Mental Health Therapist (LCSW)



Wilmington, DE, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Location: Henrietta Johnson Medical Center
Position: Mental Health Therapist (LCSW)
Reports to: Behavioral Health Program Manager
The selected candidate will receive a $5,000 sign-on bonus. Half of the bonus ($2,500) will be awarded after 60 days of service, the remaining bonus ($2,500) will be awarded after 6 months of service.
Definition: The Mental Health Therapist – Licensed Clinical Social Worker, reports directly to the Chief Medical Officer and offers brief counseling and psychotherapy to adults, children, adolescents and their families in order to improve psychosocial functioning. The therapist is part of a multidisciplinary team that works together with medical providers to offer services through an integrated care model. This is a hybrid position working part-time on site and part-time remotely.
Working Conditions:
This is an exempt position, and the incumbent will be expected to work a minimal of 40 hours a week both in on-site and remotely.
The incumbent will have access to the patient records. Professional and confidentiality must be maintained at all times.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual, family and group mental health counseling for patients.
  • Deliver individual and small group counseling services using evidence-based or best practice models of care.
  • Complete required documentation promptly and efficiently, according to organizational policy.
  • Participate with the HJMC interdisciplinary team to provide mental health care recommendations for patients and/or multi-disciplinary team meetings with outside agencies.
  • Consult with primary care provider, psychiatrist, substance abuse counselor, care coordinator, and other mental health professionals as needed.
  • Make appropriate referrals as needed based on clinical judgment, providing the patient at least 2 options for care.
  • Maintain professional behavior and relationships with HJMC staff and referral resources.
  • Participate in activities that promote professional development and use clinical/ educational research to enhance therapy services.
  • Support and follow the policies and procedures of HJMC.
  • Identify psychological, emotional or behavioral issues and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, consultations with primary care providers and reference materials.
  • Support medication therapy prescribed by PCP.
  • Attend staff meetings and other meeting as required.
  • Perform general administrative/office duties as required, including but not limited to copying and filing documents, preparing documents, answering phone, faxing information, entering data, maintaining office cleanliness, etc.
  • Fill out and maintain client-related paperwork, including federal- and state-mandated forms.
  • Provide crisis intervention, emotional support, resources and referrals as needed.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled caseload consultation with the psychiatric consultant and communicate resulting treatment recommendations to the patient’s medical provider.
  • Screen and assess patients for common mental health and substance abuse disorders.
  • Facilitate patient engagement and follow-up care.
  • Utilize registry and tracking systems to collect and collate data and ensure that all administration, case recording, written reports etc. are maintained to agreed standards.
  • Document patient progress and treatment recommendations in EHR and other required systems so as to be shared with medical providers, psychiatric consultant, and other treating providers.
  • Facilitate treatment plan changes for patients who are not improving as expected in consultation with the medical provider and the psychiatric consultant and who may need more intensive or more specialized mental health care.
  • Develop and complete relapse prevention self-management plan with patients who have achieved their treatment goals and are soon to be discharged from the caseload.
  • Support the mental and physical health care of patients on an assigned patient caseload.
  • Closely coordinate care with the patient’s medical provider and, when appropriate, other mental health providers.
  • Provide or facilitate in-clinic or outside referrals to evidence-based psychosocial treatments (e.g. problem-solving treatment or behavioral activation) as clinically indicated.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker and with up-to-date Delaware Licensure
  • Excellent working knowledge of behavioral medicine and evidence-based behavioral treatments for chronic disease, addiction, and mental health conditions
  • Ability to work comfortably and effectively within an interdisciplinary primary care team
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good knowledge of psychopharmacology
  • Ability to design and implement clinical pathways and protocols for treatment of selected chronic conditions in and individual and group modality
The incumbent will have access to the patient records. Professional and confidentiality must be maintained at all times.
This is an exempt position and the incumbent will be expected to work a minimum of 40 hours a week.
Please note this position is posted on behalf of our partner practices. This individual will be working at the specific practice that is mentioned in the above details and will not be a direct employee of Aledade, Inc. so will therefore not be eligible for the benefits available to Aledade employees.