Mental Health Therapist

Spence Counseling   Omaha, NE   Full-time     Mental Health
Posted on October 7, 2020

Mental Health Therapist

Spence Counseling Center is hiring mental health or substance abuse counselors for our growing metro Christian Counseling agency in Nebraska, Iowa, and Kansas.

The positions available will have the responsibility for providing mental health and substance abuse services to individuals, couples, and families in an outpatient office setting. Therapists will assess, evaluate, and treat a wide range of mental health and substance abuse related issues.

All of the treatment is done in accordance with state, federal, HIPAA standards. These services are provided under the direction of the Clinical Director and direct Supervisor.

The professional applicant will meet the following requirements, education, and licensure:

Education Requirements:
•Minimum of Master's degree in Behavioral Health, Social Work, Psychology, or Social Science field from an accredited college or university.

License and Certifications Required:
Nebraska -- PhD, PsyD, LIMHP, LICSW, LMHP, CMSW, PLMHP, PCMSW, LADC, PLADC
Iowa – PhD, PsyD, LMHC, LISW
Kansas—PhD, PsyD

Requirements:
•Provide high quality, compassionate, and ethical outpatient mental health therapy with families, couples, and individuals.
•Possess excellent verbal and written skills, allowing for case conceptualization.
•Ability to maintain case files in an accurate and timely manner.
•Be highly organized with good time management skills.
•Ability to multi-task and be self-motivated.
•Be able to participate as a positive team member and consult with other team members to therapeutically help clients.
•Knowledge of trauma, informed therapy, family systems, adult/child issues, and to be able to apply them to each client appropriately.

Duties:
•Teach skills & develop mechanisms to help patients cope with life issues.
•Refer clients to community resources, when needed.
•Maintain case histories and prepare reports.
•Participate as a positive member of Spence Counseling Center's environment.
•Talk, listen, observe and analyze patients and suggest suitable modes of treatment.
•Provide clients with individual and group counseling options.
•Intervene during crisis scenarios.
•Counsel family members to understand and assist in the patient's treatment.
•Formulate differential diagnoses of mild to moderate mental health conditions and/or substance abuse.
•Formulate short term and long term counseling plans for patients under care.
•Consult with clinical staff regarding complex patients and regarding prescription medications prescribed by providers.

Skills:
•Communicates effectively both orally and through written documents.
•Exceptional judgment and decision making skills.
•Ability to administer ASI test, SASSI, or other substance use testing (preferred for LADC individuals).
•Active listening.
•Insight into others' reactions and motivations and understanding why they react as they do.
•Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
•Ability to identify complex problems and review related information to develop options and implement solutions.
•Skill in working independently and implementing time management strategies.