intake specialist and therapist

P&G Behavioral Health Services is seeking top quality candidates to deliver high-quality behavioral health services in the DC Metropolitan area.  Candidates must posses strong computer and technology skills, a strong desire to provide value and an amazing work-ethic.  At P&G we KNOW that happy employees equals happy customers! 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Intake Specialist and Therapist schedules, screens and completes intake interviews with consumers. The position provides both individual and group counseling services to consumers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

  • Perform intake process for all clients and provide appropriate referrals.

  • Develop treatment plans to establish goals and objectives for client treatment.

  • Define treatment problems based on intake assessment and diagnosis, addressing behaviors that contributed to admission to the program.

  • Write objectives in clear, measurable terms, person centered treatment planning.

  • Provide therapeutic treatment to assigned caseload consistent with the written treatment plan.

  • Conduct therapy sessions, using modalities and methods appropriate to the client and the program, to identify and discuss problems, identify solutions, work with clients to implement solutions, and model appropriate behaviors.

  • Maintain client documentation according to required policies and procedures including assessments, contact notes, monthly progress notes, biannual treatment plan updates, any and all other clinical documentation related to the care of the client.

  • Coordinate treatment with Clinical Managers, Care Coordinators, Community Support Specialist and other involved staff members regarding consumer’s progress and/or concern in counseling.

  • Participate in quality improvement (CQI) process, ensuring compliance with best practice standards, contract grant requirements, and agency practices and procedures.

  • Meet productivity standard for Intake Specialist and Therapist (average 5 hrs. per week).

  • Assess current level of functioning in areas related to Individual Recovery Plan (IRP): case presentation, assist in orientation of new staff, work with other agencies independently in order to carry out treatment, articulate Agency code of ethics.

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES 

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling from an accredited college or university

  • Current D.C. license in specific discipline i.e. LPC, LSW

  • 3 years direct service experience in a mental health setting.

  • Experience providing counseling to adults with serious and persistent mental illness, many with co-occurring substance abuse issues and histories of trauma.

  • Communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal).

  • Skill in the use of computer systems (preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment) and MS Office products.

  • Interpersonal skills when working with complex client interactions.

  • Ability to work effectively with clients in a diverse community.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Submit your resume to careers@pgcei.com along with a cover letter, your salary requirements, and availability.

  • Type the position that you are applying for in the subject line.

  • We will respond to your email with the status of your application.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Your complete mailing address must be on your resume along with a phone number.

  • All employees are required to provide a satisfactory FBI Background Check and provide the results of a negative TB test before hire.