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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENTS

CHRYSALIS HOUSE, INC. IS RECRUITING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS:

1. Director of Outpatient Services

2. Outpatient Therapist

Interested applicants should mail resume to the Assistant Director, 1589 Hill Rise Drive, Lexington, KY40504 or email it to Human Resources, connieneal@chrysalishouse.org.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS BELOW

 



 

1.  DIRECTOR OF OUTPATIENT SERVICES

Summary/Objective:  The Director of Outpatient Services is responsible for the management and quality assurance of all outpatient clinical services provided by Chrysalis House, including the training and supervision of direct service staff. The Director of Outpatient Services is also part of the Executive Team, which supports compliance with all delivery of services to the fiscal, ethical and legal standards upheld by the Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health, CARF Accreditation, other licensing regulatory agencies, and the core values and mission.

Essential Functions:

  1. Responsible for the oversight, supervision and quality assurance of all mental health and AOD outpatient clinical services including both record keeping and direct services;
  2. Ensure adherence to the required HIPPA and documentation requirements as identified by state and federal regulatory agencies;
  3. Support the Executive Director in program development;
  4. Ensure outpatient clinical services are in compliance with state and federal regulatory agencies;
  5. Responsible for the provision of clinical supervision for all unlicensed and non-independently licensed outpatient clinical staff in compliance with the standards of state and federal regulatory agencies;
  6. Provide and/or coordinate clinical trainings for direct service staff on Mental Health and AOD and other clinical topics relevant to client services;
  7. Ensure client care with psychiatrist;
  8. Review treatment plans, case notes and written correspondence in order to verify that such documents meet state and federal agency standards;
  9. In collaboration with other staff, oversee the audit of the clinical charts to ensure adherence to state and federal statutes;
  10. Establishes objectives, evaluations, and operational criteria for agency programs using a person centered approach;
  11. Participates in the clinical-on-call rotation.
  12. Collaborate with the Executive Director in the development of policies and procedures relating to Chrysalis House;
  13. In coordination with other staff, facilitate and/or participate in team meetings on a weekly basis to ensure coordinated implementation of treatment plans and service utilization such that the comprehensive care of clients reflects the philosophy and objectives of person centered care;
  14. Demonstrates quality improvement of services through outcome measures;
  15. Evaluate all outpatient services direct service staff annually;
  16. Participate in management team meetings and attend Board of Directors meetings when requested by the Executive Director;
  17. Perform other clinical and supervisory duties as assigned;
  18. Assist with grant writing, program evaluations in the areas of clinical intervention, prevention, and community awareness, and outcome studies;
  19. Assist and work with the Executive Director regarding strategic and long-range planning as needed.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Competencies:

  1. Experience providing clinical supervision;
  2. Knowledge of recovery, mental health and other co-occurring disorders;
  3. Experience in working with addiction in a residential and/or intensive outpatient milieu;
  4. Experience in working with chemical dependency in a residential and outpatient milieu;
  5. Experience in crisis intervention and conflict resolution skills;
  6. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain a positive collaborative relationship among staff;
  7. Experience working with various funding streams such as Medicaid, Managed Care Organizations and other third party sources;
  8. Management experience;
  9. Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Responsible for the supervision of staff providing outpatient services.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described 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 must have sufficient physical stamina and an energy level to work the hours necessary to meet the needs and demands of the persons served.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly communicate accurate information with persons served, treatment team members, service providers and others; remain in a stationary positon when necessary; move about inside and outside of the office in order to meet the needs of the agency and persons served; and operate a computer and other office machinery such as a copy machine and printer/scanner.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee has the potential to encounter unpredictable and violent clients.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:   This is a full-time position.  Expected hours of work is 40 hours per week.  May be required to work evenings and weekends.

Travel:  Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some across state, out-of-state and overnight travel may be expected.   Travel by personal and/or company vehicle is required.

Required Education and Experience:

  1. Certified or Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Psychological Practitioner; Advanced Practice Registered Nurse; Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  2. Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of chemical dependency and mental dysfunctions.
  3. Knowledge of human behavior and performances; individual differences in abilities, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Licensure/Certification:  Licensed for a minimum of five (5) years.  Must possess valid driver’s license, good driving record and proof of insurance.

 Typical Mental Demands:  While performing the duties of this position the employee must be able to handle multiple tasks efficiently, analyze complex clinical information, and handle the stress of the position.

Interested applicants should mail resume to the Assistant Director, 1589 Hill Rise Drive, Lexington, KY40504 or email it to Human Resources, connieneal@chrysalishouse.org.

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2.  OUTPATIENT THERAPIST

Summary/Objective:  The Outpatient therapist provides individual, group and family therapy, participates in interdisciplinary treatment planning with persons served.

Essential Functions:

  1. Administers, scores, and performs initial assessment interview, conducts behavioral observations, reviews health history, and administers necessary evaluation questionnaires.
  2. Develops, writes and updates treatment plans and other medical record documentation.
  3. Provides intervention according to established principles and best practices.
  4. Provides individual, group, and family therapy.
  5. Develops a comprehensive psychosocial assessment.
  6. Provides crisis intervention consultation to all treatment team members.
  7. Participates in the peer-review process.
  8. Documents in the client’s medical record according to requirements of regulatory agencies.
  9. May provide clinical supervision and participates in providing in-service training to other clinical team members.
  10. Selects appropriate therapy methods in order to maximize treatment process and outcomes (group and individual).
  11. Maintains complete, accurate and timely documentation in medical records.
  12. Participates in staff meetings, record reviews and treatment team meetings.
  13. Uses appropriate interviewing techniques and/or instruments to develop an accurate diagnostic summary/service plan.
  14. Facilitates curriculum-driven outpatient groups for persons served.
  15. Proficiently conducts case reviews.
  16. Assures documentation is in compliance with contract regulatory and agency requirements and best clinical practices.
  17. Remains current in the general knowledge of psychotropic medications, side effects and DSM-5/ICD-10 diagnoses.  Recognizes when medical referrals are appropriate.
  18. Proficient in diagnosis.
  19. Evaluates family roles as they apply and organizes the family’s perspective and behavior to assist in resolving problems of the persons served.

Competencies:

  1. Communication proficiency
  2. Ethical Conduct
  3. Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  4. Problem Solving/Analysis
  5. Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  6. Thoroughness
  7. Time Management
  8. Working with a team
  9. Flexibility

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Required to supervise practicum students as needed

Work Environment:  This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described 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 must have sufficient physical stamina and an energy level to work the hours necessary to meet the needs and demands of the persons served.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to regularly communicate accurate information with persons served, treatment team members, service providers and others; remain in a stationary positon when necessary; move about inside and outside of the office in order to meet the needs of the agency and persons served; and operate a computer and other office machinery such as a copy machine and printer/scanner.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee has the potential to encounter unpredictable and violent clients.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:  This is a full-time position.  Expected hours of work is 40 hours per week.  May be required to work evenings and weekends.

Travel:  Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some across state, out-of-state and overnight travel may be expected.   Travel by personal and/or company vehicle is required.

Required Education and Experience:

  1. Master’s Degree in a human services field (e.g., social work, psychology) from an accredited college or university.
  2. Qualified Mental Health Professional as defined by state regulations.
  3. Minimum of three (3) years of experience working in a human services field.
  4. Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of chemical dependency and mental dysfunctions.
  5. Knowledge of human behavior and performances; individual differences in abilities, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  1. Licensed Clinical Social Worker or CSW under supervision.
  2. Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor or LPCA under supervision.
  3. Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor or under supervision

Licensure/Certification:  Must possess valid driver’s license, good driving record and proof of insurance.  Must possess CPR/First Aid certification or enroll in first available CPR/First Aid class.

 Typical Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this position the employee must be able to handle multiple tasks efficiently, analyze complex clinical information, and handle the stress of the position.

Interested applicants should mail resume to the Assistant Director, 1589 Hill Rise Drive, Lexington, KY40504 or email it to Human Resources, connieneal@chrysalishouse.org.

 

 

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