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  1. Clinical
  2. Full-time
  3. Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program
  4. Annapolis

Mental Health Therapist or Psychology Associate (LMSW, LGPC, LCSW-C, LCPC)

  1. Clinical
  2. Full-time
  3. Discovery Mood and Anxiety Program
  4. Annapolis

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 disorders, mental health, and substance use and places a high priority on seeking employees who share our passion for improving the lives we serve.

Since 1997, Discovery Mood and Anxiety Programs, DBH’s Mental Health 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.

**This position offers a $5,000 sign on bonus and a $5,0000 retention bonus**

State Registered Interns and Psychology Associates welcomed! 

Compensation Range: $65,000 per year - $95,000 per year 

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 obtain certification in EMDR, CBT Trauma Focused therapies
  • Support for pursuing multi-state licensure
  • Continuing Education (CE) programs and training
  • Supervision hours
  • Networking opportunities and development of professional relations
  • Weekly training opportunities
  • Advancement opportunities within the organization

Job Description

The Therapist works in a dynamic multidisciplinary team providing treatment services according to the 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.

Responsibilities

  • Ensures clinical documentation is completed timely throughout the course of treatment. All documentation is required to be done at the time of service.
  • Establish therapeutic rapport with patients and families/loved ones. Assesses patients for suicidality and possibility of danger to self or others.
  • Facilitates admission assessments and the admission process for new patients with professionalism, courtesy, and a welcoming attitude. Actively participates in clinical outreach and program tours, as needed.
  • Participates in weekly treatment team and communicates weekly treatment goals with all team members. May provide additional clinical support for other members of the clinical team in their absence.
  • Maintain a case load of 5-6 patients in RTC and 10-15 in OP level of care. Completes appropriate number of therapy sessions assigned weekly for patients, including family/support system sessions aligned with the patients’ level of care. 
  • Facilitates process orientated and psychoeducation groups one to two times, daily in RTC and 2-4 times daily in OP. Facilitates multi-family groups, family program, and/or family weekend. Required to sit at a meal and/or snack a minimum of once per week.
  • 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. Returning all calls and emails within 2 hours during business hours of operations and 24 hours all other times. 
  • Communicates with the Utilization Review Department and Business Department regarding authorization and payment. Communicates with referral sources and outpatient providers for continuity of care upon admission, midpoint, and discharge. Ensures discharge appointments are confirmed with patient and loved ones prior to discharge.
  • 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.
  • 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 always ensure the highest level of clinical quality.
  • 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 position will work full-time, and 100% onsite at our Annapolis mental health facility. 

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


Qualifications

  • Master’s or Doctorate degree in relevant field, required
  • Completion of state requirements to conduct therapeutic interventions, required
  • Operates under supervision and is not licensed
  • Obtain CPI certification within 90 days of hire
  • Obtain CPR, AED, and First Aid certification within 90 days 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

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.

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/

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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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