is a Full time position.? For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at .Qualifications
          • Master's or Doctorate degree in relevant field, required
          • Holds active state license, or license eligible
          • Two or more years of experience working in the mental health field, required
          • Minimum of two years of experience working with eating disorders, recommended
          • Obtain CPI certification within 90 days of hire
          • Obtain CPR, AED, and First Aid certification within 90 days of hire
          • Obtain ServSafe certification within 90 day of hire
          • Must possess a current driver's license and be in good standing Not sure if you meet all the qualifications? Apply anyway! To provide truly innovative care, we need to have a diverse team around us. That's why Discovery Behavioral Health is committed to creating an inclusive environment. If you find yourself meeting some but not all the above, we'd be happy to consider your application. Additional Information We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. For more information about our company benefits, please visit us at Discovery Behavioral Health seeks to build a diverse staff that is reflective of the patients we serve and the communities where we work. DBH encourages multiple perspectives, experiences, and strives to hire and retain a diverse workforce.

Keywords: Discovery Behavioral Health, Seattle , Lead Therapist- Eating Disorder Residential, Healthcare , Lynnwood, Washington

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