Wellpath Clinical Therapist in Columbia, South Carolina
Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”
About this role
Our Clinical Therapist provides sex offender specific treatment and related case management services to civilly committed residents of the Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Program.
What you bring to the table
- Masters or Doctoral degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related human services field
Prior clinical experience working with sexual offenders and an understanding of the dynamics of sexual deviance strongly preferred.
Familiarity with relevant research literature, clinical assessments, procedures and methods, particularly those designed for sexual offenders.
Ability to assess treatment goals and write goal-directed, individualized treatment plans.
Ability to monitor and document individual behavior patterns and modify treatment plans to meet changing treatment goals.
Ability to instruct others in the implementation of therapeutic and behavioral interventions and procedures.
Excellent listening and verbal communication skills.
Ability to form and maintain good working relationships with a diverse staff and a commitment to enhancing cultural competency.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
Licensed or license-eligible (must become licensed within 18 months from date of hire) in South Carolina as a Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Social Worker (LMSW, LISW or LISW-S) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC-I, LPC or LPC-S).
Affiliate or Clinical member of the Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA), highly desirable
What you will do
Comply with all laws, policies and procedures, rules and regulations formulated by the State of South Carolina Department of Mental Health (DMH), and any applicable professional governing bodies.
Deliver treatment to individuals and groups as assigned, in accordance with established performance standards. Document service delivery and resident progress on a weekly basis, completed in accordance with established standards and timeframes.
Serve as Clinical Therapist to assigned residents, with frequency and amount of direct contact with residents consistent with established performance standards. Clinical therapy duties include: (a) reviewing and integrating assessment information to write and monitor individualized treatment plans; (b) coordinating referral of residents to appropriate treatment groups and activities; (c) referring clients to psychiatric services and encourage residents to seek medical services or other specialized care as needed; (d) meeting weekly with assigned residents to monitor and review ongoing treatment or other case management needs; (e) reviewing and revising, as needed, resident individualized treatment plans using established format on a quarterly basis; (f) evaluating clinical appropriateness of property and visitation requests; (g) documenting all individual resident contacts using established formats within established time frames; and (h) other duties related to primary care of assigned residents as directed.
Provides sex offender treatment groups weekly with a co-facilitator. Individually facilitates psycho-educational ancillary groups based upon the identified needs of residents.Arrives on time for group and leads group for the scheduled amount of time. If taking planned leave, arranges for coverage of affected groups and report this to supervisor.
Is prepared to co-facilitate each assigned group weekly with a plan for each session. This includes consulting and planning with co-facilitators ahead of each group, reviewing resident integrated care plans and assignments to aid in addressing treatment targets in groups, and processing with co-facilitators after group.
Attends weekly Therapeutic Study Hours and Community Meetings to provide oversight and guidance to residents in the therapeutic milieu.
Participates in weekend clinical rotation to be available to staff and residents on Saturdays and Sundays to assure that the needs of the treatment program are being met.
Provide training and consultation to treatment and security staff on clinical methods and procedures related to Sexually Violent Predators.
Administer tests and assessments within scope of licensure, certification and training, as assigned.
Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, case conferences, case presentations, staff development meetings and training activities.
Provide clinical support and back-up to Therapeutic Security Technicians and other staff as needed.
Works cooperatively in weekly individual supervision with Clinical Team Leader for clinical and administrative supervision.
Perform administrative duties including documentation of work hours, correspondence and coordination with other clinical and facility staff, etc.
Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer
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Facility South Carolina Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Program
Shift Variable Shift
Recruiter Rankin Holloway