Job Description Pathway Society Inc. is a community-based nonprofit organization that promotes individual, family, and community wellness in Santa Clara county. For over 50 years we’ve supported individuals in creating healthy lifestyles for themselves and their loved ones. We offer a wide range of substance abuse and counseling services to adults and families who suffer the consequences of alcohol and substance abuse Position Title: Therapist I Position Classification: Non-exempt, full time, benefits eligible Accountable to: Program Director and Clinical Supervisor Position Description: The Therapist I provides direct-service treatment, education, and case management to Drug Medi-Cal beneficiaries; coordinates and ensures proper and efficient workflow processes are followed by clinicians; ensures treatment plans are completed in a timely fashion and created per numerous statutes and policies; works with the QI Manager and Director regarding quality initiatives and improvements; and facilitates client satisfaction at all levels of care. A Therapist I may also supervise the work of certified counselors. Primary Responsibilities: Pre-Licensed therapists may conduct independent mental health and SUD assessments; create treatment plans; provide individual, family, group psychotherapy; and deliver AOD counseling May provide clinical supervision of certified and registered AOD counselors Pre-Licensed therapists may diagnose and establish medical necessity for DMC beneficiaries, only under the direct supervision of a licensed LPHA Facilitate weekly process and education groups based on evidence-based curriculum and observe and assist AOD counselors in group settings Conduct intakes, assessments, discharge plans, and exit interviews to support client step-up or -down to different modalities of care Write thorough and goal-oriented client treatments plans, assessments and notes in accordance with current state and county regulations and statutes, and Pathway Society policies and procedures Conduct peer-review of counselor treatment plans and timelines under the direction of the Director of Clinical Standards and QI Manager Conduct bi-weekly group clinical education and supervision where assigned to do so Ensure that all beneficiary treatment plans, notes, and files are sufficiently maintained to not exceed five percent billing disallowances under DHCS, Drug Medi-Cal post services payment compliance audits Coordinate/link clients to resources in the community and inner-agency referrals to other modalities Efficiently deliver services to groups and individuals per caseload and productivity guidelines Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor Qualifications: Possess a Master’s degree in behavioral science or mental health and an AMFT, APCC or ASW in good standing with the Board of Behavioral Sciences Minimum one year of behavioral health experience in mental health or SUD Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work as part of a team in a mission-driven, values-based organization Experience facilitating groups, conducting intakes and providing individual counseling with adult populations who suffer from the effects of substance use and mental health diagnosis Must be able to adhere to State Department of Healthcare Services regulations and statutes regarding strict timelines pertaining to beneficiary treatment services Familiarity with ASAM assessment preferred Knowledge and sensitivity of the needs of individuals diagnosed with co-occurring disorders; understanding of basic substance abuse treatment and rehabilitation techniques; and general knowledge of community resources Basic computer knowledge/skills and the ability to maintain electronic client records system Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing in the language spoken by clients Must obtain CPR/First Aid certification, annual TB test, and complete annual required trainings Must pass comprehensive background check and reference check; a valid driver license, current auto liability insurance and a clean driving record are preferred Benefits Pathway Society offers fully paid medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurances for the employee and a contribution to spouse/dependent premiums. Contribution to the employee’s 401k, paid holidays, and a generous PTO package are also included in the compensation package. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; climb stairs; walk; use hands to finger, handle, and type and occasionally lift supplies, up to 20 pounds. Equal Employment Opportunity It is the policy of Pathway Society to provide equal employment opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, disability, medical condition, gender, age, sexual orientation or marital status. Job Type: Full-time Pay: $35.00 – $40.00 per hour
About Pathway Society Inc.
Pathway Society Inc. is a community-based nonprofit organization that promotes individual, family, and community wellness in Santa Clara county. For over 50 years we’ve supported individuals in creating healthy lifestyles for themselves and their loved ones. We offer a wide range of substance abuse and counseling services to adults and families who suffer the consequences of alcohol and substance abuse