Department: Behavioral Services
Reports to: Director of Behavioral Services
The Clinical Therapist position at Jewish Family Service Agency (JFSA) is an opportunity to do meaningful work for people of all backgrounds, religion, races, ages, disabilities, sexual orientations, and/or economic status. JFSA is dedicated to providing comprehensive social support for every client, to foster self-discovery, healing, and peace of mind.
JSFA clinicians understand the pressures of coping and assist individual clients and families to manage a wide range of life challenges. The Clinical Therapist is responsible for delivery of quality, timely and professional treatment services to the clients of JFSA, helping clients resolve and balance life’s difficult demands by providing effective coping strategies, clinical support, and eligible resources.
The Clinical therapist position reports directly to the Director of Behavior Services and is responsible for providing a wide range of psychosocial services including assessment, treatment planning, discharge planning, therapy (individual, group, couple, and family), and referrals as part of a multidisciplinary team for children, adolescents, adults and geriatric populations with medical, behavioral, substance use/abuse, mental, and emotional needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Conduct comprehensive mental health assessment with written psychosocial history.
• Diagnosing the client’s mental and/or emotional disorders in accordance with DSM-V.
• Formulating and creating a measurable individualized treatment plan (ITP) that include counseling, medication, and/or other services according to client needs and circumstances.
• Measuring the effectiveness of ITP and implementing changes where required.
• Facilitate or co-facilitates group, family, couple, and individual therapy sessions to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
• Completion of all required paperwork, utilizing electronic record system to document all client encounters and correspondence in a timely manner.
• When appropriate, create a discharge plan and act as a client advocate to coordinate required services upon discharge or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
• Participate in individual and group supervision, clinical staff meeting, or other meetings at the Director of Behavior Services’ discretion.
• Provide effective psychoeducation to clients and their families as deemed appropriate.
• Provide consultation and training as needed to staff on issues relevant to prevention and treatment of psychological disorders.
• When appropriate, develop and coordinate services with outside social agencies to maximize the impact of the treatment process.
• Ensuring the maintenance and safe storage of accurate program and client records, and all other pertinent documents.
• Adhere to ethical standards and Federal and State laws and regulations.
• Maintaining confidentiality of clients’ treatment and records in accordance with HIPPA, Federal and State laws and regulations.
• Obtain or maintain licensure and/or certification in good standing.
• Participate as a team member in a professional and cohesive manner, sharing expertise whenever possible.
• If eligible, available to provide supervision to interns on-site on a regular basis both individually and in group settings, meeting the Nevada State Licensing Board requirements in their prospective profession.
• Comply with all JFSA goals, mission, and policies & procedure as directed.
• When required, available to work after JFSA business hours and weekend.
• Provide other duties and responsibilites as required.
• Other duties as assigned
• Valid Nevada license in one or more of the following:
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
- Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
- Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
- Licensed Psychologist (PsyD, PhD)
• Possess a Valid Nevada Drivers License
• Master’s or Doctorate Degree in psychology or clinical psychology, counseling, social work, or related field.
• Maintain CEUs annually and when possible, attend CEU programs related to JFSA counseling services.
• Minimum 3 years of experience in providing counseling, psychotherapy, treatment planning and screening assessment services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in a clinical setting.
• General knowledge of the DSM-V, diagnosis and treatment approaches including evidence-based treatment modalities and crisis intervention.
• Working knowledge of legal requirements for reporting abuse, suicidal or homicidal threats, and involuntary hospitalization
• Ability to work with diverse client populations and a variety of referral sources.
• Ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, with other agency personnel, referral sources, and community partners.
• Ability to work well with others
Physical Demands: Ability to drive, sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time. Ability to perform push/pull movements and to lift 10 lbs.