• Therapist (BHS-NP) (039)

    Location US-MI-Saginaw
    Position Type Regular Full-Time
    Requisition ID
    Service Line
    Hope Network-Behavioral Health Services New Passages
    Hours per Week
    Department Name
    Saginaw Enhanced Outpatient
  • About Us

    Behavioral Health Services (BHS) provides a full range of services for persons with severe and persistent mental illness and/or individuals with emotional well-being needs to achieve a maximum level of independence, community integration, and satisfaction with life. Our continuum of care stretches across the state assisting persons with intensive and varying acuity needs. Whether someone needs 24 hour therapeutic supports, personal care, community living support, benefit and service brokering, brief or short-term counseling, or any of our many community services, our behavioral health team is there to serve. We do all of this because we believe every person can be more, can do more, can go further than anyone ever imagined. We help people overcome.


    The Therapist is a key associate at Hope Network whose primary responsibilities include: A New Passages therapist provides direct clinical services in an outpatient setting working with individuals, families, and groups to address and treat mental health disorders and to promote optimal functioning. The therapist is trained in, and uses, a variety of therapeutic techniques to deal with a wide range of mental health concerns including, but not limited to: depression, addiction, suicidal impulses, stress management, problems with self-esteem, issues associated with aging, family, parenting, marital or other relationship problems. The New Passages therapist has a high degree of personal integrity, generates positive energy, and makes a difference every day. Some duties described herein may not be performed by every therapist.


    This is not intended to be an exhaustive listing of job functions.  This job description is in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  The employee is required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as assigned by management as long as the duties are lawful, ethical, and within best business practices.

    1. Perform comprehensive psychosocial assessments to determine needs and required level and frequency of medically necessary psychological services, as diagnosed.

    2. Develop treatment plans, using person-centered processes by assisting persons-served in setting goals linked to addressing identified needs. Make certain 100% of consumer goals address situational stressors, family relations, interpersonal relationships, mental health issues, life span issues, psychiatric illnesses, addictions, domestic violence, or other trauma.

    3. Review treatment plans no less than every 90 days.

    4. Provide individual, family and/or group therapy using therapy interventions such as: active listening, consistent eye contact, unconditional positive regard, and empathic responses.

    5. Identify emergency crisis. Make immediate clinical assessments and respond according to accepted crisis intervention methods and techniques; coordinate other services, as needed. 

    6. Conduct ongoing assessments of persons-served and evaluate effectiveness of Treatment Plan goals and interventions.
    7. Complete Transition/Discharge plans within 14 days of event.

    8. Perform transition planning and follow-up contact with persons served.

    9. Participate in building community relations and social networks that provide support, friendship, love and hope.ongoing peer review of clinical documentation.

    10. Facilitate, for persons-served, access to community resources and social support networks.

    11. Provide supreme customer service, always being courteous, responsive, professional, and helpful to the organization’s internal and external customers. 

    12. Know the contract requirements for your program/service.

    13. Consistently achieve caseload targets and productivity benchmarks.

    14. Achieve minimally 100% on all quality audits.

    15. Document all encounters and contacts made on behalf of persons-served.

    16. Embrace the concepts of recovery  and expects all personnel to follow the principles of recovery. 

    17. Maintain comprehensive charting for persons-served.

    18. Ensure 100% of routine/customary daily, monthly, quarterly and annual internal data reports are submitted on time.

    19. Adhere to high level of health and safety practices in physical facilities and in corporate vehicles.

    20. Make certain that 100% of your training requirements are renewed prior to expiration date, as specified by job.

    21. Work toward personal and professional goals and objectives. Attend job related in-services and trainings when offered and actively seek to further develop competencies.

    22. Attend and actively participate in team staff meetings.

    23. Perform miscellaneous job related duties as assigned by Line Manager.

    24. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential requirement of this position.





    Educational / Talent Requirements:
    1. Minimum: Limited License Therapist required to maintain supervision on all services provided via a fully licensd therapist.  Preferred: Fully Licensed Therapist is able to provide all necessary therapy services without a clinical supervisor.
    2. Minimum Education Requirements: Master’s degree in Social Work or Counseling


    Work Experience Requirements:
    1.    Experience and/or specialized training in substance abuse.
    3. Two years experience.
    4. One or more Specialties: IDDT, Certified Addiction Counselor, Children’s Services, American Sign Language.
    5. Concepts of Motivational Interviewing.
    6. Integrated Duel Diagnosis Treatment.
    7. Family Psycho Education.
    8. Seeking Safety, Family Psycho Education.
    9. Stages Of Change.
    10. Trauma Informed Care.
    11. Integrated Care.




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