UT Health Clinician I - Trauma and Resilience Center in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
Clinician I - Trauma and Resilience Center
Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Requisition #: 20000288
UTHealth Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is hiring a Clinician to join their team of professionals with the Trauma and Resilience Center. The Clinican will provide direct mental health evidence based counseling services to all clients. The Clinician will receive training under the Trauma and Resilience Center infrastructure in prolonged exposure to treat PTSD, cognitive processing therapy to treat PTSD, behavioral activation to treat depression, and other evidence based interventions of relevance to our clients. Clinical social work therapists will also receive training to provide all evidence based counseling services via home based telemedicine, as well as in person.
Provides professional case management and clinical therapeutic services focused on overseeing the care of patients.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Provides indirect services to patients. Acts as an advocate for the patient/family with the treatment team.
Provides direct services to patients including: biopsychosocial/psychosocial assessment, and treatment that includes: individual, group and family therapy, crisis intervention and treatment planning.
Provides oversight of patient’s care, progress in treatment, and progress; this is accomplished through feedback to and from the patient, significant others, the treatment team, and community resources.
Works with a multidisciplinary treatment team to develop an individualized treatment. Works closely with physicians in identifying diagnoses to assist in the treatment process. Develops a treatment plan that will support patient’s ongoing recovery and development.
Assesses the psychosocial functioning of patients throughout the treatment program; conducts interviews with patients and significant others to determine assets as well as challenges to optimal patient functioning both while in the program.
Establishes and maintains relationships with community resources to assist with patient’s medical needs for on-going treatment, residence, financial support, transportation, education, and vocational rehabilitation.
Refers patients and family to community resources.
Applies for court ordered mental health services for patients unable or unwilling to consent to treatment deemed necessary to protect the life of the patient or others. Presents to the Probate Court, both in writing and in oral testimony, reports of the specific patients behaviors prompting the request for involuntary admissions for services.
Other duties as assigned.
Current license from the Texas Board of Social Work Examiners to practice as a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), or Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).
Master’s degree in a behavioral science.
One year of experience in a mental health setting.
Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.
This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215
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