Job: Therapist - Independently Licensed

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Req #23
Therapist - Independently Licensed
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Therapist will provide direct client services consisting of individual, group and/or family therapy. The Therapist may also provide school and/or home based services including crisis intervention. Client assessment, treatment and aftercare planning are included in all clinical positions. All Behavioral Health (BH) staff will participate with the BH team, attending team meetings, client staffing’s, case reviews, staff development and policy and procedure development. Therapist will use independent judgment in carrying out daily job responsibilities. If Therapist is behavioral health licensed, Therapist may supervise interns/externs or non-licensed BH staff.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Service field; required.
  • Licensed as an LPC, LCSW or LISAC for independent licensure; required.
  • Experience in behavioral health or educational setting with at-risk youth or adults; required.
  • Experience conducting individual, group or family therapy or special focus groups; required.
  • Valid driver’s license; required.
  • CPR certified; required. 
  • First Aid certified; preferred.
  • Fingerprint Clearance Card through DPS; required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Knowledge of State and Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) requirements.
  • Thorough knowledge of current versions of DSM and ICD.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts intakes with new clients, completing all paperwork in a timely and thorough manner.
  • Provides individual, group and family therapy to clients regardless of handicapping condition.
  • Provides school/home based and crisis intervention services as necessary or requested.
  • Completes Progress Notes on all client contacts.
  • Completes Monthly Progress Reports on all appropriate clients, ensuring that these reports are sent to the appropriate persons and agencies.
  • Works effectively with all clients and families, providing quality and timely assessments, service planning, service reviews, discharge planning and aftercare planning within a ‘recovery’ model of care.
  • Provides all clients with appropriate referrals to other community agencies as needed or requested.
  • Maintains an appropriate number of direct service hours, ensuring that the Intake Coordinator has information regarding ‘openings’.
  • Provides supervision to non-licensed staff, including interns/externs, as appropriate or requested, documenting all supervision provided.
  • Acts as a willing and efficient liaison between MHC Behavioral Health Services and other behavioral health agency staff, school district employees, RBHA staff and court employees.
  • Is a productive member of the Behavioral Health team by participating in departmental meetings, client staffings, case reviews, staff development, and policy and procedure development.
  • Assumes responsibility for understanding guidelines and procedures for all Department contracts and requests clarification, if necessary.
  • Observes applicable state and federal laws.  Assumes responsibility for knowledge of laws and requests clarification, if necessary. 
  • Maintains general behavioral health and education standards and keeps abreast of behavioral health and educational trends by reading and attending in-services and workshops as indicated in staff development plan. 
  • Follows professional and ethical practices when working with clients, client records, families and community personnel.  Abides by APA guidelines for clinical/ethical practices.
  • Has a thorough knowledge of all Marana Health Center policies and procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality of client/family information.
  • Uses appropriate management techniques when dealing with inappropriate or acting out behavior.
  • Uses appropriate incident reporting procedures when documenting unsafe or problematic incidents involving patients, clients and/or staff. 
  • Completes Incident Report accurately and follows procedures completely.
  • Interacts effectively with community members and other agency personnel to promote trust, productivity and growth.
  • Provides a responsible, productive and creative role model for other Marana Health Center staff.
  • Maintains a positive attitude towards job responsibilities, working collaboratively with all MHC staff members to create a productive working team.
  • Utilizes appropriate channels for reporting/discussing/solving problems or concerns. 
  • Completes other tasks as requested.


As an employee of MHC Healthcare, we share in a very strong mission: Dedication to providing Service Excellence in Promoting Health and Well Being. To support this mission in our community, MHC Healthcare believes it must start at home. Therefore, employees have many opportunities to care for our health and wellness with benefits such as:

  • Medical, dental, vision
  • 403b
  • Short-term disability and other benefits
  • Paid time off (including holidays/vacation/sick leave/community service)
  • Paid bereavement and jury duty
  • Employee discount for medical services
  • Tuition reimbursement

Pay Type: Salary

Travel Required: Yes

Required Education: Master’s Degree

Location: MHC Counseling and Wellness Center, Marana, Arizona, United States of America

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