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Therapist - Mental Health Services

Company: Carle Health
Location: Normal
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Work in a diverse environment that offers individuals the ability to interact with clients/patients in both mental and addiction recovery environment. Work as a member of a multidisciplinary team in providing psychiatric care as a consultant to a large medical/surgical inpatient service. Work collaboratively with hospital staff, providing liaison activities such as educational offerings, assistance with behavioral management of patients, and debriefings. Assists discharge resource team in coordinating transfers to outside psychiatric hospitals as needed and aftercare planning for psychiatric needs. Provides short term therapy for patients with mental health and/or addiction disorders.


Masters Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or Related Field

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) Illinois upon hire or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) Illinois upon hire.

Minimum two (2) years of experience.

Experience in hospital-based clinical treatment services preferred. Be able to work with adult patients on Mental Health, Addiction Recovery and medical units. Also be able to work with adults in Mental Health and Addiction Recovery outpatient treatment programs. Must possess flexibility and coordination skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides psychosocial assessments and treatment to patients and or families related to adjustment to illness and discharge planning.
  • Provides education and support to patents and their families to encourage compliance with medical and behavioral regimes.
  • Provides individual, family, and group therapy as appropriate to setting.
  • Assists with assessment and treatment of behavioral issues in the hospital, including consultation.
  • Maintains effective communications with staff and attending physicians related to patient care, psychosocial, and psychiatric needs.
  • Provides brief interventions utilizing evidence-based techniques such as behavioral activation, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral techniques.
  • Documentation consistent with established policy and procedures to create a permanent patient record.
  • Assists, and serves as a resource to the case management team with referring to treatment or community agencies as appropriate.
  • Provides group therapy to inpatients daily as required by schedule
  • Maintains and provides current information and referral services to patients, caretakers, and families related to appropriate community resources and agencies and units as appropriate.
  • Works with and provides education to patients, interns, medical students, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Social Workers.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Carle Health participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. - For more information:

    Effective September 20, 2021, the COVID 19 vaccine is required for all new Carle Health team members. Requests for medical or religious exemption will be permitted.

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