Mental Health Therapist (Master's Level) NON-EXE

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  • Norfolk, VA
  • Medical Center (NDC) - Health Center
  • Mental Health Outpatient
  • Full -time - Days/Evenings
  • 32055
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    • The Mental Health Therapist (Master’s Level) is responsible for conducting mental health assessments and providing evidence-based therapies to patients and their families under the supervision of a licensed clinician. Reports to the Mental Health Therapy Manager.
    • Conducts mental health evaluations to identify mental health symptoms and psychosocial stressors and/or supports to include chronic illness, trauma, disability, primary support group, educational experiences, social environment, legal system and other psychosocial or environmental factors.
    • Develops an individualized treatment plan to address identified diagnoses and symptoms.
    • Provides evidenced based therapies to children with mental health diagnoses and co-occurring acute or chronic illness, trauma, or disability.
    • Completes comprehensive evaluations for review by the broader treatment team (such as treating MD referral source).
    • Completes psychosocial evaluations, progress notes and individualized treatment plans in accordance with the established best practice and third party guidelines.
    • Evaluates children and adolescents at risk for harm to self or others in order to determine the appropriate level of care and facilitates admission to inpatient psychiatric facilities and/or referrals to other community mental health services, as appropriate.
    • Obtains outcome measures, through use of psychometric tools in order to track clinical trends and share data on patient progress with collaborating physicians.
    • Leads coordination efforts with patients' medical care providers in order to ensure seamless integration of medical and mental health care.
    • Runs evidence based groups as a co-facilitator.
    • May participate in on-call phone skills coaching as needed.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    • Must be in the process of working towards clinical hours of a current Virginia clinical license (Licensed Clinical Social Work or Licensed Professional Counselor).
    • Graduate of an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Social Work, Counseling, Mental Health and/or related fields. 
    • One to two years of related work experience preferred (including internship) and approval letter toward clinical supervision.
    • Experience with implementing evidence-based treatments with children and families in both individual and group treatment modalities preferred.
    • Exceptional interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills necessary.
    • Ability to work as a multidisciplinary team member.  
    • Position may require occasional travel to offsite locations.
    • Increased Security Clearance Required for Job Role in Medical Tower II: FBI fingerprinting, criminal background check, and Child Protective Services registry search.
    • Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature and the like.

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