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  1. Clinical
  2. Full-time
  3. Center for Discovery
  4. Austin

Clinical Therapist - Eating Disorder, Outpatient

  1. Clinical
  2. Full-time
  3. Center for Discovery
  4. Austin

Job description


Company Description

Discovery Behavioral Health (DBH) is a national leader in behavioral healthcare and one of the fastest growing companies in the field. DBH offers world-class treatment for those struggling with eating, mental health, and substance use disorders, and places a high priority on seeking employees who share our passion for improving the lives we serve.

Since 1997, Center for Discovery, DBH’s eating disorder division, has helped thousands of patients discover their path to the full and rewarding lives they deserve with evidence-based and inclusive treatment options.

Compensation Range: $60,000-68,000 salary 

Compensation will be dependent upon geographic region, education, and experience 

Our Offer to You!

We are dedicated to empowering our clinicians with their professional and personal development by providing:

  • 401(k)
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Vacation and sick days
  • Employee referral program
  • Employee discounts to various stores, amusement parks, events, etc.
  • Resources to become a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist through IADEP
  • Support for pursuing multi-state licensure
  • Continuing education (CE) programs and training
  • Supervision hours
  • Weekly training opportunities
  • Advancement opportunities within the organization

Job Description

The Senior 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.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensures clinical documentation is completed timely throughout the course of treatment and meets clinical quality standards outlined in policies.  
  • Completes and responds to documentation requirements and timelines to ensure compliance with the monthly medical record review, per the Medical Record Review Policy. 
  • 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
    • PHP: one individual session and one family/support system session
    • IOP: one therapeutic session – individual or family/support system, as clinically indicated
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Provides support to milieu staff in their interactions with patients and their loved ones.
  • Provides clinical supervision to other clinicians in the organization, as assigned.

This is a full time position that will work Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. 

For a virtual tour of the facility, please visit our website at centerfordiscovery.com. 


Qualifications

  • 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
  • Minimum of three years of experience working with eating disorders, required
  • 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 discoverybehavioralhealth.com/careers/

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.

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