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Mental Health Counselor

Company: Rogers Behavioral Health
Location: Nashville
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Job Description:


The Therapist develops, coordinates, and facilitates all direct social services to patients and their families assigned and performs duties as directed by their manager. The Therapist will work in an acute care setting that includes partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services.


Licensure required: LPC-IT, LPC, LMSW, LSCW or LMFT


  • $2,000 Therapist Sign-on Bonus with 18 Month Commitment for LPC-I and LMSW
  • $4,000 Therapist Sign-on Bonus with 24 Month Commitment for LPC, LSCW, and LMFT


Schedule: Core float position: must be available to work between the hours of 8:00a-6:30p.


Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Per program description, this job may include duties of cognitive behavioral therapies in addition to social services.
  • Provide social services to patients and their families/significant others.
  • Provide therapeutic treatment services to the individual, group, family and/or significant others.
  • May provide individual treatment sessions with patients as indicated per the program and patient needs.
  • Provide crisis intervention services as needed and assess for safety daily.
  • Interact with patients, family members, significant others and referents with respect and dignity.
  • Participate in psychoeducational support sessions with patient/family/significant others.
  • Provide case management and therapeutic interventions to all assigned patients.
  • Serve as patient advocate when a patient has a grievance, following the System policy and procedure.
  • Adhere to materials provided to ensure clinical effectiveness and consistency. Manage patient/family expectations related to services provided. Initiate and maintain contact with referring providers, school, if applicable, and care team for patients.
  • Implement goals and interventions as specific on the Care Plan, within the therapeutic component of the patient’s program.
  • Ensure goals are SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely).
  • Ensure goals and interventions are patient specific and individualized according to patient diagnoses.
  • Document progress according to the treatment plan.
  • Suicide Risk Assessment and collaboration with treatment team according to identified guidelines
  • Complete a safety plan (at Provider discretion for patients age 12 and under).
  • Initial treatment goals and interventions on the Care Plan.
  • Obtain necessary consent for release of records to access information that will assist in providing treatment or facilitating discharge, including coordination with referents and other mental health treatment providers.
  • Complete ongoing treatment documentation, as required, according to program guidelines.
  • Write clear, concise, collaborative, and obtainable treatment goals in the Treatment Plan.
  • Document patient’s treatment status in medical record daily.
  • Complete therapeutic documentation for group treatments including a description of the group and information about the patient’s engagement and participation. Update the Care Plan goals and interventions.
  • Document contact notes for each conversation with outpatient provider, school, or parent.
  • Summarize the patient’s progress and decision making from multidisciplinary team meetings in the master treatment plan each time the patient is officially staffed.
  • For Inpatient and Residential only: Assist with coordinator of treatment director’s hold as needed and according to program policy and guidelines
  • Complete discharge documentation as required and on time.
  • Document the initial discharge plan in the medical record.
  • Document discharge summary. Identify patient’s presenting problem, progress, current status and treatment recommendations.
  • Contact outpatient provider(s), school and other stakeholders to discuss aftercare to ensure proper handoff.
  • Report and document suspected cases of physical, sexual abuse and/or neglect according to the law in the state of employment and according to System policy and procedure.
  • Implement understanding of the System policies and procedures.
  • Implement understanding of the Mandatory Reporting in the state of employment.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in the implementation of clinical interventions.
  • Evaluate the outcome of interdisciplinary interventions and modify the Care Plan accordingly.
  • Assist with the development and evaluation of treatment needs.
  • Participate and/or facilitate interdisciplinary staffing for treatment planning, updating and progress review.


Rogers Operating System (ROS).

  • Gain understanding of the ROS and MDI process.
  • Participate in the ROS program on an ongoing basis.
  • Create and apply ROS projects that lead to improvement.
  • Apply the ROS model to your department’s activities.
  • Demonstrate measurable goals and achievement.
  • Participate in daily huddles with team(s) assigned.


Demonstrate understanding of Joint Commission, State, and other regulatory agency compliance regulations.

  • Be knowledgeable in the application of standards relevant to outpatient behavioral health program.
  • Increase knowledge and awareness of regulations and involve self in educating others.


Provide for patient safety and the safety of the facility.

  • Intervene appropriately to maintain patient safety.
  • Communicate any patient safety concerns to the treatment team and document accordingly.
  • Ensure patients are always in appropriate areas.
  • Report any safety hazards promptly to the Director of Operations and/or Operations Manager.
  • Document safety incidents via the incident reporting portal.
  • Adhere to all System guidelines for safety.
  • Follow emergency protocols.



Education/Training Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, or related field, from an accredited school of Social Work Professional Counseling, or Family Therapy with experience in health care and in a psychiatric setting, preferred.
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Training (LPC-IT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), or equivalent in state practicing.
  • Working knowledge of therapeutic intervention and techniques for all age groups, as well as the dynamics of human growth and behavior.
  • Per program description, this job may include duties of cognitive behavioral therapies in addition to social services.
  • American Red Cross Professional Rescue is required within thirty (30) days of date of hire. Bi-annual re-certification is required.
  • Formal training in the management of the aggressive patient (NCI) is required within sixty (60) days of date of hire. Annual re-certification is required.
  • Attend all mandatory in-services and other in-services relevant to the position. Be responsible for all educational requirements and related obligations pertaining to the license of the program/unit license regulatory requirements governing the program(s).




  • Comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, etc.) for positions of 30 hours or more per week.  
  • Childcare reimbursement offered for positions of 20 hours or more per week.?? 
  • Gainshare bonus based on company goals.? 
  • 401k with matching contribution that is fully vested from day 1. 
  • Loan relief, tuition reimbursement and scholarship opportunities. 




Rogers Behavioral Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit provider of highly specialized psychiatric care. Rogers offers evidence-based treatment for children, teens, and adults with OCD and anxiety, addiction, depression, and other mood disorders, eating disorders, trauma, and PTSD. Backed by more than a century of experience, Rogers is leading the way on measurement-based care and use of clinical outcomes.?? 


Rogers provides residential care and has three inpatient facilities located in southeastern Wisconsin. Rogers also offers outpatient services in a growing network of communities across the U.S.? 


The System also includes?Rogers Behavioral Health Foundation, which supports patient care, programs, and research; and?Rogers in Health, an initiative that works to eliminate the stigma of mental health challenges. For more information, visit?


Keywords: Rogers Behavioral Health, Nashville , Mental Health Counselor, Other , Nashville, Tennessee

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