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Miami, Florida
USD18.38 to USD24.51 Per Hour
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19 May 2023
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POSITION PURPOSE: The Mental Health Professional Behavioral Health Therapist for the Community Action Team (CAT) program is responsible for providing a full range of assessment, consultation and psychotherapeutic services for Mental Health, Substance Abuse and/or Co-Occurring Disorders, for identified clients in the Community Action Team program. This individual uses a holistic approach to ensure that Mental Health, Substance Abuse and/or Co-Occurring Disorders are being addressed using evidenced-based practices within the community and in collaboration with the multidisciplinary treatment team.


Education/Experience: Graduated from an accredited university with a master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field as per State regulations. At least two (2) years of clinical experience in mental health field. At least (2) years of experience treating clients with co-occurring disorders (preferred).

Licensure / Certification: Must be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Mental Health Counselor or licensure eligible. Maintain current CPR certification from the American Heart Association. Must have a valid Florida Driver's License.

Skills / Ability: Proficiency in conducting in-depth biopsychosocial assessments, treatment planning, and individual/ family/ group psychotherapy. Demonstrates proficiency in the DSM- 5, knowledge of Children's Functional Assessment Raters Scale (CFARS) and (ASAM) documentation forms. Demonstrates competency in utilizing various psychotherapeutic treatment modalities and techniques, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Relapse Prevention, Seeking Safety and other Evidenced-Based Practices. Ability to conduct effective clinical services such as intakes, individual therapy sessions, and group therapy onsite, via Telemedicine and in the community. Demonstrates an understanding of issues related to cultural identity, ethnic background, age, developmental level, gender and sexual orientation in prevention, intervention, and treatment. Ability to handle multiple priorities including timely completion of clinical tasks, documentation including treatment planning, and progress updates. Demonstrates a high degree of dependability, integrity, shows flexibility and is responsive to requests from supervisor. Possesses knowledge of Confidentiality and Patient Rights, HIPAA.


Provides care primarily for the following groups: X Adult X Children X Adolescents

Provides high quality of services at all times in an outpatient Behavioral Healthcare component, with emphasis on age appropriate, bio-psychosocial issues.

Provides counseling services to children, adolescents and their families using evidence-based practice for integrated treatment of co-occurring disorders.

Conducts biopsychosocial assessments for patients referred for the Community Action Team (CAT) program. Evaluates patient for appropriate services and makes treatment recommendations.

Provides individual, group and family counseling activities as required utilizing evidenced-based practices appropriately based on client needs.

Develops and maintains a written treatment plan for each client.

Maintains a daily log of productivity and submits a weekly caseload tracking log to clinical supervisor.

Consults with school personnel regarding family needs and participates in case staffings with DCF and other external partners, and regulatory agencies.

Participates in treatment team activities as a core treatment team member.

Monitors client's ongoing needs, goals and progress and reflects these changes in treatment plan reviews.

Engages in direct staff hours of service for assigned clients at the rate of 115 hours per month.

Provides after hours crisis services on a rotation schedule.

Coordinates discharge plans.

Participates in patient and family education.

Participates in orientations and training related to patient care with emphasis on job enhancement skills.

Understands and applies knowledge pertaining to Community Health of South Florida, Inc. Behavioral Health Care Center policies and procedures at all times. The Mental Health Specialist II will always adhere to professional and ethical boundaries.

Demonstrates knowledge of current Behavioral Health Care Social work practice ensuring proper judgment and decision-making guidelines.

Utilizes available time in a manner in which is consistent and emphasizes department compliance.

Performs all daily activities, ensuring accuracy and professionalism.

Manages case load appropriately to maximize productivity while providing effective service delivery.

Provides accurate and timely documentation in patient charts within the same day of intervention.

Maintains effective interpersonal relationships.

Reports to work on time and ready to work with minimal absenteeism.

Completes billing as required in EHR.

Completes mandatory in-service training and attends required staff meetings.

Maintains compliance with regulatory entities.

Maintains current licenses and/or certifications.

Adheres to Confidentiality Policies and Procedures / HIPAA Regulations.

Performs other duties as assigned.
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  • Job Reference: 1010173456-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Location: Miami, Florida
  • Salary: USD18.38 to USD24.51 Per Hour
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent