Outpatient Clinic Mental Health Therapist – Sign-on Bonus Available!

Application Deadline: 2023-11-28
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Job Summary
Primary assignment providing outpatient Psychotherapy in the DHS 35 and DHS 75 certified Outpatient Clinic.
Assesses clinical needs and coordinates appropriate services to individuals, couples,
groups, and families, through the provision of counseling, psycho-education,
development and monitoring of interdisciplinary treatment plans. May provide
community outreach, education and consultation regarding clinical issues.

Sign-on Bonus available up to $2000 total (paid after completing 6-months and 1-year of employment)

Clinic Hours of 8AM to 4:30PM
37.5 hour work week
No on-call
Team of 7 Psychotherapists; works collaboratively with other Behavioral Health roles such as Psychiatry, Substance Use Counselors, and Case Managers.
Training opportunities for Evidenced Based Practices, to include DBT
Join the Brown County team and you could be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
Essential Duties
Serves as liaison with consumers/patients, families, referral sources, community agents, third party payors and others regarding services as needed; obtains and provides accurate and timely reports of consumer/patient status, progress and needs.

Demonstrates familiarity with patient and other rights, assures their application in treatment provided, and assists in the resolution of complaints, disputes and grievances as may arise.

Conducts psychosocial assessment, DSM V diagnosis, and recommendations on clinical assessment of need.

Develops treatment plans and related discharge documentation and planning, demonstrating collaboration with consumer/patients, their support networks, other department staff, and alternative treatment resources as needed to assure access to necessary community resources.

Complies with applicable county, state and federal guidelines related to the provision of treatment and maintains accurate and timely documentation according to applicable requirements, codes, policies and standards.

Identifies the need for and assists in the planning and development of additional or revised treatment approaches and services as necessary.

Assumes responsibility for and participates in activities which assure evidence based practice and further professional growth and development.

Demonstrates an understanding and practice of dual diagnosis/co-occurring approaches and works with team members to address these issues.

Attends and positively contributes to staff meetings and department performance overall.

Attends in-service and outside agency training sessions as appropriate.

Maintains the confidential nature of client and business information.

Complies with the Human Services and/or Community Treatment Center policies.

Performs related functions as assigned

Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling or closely related field. 3,000 hours of supervised experience in clinical practice and current licensure strongly preferred. One year of experience in substance use/mental health field.

Licenses and Certification:
Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor preferred (SAC-IT required at a minimum). A candidate without licensure may be considered, and if hired would be required to satisfy licensure requirements based on a plan developed with management. Dual licensure/scope of practice in mental health and substance use preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of psychopathology, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapeutic techniques.

Knowledge of substance use dynamics, programs and treatment methodology.

Knowledge of applicable laws (Chapter 45, 51 & 55) and related court procedures.

Knowledge of community Human Services resources and utilization.

Ability to assess clinical needs in the areas of mental health and substance use disorders and determine treatment needs.

Ability to form positive relationships and engage consumers/patients and their families in treatment approaches.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and the public.

Ability to be decisive and to make sound decisions under the pressure of crisis or emergency situations.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to maintain emotional stability in stressful working situations.

Ability to accept and constructively use criticism.

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to maintain records and reports timely and accurately.

Ability to use independent judgment in decision making.

Ability to work the required hours of the position.


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