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Job: Therapist, Mental Health

Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center

Therapist, Mental Health

Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center

Job Description

Job Type: Full time, Salaried

Wage: $47,000/yr.

Location: Canon City, CO.

Job Description

The primary function of the Mental Health Therapist is to provide medically necessary mental health treatment services to children and adolescents experiencing social, emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric problems. The position provides direct client supervision to those clients with chronic or acute mental disorders who require active treatment.

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.

Essential Functions:

  • Evaluates behavioral and emotional clients’ issues.
  • Interacts meaningfully with clients.
  • Provides individual, family, and group counseling under the direction of a clinical supervisor as required and in accordance with client’s individualized treatment plan.
  • Conducts psycho-educational assessments under the direction of a clinical supervisor.
  • Makes observations and documents client treatment interventions, behavior, and progress.
  • Provides direct client supervision and interacts therapeutically.
  • Interacts with educational team as needed to ensure appropriate educational placement.
  • Interprets treatment objectives for other treatment staff members and assists with providing integrated services.
  • Participates in treatment team conferences regarding client behavior, diagnosis, and progress; participates in treatment planning conferences and aftercare planning for assigned clients.
  • Develops and updates clients’ individualized treatment plans.
  • Participates in data collection, monitoring, and evaluation activities for the program/facility performance improvement program.
  • Develops and maintains a current list of resources, such as self-help/support groups to ensure comprehensive services to the clients and their families.
  • Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance with current departmental practices and meet guidelines as outlined by outside referral and licensing agencies.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local licensing requirements and reporting procedures.
  • Identifies and pursues in-service and continuing educational needs, suggests general training needs for the program/facility, and submits requests/suggestions for training to appropriate staff members.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.

Minimum Requirements: The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:

  • Master’s degree from an accredited university in a clinical mental health discipline and a minimum of one year verified experience in the mental health field.
  • Must have or be able to obtain licensure as professional counselor or professional social worker through the through the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) in Colorado.
  • Participation and completion of mandatory in-services.
  • Participation in at least ten hours of documented additional in-service per year.

Other Qualifications:

  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

Benefits: Full-time employees will enjoy a competitive benefits package for an energized workforce with options for you and your family including: Paid time off, Paid holidays, 401(k), 401(k) matching, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance Flexible spending account, Health savings account, Tuition Reimbursement, Reduced tuition rates, Employee discount, Employee assistance program, Pet insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid training, Other benefits available

**Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities described above are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee, time to time; the scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands. Click “Visit” below for more detail on this specific job.

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