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Clinical Therapist

Company: Centerstone
Location: fort myers
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

At Centerstone, our mission is delivering care that changes peoples lives. For over 60 years, Centerstone has been providing community-based behavioral health care, substance-abuse treatment and therapeutic foster care services across the U.S. Were committed to bringing passionate and customer experience-focused individuals to help us continue to provide the best care to our communities. If you think youre a good match to join our organization, please review the career opportunity below and submit your application. We look forward to hearing from you!

Job Description:


Position Title: HOT Team Therapist in Community and Resource Center Lee County Masters Level

Position Summary: Provide mental health, substance abuse and outreach services to individuals in Lee County who are at imminent risk of or currently homeless with an inability to access needed services independently. Will work with local law enforcement, Lee County Human and Veteran Services and other local stakeholders to provide a consistent presence in the community where these individuals are known to congregate. As a part of this multi-agency outreach team, individuals who are homeless will be met in areas such as local parks, tent cities/woods, street corners or emergency shelters.

Minimum Qualifications: Must possess a Master's Degree in an appropriate social service discipline. Must have experience with mental health and/or co-occurring issues. Ability to develop supportive relationships with persons with mental health and co-occurring abuse issues while maintaining appropriate therapeutic boundaries. Possess knowledge of mental illness and recovery including the ability to collaborate with local law enforcement, Lee County Human and Veteran Services and other local stakeholders. Valid Florida Driver license in good standing; able to meet Centerstones insurance company standards. Competency with computer systems and concurrent documentation.

Preferred Qualification: Bilingual English/Spanish. Previous outreach experience. Knowledge of community resources a plus. Telehealth experience.

Special Skills, Knowledge and Abilities : Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Understanding of populations affected by homelessness and mental illness, proven skills in networking among diverse agencies, and strong planning and personnel management abilities. Must value cultural differences, be able to motivate others and work as a team member, and be genuinely interested in working with populations experiencing homelessness and mental illness.

Essential Functions:

Reports to work as scheduled on a daily basis and performs duties as assigned by supervisor to ensure the smooth operation of the department. Provide crisis intervention in the community. Provide transportation to shelters or medical appointments. Oversee intake process and ensure development of Individual Treatment Plans (ITPs) to include priorities within the treatment team. In conjunction with the team, responsible for developing, writing, implementing, evaluating and revising overall treatment goals and plans per on-going assessment of needs with input from the client and family. Conduct on-going assessment of behavior, mental status, signs and symptoms of mental health disorder, physical and dental health, substance use, and educational, social, legal, financial, housing, developmental and family functioning to specialize case management needs. Provides supportive and educational counseling services (individual, family and group) to develop daily living and coping skills. Assist clients with developing natural support systems. Inputs written documentation into Avatar in a timely manner for all services rendered. Refers, advocates and links client and family for additional services as identified. Act as liaison and communicate collaboratively with local law enforcement, Lee County Human and Veteran Services and local stakeholders to maintain coordination of the treatment process. Completes all required agency trainings as to maintain 100% compliance Performs crisis intervention to include use of and understanding of Baker Act.

Work Environment/ Physical Demands This position operates in a professional office environment, judicial building and in community based settings. Sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during work hours. Is subject to frequent interruptions. Is involved with clients, family members, court and county personnel and government agencies.

Position Type, Expected Hours of Work and Travel: This is a full time position; must be able to work a flexible work schedule to include early morning and evenings.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Employee Name (Print) Employee Signature Date

Centerstone is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

*CF* Fort Myers, FL

Time Type:

Full time

Delivering Care that Changes People's Lives starts with our employees. As a Centerstone employee there are many perks to enjoy. Below are just some of the great benefits you might be eligible for with Centerstone.

  • Health & Wellness
    • Medical Coverage
    • Dental Coverage
    • Vision Coverage
    • Flexible Spending Account
    • Health Savings Account
    • Short Term Disability
    • Long Term Disability - Company Paid
    • Wellness Programs - Company Paid
  • Financial Wellbeing
    • Competitive Compensation Packages
    • Life Insurance - Company Paid
    • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance - Company Paid
    • 403b Retirement Plan with Company Funded Matching
    • Retirement and Financial Planning Services
    • Employee Discounts including Dell Computers, Verizon Wireless, Liberty Mutual, Costco, and Enterprise Rent-a-Car
    • Loan Forgiveness options through federal programs (National Health Service Corps & Public Service Loan Forgiveness)
  • Career Development and Growth
    • At Centerstone training is one of our highest priorities. We provide company paid professional training for various skills, certifications, and continuing education
    • Opportunities for growth and movement - We encourage our employees to consider new growth opportunities with us and have a 5 state footprint for those looking to relocate geographically
    • Centerstone Research Institute and Center for Clinical Excellence teach provide staff with industry best practices and processes
  • Work Life Balance
    • Paid Time Off - Generous PTO for Vacations, Illness, Personal Days, Etc. (Paid Holidays)
    • Flexible Work Schedules to promote a Healthy Work Life Balance
    • Employee Assistance Program - assists employees with personal problems and/or work-related problems that may impact their job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being

Centerstone is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or protected veteran status.

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