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Lead Therapist - Eating Disorder, Residential

Company: Discovery Behavioral Health
Location: Annandale
Posted on: January 24, 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.*** This position offers a -$5,000 sign on bonus***Essential Job Functions

  • Ensures clinical documentation is completed timely throughout the course of treatment.
  • Establish therapeutic rapport with patients and families/loved ones.
  • Facilitates admission assessments and the admission process for new patients with professionalism, courtesy, and a welcoming attitude.
  • Understands role in providing expeditious access to care for individuals seeking services.
  • Participates in weekly treatment team and communicates weekly treatment goals with all team members. -
  • 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
    • Facilitates process orientated and psychoeducation groups one to two times, daily.
    • Required to sit at a meal and/or snack a minimum of once per week
    • Facilitates multi-family groups, family program, and/or family weekend.
    • Provides utilization reviews to insurance companies, providing appropriate clinical information to obtain initial authorization and continuing stay authorization, as necessary.
    • Is appropriately accessible to family members or loved ones.
    • -Assesses patients for suicidality and possibility of danger to self or others.
    • May provide additional clinical support for other members of the clinical team in their absence. -
    • Communicates with the Utilization Review Department and Business Department regarding authorization and payment.
    • Begins discharge planning on day of admission for all patients.
    • Completes discharge session with patient to ensure coping skills, transition plan, and resources are understood and intact.
    • Ensures discharge appointments are confirmed with patient and loved ones prior to discharge.
    • Communicates with referral sources and outpatient providers for continuity of care upon admission, midpoint, and discharge.
    • Facilitates patient transfers to higher level of care, as needed.
    • Actively participates in clinical outreach and program tours, as needed. -
    • Effectively manages crises in sessions and the milieu.
    • Provides support to milieu staff in their interactions with patients and their loved ones.
    • Works collaboratively with the entire treatment team and milieu staff to ensure the highest level of clinical quality at all times.
    • Provides clinical supervision to other clinicians in the organization, as assigned.
    • Adheres to the DBH Clinical Supervision Model in supervision activities. E
    • -Ensures supervisees remain current on documentation, case management, and documentation, as well as, supporting with clinical activities and interventions.
    • Completes other tasks, as requested or assigned.
    • Provides on-call support to facility at least 1x per month and returns all program phone calls within 20 minutes, while on call. Communicates appropriately with On Call Administrator or Regional Director regarding pertinent facility issues, while on call.This is a full-time position that will work Monday-Friday (including being part of an on-call rotation) at our Alexandria Adolescent Residential Program. -For a virtual tour -of the facility, -please visit our website at -Compensation Range: $75-85K/yearCompensation will be dependent upon geographic region, education, and experience
      • Master's or Doctorate degree in relevant field, required
      • Holds active state license -
      • Five or more years of experience working in the mental health field, required
      • Three years of experience working with eating disorders, preferred
      • 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
        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 Keywords: Mental Health Counselor, Location: Annandale, VA - 22003

Keywords: Discovery Behavioral Health, Annandale , Lead Therapist - Eating Disorder, Residential, Healthcare , Annandale, Virginia

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