Clinical Therapist Job Description

Clinical Therapist Job Description

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Clinical therapist provides direct clinical services to assigned patients, including evaluation, individual, family and/or group therapy and crisis intervention.

Clinical Therapist Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective clinical therapist job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included clinical therapist job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Helps patients to respond constructively to treatment and assist in adjusting leading to and following discharge
Works directly in treatment relationship with patients, individually or in groups, in consultation with Psychiatrist and program coordinator
Provides direct clinical services to patients and families in the form of psychosocial assessments, individual, family, and group treatment
Evaluates and treats patients in a number of clinical areas
Provides clinical consultation to providers and interdisciplinary team members to assist with crisis intervention
Facilitates appropriate patient referrals for chronic substance abuse, chronic mental health services, complex care management and other appropriate community resources
Obtains and coordinates communication with collateral contacts including school personnel, community based behavioral health providers, and/or state agency caseworkers, to coordinate behavioral health care needs defined by Primary Care Providers
Maintains documentation within the standards of the organization
Establishes and maintains effective collegial relationships with physicians and other professionals
Works effectively, supports and promotes integrated, team based care in pediatric primary care office setting

Clinical Therapist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Clinical Therapist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPR, BLS, LPC, LCSW, NJ, LAC, LSW, APTA, PT, CAC

Education for Clinical Therapist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the clinical therapist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and University Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Health, Psychology, Counselor Education, Therapy, Multiculturalism, Counseling Psychology, Human Services, Management

Skills for Clinical Therapist

Desired skills for clinical therapist include:

Child
Adolescent
Adult and geriatric psychopathology psychiatric interventions
CBT / DBT skills and application in group settings
DSM-IV-TR
Evidenced based treatments
Family systems
Family systems therapy and crisis intervention models
Individual and family development over the life spans
Recovery-oriented services

Desired experience for clinical therapist includes:

Master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy or Social Work from an accredited college or university
CA Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or CA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist or CA Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or CA Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, or CA Licensed Psychologist
Requires a current California State license in Speech Pathology
Minimum of five (5) years clinical experience with evidence of extensive training in a given specialty area
Promotes S.T
Strong outpatient Orthopedic background, APTA board certified clinical specialist as OCS or NCS, and experience in of these areas, or willing to train

Clinical Therapist Examples

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Clinical Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a clinical therapist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for clinical therapist
  • Participates in extended care team interdisciplinary processes
  • Participates in clinical supervision sessions as needed with the Director
  • Provides and participates in in-service education as indicated
  • Participates in professional organizations, workshops, and conferences as they pertain to clinical and administrative functions
  • Keeps abreast of current clinical literature related to clinical social work and evidence based practices for treatment of pediatric population
  • Conducts initial medical necessity clinical review
  • Provide individual brief treatment and support to clients and their families utilizing best practices in order to assist in developing coping skills for behavioral management and controlling psychiatric symptoms as prescribed in the treatment plan
  • Function as the primary worker for a caseload of clients as assigned by the Program Manager
  • Oversees day-to-day operations of the program in relation to clinical programming, staff schedules, case management, admissions, discharges, therapy and provision of ancillary services
  • Oversees and ensures quality assurance standards for all said activities as required by state regulations for the level of care provided
Qualifications for clinical therapist
  • NCS or extensive Neuro training
  • Entry level degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited institution
  • Licensed Physical Therapist in the State of Oklahoma
  • Minimum of two (2) year of experience in an acute psychiatric setting with specific age population required
  • Mandatory supervision training through an accredited or approved school, a state agency or an approved Continuing Education Provider required
  • Requires extensive sitting and dexterity to perform work on a PC
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Clinical Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a clinical therapist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for clinical therapist
  • Trains all supervised staff on program policies and procedures and ensures consistent implementation of policies and procedures
  • Evaluates house staff morale and responds to concerns
  • Assists in all staff ongoing training and development
  • Manages supervised staff conferences, and attendance
  • Tracks and verifies timely and accurate compliance with clinical procedures
  • Ensures there is adequate staff coverage for all areas of responsibility for PTO, LOA, FMLA
  • Ensures staff caseloads are adequately managed and clients are seen timely
  • Monitors/Assures that all clinical treatment meets AAC standards of excellence
  • Assures all clinical programming occurs timely and according to program schedule by appropriate staff
  • Creates and implements clinical programming and staff training
Qualifications for clinical therapist
  • Requires the ability to walk to attend meetings
  • Minimum 3 years experiences in a community mental health environment
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive clinical experience with children and families
  • Experience in medical setting preferred
  • Master’s Degree and active, unrestricted licensure as an LICSW in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts required
  • CANS Assessor certification- preferred
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Clinical Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a clinical therapist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for clinical therapist
  • Develop and implement individual treatment plans and therapeutic processes, specifying type, frequency, intensity, and duration of therapy
  • Discuss the treatment of problems with clients
  • Monitor client progress through regular meetings or sessions
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or treatments, and the accuracy and completeness of diagnoses, and then modify plans and diagnoses as necessary
  • Identify psychological, emotional, or behavioral issues, and diagnose disorders, using information obtained from interviews, tests, records, and reference materials
  • Interact with clients to assist them in gaining insight, defining goals, and planning action to achieve effective personal, social, educational, and vocational development and adjustment
  • Observe individuals at play, in group interactions, or in other contexts to detect indications of mental deficiency, abnormal behavior, or maladjustment
  • Obtain and study medical, psychological, social, and family histories, by interviewing individuals, couples, or families, and by reviewing records as appropriate
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant research
  • Refer clients to other specialists, institutions, or support services as necessary
Qualifications for clinical therapist
  • Possesses good clinical judgment and decision making skills
  • Ability to assess treatment goals and write goal-directed, individualized treatment plans, the ability to monitor and document individual behavior patterns and modify treatment plans to meet changing treatment goals
  • A Master's Degree in social work, mental health counseling, or marriage and family therapy from an accredited school
  • Rhode Island licensure as a clinical practitioner – LICSW or LMHC required
  • Professional experience working with children and families of 3 years
  • Clinical / field experience in Human Service Agency and / or mental health setting
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Clinical Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a clinical therapist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for clinical therapist
  • Academic teaching
  • Planning, developing, coordinating, and facilitating the clinical education program
  • Responsible to communicate information about clinical education with core faculty, clinical education sites, clinical education faculty (CCCEs and CIs), and students
  • Monitoring the academic regulations and CAPTE compliance related to clinical education
  • Maintain and establish new clinical site contracts for students placements
  • Works with patients identified as high-risk for return to assist in proper understanding and use of device
  • Insures patient understanding of indications for therapy and potential outcomes of treatment
  • Provides education on disease process and prevention of exacerbations
  • Reinforces need for ongoing use of device to obtain identified goals
  • Addresses any patient concerns identified during phone contact
Qualifications for clinical therapist
  • Advanced degree associated with specialty area
  • Professionally recognized certification in specialty area
  • 100 hours (10.0 CEU’s) of continuing education required, plus working toward a professionally recognized certification in specialty area preferred
  • 100 hours (10.0 CEU's) of continuing eduication required, plus working toward a professionally recognized certification in specialty area preferred
  • Ph.D./PsyD in Psychology
  • May be exposed to patients who potentially could be violent
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Clinical Therapist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of clinical therapist. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for clinical therapist
  • Assists with development of metrics used to monitor program performance
  • Identifies issues during patient contact that my need to be reported through Quality as either a complaint of possible Adverse Event
  • If necessary, supports Clinical Specialists with record review
  • Identified opportunities for program improvement and works with Clinical Manager to implement
  • Be supervised by a clinical mentor for a period of 1440 hours while providing skilled speech/language pathology to patients/clients with a wide variety of diagnoses and disabilities, taking into account individual patient special physical or age-related needs
  • Manages a therapeutic program, coordinating case management services to clients and overseeing clinical staff to ensure adherence to program goals and standards
  • Assigns caseloads, reviews treatment plans prepared by staff and facilitates psychotherapy sessions for clinical staff
  • Oversees and evaluates staff performance in all phases of psychotherapeutic treatment
  • Meets with staff to review the status of caseloads and the process of clients
  • Provides referral and linkages with outside agencies to obtain additional services needed by clients
Qualifications for clinical therapist
  • Required to make visits to private residences that may not be accessible to individuals with disabilities
  • Must be an independently licensed (LMHC, LMFT, LICSW) professional with at least 3 years' experience/training in behavioral health
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience working with children, adolescents and their families
  • Ability to work as a multi-disciplinary team member, ability to accept, establish and maintain working relationships with diverse populations of clients and staff, ability to maintain objectivity and ability to maintain perspective under stress
  • Ability to communicate with clients and other staff face-to-face and by telephone
  • Maintain valid driver's license / insurance and use of own vehicles for transportation of clients when agency vehicles are not available during normal working hours, or other means of transportation to complete major functions of job

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