Crisis Therapist – M.S. – Mental Health Emergency Center – Lufkin, TX
The Crisis Therapist will provide direct care rehabilitative and therapy services to adults at the Mental Health Emergency Center, including clients in the Detox program,11 as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team. These programs operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Duties will include, but may not be limited to the following: working with stakeholders making referrals to the program; conducting mental health and admission assessments; providing group and individual therapy/rehabilitative services; developing treatment plans; and ensuring that clients in these programs receive active treatment defined in a treatment plan. Additional duties may also include making assignments for paraprofessional staff. Will perform services according to an individual’s approved and prescribed treatment plan and in accordance with Burke and Medicaid standards and requirements. Proficient and timely documentation skills are required. Self-discipline, flexibility, and time-organization skills are a must. Performs under the direction of the MHEC Service Director.
Required: Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy or Counseling from an accredited college or university.
Required: At least one (1) year of full-time direct care experience working with adults with mental illness.
Preferred: Experience providing mental health crisis/emergency services in an inpatient or residential setting.
Required: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with the State of Texas.
Required: Valid Texas driver’s license.
Special Requests or Comments
Required: Must be physically able to complete Satori Alternative to Managing Aggressive Behavior (SAMA), CPR, and First Aid training modules. Must have a driving record insurable by Burke’s insurance administrator.
Required: Sight, hearing, talking, lifting up to 50 pounds, prolonged standing, walking, driving a vehicle, and hand/finger dexterity.
Shifts are 7am to 7pm; 7 shifts to be worked every 14 days for a total of 80 hours worked over each 2-week pay period. Will be required to work every other weekend, and some holiday shifts on a rotating basis.