Delphi Health Group

  • Primary Therapist

    Job Locations US-FL-Miami
    Posted Date 3 days ago(7/13/2018 5:02 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    General Purpose of the Position


    The Primary Therapist is responsible for performing a wide variety of client care activities as directed by the attending physician, Medical Director and Clinical Director. He/she will be responsible for client caseload and will provide group, individual and family therapy. Will conduct psychosocial and bio-psychosocial assessments. Collaborates with the Treatment Team to formulate the Master Treatment Plan and assists in coordinating discharge planning. Has primary responsibility for maintaining communication with the referral source and other services provided as needed.




    • Maintains open communication lines with facility staff, attending clinicians and physicians, clients and families
    • Liaisons with community agencies, vendors, and payor of health services
    • Review assessments from referring facilities and note problems/issues that require further attention
    • Contact referral source and other key individuals to gather additional information as necessary
    • Gather Comprehensive diagnostic information through psychosocial assessment interview
    • Develop an Integrated Summary, bringing together information from all assessments to identify problem areas that may affect treatment and/or need to be addressed in treatment planning
    • Develop a comprehensive problem list that reflects client’s individual issues as described in the assessments and Integrated Summary
    • Present psychosocial and diagnostic information to treatment team in a clear, concise manner
    • During first session with client, review initial treatment plan, including case management issues and be sure that client and staff assignments and responsibilities are understood and in progress
    • Formulate a comprehensive treatment plan with client that effectively addresses client issues and is completed within established time frames
    • Develop clearly stated treatment goals and objectives that are measurable
    • Develop interventions that will accomplish goals and objectives and state the planned frequency of interventions
    • Participate effectively in multidisciplinary treatment plan reviews, demonstrating adequate preparation and understanding of client issues, progress, areas of resistance, positive and negative strategies, etc.
    • Document the client’s progress accurately as it relates to treatment goals and objectives
    • Continue treatment planning process throughout client’s stay in treatment, opening new problems and developing or revising treatment plans as necessary
    • Assist client’s in gaining group process skills
    • Track client’s clinical problems in group
    • Address problem behaviors
    • Utilize experimental techniques effectively
    • Create atmosphere in which self-disclosure is facilitated
    • Conduct educational groups (lectures/videos/discussions) effectively
    • Adhere to time schedules
    • Provide individual counseling to clients at least (1) time per week
    • Assist client’s in gaining insight into problems
    • Assist client’s in understanding treatment goals
    • Give client a clear picture of where he/she stands about progress toward recovery as seen by the therapist and the multidisciplinary treatment team
    • Enforce program rules and regulations in a firm but fair manner
    • Confront counter-productive behavior appropriately
    • Bond with clients and elicit respect
    • Identify client strengths and weaknesses
    • Maintain healthy boundaries
    • Understand and apply the program’s clinical philosophy
    • Maintain regular contact and open communication with families
    • Assist families in identifying the problems and issues they need to work on
    • Assist families in finding resources to help themselves
    • Link client with internal and external resources as needed to meet client needs
    • Maintain contact with referral source and other key individuals
    • Assist client in managing outside stressors (legal, financial, vocational, etc.) according to the best interests of the client’s progress in recovery
    • Demonstrate good strategic and problem-solving skills
    • Be effective in finding needed resources
    • Maintain clinical records according to program policies and those of licensing and accrediting agencies
    • Ensure that documentation is timely, consistent, clear and articulate
    • Keep clinical records secure at all times
    • Use good clinical judgement in moving client through treatment levels
    • Prepare client to maintain recovery post-discharge
    • Develop a discharge plan that meets client needs for ongoing support
    • Accept and utilize supervision
    • Address problems noted by supervisor
    • Communicate with supervisor and keep supervisor informed of significant case developments
    • Demonstrate willingness to accept responsibility
    • Participate in Quality Improvement activities and contribute to the welfare of the organization
    • Pursue professional development through participation in education and training programs
    • Have good work habits; get things done in a timely, efficient manner
    • Function well as a team member and contribute positively to the morale of staff
    • Maintain good communication


    Performance Objectives


    • Performance standards are integrated within the position responsibilities. The principal functions of the position identified shall not be considered as a complete description of all the work requirements and expectations that may be inherent in the position.  



    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    • Time Management skills and working within a fast-paced environment
    • Organizational skills
    • Excellent Computer Skills
    • Effective oral and written communication skills
    • Knowledge of Ethics and Professional standards
    • Excellent Interpersonal skills and boundaries
    • Knowledge of evidenced based practices
    • Understanding of Substance Use Disorders and Co-occurring Disorders
    • Database management and record keeping
    • Knowledge of HIPPA, confidentiality and privacy practices
    • Solution based thinker and problem solver
    • Possesses critical thinking and analytical skills
    • Knowledge of DCF Guidelines and Joint Commission Accreditation Standards
    • Understanding of Medical Necessity Criteria and writing for managed care

    Desirable Skills

    • Bilingual (English/Spanish)


    Educational Background and Experience:

    • Master’s Degree in social work, psychology or related human services field.
    • Licensed or Registered Intern within the state of Florida (LMHC, LCSW, LMFT)


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