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Licensed Therapist (Hays MH) 

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About the Organization Hill Country Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Centers is a unit of local government and a not-for-profit, 501C provider of Mental Health and Intellectual Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse, and Veteran Peer Services throughout the greater Texas Hill Country Region. Hill Country MHDD Centers is designated to be the Mental Health Authority by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority by the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) for a 19 County Service Area including: Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Edwards, Gillespie, Hays, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Kinney, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher, Sutton, Uvalde and Val Verde Counties. With a Mission of Promoting Independence, Community Integration and Recovery, HCMHDD Centers operates (10) ten Mental Health Clinics, (8) Developmental Disability Centers and serving a population of over 630,349 consumers within 22,593 square miles.

Scope of Services

• Adult Mental Health

• Crisis Stabilization Unit

• Children's Mental Health

• Substance Abuse Disorder

• Intellectual Developmental Disabilities

• Veterans Services

Category Mental Health / Behavioral Health  

Hill Country Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Centers

Mission: “Promoting Independence, Community Integration, and Recovery”

Job Title: Licensed Therapist

Position Summary:

Licensed Professionals of the Healing Arts are responsible for providing comprehensive clinical services as their license allows. Primary Responsibilities will be assigned based on the needs of the agency and may change at the discretion of the Clinical Director or Director of Behavioral Health Services. Primary Responsibilities may include some or all the following:

Provision of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. When assigned this responsibility, the Licensed Therapist will provide short term, time limited, therapy services to children and adolescents who have a diagnosis of mental illness and exhibit severe emotional or social disability, as well as adults who have severe or persistent mental illness. The LPHA will work closely with the individual and the treatment team to develop a person-centered recovery plan. The LPHA will use approved therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT).

Provision of Comprehensive Intake Assessments. When assigned this responsibility, the Licensed Therapist will be responsible for conducting comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessments and providing DSM-V diagnostic determination. The Licensed Therapist will provide a Uniform Assessment to children, adolescents and adults who present to mental health clinics operated by Hill Country MHDD Centers. The Licensed Therapist will determine eligibility for mental health services as dictated by Texas Health and Human Services and Hill Country MHDD eligibility requirements and will work closely with the individual during the intake process to appropriately identify mental health needs of the individual.

Provision of Trauma Therapy: When assigned this responsibility, this person will provide Trauma Focused Therapy services to individuals meeting eligibility criteria. The Licensed Therapist will work closely with the individual and the treatment team to develop a person-centered recovery plan. The Licensed Therapist will use approved therapies such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.

Licensed Therapist should be flexible in their assigned responsibilities and assist the agency in other roles as needed and as their license allows. Office hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; however, the position must have flexible hours to accommodate individuals who cannot meet during regular business hours.

  • Promote and maintain a Trauma Informed, Person Centered, environment for all clientele and staff.
  • Provide clinically appropriate therapy to children, adolescents and adults, either individually or in a group/family format.
  • Conduct comprehensive biopsychosocial intake assessments to determine the need for mental health services
  • Complete on-going diagnostic updates and assessments as needed.
  • Ensure that all individuals have a current authorization for service, to include insurance authorization, Adult or Child Needs Assessment (if required) and diagnosis.
  • Ensure all individuals have a current Person-Centered Recovery Plan (PCRP) that includes counseling as an intervention.
  • Participates in development of PCRP with assigned Recovery Coach or develops PCRP when appropriate.
  • Does collaborative and concurrent documentation for therapy and assessments at least 95% of the time.
  • Documents all services to include kept appointments, no-shows, cancellations by individuals and self.
  • Assures quality service for all clients by enforcing rules; regulations and legal requirements with clients; documenting the events of a therapeutic process in a confidential manner.
  • Assists in the provision of clinical supervision to the Qualified Mental Health Providers and other staff by way of in-service training, presentations, workshops, etc.
  • Guards client confidentiality by being knowledgeable of and adhering to HIPPA regulations.
  • Adhere to all Hill Country MHDD policies and procedures.
  • Maintain current professional licensure in good standing without lapse.
  • Maintains CANS/ANSA certification.
  • Travel and driving company or personal vehicle as required for service delivery and professional development.
  • Job description may be changed to reflect job updates and requirements.
  • Performance metrics and job duties may change to reflect operational needs of the organization.
  • Provide therapy services in multiple settings. Provide biopsychosocial assessments in person or via tele-video. Participate in clinical supervision as scheduled. Participate in on-going training conference calls as needed to gain certifications in CPT, TF-CBT or CBT. Collaborate with multiple service providers to coordinate quality care. Maintain a sufficient level of self-care so that the functions of this position do not serve as a detriment to well-being.
Position Requirements

Academic/ Work Experience Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in one of the following programs of study: Psychology, Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work
  • Two (2) years' experience making diagnosis determination
  • Two (2) years' experience providing therapy

Certifications / Required Licensure:

  • Current Valid License as an LCSW, LPC, PhD, or PsyD in the state of Texas
  • Valid Texas Driver's License
  • Current Automobile Insurance
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Compensation $24.11 per hour  
On-Call Pay Schedule (If applicable)  
Position Licensed Professional Of the Healing Arts  
Req Number MEN-19-00081  
Location Scheib Mental Health Center  

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