Jan 24, 2020
Merakey is looking for a Full-time Outpatient Therapist to join our Pottsville, PA Team
Must possess a Bachelors' degree in human services related field
Or A high school diploma AND AT LEAST 12 semester credit hours in sociology, social welfare, psychology, gerontology, or other social science, and 2 years of experience in public or private human services with 1 year in direct care
Must possess a valid PA Driver's License and access to reliable transportation.
Demonstrate a Rehabilitation/Recovery attitude toward service delivery by providing consumer-driven strength-based approach to case management and crisis services.
Act as the primary case manager for assigned consumers as demonstrated by management of primary responsibilities including minimal bi-weekly support contacts at the client's home or wherever most appropriate, completion of consumer-driven service and safety plans, coordination of benefits, housing, and all other aspects of service delivery. If unable to contact the client, attempts will be made to locate them through family, friends, or relatives.
Coordinate service delivery with other service providers and monitor the client's progress.
Secure past records. Understand consumer's past and present life situation and utilize that information along with meeting with the consumer to develop a social history and clinical summary, which will be updated yearly for each consumer on primary caseload. Maintain accurate summaries of the client's hospitalizations, crisis on-call, crisis residential services and incarcerations with dates of service, reason for the services and discharge dates.
Participate in Treatment Team Meetings, as necessary to have a global understanding of all Case Management clients, thus increasing your effectiveness when on-call.
Participate in service plan meetings with the consumer and their family, treatment meetings with other providers, and Case Management treatment team meetings. Follow through with clinical decisions as determined utilizing problem-solving skills.
Assist consumers in obtaining and maintaining basic living needs and skills related to housing, food, psychiatric and medical care, transportation, socialization, education and employment, in a manner that is clinically appropriate.
Ensure that the consumer receives an annual physical and monitor their medical health by requesting medical documentation.
Based on the clinical review of level of care needed, the Case Manager will complete the paperwork for reauthorization and turn it into the Supervisor in a timely manner.
Attend and participate in all meetings, supervisions and training in a professional manner.
Act as a liaison with family, service providers, and community supports and services.
Maintain professionalism as per corporate policy during all aspects of service delivery.
Fulfill on-call duties as assigned.
Complete all paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.
MERAKEY IS PROUD TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS
Competitive Compensation Plans
Opportunities for professional growth and advancement
Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Plans
Flexible Spending Accounts
Short/Long Term Disability Coverage
403B Retirement Plan (with company matching)
Marketplace Savings Program
Employee Assistance Program
24-Hour Nurse Hotline
Generous Paid Time Off (for qualifying positions)
Stability that coincides with working for a national leader in education and human services
ABOUT MERAKEY'S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DIVISION
Merakey offers a continuum of care in behavioral health (includes mental health and addictive diseases), integrating services in both community and site-based settings. These services provide a wide range of recovery focused treatment, services, and supports for children and adults.
Site/Clinic Based Services
The Center for Hope
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
Parents and Children Together (PACT)
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Psychiatric/Socialization Rehabilitation for Hope
Residential Services for Children and Adults
Community Based Services
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Forensic Assertive Community Treatment (FACT)
Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS)
Case Management / Recovery Coaching
Community Health Liaison (CHL)
Community and School Based Behavioral Health (CSBBH)
Substance Use Disorder Services
Dual Diagnosis Treatment Team (DDTT)
Family Based Mental Health Services
Therapeutic Family Care
Foster Care Plus
Student Assistance Program (SAP)
Supports for Permanency (SFP)
For more information on each individual service, please visit: https://www.merakey.org/services-behavioral-health.html
Merakey is a leading developmental, behavioral health and education provider offering a breadth of integrated services to individuals and communities across the country.
We leverage our size and expertise to develop innovative solutions and new models of care to meet the needs of individuals, their families, public and private healthcare funders and community partner organizations.
We recognize that complex needs require a holistic approach. With our experience, expertise and compassion, we empower everyone within our communities to reach their fullest potential.
With a rich tradition spanning 50 years with nearly 10,000 employees, Merakey provides care to over 40,000 adults and children throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, Louisiana, Virginia, Michigan, Texas, California, and Tennessee.
Merakey is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
3864 Adler Pl, Bethlehem, PA 18017, USA