Department:Acenda HealthLocation:Cape May Court House, NJ, USA
Pay Type:SalaryBenefits:Health, Dental, VIsion
Employment Type:Full Time

Overview: The Therapist counsels individuals, families or groups in an outpatient setting, and develops and implements therapeutic treatment plans.

Services: The ideal therapist is flexible, willing and able to provide ongoing counseling services to children, adults and families and complete intake appointments in an open access system model.  The therapist must possess the skills necessary to work within a team and have awareness and previous implementation of evidence-based protocols.  The position has a level of service in regard to face to face hours with clients.  Candidates will be an integral part of the Counseling Center Team in helping to ensure the highest quality of service to our clients.  Candidates may be part of the development of the Counseling Center processes and asked to represent the Counseling Center at Agency meetings.

To qualify for the therapist position you need to have the below minimum requirements and experience

  • Minimum requirement is a Masters Degree and a professional license is required (LCSW/LSW/LPC/LAC/LMFT/LAMFT) in the state of practice with no active sanctions.

 

To be a successful Therapist you must be able to do the following essential duties and responsibilities always:

  1. Functions within the agency's policies and procedures. 
  2. Operates according to the program operations manual.
  3. Meets communication requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.
  4. Meets supervision requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.
  5. Meets program quality requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.
  6. Meets client interaction requirements as outlined in job expectations section below.

 

Therapist Job Expectations

Communication Requirements

  • Communicates programmatic or job-related concerns to supervisor and makes suggestions for improvement in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Communicates any performance concerns or training needs to the supervisor in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Conducts self in a professional manner that positively reflects the agency culture.
  • Demonstrates competent written and verbal communication with referral sources and external customers.
  • Is attentive and responsive to customer needs in a helpful, supportive and timely manner.
  • Works collaboratively with coworkers and agency staff to effectively communicate and problem solve

Supervision Requirements

  • Meets with the supervisor in accordance with program and licensing requirements.
  • Utilizes supervision effectively to address client related issues.
  • Utilizes supervision effectively to address performance issues and concerns.
  • Utilizes supervision effectively to explore professional development and training needs.

Client Interaction Requirements

  • Provides culturally competent service delivery.
  • Upholds ethical standards in accordance with the Social Work Code of Ethics.
  • Effectively engages all client populations.
  • Continually assesses clients' needs.
  • Provides appropriate intervention strategies and adjusts services accordingly.

Necessary Skills and Abilities

  • Must demonstrate initiative, creativity, be dependable, reliable and work well independently.
  • Must be able to exercise independent thinking and good judgment under all circumstances.
  • Must be able to analyze work, set goals, develop plans and utilize time effectively and efficiently.
  • Must regularly be able to see, speak and hear. Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, bend, use hands and arms and must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.
  • Must be sensitive, flexible and responsive to gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, religion, age, sexual orientation or any other special needs as reflected in the ability to communicate with staff and/or clients.
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